Thursday 30th March 2017

Mad Hatter Tea Party and Easter Bonnet Parade

Please click below to read about our fun filled afternoon.

Easter Bonnet Parade 2017

Christmas Jumper Day Competition

Design a Jumper for Ms Cooper

The Winner is ….

Congratulations go to Ana Carolina who designed this wonderful jumper with a fabulous picture of Dobby the House Elf, from the Harry Potter Books, who is proudly sitting on the front. As well as this, it is inscribed with his famous words….. ‘Dobby has given Master a Christmas Jumper’.

Well Done, very imaginative and highly original.

There were some fabulous entries, so a BIG well done to everyone who entered.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Click below to read about our exciting day raising money for Save the Children.

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Monday 17th October 2016

We were delighted to have so many entries for our Cake Sale Bake Off organised by our parent group FOGS. The competition was really high and it was tough choosing the winners! After lots of tasting we chose two winners for both KS1 and KS2 as well as two runners up as follows.

KS2

Winner – Amelia Grigorian from Dragon class for her classic Victoria sponge decorated with chocolate fingers.

Runner Up – Pedro Ciaives  from Dragon class for his rich chocolate sponge decorated with mini stars.

KS1

Winner – Alex Fletcher (Year One) for his delicious chocolate brownies and perfectly baked cherry  biscuits.

Runner up- Florence Shaw (reception) for  her  fruity peach upside down polenta cake.

ART WEEK – Express Yourself

October 2016

Last week saw an explosion of colour at Oxford Gardens as all the children participated in Art Week 2016. Our theme was ‘Express Yourself’ with a focus on the Russian artist Kandinsky. Kandinsky is often regarded as the first abstract artist which means instead of painting objects, he just used colours and shapes. He believed that this let him paint honestly about his feelings. We used this inspiration to explore colour and express our own feelings through art.

During Art Week each child participated in a workshop to create a mural for the school. You can see the new rainbow of colour in our Lower Hall. They also worked with their teachers to ‘Express themselves’ though art using paint, photography, silhouettes or colour mixing.

Well done to all the brilliant young artists for their innovation and creativity during Ark Week!

National Poetry Day

Thursday 6th October 2016

Today is National Poetry Day and to mark this event we held the finals of our Annual Poetry Recital 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 rest of the Key Stage.  The standard this year was extremely high and it is getting higher and higher each year.  It was great to see how clearly and confidently the children delivered the poems.

The theme for National Poetry Day this year is MESSAGES 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 all our finalists:

Categories Year Groups Finalists
 

Key Stage 1

Year 1 Christian Barry-Walsh (Merpeople)

Alex Owen (Merpeople)

Eva Cord (Gremlin)

Year 2 Grace Chen (Gnome)

Naomi Bruke (Gnome)

Yanni Harris (Goblin)

 

Lower Key Stage 2

Year 3 Alex McVeigh Vigo (Giant)

Angel Marney-Pasciullo (Giant)

Yasin Elmi (Troll)

Year 4 Amelia Grigorian (Dragon)

Afra Sayeed Iqbal (Leprechaun)

Emelia Thomas (Leprechaun)

 

Upper Key Stage 2

Year 5 Shanelle Sadsad (Centaur)

Tam Tadious (Centaur)

Iquao Aluko (Griffin)

Year 6 Ahmed Bashir (Hippogriff)

Elliot Laslett-Bowen (Sprite)

Verity Arden (Sprite)

The winners of each category were:

Categories Winner
Key Stage 1 Winner: Grace Chen

Runner up: Naomi Bruke

Lower Key Stage 2 Winner:

Runner up:

Upper Key Stage 2 Winner: Elliot Laslett-Bowen

Runner up:  Shanelle Sadsad

National Poetry Day is Coming

Thursday 6th October

Click below for more information

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Wednesday 13th July 2016

Attendance Prize Trip to see The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

Attendance prize trip to see The Gruffalo at The Lyric Theatre

Friday 24th June 2016

Our special visit from the Household Cavalry

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:

Categories Winner
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:

Categories Year Groups Finalists

Key Stage 1

Year 1 Leo (Gremlin)

Sophie (Gremlin)

Riad (Merpeople)

Year 2 Shyan (Gnome)

Ruby (Goblin)

Angel (Gnome)

Lower Key Stage 2

Year 3 Amelia (Troll)

Vita (Troll)

Phoebe (Giant)

Year 4 Mia (Leprechaun)

Adam (Dragon)

Amir (Leprechaun)

Upper Key Stage 2

Year 5 Verity (Centaur)

Fawzia (Griffin)

Elysia (Centaur)

Year 6 Jo M (Sprite)

Samira (Sprite)

Zebedee (Hippogriff)

Friday 18th September 2015

2015 Triathlon

Monday 24th November 2014

Louise Yates visits Oxford Gardens

Click below to learn about her visit

Author visit website

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Anti-Bullying Week November 2014

October – Black History Month 2014

Thursday 23rd October 2014

Narrative Eye

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.

Walter Tull and other heroes

National Poetry Day

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Click below for further information about our Poetry Competition.

National Poetry Day – poster

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.

Highlights……

– 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

Ox Gardens FE FINAL 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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