The final report from our recent OfSTED inspection is now available – a copy has been sent home with the children but can also be read by clicking on the link below.
It reads incredibly well and is absolutely full of positives, reflecting many of the
strengths of our amazing school.
Congratulations to the staff and children.
This term, a small group of children have been lucky enough to work our school cook, Karen, and catering company, Taylor Shaw, on an exciting initiative called Fun to Cook.
Over the four sessions, the children have learnt some simple recipes and discussed healthy eating. They have then shared their experience at home and with other children in school.
We hope to run this initiative again.
Our bake sale was a huge success – everyone enjoyed making, buying and most importantly eating the delicious treats. A great way to raise money for Comic Relief. Well done Team Ox Close.
Ox Close Primary School will have a Section 5 OFSTED Inspection on Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March.
The Lead Inspector is Alison Stephenson and she will joined by 2 addiitonal inspectors.
Information has been sent home with all children tonight.
If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Year 5 children have had a fantastic morning today at the Durham University School of Education Science Fair. When we arrived, the BA (Hons) students greeted us and made us feel very welcome. We spent the next two and a half hours exploring all manner of Science. We made balloons inflate using a chemical reaction, we were challenged to make a floating vessel for marbles and used a balloon rocket to test how an incline affects the distance travelled. One of the most popular stalls allowed us to explore solid “custard” and get messy with interesting materials by exploring how the particles make them change between solid and liquid.
The children were so engrossed in the activities however they did not forget their manners – a lot of the students and University staff commented on the good manners of the children; they said thank you to the students at each stall their visited!
Year 5 came into school this morning to discover an extraordinary event had occurred over the weekend! We were shocked to find a meteorite had landed on school grounds on Sunday night. Using witness statements, the children investigated the who, what, where, when and why of the situation, gathering material to use in their newspaper reports later this week! The pupils were so engaged with our learning, it was lovely to see. Stay tuned to see our finished reports soon!
29 of our children from Years 5 and 6 were chosen to attend a Judo festival on Wednesday at Spennymoor Leisure Centre. Not only were they a credit to our school with their super effort and listening skills, they also thoroughly enjoyed the four different activities on offer. The sparring matches were quite something to behold! Take a look at how we got on…
Today the team from M&M Productions have delighted us with their show, The Wizard of Oz. The children thoroughly enjoyed hearing the tale of Dorothy and Toto as they travelled through Oz, with the help of Scarecrow, Tinman and the cowardly Lion. Miss Dent and Mrs Simpson were also excellent additions to the cast and showed off their best dance moves! We look forward to seeing what their next production has in store for us!