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.

Friday 14th July 2017

We have had a very busy week, every day filled with exciting sporting events . Yesterday we had our World Championships Afternoon which everyone really enjoyed. Big thank you to Ms Winskill for organising this. Click below to see a selection of pictures.

World Championships Day

Next week is very busy, so please make sure that you have checked the diary for the times of all the events.

On Tuesday we have our very special Community Day of Hope. Please see the letter below which explains all the details. Everyone is welcome.

community day letter 14.07.17

Monday 10th July 2017

We have been offered some free tickets to a comedy show for children at the Udderbelly Festival, on the Southbank on Saturday 15th July 3.30-4.30.  The show is called Comedy Club 4 Kids and is aimed at ages 6-11.  If you would like some of these tickets, please see Dee in the office by Wednesday 12th July, telling her how many tickets you would like.  Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.   You will receive a letter from Leila Kent on Thursday 13th July, informing you of how many tickets you will be given.

Also, please make sure you read the important Post below, first published yesterday:

Dear Parents,

As we are about to embark on the final fortnight of the academic year there are still a lot of events taking place so make sure you keep checking the school calendar on the website and the notice board in the classroom.
Hopefully you have all received the end of year reports but if not they can still be collected for the rest of this week from the class teacher. Next week they can be collected from the office.
This week is incredibly busy.
We have the end of year learning celebrations which take place on the following days:
Yrs 3,4&5 on Monday 2.30-4pm
Yrs 1&2 on Tuesday 2.30-4pm
Nursery & Reception 2.30-4pm.
On these days the children will be told what class they are in and who their new teacher will be for Autumn 2017.
On Wednesday all the pupils will spend time in their new classrooms with their new teachers.

Please make sure you sign up for school gateway in order to receive emails from the school. On Wednesday we will send an email to the parents showing the staffing structure for next year.

This week we are hoping to have our sports days – as Hamid is in the process of organising a different venue for these we are unable to confirm the day and time. However we will send out texts to parents to let them know as soon as we have anything confirmed.

As well as all of these important pieces of news, there are trips taking place and of course the annual Year 6 performances on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please do buy a ticket and come along and support Year 6.

Looking forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday 9th July 2017

Dear Parents,

As we are about to embark on the final fortnight of the academic year there are still a lot of events taking place so make sure you keep checking the school calendar on the website and the notice board in the classroom.
Hopefully you have all received the end of year reports but if not they can still be collected for the rest of this week from the class teacher. Next week they can be collected from the office.
This week is incredibly busy.
We have the end of year learning celebrations which take place on the following days:
Yrs 3,4&5 on Monday 2.30-4pm
Yrs 1&2 on Tuesday 2.30-4pm
Nursery & Reception 2.30-4pm.
On these days the children will be told what class they are in and who their new teacher will be for Autumn 2017.
On Wednesday all the pupils will spend time in their new classrooms with their new teachers.

Please make sure you sign up for school gateway in order to receive emails from the school. On Wednesday we will send an email to the parents showing the staffing structure for next year.

This week we are hoping to have our sports days – as Hamid is in the process of organising a different venue for these we are unable to confirm the day and time. However we will send out texts to parents to let them know as soon as we have anything confirmed.

As well as all of these important pieces of news, there are trips taking place and of course the annual Year 6 performances on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please do buy a ticket and come along and support Year 6.

Looking forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks.

Monday 3rd July 2017

Thank you for your support with us over the changes to the start and end of the day routines.

Please note that if children are going to skipping club, they must be dropped off by an adult before 8.45.

After 8.45, any children entering the school grounds will need to be supervised by parents/carers.

Thank you for your co-operation to ensure that all our children are safe at all times.

Thank you to Andy Evans and his Team for providing fun and happiness for all our Key Stage 2 children this week. Years 3 and 4 ventured to the QPR stadium and had endless fun which has provided all of them with a much needed lift.

THANK YOU from everyone here. We are so grateful, and long may our partnership continue.

Monday 26th June 2017

A couple of scheduled events to start the week:

KAA will be holding a transition meeting for OGPS Year 6 parents and children, who have accepted a place at KAA next academic year. This will take place at Oxford Gardens on Monday 3rd July at 4pm. This will be an opportunity for parents and children to find out more about what Year 7 at KAA will be like and to ask any questions that they may have.

WONDER under the Westway

Saturday 1st July 10am-12pm

FREE family art with artists Carolina Rodrigues & Rachael Nee exploring sculpture and architecture.

Families will imagine future visions of the Maxilla space to create a ‘Wonder’.

The workshop will be fun, physical and ‘over-the-top’ in ambition and scale including pulleys, tunnels and what ever else your imagination allows you to create!

The work produced will be displayed as part of the project celebration at Maxilla on 15th July.

This is a free art workshop for families living in North Kensington.

Children must be 5 years and over, and accompanied by an adult.

Spaces limited. Book your place by following this link

Each workshop takes place at:
Maxilla Walk Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, London, W10 6NQ (the former Children’s Centre under the Westway), and will run from 10am-12pm.