Family Learning

In April, we began hosting Maths Family Learning workshops. These workshops were for parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and were held every Monday between 9am and 12pm.

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As part of the workshops, parents were helped to create resources to use with their children to support their learning at home. The children also joined the sessions for part of the time to learn with their parents!

 

Thank you to all our attendees for your support. The workshops have finished for the Summer, but will return in September. More information will be sent out about our next workshops, focusing on reading and writing, before the end of the year.

 

Music Festival 2016

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Wow! Oxford Grove choir had an amazing time at the Alfa Music Festival last night!

The children sang brilliantly on the stage and they sounded amazing!

Videos of the performance will follow soon, but for now, why don’t you take a look at our photos? Please leave us a comment!

Leading Parent Partnership Award

We are pleased to announce that Oxford Grove have secured the Leading Parent Partnership Award!

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Thanks to all of our amazing staff for all of their hard work.

Extra thanks to the parents, governors and children who spoke to the assessor today and said such lovely things about our school.

Damien Harvey – Author in School

KS1 really enjoyed their workshops today with Damien Harvey! Check out the class blogs to see more information about what the children learned.

IMG_0818 IMG_0813 After school, Damien Harvey sold some of his books and autographed them for the children. Parents and children enjoyed looking at the books together and chatting to Damien Harvey.

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Thank you for coming to our school!

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STOP PRESS!

Oxford Grove’s fundraising efforts are now in the press!

Click the picture below to view the article in The Bolton News:

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We have also been tweeted by The Stroke Association, who thanked us for all our hard work.

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Please follow us on Twitter @OxfordGrovePri

Click the logo below to view the article about our fundraising on the Stroke Association’s media newsroom webpage:

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Parent Bollywood Dancing

Today we hosted an after-school event for our parents to come and learn Bollywood dancing!

Our dancing tutor was Salma from Salma’s Bollywood Academy, and she has spent the day working with each of our classes to teach them Bollywood dancing. At 3pm, it was the parents’ turn!

We learned a wide range of different moves to the song ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire.

Some feedback from our attendees:

  • “Energetic, engaging, multicultural experience.”
  • “One useful thing – how to learn so many dance moves in such a short time.”
  • “I enjoyed parent and child participation.”
  • “One useful thing – spending time with my children in school and being involved.”
  • “Had fun while learning a dance from another culture.”

Take a look at some of our photos from this fantastic event:

Thank you so much to everybody who participated in this event.

Transition Workshop

Last night, Oxford Grove hosted a transition workshop for all of our Year 5 parents. 

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Our workshop was led by Mrs Gregory and supported by Miss Harvey, Mrs Day and Mrs Thompson.

We focused on the SATs assessments and how they are organised and prepared for, both in school and at home. We all looked at the details of transition to secondary school: what parents can expect and key dates for secondary applications.

 

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Some feedback from our parents:

  • “Extra booster classes is an excellent idea.”
  • “I think how much information we got given today was really helpful.”
  • “A lot of information was given and covered. I think it was very well presented and can’t see any room for improvement.”
  • “One useful thing – information about applying for secondary school.”

Thanks to all of our parents for coming, and please don’t forget our fabulous website resources so you can help your child at home. Please click the links to access resources quickly.

Support for learning in Maths (including games-based learning)

Supporting for learning in English (including games-based learning)

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Fundraising for Freya

At Oxford Grove, we are immensely proud of all our children with their wide range of talents, interests and abilities.

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As Freya’s team is now fundraising to raise money in order to take them to Slovenia, our School Council decided to hold a non-uniform day on Friday 13th May.

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We raised £330 altogether, and the cheque was presented to Freya’s mum in assembly this morning. The cheque will be passed on to Bolton Gymnastics Club to help towards the costs of cheerleading uniforms and travel to the international competition.

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New Links in Our Parent Area

We have added a brand new link to our Parent Area!

The BBC have teamed up with safety organisation Internet Matters to create a new interactive guide, entitled ‘How can I keep my kids safe online?’ Both this link, and a link to the Internet Matters website, have been added into the drop down menu for you to access.

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Please visit these websites for even more information and support on keeping children safe when they use the internet.

There is a wealth of information on our Parent Area on a wide range of topics, so please feel free to have a browse.

Click the button below to access the Parent Area:

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As always, you will need the password provided via text message to access this area, and please remember not to share this password with the children, as the material is not suitable for a younger audience.