Wednesday 14th March 2018

World Maths Day 2018

Tomorrow we are celebrating World Maths Day 2018. Please remember that we are following a Rockstar theme for our dressing up on this day, and there will be a competition for the best dressed rockstar. Children will be working on several rockstar-themed maths problems throughout the day and we will also be launching our brand new maths competition; TT Rockstars. More details will be sent home after our launch day tomorrow.

We are looking forward to have a fabulous number filled day.


Wednesday 21st February 2018

Raising Resilient Children

We are running two seminars called Raising Resilient Children at Oxford Gardens on Tuesday  27th February at 9am (Lower Hall) and 5pm (Techno Lab). We hope you will be able to come along to either of the sessions.

Events in the local community have had an impact on the children that we look after and Total Family Coaching are offering a one off seminar to help you to support your children long term to build resilience and deal with stressful life events. The seminar will be run by a practitioner from Total Family Coaching who have been supporting the local community in various community spaces across the borough since the Grenfell fire. More information on Totally Family Coaching can be found here

You are welcome to come and bring friends or family members you feel would benefit from attending the seminar along with you. Refreshments will be available too.

Raising resilient children:

Parents are introduced to six core building blocks for children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with life stress.

These competencies are:

  • Recognising and accepting feelings
  • Expressing feelings appropriately
  • Building a positive outlook
  • Developing coping skills
  • Dealing with negative feelings
  • Dealing with stressful life events

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to the seminars next week.

Amy Moore – Inclusion Manager

World Book Day

As part of the World Book day celebrations, we will be holding a Dressing up day for the children on Thursday 1st March. We would like the children to dress up as their favorite book character on this day and bring the book that the character came from with them.

We really look forward to seeing all of the amazing costumes and characters enter the gates of OGPS.

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

Thank you for your continued support.

Sally Clare and Lisa McCrindle – English Leaders        




Monday 19th February 2018

Welcome Back Everyone

Hope that you all had an enjoyable half term and the children are rested and energised for what will be another packed half term of exciting learning opportunities.

Please see below important information regarding Parent Consultations

On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March there will be parent consultations for all of our classes (Nursery to Year 6).  This will give you an opportunity to talk to your child’s teacher(s) about your child’s progress, targets, next steps, how you can support your child with their learning at home and of course raise any concerns you may have.   The consultation slots are 10 minutes per pupil which is a short amount of time so please make sure you arrive on time to avoid them running over.  If you feel you need more time than this, then please make an extended appointment directly with the teacher.

If you are unable to meet your child’s/children’s teachers  during this week, or if meeting after school is difficult for you then please speak to the class teacher and they will arrange another time to meet with you that is mutually convenient.

How to sign up for an appointment:

Nursery, Reception & Year 2 –  on the sign-up sheets on the notice boards outside the classroom doors.  The sheets will go up this Thursday 22nd February at 8.45am.

Year 1 – on the sign-up sheets which will be located on the Yr 1 notice boards by the entrance door in the car park.  The sheets will go up this Thursday 22nd February at 8.45am.

Years 3&4 – there will be 2 tables outside the school office, from 8.40 – 9.05 and 3.25-3.45 and for Years 5&6 there will be 2 tables outside the school gate from 8.40-9.05 and 3.25-3.45pm on:

  1. Thursday 22nd February
  2. Friday 23rd February
  3. Monday 26th February
  4. Tuesday 27th February

On these tables will be the sign-up lists for the consultations.

If you are unable to come on any of these days or times please either let your child know what days/times are convenient and they can sign up for you, or write a note to the teachers with preferred times and days and they will arrange this for you.

If your child is in Years 4-6 then you will need to sign up to see their Maths, Writing and Reading teachers – please make sure you are aware of who these are.

The importance of meeting with your child’s teacher and being aware of their targets does play a crucial part in the development and progress of their learning so please make every effort to take the time to meet with your child’s/children’s class teacher.

Friday 9th February 2018

Children’s Mental Health Week

Thank you for supporting us today to raise money and awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week. This year children, young people and adults are being encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves.

Visit the following website for more information:

‘When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing’.







Have a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming everyone again on Monday 19th February.

Friday 26th January 2018

Thank you for yet again another fabulous week. Please make sure that you check your child’s Class Page as these have all been updated this week with news on new learning experiences.

Come and see our Nursery.

Please click on the file below and spread the word about our Nursery Open Mornings scheduled throughout the coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming lots of new Parents and Carers.

Nursery open mornings poster 2018

Friday 12th January 2018

Friday Again !

Not sure where the time is going !  We have had a fabulous fun filled week, and just wanted to finish by drawing your attention to a couple of special events which are happening soon. Enjoy the weekend and see you all on Monday.

Primary Futures Event Thursday 18th January

Please click on the link below for information about this exciting event.

Primary Futures Letter to Parents Jan 2018

Blokes with Books !

Calling all blokes (dads, uncles, grandfathers, friends, brothers), 

 We would like to invite you to our Reading Cafe on Thursday 25th January in the Lower Hall at either  8:45 – 9:30am or 3:15 – 4pm. The Blokes and Books Reading Cafe, will give you the opportunity to celebrate reading with your children. We will provide a variety of texts to read, teas and coffees to drink and mini snacks to nibble on! We cannot wait to get reading with you all.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 25th January.


Wednesday 20th December 2017

Thank you for your endless support, kindness and strength throughout the past 12 months. Together we have cherished one another, and with renewed strength have built on our unity, and begun the journey to make our community great once again.

Throughout the New Year, we are all looking forward to sharing many new adventures and plenty of smiles.

We wish everyone peace and happiness throughout the holiday period and into 2018.

The Oxford Gardens Team x