John Rice – Poet

Today, a poet came to visit us! His name is John Rice, and we had a whole school assembly with him.

He read us loads of his poems, and we did lots of movement and actions!

Check out our class blogs for more information about his workshops, and have a look at our photos to see what we got up to in our assembly:

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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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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Speakeasy Healthy Relationships Workshops

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Today, we have hosted our first Healthy Relationships workshop for our Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 parents!

Thank you to all our parents who came, and please remember the next dates for the course:

  • Tuesday 19th April at 1:30pm or 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 26th April at 1:30pm or 3:30pm

Please click the picture below to visit the Parent section of the Bolton Healthy Schools website to see even more useful information on Safer Relationships, Healthy Weight, Emotional Health and Substance Misuse.

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If you feel you need more advice on these areas, please remember there is a wealth of information in our Parents Area. Please click the link below and use the parent log in sent via text to log in and view our articles and resources.

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SMILEY REWARD! Zulu Nation

What an amazing day we have had at Oxford Grove!

The fabulous dancers from Zulu Nation came into our school and gave three amazing performances!

They also completed workshops with some of the classes, teaching them how to play African music and sing African songs.

Well done to everybody for working hard to achieve their smileys so we could enjoy this fantastic reward!

 

Pop Project

Oxford Grove really enjoyed the Pop Project!

To go to the Pop Project, the children must fill the front half of their second smiley card. Well done to everybody – you have worked hard for this reward!

Take a look at our video and have a look at some of the fun we’ve had this afternoon.

Safer Internet Day 2016 Parent Workshop

Today, we have hosted our Safer Internet Day 2016 parent workshop!

We discussed the different risks that could be posed to children, looking at content, conduct, contact and commercialism.

We also looked at the CEOP button as a way of reporting serious online safety issues.

Another resource featured in our workshop was the Know It All guide for parents and carers from Childnet. Click the picture below to access this guide.

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Please feel free to leave a comment to give your feedback on this workshop, and thank you so much to everybody who came.

Safer Internet Day 2016

This week, Oxford Grove are celebrating Safer Internet Week, in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, a global celebration which aims to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

In 2016, the theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’

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Please click the picture to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

We hope all the children enjoy their activities this week, and we hope lots of our parents can attend our special Online Safety workshop on Wednesday at 3:00pm, which will focus on potential risks online and how to start conversations with your child about online safety.

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Click the links below to visit some of our website pages that include links to Online Safety websites.

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Parent Involvement

Anti-Bullying Workshop

Today, Oxford Grove has taken part in an Anti-Bullying Workshop.

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The different year groups all did different work themed on friendships and bullying. The workshop was organised by Mrs Bevin, who is in charge of PSHE.

Some quotes from the children:

“I love the anti-bullying workshop!” – Joyce,, Year 3T

“I learned how to be a good friend.” – Jack, Year 5

“It made me think!” – Attila, Year 2R