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!
It was lovely to welcome the group from Open the Book to Ox Close again today, to hear the story of Joseph and his coat. We look forward to the conclusion in the coming weeks, hopefully with some more of our very own students in starring roles alongside our guests!
Back to School Information
School starts back on Tuesday 4th September at 8:45am. We can’t wait to see you all and start another great year at Ox Close.
New Reception children and parents – please can you arrive and meet in the school hall at 9am. We are looking forward to you all joining Team Ox Close.
If your child is in Y1-6 and has a school lunch, please can you make sure you order meals on Parent Pay by the end of today.
Good Luck Class of 2018
Everyone at Ox Close wishes our 2018 Year 6 children the best of luck as they start their secondary school journey this week.
We are delighted to be able to share th outcome of our recent OFSTED inspection with you. Ox Close Primary School continues to remain a ‘GOOD’ school. The inspector was very impressed with the school, pupils and staff and found evidence of outstanding practice. This means that we will receive another visit from OFSTED to see whether it is possible for the school to receive the outstanding grading. I would like to congratulate the pupils, staff and governors and thank the parents and school community for their support. We will continue to strive to improve and provide the very best education that we can for the children.
A copy of the full letter can be found below:
What amazing entries we had from all the children! Thank you to everyone for their efforts.
Have a look at our winning entries below:
Huge thank you to Hays Travel Spennymoor who once again sponsored this event.
Our KS2 children have been working with Enter CIC as part of theie upcoming production of Wind Road Boys. This project has been organised and funded by the Mayor, Ian Machin. All children were involved in the inital workshops and from those a small number of children have been selected to take part in further rehearsals with children from other Spennymoor schools. The children had lots of fun in the sessions and as you can tell from the photos were superb actors. The final performnce will take place in Spennymoor Town Hall in March 2018.
We have a new supplier for uniform. Cre8ive Graphics is based at Peel Street in Bishop Auckland. Parents can either order in person at the shop or online via the website link below.
We are thrilled to be trialling a new and exciting homework system with Key Stage 2 between now and the Christmas holidays. The aim is that the children find the homework more enjoyable, parents find the tasks and timescales manageable and most importantly, that homework can be a time for parents and children to work together.
All children in KS2 have a homework ‘Pick and Mix’ grid. The tasks are all linked to the topic that your child is currently studying in school and each task has a weighting of points linked to it. Between now and Christmas, we are asking the children complete whichever activities they like from the grid – the only rule is that by Christmas they must have completed enough tasks to earn at least 10 points.
Electroncic copies of the grids can be found below:
If you have any questions about the homework then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Miss Bowden.