Easter

What is Easter?

Easter is the Christian celebration that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his the promise of eternal life.

When is Easter Celebrated?
Easter is now celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on the Spring Equinox between March 22nd and April 25th.
Easter is celebrated at the end of Lent on the last day of Holy Week.
Holy Week starts off with Palm Sunday the following Good Thursday the day of the Last Supper, Good Friday the day of Jesus crucifixion and Sunday the day Jesus rose which is now the celebration of Easter.

Why a Rabbit for Easter? 
The idea of the Easter Bunny originated in Germany.
Germans believed the Easter Bunny was a white hare that would leave colourful eggs for good girls and boys on Easter Morning.
The girls and boys would wake up Easter morning and build nests out of sticks and leaves so the Easter Bunny can leave them the eggs. This is how the first Easter Hunts started.
Original Easter baskets were made to look like nests now children receive colourful baskets filled with eggs and sweets from the Easter Bunny.
The first edible Easter Bunnies were made in Germany in the early 1800s. They were made pastry and sugar.

What do you know about Easter and why it is celebrated? How do you celebrate Easter?

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Music in Year 6

This half term in music we have been working on writing and performing our own raps in pairs or small groups. Each rap has a different theme and includes verses and a chorus.

Each week we have added to our raps and we are now up to recorded and performing them using a microphone and a backing track.

What is the theme of your rap? What helped you to write it?

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Life Caravan

Last week the Life Caravan came to Oxford Grove and Year 6 took part in a workshop all about making decisions.

What did you learn Year 6? 

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Parent Calculation Day

On 20 March 2019, our school (Oxford Grove) did a parent calculation day. On this day our parents came to our school to us whilst we were learning maths. My dad came and helped me with some of the maths problems and we also played a game where we had to match up equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. We had a lot of fun with our parents in school. I would love for this day to come again.

By Salman

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Parent Maths Morning

I loved when the parents came into the class and they could help you. It was so cool to see your parents coming in through the door. I would like to thank Miss Harvey and Mrs Day for inviting the parents in to visit. I enjoyed it.

By Santiago

 

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Parent Calculation Day

Today at Oxford Grove we have invited our parents to come into school and to see what we do in our maths lessons. I really enjoyed parent calculation day because I got to show my mum all of my fabulous work in my maths book and she was really impressed. My favourite part of the day is when my mum walked through the door. I was really happy that she came!

By Fatima

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World Book Day

Last week we celebrated World Book Day in school by everyone being invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. Everyone talked about their favourite books and characters during their lessons and recommended books to each other.

Matt Goodfellow, who writes brilliant poems, also came into school to work with KS2. I can’t wait to read the poems that you have written!

Mrs Calland was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to take a group of children to Bolton Library, who listened to lots of stories and even took part in a catwalk.

Who are your favourite characters? What are your favourite books?

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World Book Day

Today all the pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters. Everyone looked very good in their outfits! Also Matt Goodfellow came into school and did some of his fab poems in the KS2 assembly and worked with some classes which was really fun! Also a trip is taking place today 30 people to go to Bolton library to do very fun World  Book Day activities but they will be a bit of a surprise! There are going to be lots more fun activities for World Book Day!

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Smiley Reward

This week we were lucky enough to have our third smiley reward of the year – the fabulous Zulu Dancers. We watched a whole school performance at the start of the day and later in the morning, we worked with the Zulu Dancers to learn our own dance routine. We then performed this to the rest of school at the end of the day.

What was your favourite part of the smiley reward?

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Dear Miss Harvey

I am writing to you as the kind and intelligent boss of our school, Oxford Grove. Oxford Grove is the best school in the whole world. I am going to tell you why Miss Campbell’s literacy group deserves a day off.

I believe we are the best literacy group in the whole world. I work really hard every day and  my teachers always say that I am a genius. Our literacy has the best writing and our homework is always done really well and on time.

We are definitely the best literacy group in the whole school. We need a day off so we can rest at home so our work could be even better. Miss Harvey, you should give us a day off. Please come to our class and let us know if we can have a day off.

Yours sincerely,

Salman. 

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