Monday 12 December, 9.15am – Pre-school Christmas Event with Parents

Wednesday 14 December, 5pm – KS2 Carol Concert

Thursday 15th December – School Christmas Lunch and Class Parties

Monday 19 December, 2pm – YR-6 Christmas Service at St Michael’s Church

Tuesday 20 December – Last day of term

Thursday 5 January 2023 – Start of Spring Term

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Welcome to the first of two rather festive issues of my newsletter! We have kicked off our Christmas events this week with three wonderful nativity performances by the children from Reception and KS1 (one for the KS2 pupils and two for parents and families). Despite being low on numbers due to illness, the children performed beautifully, sang superbly and left us thoroughly entertained! Particular congratulations to the Year 1 children who stepped up to take on a Year 2 speaking part at the last minute with little to no rehearsal time and to the Year 2 narrators who had to take on double the amount of lines when their fellow narrators were off sick too! Good luck in today’s raffle and huge thanks to everyone who has bought and sold tickets!

Mrs Christine Richards



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Our Eco Club and EYFS pupils have made decorations for our trees at the Steeple Claydon Christmas Tre



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Christmas Tree Festival

Our Eco Club members and EYFS pupils have made decorations for our trees at the Steeple Claydon Christmas Tree Festival this weekend. This is taking place at the church from 3pm on Sunday. It is always a really festive event with lovely trees on display so we hope you enjoy it!

Some reminders about next week’s Christmas events

  • Christmas party day for YR-Y6 is on Thursday the 15th – children should wear a festive party outfit which they can do PE/Forest School in if they have them that day!
  • The KS2 Carol Concert on Wednesday has been moved to the time of 5pm in order to avoid the World Cup semi-final! Children should wear their school uniform with a Christmas accessory (tinsel, hat etc as they will get too hot in a Christmas jumper!)



This week’s value has been Generosity
Reception – Alfie B
Year 1 – Ava
Year 2 – Eric
Year 3 – Maisy
Year 4 – Robin
Year 5 – Elise
Year 6 – Kaylee


Reception – Sebastian for trying so hard in phonics this week
Year 1 – Elsie for being an absolute star in the nativity, being Mary at the very last minute!
Year 2 – Milan for settling in so well and being confident enough to join in with the nativity performance
Year 3 – Sophia for excellent hockey playing in PE this week
Year 4 – Kyla for using creative ideas in her sentence structure in English
Year 5 – Aiden for his flair in drama
Year 6 – Aiden for a confident approach to maths assessments this week

behaviour AWARDS

Reception – Dylan
Year 1 – Teddy
Year 2 – Jacob
Year 3 – Danny
Year 4 – Albert
Year 5 – Jackson
Year 6 – Mylo


Agree or strongly agree that their child is happy at our school and they feel safe.


Agree or strongly agree that their child makes good progress and is taught well at Steeple Claydon School.


Would recommend our school to other parents