World Book Day

We have had an amazing World Book Day! Well done to all of our children who have dressed up in such fantastic costumes, and well done to all of those parents and carers who have helped out! We hope you all look forward to spending your £1 book voucher!

In addition to all of our book related activities, KS1 and KS2 have enjoyed a whole school assembly with author and poet, Alec Williams, who has then spent the day leading workshops for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Take a look at our group photos below, and please visit class pages to see more photos of children in each class.

 

KS2 Christmas Show

Wow, what an amazing show! Key Stage 2 have completed their four performances of ‘A Song for Christmas’. It was no mean feat getting all 210 children in Key Stage 2 up on stage, but the result was absolutely fantastic! Each year group sang a song they have been working on since October. The choir were able to perform, including the senior choir, and the whole Key Stage joined together in singing two songs as well.

Thank you so much to all the parents who came, the KS2 staff for their tireless efforts and FS and KS1 staff for their support as well. A huge well done to all the children for working so hard. Now we just need to get those catchy songs out of our heads!

Music Assembly

Today, we held our annual Music Assembly, where our parents got the opportunity to see the Oxford Grove Choir singing their music festival songs and the Year 5 parents got to see what they have been learning in their music instrument lessons this year.

Mr Bamford was so impressed with the Year 5 children this year and all their hard work learning brass instruments and the djembe drums!

After the assembly, the children got to spend some time with their parents. Thank you so much to everybody who could make it to watch the children.

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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.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

 Today we have had a special assembly from Christine from St Luke’s Church. The assembly was all about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

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Over half term, the children have been working really hard on their competition entries. The competition was to create something to celebrate our Queen, and we had a huge range of entries, from models and sculptures, to cards and poems, to detailed pictures (both drawn and digital).

The winners (chosen by Christine) are as follows:

  • Vishnu (Reception 2)
  • Michal (Year 2B)
  •  (Year 4L)
  • Matthew (Year 5)

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Each winner won a £10 Sainsbury’s giftcard, kindly donated by the St Luke’s Community Charity Shop (‘Sewing The Seed’ on Chorley Old Road).

However, we were slightly sad as this assembly was Christine’s last assembly with us, as she moves onto a new parish. We are very grateful to Christine for all the time she has spent with us Oxford Grove over the last three years and we wish her well for the future.

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Our winning entries:

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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.