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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…
We would like to wish everyone associated with the school a very successful 2020 on behalf of Team Ox Close. We have enjoyed hearing about the various gifts and experiences which the children have relished over the festive season. We hope that you all had a wonderful break. 2020 is set to be another busy and exciting year for Ox Close and we look forward to tackling all of the challenges which come our way and continuing in our efforts to provide the very best possible provision for all of the children.
Team Ox Close would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. We hope that you all have a lovely break and we can’t wait to see you in 2020 to make more amazing memories.
Children return to school on Monday 6th January.
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!