Oxenhope CE Primary School

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Acting Headteacher Blog – News

Good afternoon. This week I have been thinking about news and how it travels, especially in terms of the capacity we all have for using news as a way of making sense of the world and making links with others. We have an enterprising group of Year 5 children who are in the early stages of creating a school newspaper – The Oxenhope Oracle no less – and I have been interviewed this week as part of their first publication.

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Acting Headteacher Blog – Children in Need



At the end of a very spotty day in school we have had lots of fun and also raised lots of money for Children in Need – the exact total to follow. This has also been anti-bullying week which this year has the ‘Power for Good’ message. This has been a really good way to talk about how we all have powers to make a difference and it is also about how we feel about ourselves. It may not feel like a super power but  valuing yourself and just listening and noticing someone else can make all the difference, let alone taking action if you feel it is needed.



Year 6 have written and posted their blog again this week so I’ll leave you in their capable hands – the blog can be found in the side bar on this page. They have written mystery stories and made video recordings to share on the subject of cyber bullying which are amazing!

Mr Parkin

Acting Headteacher

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Children In Need Anti-bullying week and mystery stories

This week has been very busy! Anti-bulling Week, Children In Need and B ig Writes! Could the list get any longer? This week, it’s the turn of Rebecca, Dec, Grace and Josh.

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Acting Headteacher Blog – Classrooms

Good afternoon.wreath

Today in school we came together and shared a two minute silence in the hall, talking to the children about why we do this and what it means to people. We will also be placing a wreath, made by one of our year 6 children, at church during the service at St Mary’s on Sunday. The sale of the home made poppys raised £160 for the poppy appeal and £80 for school, to be spent by the school council.


This week I’ve been round the classrooms with my camera and snapped pictures of the role play and investigation areas in classrooms that are linked to our themes. Although each year group has a different topic there are certain similarities and expectations around what the children have access to in the environment and role play is among one of our expectations. I will move on to other areas such as resources, reflection areas, examples of childrens work and working walls in future blogs (and if working walls sounds a bit odd rest assured it isn’t a structural problem). Read the rest of this entry »

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Remembrance Day and descriptive writing

In Year 6, we’ve been writing a description of Scrooge from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We thought about his appearance, the way he walks and his personality.  Read the rest of this entry »


Acting Headteacher Blog – Communication

Hello and welcome to the start of a new half term. This week I’m not going to say much as a newsletter has also gone out today, which can be downloaded from the school website if you don’t receive a copy.

I’ve collated the responses to the parental questionnaire that was given out at the parent information evening and although the number of responses is small (less than 25% of the parents) it does give an idea of areas for us to question as a school. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Read the rest of this entry »

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