Author Archives: Mrs Thompson

Aldi Kit for Schools competition

Thank you so much to all of the children, staff and families that have contributed stickers to our Aldi Kit for Schools poster. We have collected over 300 stickers to fill our poster, which is absolutely amazing! The School Sports … Continue reading

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Harvest thanks

Thank you again to all our amazing families who contributed to our Harvest collection this year. We have received a letter of thanks from the Destitution Project in Bolton, who received our Harvest gifts. Dear Miss Harvey, staff and children, … Continue reading

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Poppies

School Council are selling poppies and other poppy items, such as poppy zip pulls and poppy wristbands. Please see the children outside school to get your poppies. All money raised will be donated to the British Legion.

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Smiley Reward – Teach Rex

The whole school has had an amazing time at the smiley reward today! We were so lucky to spend time with Jam the dinosaur, and learn lots about fossils and Science. We also worked in teams to create green screen … Continue reading

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Apply for a secondary school place

Thank you to all parents who attended our Year 6 SATs and transition meeting. Please follow the link to apply for a secondary school place for your child: https://www.bolton.gov.uk/admissions/secondary-school-places Please click the links below to access the September 2020 secondary … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our Oxford Grove families! We hope you have had a lovely summer, and we are looking forward to another action-packed school year. Thank you to all those who attended our annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings tonight. … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays

Please click the picture to visit the Community Links page on our school website for information about play sessions and free meals in North Bolton over the Summer holidays.

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Road Safety Week

Next week is Road Safety Week! Help us to keep the roads a safe place for us to be! Thank you from Oxford Grove School Council  

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‘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 … Continue reading

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Transition Survey

Thank you to the parents who took part in our transition survey! Here are the results: We know that transition can be daunting for some children, so we are continuing to work hard to ensure all children feel confident and … Continue reading

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Easter

Happy Easter to all of our families! We hope you enjoy all of the cards the children have made, and have a lovely Easter break.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Key Stage 1 Book Illustrator – Liz Million

Year 1 and Year 2 were incredibly lucky today to work with an amazing illustrator – Liz Million. She showed us some of the amazing books that she has illustrated. She talked to us about how to get ideas for … Continue reading

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Times Tables Competition Winners

We are so proud of all of our amazing Times Tables winners! Well done to everybody who worked so hard on learning and improving their times tables facts to enter this competition. Keep practising hard – you’re always a winner … Continue reading

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Smiley Reward – Zulu Dancers

The whole school enjoyed the Zulu dancers for our Smiley Reward! We all watched two different performances, and took part in dance and music workshops. Keep working hard to earn those smileys, everybody!

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Amazing Progress

We have been very lucky to receive a letter from the Secretary of State for Education and Minister of State for School Standards. This is to congratulate us on our amazing progress, which puts us in the top 3% of … Continue reading

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NSPCC

Today, we have taken part in assemblies with the NSPCC. We have learned about how to speak out about things that are upsetting or worrying us so we can stay safe. We talked about our rights and why it is … Continue reading

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A Life

The whole school enjoyed some amazing workshops with A Life this week! We learned lots about healthy living, include how to eat healthily, how much water to drink, how to eat less sugar and why smoking is bad for us. We … Continue reading

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Christmas

 Today, we have enjoyed our annual Christmas music assembly! Year 5 gave some amazing performances on the djembe drums and brass instruments. The School Choir sung lots of different songs that they have been working on. We said goodbye to … Continue reading

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Christmas Show

This week, Years 3, 4 and 5 have performed their amazing Christmas show, ‘Superstar’! They were fantastic, with wonderful singing and excellent acting. Well done to everybody involved in the production, and thank you to all the parents who could … Continue reading

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Choir Christmas Performances

Today, Choir have performed Christmas songs outside for all of our parents and children. They will be outside next Friday too – don’t miss it!

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Foundation Stage Christmas Show

Today, Foundation Stage have performed their amazing show, ‘A King Is Born’! Well done to all the children and staff for working so hard on learning their songs and moving around the stage. Some comments from our parents: “Fantastic school, … Continue reading

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Smiley Reward – Pantomime

Today, the whole school has enjoyed a production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’! It was very funny and exciting, with lots of songs for us all to join in with. Well done to everybody who worked hard to earn their … Continue reading

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Smiley Reward – the Farm

This week, the whole school has enjoyed seeing the animals at the farm! There were lots of different animals to see, from chickens and ducks, to sheep and alpacas. The children all learned lots about the animals, how to look … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Workshops

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 have taken part in special Remembrance Day workshops today. They used drama to re-enact experiences of the First World War and identify what it must have felt like to be a solider.  

