‘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 your overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Some comments from our parents and carers:

“I think it was brilliant being able to see what my child is learning and understanding what she’s doing.”

“It was very useful and I learnt new ways of looking into a story.”

“Everything went well because I have seen that the teachers are very dedicated in their jobs and help children understand when they are struggling.”

“The event was very informative. Very impressive teaching and I can see that everyone (the kids) is very attentive and could tell they enjoy learning. (Well done Oxford Grove.)”

“It gives you an idea how your child performs in the class and their learning skills.”

“Everything was perfect. Very nice event which explains a lot to parents.”

“It was nice to see my daughter in a well behaved learning environment. I was very impressed with the paired work.”

Road Safety Poster Competition 2019

Dear Parents
Following parent feedback to our road safety survey, we are aiming to improve our safety outside school at the beginning and end of the school day. To help with this we are holding a poster competition to design safety posters to be put up at the front of school around our drop-off zone.
We hope to achieve two things:
1. All drivers must not park in places that may endanger us!
2. All drivers drive as carefully as they can to ensure our safety.

We appreciate that the vast majority of parents do this already but unfortunately a small minority do not.

We hope that putting up poster reminders will lead to improvements to both driving and parking and help prevent a catastrophic accident.

All pupils are welcome to enter this competition and design a poster which will get our important message across the school community.
THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!

If your child wishes to enter, these are the competition rules:
1. Please use a piece of A4 paper.
2. You may use paint, coloured pencils or felt tip pens.
3. Make your design simple but effective with eye-catching, vibrant colours and give it sharp and distinctive lettering.
4. Include a safety strapline ~ there are some suggestions here that you can use:
Please drive like there’s a baby on board! Please drive like your gran’s in the car!
Please drive like every child is yours! Please drive like you’re taking your test!
Please park responsibly. Please drive with care.
Please slow down! Please do not park on the zig-zag lines!
Please respect our school. Caution! Children!
Please THINK before you park. Stopping here puts a child in danger.
Thank you for not parking here.

5. Remember to add your name and your class on your design.
6. All entries must be in school by Friday 14th June.

We look forward to seeing your entries. Good luck!

Yours sincerely

Shan & Daniel, on behalf of the School Council

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 children right across the school.

Sadly there have been a number of incidents of parents parking inappropriately as well as setting off without enough care and attention when we are all trying to get into or out of school safely.

We know that the vast majority of you park and drive with great care and thought for our safety but this is not the case with everybody and we as a school council are convinced this is putting us at risk of injury or even worse. We would like to change this situation before a disaster happens.

As a result of our discussions and conversations with Miss Harvey we have developed some ideas to try to help improve the situation and we would like to test which of them you would support should they be implemented.

We should be most grateful if you would complete the questionnaire below. We will use your responses to make a plan of action which we will share with you before implementing from the start of the summer term.

With our thanks

Oxford Grove School Council

 

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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 the Bridgewater Hall website directly and buy online.

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, very happy mum!” – Daisy 

“Fab school. All my children have made amazing progress here and Alfie is doing amazingly.” – Alfie 

“Very impressed with all the services and extra support I receive. All teachers are very helpful. Couldn’t ask for better care for my children.” – Layton 

“This is a really good school.” – Ryan

“The school do so much for the children’s activities and plays. It’s a privilege to be a part of these things.” – Ava

“Beautiful performance. Thank you for your support.” – Aisha

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 different games to play.

What did you like best about Work Related Learning?

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 have had extra tuition in brass instruments and have built up their skills over the year.

Finally, we were treated to Choir showcasing their talents as they sung ‘Deep Down In My Soul’ and ‘This Is Me’.

Well done to our fantastic, talented children and thank you so much to all of our parents who could come to watch and support.

Here are some of the highlights of the performance:

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 the Match.

Thank you to all the parents who attended to help cheer the children on.