Author and Poet Jane Clarke’s Visit

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Author and poet Jane Clarke visited our school today! All of the KS2 classes enjoyed workshops with her, where she read her books, talked about the process of writing and getting books published and shared some of her writing tips and ideas.

Everybody really enjoyed Jane Clarke’s visit. What was your favourite thing about your workshop, Key Stage 2?

Readathon

On Monday we are starting to raise money for Readathon to provide books and authors for children who are in hospital. You need to read as many books as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can and ask your family and friends to sponsor you! Remember that you can read books, magazines, newspapers and also read online by using Bug Club. Every little helps. Sponsor money will be collected in on the 16th January so you have all over the Christmas holidays to do this too and to raise as much money as we can. Good luck Oxford Grove!

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Reading Quality Mark

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We are pleased to announce that Oxford Grove has achieved Gold standard in the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark!

Well done to all our staff who work so hard to promote reading for pleasure.

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Some quotes from our Liverpool Reading Quality Mark Assessment Report:

“Reading is an integral part of a rich curriculum with reading for pleasure embedded across the school.”

“Staff, governors and parents spoke passionately and enthusiastically about reading throughout the school and how this has impacted on the children’s love of reading and attainment in reading.”

“The school governors are involved in learning walks, book monitoring and data analysis, giving them an outstanding insight into teaching and learning.”

“Children are extremely knowledgeable about books, authors and poets, and spoke fluently about the amazing texts they have read.”

“The engagement of all children throughout the school is impressive and inspirational. The school has capture the awe and wonder of reading for pleasure and provides experiences for the children that they will never forget.”

“Recommended authors and poets are displayed in each class. Children were able to discuss these at length, passionately talking about their favourite class authors.”

“Staff, governors and children are extremely passionate about reading and this comes through in every area of the school.”

Reading Competition

Thank you for all the brilliant competition entries that I received to tell the school what you love about reading. The winners were:

1B – Michael

1F – Caitlyn

2L – Tia

2B – Eshal and Amelia

3K – Grace

3T – Hina

4S – Joyce

4L – Tamana and Mia

5B – Freya

5L – Ebony

6C – Reece and Noshin

Here they are with their fabulous posters and their prize. I hope you enjoy reading your new book.

Love Mrs Calland 🙂 

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Book Day at Oxford Grove

Today we have enjoyed lots of activities about books!

Our teachers have shared their favourite books with us – we all really enjoyed hearing about why they liked their books!

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Emma from Bolton Central Library came to visit Years 2 to Year 6 to talk about her job as a librarian. She told us all about how to use the library. She also read some stories and got us to talk about them together.

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Damien Harvey – Author in School

KS1 really enjoyed their workshops today with Damien Harvey! Check out the class blogs to see more information about what the children learned.

IMG_0818 IMG_0813 After school, Damien Harvey sold some of his books and autographed them for the children. Parents and children enjoyed looking at the books together and chatting to Damien Harvey.

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Thank you for coming to our school!

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Reading for Pleasure Fundraising Day

Today has been our reading for pleasure fundraising day!

All of the children have had the opportunity to come to school in their pyjamas and bring their teddy bears and favourite books for a ‘bedtime stories’ theme.

Each class has been working very hard in order to learn a poem off by heart. We got together in our key stages to perform the poems to other classes.

As part of our reading for pleasure, each person brought in £1 contribution for one of our charities, Stoke Association. Mr Smith from the Stoke Association came into school to do some awareness work with Years 5 and 6, and the School Council gave him all the money we raised.

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Please visit our individual class blogs to see more information and photos about our reading for pleasure day.

 

World Book Day

It is World Book Day on Thursday 5th March – a time to celebrate everything brilliant about reading and think about your favourite books and characters. Don’t forget to enter Miss. Gregory’s competition to design a new cover for your favourite book! (Entries to her by Friday 6th March please).

Can you recommend your favourite book to someone else in school on this blog? What is your favourite book? What is it about? Why do you like it? Who are the best characters? Who would you recommend it to?