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.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Please see attached below a letter which has been handed to our whole community this evening.

We have attached the resources posted on Friday which we hope you will find useful.

Mehdi’s Letter 21.06.17

Grenfell Tower frequently asked questions edited using winstons wish v2

3.-What-Is-a-Tragedy ASD friendly (002)

Also, a reminder that we would like to invite you to our second Parents/Carers Meeting tomorrow with the Senior Leadership Team and our Educational Psychologist  9.15-10.15am in the Lower Hall. This will be a chance for you to talk about how to help your children to cope with this tragedy.

Tuesday 20th June 2017

#GreenforGrenfell

This Friday 23rd June, over 50 schools in West London are showing their support for Grenfell Tower by paying £1 to wear green, with all donations going to The Red Cross. We ask that everyone tries to take part, but we are aware that some of you are not at home at the moment and so we will have a number of green t shirts and ribbons at school for children to wear, they will be in the classrooms with the teachers. As well as this we will be having a Bake Sale at the end of the day with all proceeds also going to The Red Cross who will distribute funds to affected families. All donations will be very gratefully received.

We look forward to seeing you in GREEN for the day

#GreenforGrenfell and #WLSU (West London Schools Unite).

The Summer Fair this year has been postponed and will now take place in the Autumn Term.  Once a date has been confirmed we will let you know and put it on the school calendar. 

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

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Welcome back

We hope you all had a good week and enjoyed the sunshine.

We are now in the final stage of this academic year and as always it will be filled with lots of learning and fun activities.

This week we already have some school trips and a dressing up day on Wednesday – dress up as a Superhero – which is in aid of Cancer UK and to support our fabulous staff team who will be running 5K at Battersea Race for Life tomorrow night for this worthy cause.

This half term we will be getting ready for the Summer Fair on Saturday 8th July from 12-4pm.  We would love to have more people support FOGS with both the preparation of it and also on the day so please do come along to our meetings if you are able to help and if you aren’t able to come to the meetings, but can help on the day, then we will have a ‘sign-up’ sheet available in the office soon.   The next meeting is at 9am on Thursday 15th June in the staff room.

Please don’t forget to download and log onto School Gateway either on the website or as an app – from September all letters will be sent out via email using School Gateway and if you sign up for this then all the texts we send out will be free, which will save the school much needed funds.

As a school we are regularly reviewing policies and making changes to our practice to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils.  Over the last term we have been working as a staff on adapting how we mark pupils written work.  Before making the changes we conducted research and the pupils completed questionnaires – feedback from which was used to guide our changes.  Key Stage 2 children had an assembly today where the changes were shared with them and there will be an assembly to share these changes with Key Stage 1 next week.  If you would like to know about these changes please have a look at our updated Marking Policy  – please click the link below but this can also be accessed on the website in the policies section with all the other school policies.

Marking Policy Summer 2017

We wish all our Muslim families well over Ramadan and would like to remind parents/carers that we only allow our Year 6 pupils to fast but not on the days they have PE.  We also ask that if your child is fasting then please can you send a note in to let us know.

Looking forward to seeing everyone over the coming weeks; and hoping that the sunshine returns

Please remember that tomorrow is Superhero day. Please sponsor our Superhero Race for Life Team as they take on the 5k Challenge at Battersea tomorrow evening.

http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Oxford-Gardens

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th May 2017

RSE LESSONS

During the summer term, children in Year 1 to 6 will be taking part in three RSE (relationships and sexual education) lessons.  The difference between a science lesson and an RSE lesson is that the latter focuses on the social and emotional aspects of growing up alongside the physical ones. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. RSE plays a vital part in meeting schools’ safeguarding obligations. Ofsted is clear that schools must have a preventative programme that enables pupils to learn about safety and risks in relationships.They will be taught with age-appropriate resources following The Christopher Winter scheme of work. The subjects that they will look at are shown below:

  • Year 1- Growing and caring for ourselves
  • Year 2- Differences (body parts)
  • Year 3- Valuing differences and keeping safe
  • Year 4- Growing up (lifecycles and puberty)
  • Year 5- Puberty
  • Year 6- Relationships and reproduction

Please see the leaflet that we have provided below and the RSE policy on the school website for more information.

Thanks for your on-going support.

Oxford Gardens RSE leaflet for Parents final May 2017