New resources in our Parent Area

Our Parent Only Area on the school blog is updated with articles from CEOP on a regular basis, as well as containing links to websites and resources you can use to support yourself and your child in a variety of areas.

Two of the latest new links in our Parent Area are:

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A free online course for parents in supporting their children in their online world.

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The latest copy of the online safety newsletter produced by the eSafety Adviser, Alan McKenzie.

Please click the picture below to taken to log in to the Parent Area.

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Reading Quality Mark

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We are pleased to announce that Oxford Grove has achieved Gold standard in the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark!

Well done to all our staff who work so hard to promote reading for pleasure.

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Some quotes from our Liverpool Reading Quality Mark Assessment Report:

“Reading is an integral part of a rich curriculum with reading for pleasure embedded across the school.”

“Staff, governors and parents spoke passionately and enthusiastically about reading throughout the school and how this has impacted on the children’s love of reading and attainment in reading.”

“The school governors are involved in learning walks, book monitoring and data analysis, giving them an outstanding insight into teaching and learning.”

“Children are extremely knowledgeable about books, authors and poets, and spoke fluently about the amazing texts they have read.”

“The engagement of all children throughout the school is impressive and inspirational. The school has capture the awe and wonder of reading for pleasure and provides experiences for the children that they will never forget.”

“Recommended authors and poets are displayed in each class. Children were able to discuss these at length, passionately talking about their favourite class authors.”

“Staff, governors and children are extremely passionate about reading and this comes through in every area of the school.”

Reading Competition

Thank you for all the brilliant competition entries that I received to tell the school what you love about reading. The winners were:

1B – Michael

1F – Caitlyn

2L – Tia

2B – Eshal and Amelia

3K – Grace

3T – Hina

4S – Joyce

4L – Tamana and Mia

5B – Freya

5L – Ebony

6C – Reece and Noshin

Here they are with their fabulous posters and their prize. I hope you enjoy reading your new book.

Love Mrs Calland 🙂 

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Book Day at Oxford Grove

Today we have enjoyed lots of activities about books!

Our teachers have shared their favourite books with us – we all really enjoyed hearing about why they liked their books!

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Emma from Bolton Central Library came to visit Years 2 to Year 6 to talk about her job as a librarian. She told us all about how to use the library. She also read some stories and got us to talk about them together.

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Space 4 Schools

Today, Key Stage 2 have enjoyed working with Steve from Space 4 Schools, who has taught us all about launching rockets. His aim is to make space tourism (holidays in space) a reality!

Years 3-6 had an assembly, where we learned all about the first animals and people in space, and how rockets are launched.

IMG_0432 We all had the opportunity to visit the 9 metre rocket, and handle the space artefacts. Years 5 and 6 also were able to make rockets with Steve.

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In the afternoon, all of Key Stage 2 gathered to watch a one metre rocket (powered by real rocket fuel) launch above our school. Watch the video below to see the launch!

Work Related Learning 2016

IMG_1843What a fabulous Work Related Learning event! Our event was held outside this year, in glorious weather, despite the forecast of rain. Work Related Learning is always a popular, well-attended event and this year was no different.

Each class selects a country or continent to focus their learning on, and we saw a wide range of countries and cultures represented, from England to Mexico, India to Jamaica, Africa to Australia.

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Take a look at our photos and leave a comment to say what you thought.