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Diwali Workshops

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 have enjoyed some fantastic Diwali workshops today! They learned about the story of Rama and Sita, which is celebrated by Hindus in Diwali. They used drama and dance to perform parts of the … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Safety

We hope you all have a fantastic Bonfire Night and enjoy all the fireworks and fun! Please remember to follow these rules and keep safe.

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New Zebra Crossing on Elgin Street

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school for our new academic year! Please have a look at our website for any information you might need. Our School Calendar includes all important dates and activities in school. Check out our class blogs to see … Continue reading

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Attendance Video 2018

Well done to our amazing Attendance superstars! Every child in the video got the chance to choose who they would like to dance with (or on their own) and where they would like to film.   

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Work Related Learning

Yesterday, we held our annual Work Related Learning summer fair! There were loads of stalls selling items made by the children, and each stall was based around a country. Lots of delicious food was sold too, and there were many … Continue reading

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Y5 and Choir Music Assembly

Today we have enjoyed our fabulous music assembly! Year 5 showed off their amazing drumming and brass skills that they have been working on all year. We we were delighted to enjoy a performance from our Halliwell Hooters. These children … Continue reading

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Cricket

Well done to our amazing Upper Key Stage 2 Cricket team, who won their cricket match against Gaskell Primary School! An extra special well done to the children who were given awards for Bowler of the Match and Batter of … Continue reading

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Smiley Reward – Military Boot Camp

The whole school has had an amazing time at our Spring 2 smiley reward!  The Military Boot Camp returned and we enjoyed the huge inflatable obstacle course outside on the astro turf! We also took part in team building games. … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2018

Today and all this week we are celebrating Safer Internet Day! Each of our classes, from Nursery to Year 6, are taking part in lessons to do with keeping safe online and connecting respectfully. Next week, our eCadets are going … Continue reading

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Autumn 2 Smiley Reward – Pantomime

What an amazing afternoon we have had at Oxford Grove! We have enjoyed a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as our annual pantomime.  Well done to all of the children who earned enough smileys to fill the back of … Continue reading

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Harvest Assembly

Key Stage 2 have enjoyed a Harvest assembly led by Mrs Bain and Year 5B. We talked about and celebrated the Harvest gifts brought in by our families. 5B performed a play to teach us the importance of sharing, being … Continue reading

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Harvest

Thank you so much to our amazing families who have contributed towards our Harvest collection! We really appreciate the efforts you have gone to. The Harvest gifts have now been boxed up and will be distributed to the community. 

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Meet the Teacher

We have kicked off our new academic year with our annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings.  Parents and families came into school to meet the teachers, go over routines and talk over any issues or questions.

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Thank you!

Thank you so much to all our families for your support this year! We hope you all have an amazing summer holiday. School reopens on Monday 4th September at the usual time of 8:40am. Please see the Leavers blog for … Continue reading

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Work Related Learning 2017

Our annual Work Related Learning event was a huge hit! We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather just like last year, so we were able to hold the event in the Key Stage 2 playground.  Thank you so much … Continue reading

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KS2 Music Assembly

Today, we have enjoyed music performances by Year 5 and the School Choir. Every year, Year 5 have the opportunity to learn to play the djembe drum and a brass instrument, led by specialist music teachers, Mr Bamford and Mr … Continue reading

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Alfa Music Festival 2017 – photos and videos

Here are the full photos and videos from our performances at the Alfa Music Festival last night. Well done to all those who took part, who have been practising for so long – you were amazing! Children of the World … Continue reading

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Alfa Music Festival 2017

Tonight, our choir have enjoyed taking part in the Alfa Music Festival! Well done to all those involved – more pictures and videos to follow soon!

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Sports Games Mark Gold Award

We are proud to announce that Oxford Grove has been awarded the School Games Mark Gold Award for the second year running! This award is recognition of all our work on PE and fitness, sports and games within school and … Continue reading

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Snap Maps

SnapMaps Last week SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are and shares your location. There are three … Continue reading

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NSPCC – Speak out, Stay Safe

Today, the children have taken part in assemblies and some classes have had workshops from the NSPCC. We learned all about Speak Out and Stay Safe. The message is that if something is bothering us, worrying us or feels wrong, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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