Coding club

This half term Miss Wright has been running coding club with year 5. We meet on a Tuesday evening for 1 hour.

The focus has been using Scratch 2 and creating our own codes. Miss Wright has been really impressed with what you have created so far.

Is Scratch 2 hard or easy to use? What has been your favourite lesson so far?

Miss Wright is looking forward to seeing what else you can create.

Safer Internet Day 2016 Parent Workshop

Today, we have hosted our Safer Internet Day 2016 parent workshop!

We discussed the different risks that could be posed to children, looking at content, conduct, contact and commercialism.

We also looked at the CEOP button as a way of reporting serious online safety issues.

Another resource featured in our workshop was the Know It All guide for parents and carers from Childnet. Click the picture below to access this guide.

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Please feel free to leave a comment to give your feedback on this workshop, and thank you so much to everybody who came.

Safer Internet Day 2016

This week, Oxford Grove are celebrating Safer Internet Week, in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, a global celebration which aims to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

In 2016, the theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’

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Please click the picture to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

We hope all the children enjoy their activities this week, and we hope lots of our parents can attend our special Online Safety workshop on Wednesday at 3:00pm, which will focus on potential risks online and how to start conversations with your child about online safety.

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Click the links below to visit some of our website pages that include links to Online Safety websites.

eSafety resources

Parent Involvement

Coding Club eSafety Games

Mrs Thompson’s Year 4 coding club has been working really hard this half term to design their very own eSafety Games in 2Code! Can you bust the computer viruses?

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Click here to play some of these amazing games!

Please remember – the children have all started their code from absolutely nothing – great coding work, logic and problem solving skills, Year 4!

eSafety Mark

The team at Oxford Grove is pleased to announce that we have achieved our latest award – the eSafety Mark. This has been awarded for our provision in online safety. 

Not only are we one of only a couple of hundred schools across the country to achieve the  eSafety award, we are also the first school in Bolton!

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Congratulations to all the staff who have worked so hard to attain this prestigious award!

Online Resources Workshop

Wow, thank you to all our amazing parents who came to the Online Resources workshop! 

We had a look over some of the resources we’ve been using for a while – Purple Mash, IXL Maths (Years 5 and 6), MyMaths and our School Blogs.

We also looked at some new resources that we will be rolling out soon – Oxford Owls eBooks, IXL Grammar and Spellodrome.

Don’t forget – you can find links to all of our resources on the Learning Links section of our school website.

Mrs Thompson