Friday 21st July 2017

Final Post

Please click below to see a copy of the letter that was sent out yesterday with details of the Summer Programme and activities available for your familiy. We hope that there is something for everyone here to enjoy.

summer programme letter

Finally, your child will be bringing home a bag like the one below.

The attached letter explains everything

Bags of kindness letter final

I have pasted the last two paragraphs from the speech made on Tuesday at our Community Day. Please read the words and hold them close. We hope that everyone has a break of some kind over the Summer and we look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 6th September.

‘All of us together can make things better. Together we should cherish one another and build on our unity to achieve our aspirations and make our community great once again.

Today we celebrate hope, something that all of us must carry in our hearts as we face each new day, each new challenge, but we are not doing so alone, we are doing so together. Together we will face every new challenge with the hope to build a brighter and happy future.’

 

 

Thursday 20th July 2017

I know we say this each year but……we can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by.  As we look back through all the posts this year, the class pages and all the Instagram posts it is clear that the children have had many wonderful learning experiences this year and we are enormously proud of their progress and achievements.

As we all know this last half term has been incredibly difficult for the whole community.  The pupils have shown phenomenal resilience and maturity with everything they have had to deal with.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their dedication and hard work, they really pulled together in order to support the pupils and each other when they themselves were grieving.  One thing that has really helped to pull the staff through this very difficult time has been the support from parents and the generosity and kindness of others.  Many schools have been in touch offering support, donations from fundraising, toys and books and even their own school trips.  Many companies have offered support such as providing lunch for staff, theatre tickets, counsellors and workshops.  We really are enormously grateful for all the thoughtful gestures.

This morning we had our Leavers Assembly and End of Year Awards Ceremony.  The Year 6 shared their most poignant memories from their times at OGPS and the following list of children all received an award.  If your child didn’t receive an award this does not mean they haven’t done well but unfortunately we can’t give an award to everyone – we wish we could!

Awards 2017

We don’t only have children to say goodbye to BUT we also have several members of staff leaving us:

Jasmin Wharmby and Sasha Davison who have both taught at Oxford Gardens for 1 year and whilst only being at school for a short period they have left their mark and will be missed.

Natalie Petric leaves us after 2 years at Oxford Gardens.  She has been an amazing support in Reception and Year 1 working 1:1 with a pupil who I know will miss her enormously.

Rochelle Fryer joined OGPS 8 years ago as the librarian in what was then our new library.  Rochelle is one of only a couple of members of staff who works with all pupils from Nursery to Year 6 and has had such a positive impact on all of the children.

Aneta Tramburora-Kisic has worked at Oxford Gardens for 13 years sharing her expertise in the Foundation Stage.  This year Aneta has also run a very successful after school karate club in which many children have benefited enormously.

Corinne Rutley leaves us after 14 years at Oxford Gardens and in this time has shown enormous compassion and care for all the children she has worked with.

Lucie Mack has also been at Oxford Gardens for 14 years, originally joining the team as a Learning Mentor and then becoming a teacher who has worked across all key stages and in the last few years has been Head of Early Years.  Lucie has had a huge impact on both the staff and pupils she has worked with.

We also have 2 long-standing staff Learning Support Assistants who are leaving us this year: Gill Mekari and Pauline Clements.  Gill has been at Oxford Gardens for 24 years and Pauline for 23 years.  They have shown enormous dedication and hard work over the years and they will be hugely missed by the whole of the OGPS community.

We will miss the Year 6 pupils and the staff that re moving on to new things but as we said in assembly this morning they will always be part of the OGPS community.  Saying goodbye to people is always sad but we have lots to look forward to next year and have 6 new members of staff joining our team:

Louisa Johnson as teacher of Merpeople Class; Abigail Vines as teacher of Goblin Class; Anna Joseph as teacher of Troll Class and Charlotte Morrissey as teacher of Leprechaun Class.  We also have 2 new support staff joining our team: Roya Tellaie as Nursery Officer in Pixie Class and Jackie Hawes as an HLTA with responsibility for the library.

Finally, we wish you all a restful Summer holidays, for those of you who are going away we wish you safe travels and look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 6th September.

Sarah Cooper, Claire Silver & Leila Kent

(Well done to our Reception Classes who Graduated today)

 

Wednesday 19th July 2017

THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Community Day of Hope. It was a very special day that we shared together and one that we will all remember.

‘All of us together can make things better. Together we should cherish one another and build on our unity to achieve our aspirations and make our community great once again.’

Our banner already has pride of place !

