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


(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


Friday 17th March 2017

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Thank you so much to everyone for getting involved by singing, donating and supporting our community to raise money for the East African Crisis Appeal. A special thank you must go to the wonderful group of parents and carers who organised this event. We are very grateful.

Attendance update

Congratulations to Griffin class for winning the Key Stage 2 attendance prize this week! An excellent achievement! A huge congratulations to Goblin class for winning the Key Stage 1 attendance prize for the second week in a row! These classes had the highest percentage of children with 100% attendance last week.

We are currently on 95.2% as a whole school. Our aim is to be in line with the national average of 96%. Please keep working alongside us to achieve this goal. Many thanks for your support.

Healthy schools update

As part of our commitment to a healthier school, we are always trying to promote physical activity. The ladies at MEND have provided some ideas for parents to play games with their children on the link below. They have also added some information about different beans and pulses that can be used as a source of protein and would be a fantastic option for a packed lunch snack!

Perhaps something to try at the weekend.

See you all on Monday

Ideas for games March 2017

Friday 3rd March 2017

We had a fabulous World Book Day yesterday and have thoroughly enjoyed a whole week of book based activities including visits to Daunt Books; Extreme Reading Photograph Competition; Class Book Corner makeovers; daily DEAR (drop everything and read) sessions; Reading Cafes; Book Swaps; Bring a Book to Life Dance Workshop and a visit from the author Rob Lloyd Jones, to name just a few of the activities. A huge thank you to Ms Clare and Ms McCrindle for all their amazing enthusiasm and hard work to ensure that the week was a success.

Next week we have our Parent Consultations. It is vital that you have made an appointment to meet with your child’s teachers so that you can discuss their progress at this important point of the year. Please ensure that you contact the school to secure a time if you have not already done so.

Finally please remember to follow us on Instagram #ogpschool and Twitter @ogpsw10

Thank you for all your endless support. Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday


Wednesday 21st December 2016

A BIG thank you for making our end of Term Christmas Performances such a success. The Hall was full to bursting for all four of our Concerts which children across the school performed yesterday and today.

If you were unable to attend, then please see the link below, which will take you to Our Magical Classes, and then select your child’s class to view videos of each performance.

Also, please follow the link below to see who won our Christmas Jumper Day Competition which was to design a new jumper for Ms Cooper. Congratulations to everyone who entered; there were hundreds of different designs.

Also, some happy news to end the year…Ms Mack had a baby girl last week, Lily. Mum and baby are both well and we are looking forward to meeting her in 2017. Also, Ms Truong visited us yesterday with baby Archie who is a delight.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you for all your support throughout the Autumn Term and 2016. We hope that you have an enjoyable Holiday with plenty of family time. Merry Christmas to those families who celebrate Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone in our community. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Oxford Gardens on Wednesday 4th January to begin 2017 and the Spring Term with a smile.

Monday 19th December 2016

We have finally reached the last few days of the Autumn Term. We hope that you will be joining us for our End of Term Concerts taking place today and tomorrow.

Friday was Christmas Jumper Day and we all had an amazing time. Thank you for all of your support in raising money for Save the Children; we have never seen so many different jumpers and everyone seemed to have a unique design. Click below for a special report and follow the link for more photographs.



Monday 12th December 2016

This morning we had our combined Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert. It was delightful to see such confident solo performances; as well as celebrating the combined talents of our Choir and  Orchestra. This morning was not only a wonderful celebration of the children’s dedication and talent, but also the result of the inspirational teaching from George Zacharias, Natalie Rozario and Rebecca Sheppard. Thank you.

We hope that you enjoyed the performance this morning, and thank you for all your support and enthusiasm for music at Oxford Gardens.

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Attendance Update

Congratulations to Troll class and Gnome class! They have got the highest percentage of children with 100% attendance for last week. We look forward to celebrating all of the children that have had more than 99% attendance for this half term in our attendance assembly next week. Thanks for all of your support with attendance. It is really important to us that the children are here every day to ensure that they take part in all of their amazing learning!


Please see below our weekly update from MEND. The focus today is on the benefits of Physical Activity with another whole school weekly challenge; also we have included a lunchtime poster advertising a special Year 4 club.




We are coming close to the end of our READATHON experience with the end date being Friday 16th December! Sponsors can pay by cheque or cash to your child’s class teacher, or pay online by Please do support your child’s reading efforts, as well as encouraging pupils to read for fun, our school will get free books worth 20% of our sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.

If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.

‘Thank you for your support – and happy reading!’ (Miss Clare – KS2 English Leader)

Friday 9th December 2016

Firstly a huge thank you to the FOGS committee for their hard work in organising and running the Winter Markets held on Tuesday after school.  The event was a huge success raising a total of £451.16 on the day. 

Well done to Jake in Year 2 who won the raffle for the Christmas Tree.

Please keep an eye on the notice board in the playgrounds and also on the school calendar for any of the FOGS meetings next term, it would be really great to have more parents/carers involved and helping.

Finally, we are working really hard to achieve our Gold Healthy Schools Award. We have already achieved the bronze and silver awards and this is our next step. In order to achieve the gold award, we need to ensure that all of our packed lunches only contain healthy food choices. We have attached guidance on which foods are allowed at our school. We really appreciate your support with this and look forward to achieving the next award!


Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week.