‘How We Teach Reading’ parent workshop

We have had a fabulous morning showing all our amazing work in reading!

Over 90 parents and carers attended our ‘How We Teach Reading’ workshop this morning. Thank you so much to all who could attend, and thank you for your overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Some comments from our parents and carers:

“I think it was brilliant being able to see what my child is learning and understanding what she’s doing.”

“It was very useful and I learnt new ways of looking into a story.”

“Everything went well because I have seen that the teachers are very dedicated in their jobs and help children understand when they are struggling.”

“The event was very informative. Very impressive teaching and I can see that everyone (the kids) is very attentive and could tell they enjoy learning. (Well done Oxford Grove.)”

“It gives you an idea how your child performs in the class and their learning skills.”

“Everything was perfect. Very nice event which explains a lot to parents.”

“It was nice to see my daughter in a well behaved learning environment. I was very impressed with the paired work.”

Road Safety Poster Competition 2019

Dear Parents
Following parent feedback to our road safety survey, we are aiming to improve our safety outside school at the beginning and end of the school day. To help with this we are holding a poster competition to design safety posters to be put up at the front of school around our drop-off zone.
We hope to achieve two things:
1. All drivers must not park in places that may endanger us!
2. All drivers drive as carefully as they can to ensure our safety.

We appreciate that the vast majority of parents do this already but unfortunately a small minority do not.

We hope that putting up poster reminders will lead to improvements to both driving and parking and help prevent a catastrophic accident.

All pupils are welcome to enter this competition and design a poster which will get our important message across the school community.
THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!

If your child wishes to enter, these are the competition rules:
1. Please use a piece of A4 paper.
2. You may use paint, coloured pencils or felt tip pens.
3. Make your design simple but effective with eye-catching, vibrant colours and give it sharp and distinctive lettering.
4. Include a safety strapline ~ there are some suggestions here that you can use:
Please drive like there’s a baby on board! Please drive like your gran’s in the car!
Please drive like every child is yours! Please drive like you’re taking your test!
Please park responsibly. Please drive with care.
Please slow down! Please do not park on the zig-zag lines!
Please respect our school. Caution! Children!
Please THINK before you park. Stopping here puts a child in danger.
Thank you for not parking here.

5. Remember to add your name and your class on your design.
6. All entries must be in school by Friday 14th June.

We look forward to seeing your entries. Good luck!

Yours sincerely

Shan & Daniel, on behalf of the School Council

Oxford Grove Readathon!

We are launching a new whole school project linking with the Read for Good Charity. The money raised by your child will help enable children in hospitals to access a wide range of books; free from infection. 

START DATE: TUESDAY 7TH MAY

END DATE: MONDAY 10TH JUNE

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The aim of the Readathon is firstly to promote reading for pleasure by enjoying reading a range of different genres and to raise money, with the support of the School Councillors, for children in local hospitals. The children will get to choose their own books as its all about reading for pleasure!

What we’d like you to do:

Today your child has brought home a sponsorship form and a record sheet to record all the books they have read as part of the Oxford Grove sponsored Readathon!

  1. Help your child find sponsors among family and friends. Sponsors can be given in to the office.

  2.  Support your child in finding books that they enjoy reading.

  3. There is an additional form to record all the wonderful books that they have been reading.

Remember to have lots of fun and try to read as many books to raise money. You may also win a prize if you read the most books in your class!

We look forward to hearing all the wonderful books that you’ve been reading!

Miss Harrison and Miss Campbell.

Traffic Survey 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

In our School Council meetings this year the issue of children’s safety on the roads outside of school at the beginning and end of the school day has been brought up a number of times by children right across the school.

Sadly there have been a number of incidents of parents parking inappropriately as well as setting off without enough care and attention when we are all trying to get into or out of school safely.

We know that the vast majority of you park and drive with great care and thought for our safety but this is not the case with everybody and we as a school council are convinced this is putting us at risk of injury or even worse. We would like to change this situation before a disaster happens.

As a result of our discussions and conversations with Miss Harvey we have developed some ideas to try to help improve the situation and we would like to test which of them you would support should they be implemented.

We should be most grateful if you would complete the questionnaire below. We will use your responses to make a plan of action which we will share with you before implementing from the start of the summer term.

With our thanks

Oxford Grove School Council

 

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Alfa Raising Music Festival at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Alfa Raising Music Festival

Monday 1st July at 7:00pm

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

If you would like to buy tickets for the Alfa Raising Music Festival, where our School Choir will be performing,

please click the picture below to go to the Bridgewater Hall website directly and buy online.

Online Safety Competition Winner

Last month, many of our children entered the Bolton Schools ICT Online Safety Competition. 

Schools from all over Bolton entered, but there could only be three winners – and Oxford Grove was one of them!

Well done to Saarah in Year 6 for her amazing online safety story! Her class will be enjoying a STEM engineering workshop with Mrs Temel next half term.

Click here to see her winning story.

Oxford Grove’s parents do Maths!

This morning we had a fantastic Maths morning and parents were invited into our school to see how we learn maths and to help them support their children at home.  Mrs Day firstly met with all the parents to model how to use our brilliant computing resources that they can access from home. Parents were then able to visit their children’s classes and were given an insight on how they can further support their children at home.

It was a fantastic event and lots of adults across the whole school attended.

Thank you to everyone for their support.

*What did you enjoy most about this morning?

*Did you find this useful to support you at home?

World Book Day

Last week we had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day and working with some brilliant and authors and poets during the week. Foundation Stage worked with Lynne Chapman, KS1 worked with Liz Million and KS2 worked with Matt Goodfellow.

Mrs Calland also took the lucky book review competition winners to Bolton Library for some special World Book Day activities. The children were able to listen to different librarians tell lots of stories and even took part in a catwalk to show off their outfits!