Summer Programme News

The West London Summer Programme is an exciting programme of free events for local children and families.  Please see the letter sent home today for more information or ask Mrs Kent.

summer programme letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 17th July 2017

Our final week of the year has begun with an amazing concert this morning by the orchestra.  We are incredibly proud of all the pupils for making such fantastic progress with their instruments and for performing so professionally.  Huge thanks also goes to all our wonderful music teachers.  Our Year 2 were lucky enough to go to see the Parathletic World Championships today and Years 3 and 5 will be out at the beach on Wednesday.

On Thursday we will have our annual Leavers’ Assembly and End of Years Awards Ceremony and in the evening Year 6 will have their prom.

Last week all the pupils got the chance to meet their teachers for next year, please click on the link below to see the staffing structure for next year.

Staffing Structure 2017-2018 (002)

We will conduct our annual parent questionnaire in October but in the meantime please do comment on parent view – click on the link: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

Tomorrow we have our Community ‘Day of Hope’  the gates will be open for all parents from 1.45pm and we will have a ceremony on the back playground which will start at 2pm.  If possible please bring a plate of food to be shared because after the ceremony we would love the parents to stay, eat and chat until the end of the school day.  We look forward to welcoming you tomorrow.

Monday 12th June 2017

Happy Monday !

Hopefully we are going to have some warm weather as we have plenty of outside events planned over the coming weeks. Tomorrow is the Borough Athletics tournament held at the Linford Christie Stadium; traditionally one of the highlights of our sporting calendar. We will be cheering on the 33 children in our Athletics Team and would be grateful for any support. The event starts at 1:30 p.m.

Secondly, a huge well done to our brilliant choir who performed on Friday in the Primary Vocal Showcase! They shared our two pieces and also listened to three other local choirs. If you would like to hear us perform, please come to the lower hall at 3pm on Thursday. Alternatively, please click below to see and hear us perform.

Finally, please follow the link below to see information on Summer Camps that are being organised by Fit For Sport.

http://www.oxfordgardens.rbkc.sch.uk/fit-for-sport/

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Orchestra Trip to Kensington Town Hall

A huge well done to our orchestra who participated in a performance with 130 students from schools across the borough. They rehearsed and performed 3 pieces of music which they had never seen before all in one day! Here are some videos of their performance – well done for such an amazing achievement!

https://vimeo.com/220661417

https://vimeo.com/220660661

https://vimeo.com/220659799

 

 

 

Friday 26th May 2017

Half Term and ‘downtime’ is here !

We hope that you all have a wonderful week and that the weather stays sunny and warm. Everyone is looking forward to our final half term of the year; celebrating achievements, enjoying end of year visits and planning for September 2017. There is so much to look forward to.

As always, many thanks for your endless support. Remember we start the Term with an INSET day, so we look forward to welcoming you all on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

Gnome Class Attendance Winners May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 31st March 2017

The last day of the Spring Term is here !

THANK YOU to everyone who came to support the children at our Annual Easter Bonnet Parade. The sun shone and the hats were all amazing. We are very grateful for all the support that you gave the children at home (with the sticking and gluing!) to make this event such a success. Click below for a detailed report.

Easter Bonnet Parade 2017

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RED NOSE UPDATE – The coin counting is nearly finished, so we can proudly announce an early estimate of £860.00 raised to support Comic Relief. Well Done to everyone.

Finally, we hope that everyone has a wonderful Spring/Easter holiday and enjoys plenty of family time. We look forward to welcoming you all on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 08:55 a.m for the start of the Summer Term.

Friday 24th March 2017

HAPPY RED NOSE DAY

(something very special at the end of this post, so read to the end)

We’ve had a fabulous day. Thank you so much for all your support in preparing your children for this special fund raisiing day. We will let you know next week how much we raised.

A special Well Done must go to all the performers in our talent show. They all put so much effort into making their acts special and we loved every minute of the show.

A few Red Nose Day Facts……

  • The first ever Red Nose Day took place in 1988 on the BBC and was hosted by Lenny Henry. It raised £15 million.
  • In 2015, over 17,000 schools took part in Red Nose Day and raised over £7.1 million.

Since Comic relief began, all the money raised has helped:

  • to provide life-saving vaccines to over 2.4 million children.
  • more than 1.2 million people into formal and informal education.
  • over 8 million people living in urban slums to improve their living conditions.

And finally; our gift to you……….when everyone has gone home, this is what we get up to …….!

Have a great weekend and Happy Red Nose Day 2017

https://vimeo.com/209905595