Light and How We See Things

Our science topic this half term is all about light and how we see things. In our science lesson last week we used prisms to investigate how we can see rainbows and how light is actually made up of 7 different colours (rather than being white, like we first thought). Can you remember which colours light is made up of? Can you remember which scientist discovered this?

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Our new D.T topic!

Year Six have started their new design and technology topic which is to: conduct market research, design, create, make and sell a new brand of biscuits!

Today we took part in our first step – research! This meant we had to TRY SOME BISCUITS! We tried chocolate fingers, fruit biscuits, rich tea, custard creams, chocolate digestives and cheddar biscuits!

Which was your favourite?

Can you remember any of the words we used to describe the flavour and the texture of the biscuits?

Miss Jarvis, Miss Stockton and Mrs Calland x x

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Centre of Excellence!

Oxford Grove is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ school.

We recently maintained our status after assessors visited to have a look around. The assessors spoke to children and staff to find out about our inclusive school.

The report has now been shared with us all and we are so proud! The assessors think that our school is extremely well resourced with high quality teaching and learning materials so that pupils can access their learning.

We are proud to be part of the Oxford Grove family!

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Hindu Temple visit !

Today, we visited our local Hindu temple. We learnt lots of different facts and was able to watch some people worship. We all listened really well and were very respectful. The Hindu temple was amazing to see with lots of different coloured lights, beautiful pictures and scenery. 

What did you learn from our visit today? 

Miss Stockton, Mrs Calland and Miss Jarvis x


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On Monday, Year 6 are really looking forward to visiting a Hindu Temple to learn more about this faith linked to our current R.E learning. 

We will upload pictures of our visit next week. 

*What are you looking forward to the most about this trip?

*What do you already know? 

*What have you learnt in our R.E lessons so far? 

Miss Stockton, Miss Jarvis and Mrs Calland xx 

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Smiley Reward!

For Oxford Grove’s reward this half term, the whole school took part in a Military Day! This meant we went outside to do team building challenges such as remodeling a cannon – just like they do in the army! This meant we had to use quick thinking and work together strategically to solve the puzzles.

We also had the amazing opportunity of going on the inflatables in the hall and racing against one another!

What a fantastic reward for a great half term, let’s make sure this half term is just as good!


Miss Jarvis, Miss Stockton, Mrs Calland x 

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Fire Safety!

Today we were visited by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. They gave us lots of information on how to keep safe on the run up to Bonfire night and throughout the year. 

We were taught how to ‘ STOP DROP AND ROLL’ if we were ever in danger linked to fire. This was a very informative assembly. 

What did you learn Year 6? 

Miss Stockton, Mrs Calland and Miss Jarvis. 




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Greek Worshop!

As part of our History lessons, Year Six are learning about the Ancient Greeks. Today, a history specialist came into school to help us with our work. We played an Ancient Greek game called Knuckle Bones, looked at, asked questions about and drew Ancient Greek artefacts and also dressed up in Ancient Greek armour and clothes. We had an exciting day!

What was your favourite part? What did you learn?

Can you spot yourself on our pictures? 🙂

Miss Jarvis, Miss Stockton and Mrs Calland x x 

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IQM Centre of Excellence School.

Oxford Grove is an IQM Centre of Excellence School.

This means that we:

  • Promote access and diversity

  • Raise achievement for all

  • Create an environment for all to succeed

  • Improve the inclusive nature of all schools

Today, someone will be coming to visit our school to assess us again. What can we tell them about how we are inclusive?

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Matt Goodfellow Workshop!

Year Six were incredibly lucky today to have a workshop with the poet Matt Goodfellow! He came and showed us different ways to write poetry and different ideas we could use!

6S discussed performance and why it is so important to make your audience feel a certain way! Then we wrote a ‘What If’ poem and a ‘My Best Friend’ poem. We also got the chance to perform some of these poems at the end of the day!

It has been an incredibly inspiring and exciting afternoon.

What have you learnt today? What did you enjoy? Are there any poems which you’d like to share?

Miss Jarvis, Miss Stockton and Mrs Calland x 

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