Category Archives: Latest Blogs

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | Leave a comment

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:

Posted in Latest Blogs | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | Leave a comment

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:

Posted in Latest Blogs | 27 Comments

Goodbye from the KS2 Bubble!

In our bubble, we have enjoyed doing our school work and afternoon activities! We really appreciate all that Miss Harvey, Miss Stockton, Mrs Day and the rest of the teachers have done for us. We all hope that each of … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 1 Comment

Picasso (KS2 Bubble)

This week we have been looking at interesting artists. We loved looking at Pablo Picasso’s different art work. We learnt that Pablo Picasso grew up in Spain where he was born on October 25, 1881. His father was a painter … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | 22 Comments

The Faraway Tree

This week in our KS2 bubble, we have been reading ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’. In this book there is a group of children who have discovered a tree in the Enchanted Forest which is magical! On top of the tree … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 18 Comments

Mini Van Gogh’s in the making!!!

Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers are among his most famous. He did them in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 and 1889. Vincent painted a total of five large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with three shades … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 20 Comments

Spooky Writing!

This week, Year 5/6 were asked to write a descriptive piece of writing about a spooky setting. We started the week by thinking of some amazing adjectives, then we thought about our 5 senses, we then thought of some brilliant … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 22 Comments

Children’s Art Week – Week One

This week the KS1 Key Worker pod have been looking at art in the natural world. We have really enjoyed learning how to draw different animals with the help of some tutorials on youtube. We also explored the art form … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 21 Comments

Art (KS2 Bubble)

    As our focus this week is art, the children have enjoyed creating different pictures and being creative. Today, we looked at different and effective ways that we can paint pictures. Some of the children decided that using bright … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 12 Comments

Children’s Art Week (KS2 Group)

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.  In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. The week normally focus’ … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 14 Comments

Taking Part in Sports (KS2 Key Worker Group)

The annual National School Sport Week campaign takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s well being. There are a lot of different … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 20 Comments

Teacher Tuesday

Today the KS1 key worker group have been very busy! We learnt about different sports day’s from around the country and talked about the different races that we might take part in. Then they were challenged to create a race … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 18 Comments

Picnic Lunches- National Picnic Day (KS2 Key Worker Group)

What better way to spend a lazy summers afternoon then in a lovely location with the family, playing games and tucking in to a picnic. This week is national picnic week and in KS2 we have enjoyed getting involved! We … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 16 Comments

Busy Bees!

I hope you are all having fun getting active for National School Sports Week! The KS1 Key Worker children had a really exciting morning! We began our school sports challenge with a zoom call with England Netball! We took part … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 12 Comments

All About Neil Armstrong

Today we have been researching all about Neil Armstrong following on from our Solar System work yesterday. We have explored lots of interesting facts and recorded our findings in a poster all about Neil Armstrong and his journey to the … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 18 Comments

National School Sports Week

This Saturday is the official launch of National School Sports Week 2020. At Oxford Grove we believe that all young people deserve to enjoy the life-changing benefits that come from physical activity and sport. That’s why this year, we’re asking … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 6 Comments

Kindness

Today the KS1 Key Worker group had a lovely morning learning all about kindness. We watched a very special online assembly that was led by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge who explained the importance of being kind everyday but especially … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 15 Comments

To infinity and beyond!

In our group we love everything to do with space! Today in KS2, we looked at our solar system. We were interested in what our solar system looks like and the planets that are in it. Our year 5 and … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 8 Comments

British Values

This afternoon we discussed the importance and the impact of the 5 British Values. The children designed a handprint for our diversity display incorporating the British Values into their design.

Posted in Latest Blogs | 7 Comments

National School Grounds Day

Every year schools across the UK celebrate National School Grounds Week. This year, the week begins on the 10th June through to the 14th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the amazing school grounds we have at Oxford Grove!  Today … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 5 Comments

Our homes and families

After completing their online learning this morning, the KS1 key worker children looked at different families around the world. We watched a video that explained all of the different kinds of families that exist. After this we looked at who … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 6 Comments

Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place on the 8th of June every year. To celebrate this day, we learnt about the different zone of the ocean and what different animals live in these different zones. Then … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 8 Comments

Kindness

After the children in KS2 had completed the work set by their teachers today, we had a chat about kindness towards other people. The children were particularly interested in how to make sure that people of all different backgrounds and … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 7 Comments

How do you feel?

