Friday 20th November 2015
This week we have celebrated Anti-Bullying week. All the children have had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities and learning experiences, including a special Anti-Bullying Video Competition. Click on the links below to see some of the winning videos based on the 2015 theme, “Make a noise about bullying”
Thursday 8th October 2015
National Poetry Day
Today is National Poetry Day and to mark this event we held the finals of our Poetry Competition. The children had round 1 in their classroom, round 2 in their year groups and round 3 – the final – was held in the hall in front of parents and the key stage. The standard this year was higher than ever which gave the judges a very difficult job.
The theme for National Poetry Day this year is LIGHT so all poems were based around this theme. There was a great mixture of poems from funny poems to more emotional and sad poems. Many of the children even opted to write their own poems and the standard of these was particularly impressive.
Below is a list of our winners:
|Key Stage 1||Winner: Sophie (Gremlin)
Runner up: Angel (Gnome)
|Lower Key Stage 2||Winner: Mia (Leprechaun)
Runner up: Amelia (Troll)
|Upper Key Stage 2||Winner: Jo (Sprite)
Runner up: Samira (Sprite)
Well done to all the other children who took part:
Key Stage 1
|Year 1||Leo (Gremlin)
|Year 2||Shyan (Gnome)
Lower Key Stage 2
|Year 3||Amelia (Troll)
|Year 4||Mia (Leprechaun)
Upper Key Stage 2
|Year 5||Verity (Centaur)
|Year 6||Jo M (Sprite)
Friday 18th September 2015
Monday 24th November 2014
Louise Yates visits Oxford Gardens
Click below to learn about her visit
Anti-Bullying Week November 2014
October – Black History Month 2014
Thursday 23rd October 2014
Click below to see a presentation from the workshop lead by Narrative Eye. Underneath we have included pictures to show some of the learning that took place.
National Poetry Day
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Click below for further information about our Poetry Competition.
Food Explorers Week
Monday 7th – Friday 11th July 2014
Jenny Hewlett from the Food Explorers Team has provided us with highlights from the fabulous week of culinary adventures that we all experienced at the end of the Summer Term 2014. Underneath the highlights, you will see a link to the full report which includes photographs and a wealth of information around the events that took place. Overall we are VERY happy with the outcomes, and this is definitely something that we will be involved with again next year.
– More than half of the students at the school attended the International Cafe (52% of students surveyed). It is estimated that between 250-300 people participated. Homemade dishes were shared from more than 20 countries including Syria, Jamaica, Vietnam, Russian, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Bangladesh, & Pakistan. Of the Oxford Gardens students that attended the event, all of them said they tried at least one new food at the event. More than half said they sampled three or more new dishes.
– A wonderful teaching garden with seven allotments (one per year group) was installed in the back of the school by the Royal Borough Environmental Team. Gardening began during the Food Explorers Week with the students planting tomatoes, pumpkins (for the Autumn), peas, purple sprouting broccoli, lettuce and a number of different seeds.
– Thanks to the smoothie competition, fruit snack session, Phoenix Farm & Whole Foods tour, the final student survey showed that 70 percent of students said they tried to eat more fruit and vegetables during the Food Explorers week.
– 82 percent of the students tried to eat a healthier breakfast during the Food Explorers Week. The students said they swapped their less healthy breakfasts (such as Coco Pops & jam on white toast) for porridge, eggs, baked beans, brown/multigrain bread, low sugar cereals (such as Rice Krispies & Weetabix) and ate more fruit. All but one teacher (who only agreed) strongly agreed that the students learned about healthy eating and the importance of breakfast.
– When asked if they would like to participate in the Food Explorers programme again next year, all the teachers surveyed & 93 percent of students strongly agreed. Ninety-three percent of the students said that they enjoyed the Food Explorers Week.
Click below to read the full Report
Mrs Weevils’ Bric-a-Brac Shop
What an exciting few weeks we have had at OGPS. Who would have thought that we could possibly fit a bric-a-brac shop into our school? Well, we managed it because on 11th November our Intervention Room was taken over by Mrs Weevil who not only filled our children’s minds but also our teachers’ minds and some of the parents’ minds with exciting stories. We have loved having Mrs Weevil and Agnes visit our school and have been delighted that they entrusted us with their bric-a-brac shop this week which we are currently filling with stories. For those parents unable to attend a workshop the photos below will give you just a small snapshot of what has been going on at OGPS the last few weeks!
Year 6 Detective Film Trailers
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