World Book Day

We have had an amazing World Book Day! Well done to all of our children who have dressed up in such fantastic costumes, and well done to all of those parents and carers who have helped out! We hope you all look forward to spending your £1 book voucher!

In addition to all of our book related activities, KS1 and KS2 have enjoyed a whole school assembly with author and poet, Alec Williams, who has then spent the day leading workshops for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Take a look at our group photos below, and please visit class pages to see more photos of children in each class.

 

Parent Reading Workshop

This morning, our school has invited parents in to take part in our second learning workshop, ‘How We Teach Reading’.

Parents listened to a short presentation from Miss Harvey and Mrs Calland, and then were able to spend time in their child’s classroom to see the different ways in which reading is taught throughout school.

Each class from Reception to Year 6 took part. Here is some feedback from our parents:

“Really enjoyed the workshop this morning. It’s nice to spend time in class with Amber. ūüôā ” – Amber’s mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyed seeing how the children used the Bug Club.” – Nicholas’¬†mum, Year 2L

“Enjoyable morning watching children learn and also learning a few things myself!” – Daniel’s¬†mum, Year 3T

“Really enjoyed seeing the class and the way that they teach them. Really happy with this school.”¬†

“We both enjoyed the session and learned about the school website.” –¬†Paul and Joan

“Good to see how all the children work and how well behaved they all are. Excellent. Thank you.” – Alfie’s mum, ¬†1B

“Really information-packed and helpful resource.” –¬†Jacob’s ¬†(3K) and Joseph’s (1B) dad

“Watched Alex in class reading and doing comprehension. Good to see how all the children were focused and paying attention to Mrs White. Really enjoyed it.” –¬†Alex’s mum, 5B

“Really enjoyed to work with my children in the classroom.” – Noah’s (1M) and Oliver’s (4S)¬†mum

“Lovely session which explained how to work with my child at home.” – Shan’s mum, 4L

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.”

‚ÄúThe 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.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúRecommended authors and poets are displayed in each class. Children were able to discuss these at length, passionately talking about their favourite class authors.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúStaff, governors and children are extremely passionate about reading and this comes through in every area of the school.‚ÄĚ

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 ūüôā¬†

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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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John Rice – Poet

Today, a poet came to visit us! His name is John Rice, and we had a whole school assembly with him.

He read us loads of his poems, and we did lots of movement and actions!

Check out our class blogs for more information about his workshops, and have a look at our photos to see what we got up to in our assembly:

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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