This morning the key worker children completed their online learning tasks set by their teachers. This afternoon, we looked at different emotions that we might feel. After we looked at some pictures we drew different emotions on to faces. Then … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 6 Comments

World Ocean Day and A Very Special treat

Today we learnt about the oceans on our planet. We talked about the different temperatures and animals that live in the sea. We labelled the different oceans around the world on a map. After this we created our very own … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 5 Comments

Project update

Today our key worker children have been busy working on our new project. We spent the morning thinking about all the wonderful people who have helped us during these tricky times. We all chose one job that we were most … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 4 Comments

Rory and Charlie’s adventures (Pt 2)

Today Rory and Charlie wanted to get messy! They have helped the key worker making paper mache. Instead of wetting the newspaper and sticking it down, they threw it on each other! Stay tuned to see what else they get … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 5 Comments

Friday!

Today the key worker children have had a very busy day. We began by researching how to make paper mache. Once we knew how to do this we wrote our own set of instructions which were proof read by our … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

Rory and Charlie’s Adventures (Pt 1)

Rory and Charlie have been very lonely since our school had to close.  So Miss Harvey and Mrs Day told them that they could explore Oxford Grove as long as they behaved! Today they have sailed far away on Reception’s … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 7 Comments

National Thank a Teacher Day

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | 4 Comments

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:

Posted in Latest Blogs | Leave a comment

IQM Flagship Status

Check out our latest IQM assessment report from January 2020:

Posted in Latest Blogs | 2 Comments

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.

Posted in Latest Blogs | 1 Comment

Celebrating VE Day

This year, on Friday the 8th of May, the whole of the United Kingdom will be celebrating VE day (Victory in Europe Day). But what is VE day? VE day marks the official end of WW2 – it was the … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

What a busy week!

We had a very busy week last week! Every morning the key worker children have completed their online learning tasks set by their teachers. In the afternoon’s we have been busy working on some crafts to thank all of our … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

Hi Ho Hi Ho, it’s time to work, let’s go!

We have been very busy this morning working through our online learning tasks. Every morning the key worker children come into school and spend the morning working through the tasks your teachers have been setting on your class blogs. We … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday. She is now 94 years old! This means that she is the longest reigning British Monarch as well as the oldest Monarch we have had! The key-worker children have created a video to wish … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 4 Comments

Thank you from Oxford Grove!

Today, we worked really hard creating a rainbow from paper chains to show how thankful we are to all the NHS staff and key workers! We hope that everyone is staying safe at home and looking after themselves. Thank you to … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

Newsletter

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | 4 Comments

Something to make you smile

Please see below a poem written by Mrs Day for all of our Oxford Grove family as well as the members of our local community.

Posted in Latest Blogs | 4 Comments

Thank you so much……..

Thank you so much to the staff at Morrison’s at Atlas Mill. We have loved our Easter eggs and had lots of fun decorating our cakes! All of the staff that are in school are really happy with their treats … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | 6 Comments

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!

Posted in Latest Blogs | 2 Comments

I can see a rainbow…….

On Tuesday myself and the children in school made some rainbow mobiles to try and spread some happiness during this unusual time. We coloured in our rainbows and then found some positive quotes to help cheer people up. Mrs Day and … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 6 Comments

Keep Smiling!

Yesterday, some of the Oxford Grove pupils spent the day writing letters and decorating mobiles to send to two local care homes. This idea came to our school when we were thinking of the elderly people who were unable to … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Blogs | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Latest Blogs | 2 Comments

Football Competition

Last week, some children in year 3 and year 4 represented Oxford Grove in a football competition. We were very impressed with the football team who came 2nd out of 6 schools! Well done to the football team!

Posted in Latest Blogs | 2 Comments