Oxenhope CE Primary School

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How To Blog Safely…

A blog can be very exciting, it allows people from all over the world to read our work and make comments. We need to remember to follow a few simple rules to stay safe and to get the most out of our blog.

  • Children are to only use their first name when commenting.
  • Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. Or post comments as “Harry’s Mum” or “Megan’s Grandfather”.
  • All posts will be checked by school staff before they are published to the blog.
  • All comments are moderated by school staff before they appear on the blog.
  • Always be respectful for other people’s work – be positive if you are going to comment.
  • No text talk – write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.

These rules should help to make the blog a safe and exciting home for our work.

Click on the picture above to go to the ThinkYouKnow website and meet Hector, Lee and Kim and play a whole host of e safety games with information about how to stay safe online for children, parents and teachers including where to go if you need help.


Year 5 – Scream Machine

Our topic this term is Scream Machine.  We’ve started to look at forces in Science and we’re busy creating shape poems.  We’ve lots of questions we’d like answering, here are our thoughts…

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Year 4 Bottoms Burps and Bile

Our new topic this term is Bottoms Burps and Bile! We’re all really excited about this topic. Here’s what we’ve learnt so far and what we’d like to find out…

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Year 2 – Spring Term

Year 2 have had a busy half term, we’ve been on a welly walk, looked at lots of different artists, baked and created some clay creations.  We also entered the 500 word story competition.  Read on to find out what our children enjoyed the most… Read the rest of this entry »

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Blue Abyss – Year 4



Our topic this term is Blue Abyss.  We have lots of questions already about this exciting topic! Read the rest of this entry »


NHGS Pupils Perform A Christmas Carol

Today some pupils from North Halifax Grammar School treated us  to a performance of their version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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A very brief message this week – please download the School APP for easy access to school information. The APP Store and Google Play both have the APP for free to download, then you’ll never miss a letter again. (Probably!)




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Year 4 Blog – The Year Ahead

It’s been a busy start to year 4.  Here are some of the things we have enjoyed so far and what we are looking forward to in the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »


Elterwater Day 2

Today has been split between walking and Gill Scrambling – look away if you are of a nervous disposition!

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Year 6 Elterwater Residential


Today we arrived at Windermere to clearing skies rather than the forecast downpours – always a bonus! A quick stop for lunch and then it was straight into the trees for the Tree Top Trek. Each year we find that the children really challenge themselves and face their fears. Children who are confident stretch themselves by finding challenge on the ropes and children who are at first tentative really enjoy proving themselves. Everyone walks a little taller and this year was no exception – everyone can be very proud of their achievements. Read the rest of this entry »



Hello and welcome to another year – how time flies when you measure it in half terms. We have taken the leap into the technological world of The APP as a school. This is in response to parents indicating that this would be a much easier method of communicating information. I have to agree although I suspect we will have initial hurdles to get over in terms of how it is used. When Parent Pay also comes online we really will have the capacity to reduce the paper output from the school to practically zero and have all money collection done electronically as well. There will be the option to sign up to emails with news as well as access to the app. So I would urge all parents to download the app, it’s free and available on Google Play and The App Store. You can accses all the newsletters, news items and key dates on a calendar and sign up for alerts when a new item is posted. It also allows us to send messages about school closure and important inforamtion that needs sharing as soon as possible.

It’s a whole new world of communication and I’m looking forward to seeing it’s impact.

Mr Parkin

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