Investors in Pupils Award

Today, we have been reassessed for the Investors in Pupils award. We first achieved this award in 2010, and we are delighted to have been reaccredited with this important award today. Well done to all our staff and children!

Investors in Pupils award recognises the achievement of the whole school. It values all pupils and helps them to improve the understanding of their role in their learning journey.

We also work within the whole school on increasing children’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Having an understanding of the need to come to school and how learning links with their future aspirations.
  • Knowing the roles and responsibilities of people who help them to learn.
  • Having an understanding of what our School Governing Body Team do.
  • Knowing about where the money comes from to run the school and what needs to be paid for out of this money.
  • Knowing that all pupils at Oxford Grove are valued and included in decision making through School Council.

Summer 1 Smiley Reward – the Circus

On Friday, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Year 6 took part in their Smiley reward, and today it was Key Stage 2’s turn. The children have all enjoyed learning a variety of circus skills, including plate spinning, scarf waving, balancing, juggling and even riding tiny bicycles!

Well done to all the children for earning their smileys!

Please visit our individual class blogs to see more photos and comments from each class.

Competition Winners

In our assembly this afternoon, we have been giving out lots of prizes! The winners of Mrs Calland’s bookmark competition were announced – well done to all those who won!

Also, some teachers in school have been holding blogging competitions within their classes. Well done to all those children who won with their comments! Other classes will be taking part in class blogging competitions next half term.

Also, Miss Harvey is holding a competition for the best child bloggers over the Easter holidays! This is in addition to our current adult blogging competition which runs until July.

Get blogging, everybody!

Safer Internet Day 2017

Today, the Digital Leaders have helped Mrs Thompson to run a parent’s awareness session as part of our Safer Internet Day celebrations.

Parents were invited into school to see a short presentation on how to keep children safe online and learn about our Parent Area.

Thank you to all parents who attended!

Parent Reading Workshop

This morning, our school has invited parents in to take part in our second learning workshop, ‘How We Teach Reading’.

Parents listened to a short presentation from Miss Harvey and Mrs Calland, and then were able to spend time in their child’s classroom to see the different ways in which reading is taught throughout school.

Each class from Reception to Year 6 took part. Here is some feedback from our parents:

“Really enjoyed the workshop this morning. It’s nice to spend time in class with Amber. 🙂 ” – Amber’s mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyed seeing how the children used the Bug Club.” – Nicholas’ mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyable morning watching children learn and also learning a few things myself!” – Daniel’s mum, Year 3T

“Really enjoyed seeing the class and the way that they teach them. Really happy with this school.” 

“We both enjoyed the session and learned about the school website.” – Paul and Joan

“Good to see how all the children work and how well behaved they all are. Excellent. Thank you.” – Alfie’s mum,  1B

“Really information-packed and helpful resource.” – Jacob’s  (3K) and Joseph’s (1B) dad

“Watched Alex in class reading and doing comprehension. Good to see how all the children were focused and paying attention to Mrs White. Really enjoyed it.” – Alex’s mum, 5B

“Really enjoyed to work with my children in the classroom.” – Noah’s (1M) and Oliver’s (4S) mum

“Lovely session which explained how to work with my child at home.” – Shan’s mum, 4L