Thank you for all of your help with the children’s memories and good luck messages, and thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult year. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have. Have a wonderful summer. Stay safe and we will see you in September.
Reading is an essential part of children’s learning. When they are at school, this is a skill that we practise on a daily basis.
Mrs Phillips has put together a help sheet for parents, with some useful hints and tips for supporting reading at home.
We hope that this helps but if you have any further questions or concerns, please remember that you can email our team at the addresses below:
On Monday, our Children’s Leadership Team met with Hannah from Eco Smart Schools to think about the ways in which Ox Close can contribute to caring for our environment. We talked about the ways in which our Earth can be damaged and came up with an Eco Code to be displayed around school. Keep watching to find out more about this very soon…
This morning, Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Franklin took a small group of Year 5 children up to Whitworth Park School to take part in a sample History lesson, taught by Miss McDermott. We learnt all about medieval wars and why there were so many conflicts, plotting a range of battles on a timeline. The children really impressed their teachers with their fantastic ideas, and Miss McDermott agreed that they already demonstrate a very high level of historical knowledge. We look forward to your next session there next year!
Mrs Shepherd, Miss Todd and the 5/6 team were delighted to take our Year 5 cohort up to Whitworth Park School today for their first taster sessions ahead of their transition to secondary school. Their behaviour was exemplary and all children fully engaged with a range of activities, including lessons in French, Geography and PE. We hope that this have given them a flavour of what life could be like after they leave us and thank them for such a successful trip!
Years 5 and 6 were excited to welcome Nicole from Appleton Lodge today to talk about the work of the Alzheimer’s Society in our local area. We thought sensitively about the problems that dementia can pose on a daily basis and the ways in which we can support others by being a ‘Dementia Friend’. The teachers were very proud of the thoughtful ideas and suggestions made by the children.
Ox Close was proud to send our Children’s Leadership Team to the Remembrance service at the Cenotaph today to lay our wreath. Our children were impeccably behaved and acted as fantastic ambassadors at such an important event. It was wonderful to see them alongside so many other members of our local community.
This afternoon, our Mini Police from Years 5 and 6 have been working as a team to clear the grounds of rubbish. Their litter picking session has certainly helped our school look much tidier, but has also shown how both staff and pupils are working to develop our school community spirit. Keep up the good work!
Yesterday, six children from Year 5 took the kit car that they had built with Mrs Cox over to Croft Circuit to race against around 15 other teams from different schools. Having worked together to construct, wire and decorate their vehicle, the children took part in slalom, drag and sprint races around the venue. The team did brilliantly and their behaviour was exemplary. Well done team!
On Friday 5th July, Year 5 took two teams off to Beamish to compete in the Crank It Up competition. They had the chance to present and test the cranes that they had constructed out of K’Nex, as well as the group presentations that they had put together. They did a fantastic job and came away with two awards. Well done Year 5, we look forward to returning to the competition again