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Google Online Safety Assembly

We have been so lucky today to take part in a live Online Safety assembly for our school, led by Google Education! We talked about lots of different ways to keep safe online, including keeping personal information and passwords private, … Continue reading

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New restrictions in Bolton

Further restrictions have been announced for Bolton, but this DOES NOT affect school opening. Oxford Grove remains open as usual. Please see below a letter from the Director of Public Health Bolton:

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Welcome Back!

We are so happy to welcome back our amazing Oxford Grove family! The children have been amazing today, and we are very proud of how well they are adapting to new routines within school. Please click the button below to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Teams

Please click the logo to see information on how to access Teams: Click to view a video guide to help you to set up Teams:

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Summer Reading Challenge

Why not take part in the Summer Reading Challenge? You can sign up online (it’s FREE) and choose your avatar. You can add the books you have read online, and earn badges and points every time you add a book … Continue reading

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National Thank a Teacher Day

Thanks to all our super teachers, TAs and every member of our fantastic staff, from our amazing children!

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Educational Psychology Newsletter

Click to view our latest newsletter from the Educational Psychology Service, with tips and advice on playing and having fun during lockdown:

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IQM Flagship Status

Check out our latest IQM assessment report from January 2020:

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Educational Psychology Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Bolton’s Educational Psychology Service contains lots of information about how to talk to your child about coronavirus in an age appropriate way. Please click the picture to view the newsletter.

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Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available for you to read. Click the picture above to view.

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Thank you, Morrisons!

We were so lucky today to get a special delivery from Morrisons! Our local Morrisons at Atlas Mills have brought our keyworker children some special treats – fruit, Easter eggs and cakes to decorate! They even brought in some tea … Continue reading

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Letters to the Bakewells

Last week, our keyworker children wrote letters and made pictures for the people at the Bakewells care home.  We were so lucky to see that the residents loved their pictures! They are going to send us some replies too!

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School Closure

Please see your child’s class blogs for tasks set by the teachers for every day this week. Tasks include our online resources, writing activities to complete in their exercise books and activities to complete in their workbooks. All of the … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

Today we enjoyed an amazing assembly from Mrs Allen all about International Women’s Day. We learned that, in the past, women have not always been treated properly and sometimes have not been allowed to do the same things as men. … Continue reading

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Information on COVID-19

Please click the button to view current guidance from the Department of Education in conjunction with Public Health England on COVID-19.

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A Life

This week, the whole school has enjoyed healthy lifestyle and fitness workshops with A Life! Everybody got to look at a range of activities about how to have a healthy lifestyle. We learned about eating healthily, getting enough sleep, drinking … Continue reading

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KS2 Music Assembly

We were very lucky to have a second musical treat this week! Mrs Hudson, Mr Bamford and Mr Dunkley led the Key Stage 2 children in a fantastic music performance.   Mrs Hudson’s KS2 choir sang some beautiful songs, including … Continue reading

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Mr Martin’s Magic Music Assembly

Today, we have enjoyed a fantastic assembly from Mr Martin’s amazing music groups! The KS1 choir performed a calypso in a group and with some duet singers, using musical instruments and singing in a round. The KS2 group performed a … Continue reading

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Science Workshops

We were all incredibly lucky today to take part in some exciting Science workshops! Years 1-5 enjoyed watching lots of different fun experiments and investigations, including how to make ketchup float and how to make a ruler spin faster.  At … Continue reading

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Railway Safety

In Road Safety Week, we have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe when we are around the roads. This week, Years 1-6 had an assembly all about keeping safe around railways. We learned that the railway tracks are … Continue reading

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Non-Uniform Day

Just a reminder, Friday 22nd November will be a non-uniform day at Oxford Grove. This will be to raise money for our chosen homelessness charity. Please bring a minimum of £1. Thank you from Oxford Grove School Council

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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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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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