Being gay isn’t a bad thing, so don’t call bad things gay…

Today, Year 6 took part in a Homophobia vs Football workshop. We had a discussion about what homophobia was and the effect this can have on others.

We took part in different scenarios and spoke about how we could help stop this from happening.

What did you learn today ? What did you enjoy the most about this workshop?

Miss Stockton, Mrs Calland and Miss Jarvis x

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A life!

At Oxford Grove last week, the whole school was lucky enough to have a special visitor! The A life team came in to talk to Y6 about healthy eating, good habits and how important exercise is!

Year Six had a workshop in the hall where we went around to lots of different activities, these activities were all about how important it is to maintain a healthy diet, keep exercising daily (even if it means going on a walk) and to keep good habits like washing daily, brushing our teeth twice a day and using deodorant to help us smell nice!

We also had the chance to take part in a circuit workshop where we got all sweaty!

This was an enjoyable day for Y6! Thanks A LIFE! 

What was your favourite part? What did you learn?


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Spelling in Year 6

Each week Year 6 learn a new spelling rule and are given spellings to learn for their homework using that rule.

Next week we are going to be working on using the prefixes min, mang and multi.

Our words of the week will be:






Can you find out what this words mean?

Please practise and learn these words ready for your spelling test.

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Year 6 Class Assembly

6C did the first class assembly of the term today – teaching everybody about the rainforest! As part of our topic we are going to be learning about South America, the work of artist Georgia O’Keefe and even creating our own rainforest in the classroom using our collaging skills.

Emma Leigh’s mum commented:

‘Well done 6C! Fantastic assembly!’

Paige’s mum said:

‘Well done 6C on your brilliant assembly.’

Bindi’s mum commented:

‘It has been lovely to watch your confidence grow throughout the year.’


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The Great Graffiti Debate

During our new English topic of discussion writing, we are going to be thinking about the arguments for and against graffiti. Most people will have their own opinion about graffiti but to be able to write a balanced argument and debate a topic we need to know both sides of the argument.

As part of your homework this week we would like you to use the websites that you have been given to find out some more information about graffiti and post what you find out on our blog.

You could include:

*information about famous graffiti artists e.g. Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy

*information about different forms of graffiti e.g Ancient graffiti, modern graffiti, tags, throw-ups, fill in, clothes and fashion

*arguments for and against graffiti

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Cross-Curricular Maths

This week we have done some cross-curricular maths in our topic lesson linked to biscuits. We have calculated the cost of the ingredients bought and how much profit we are hoping to make from selling our biscuits on Friday.

WATCH THIS SPACE  to see our biscuit making process…

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This week as part of our ‘What makes a good brand range?’ topic, we have made prototypes of our biscuit designs using play dough. This is to test what our biscuits will look like when we make the real ones and if we need to make any changes to our designs. What do you think?

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Light and How We See Things

Our science topic this half term is all about light and how we see things. In our science lesson last week we used prisms to investigate how we can see rainbows and how light is actually made up of 7 different colours (rather than being white, like we first thought). Can you remember which colours light is made up of? Can you remember which scientist discovered this?

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What Makes a Good Brand Range?

Yesterday we started our new DT topic. During this topic we will be designing and making Christmas themed biscuits but before we get to that point there is a lot of work involved in conducting market research, deciding on the ingredients to use, creating design ideas and making prototypes. We will also be designing the packaging for our biscuits and advertising to sell them so that we can make as much profit as possible.

To get an ideas about the different types of biscuits already available and find out about people’s preferences, we of course had to conduct a taste test of a range of different types and flavours of biscuits.

What was your favourite biscuit 6C?

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IQM Centre of Excellence

A couple of weeks ago an assessor came into school to confirm that we have maintained our Inclusion Centre of Excellence status. We have received an excellent report about everything we do to be an inclusive school. We are all proud to be part of the Oxford Grove Family and celebrate the different cultures and needs within our school.

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