Oxenhope CE Primary School

Believe and Achieve


on March 27, 2017

Hello and welcome to what promises to be a very busy end to the term!

There are lots of events taking place and all of the details and times can also be found on the school website. This week sees the visit of the Life Caravan. Each class will have a timetabled session in the Life Caravan learning about the body and the brain. There is a parent/carer session from 8:45 – 9:10 on Tuesday morning if you want to have a look for yourself.

This Friday there are the Star of the Week assemblies, which also include the Star of the Term awards as well. If you can’t make it rest assured we will take a photo and share it with you and the class teachers will be only too happy to talk to you about why it has been awarded. KS2 09:05 Reception/KS1 10:00.

This week also sees the first Worth Valley Music Concert taking place and rehearsals are in full swing. A group of children from Oxenhope are performing at Beckfoot School on Thursday evening alongside, and with, other local primary schools. Stanbury, Haworth, Worth Valley, Ingrow, Lees and Laycock are all taking part. I went to one of the rehearsals last week and it’s going to be amazing!
Year 3 and 4 are also busy preparing for their Easter Show – Easter Praise – which takes place in the last week on Thursday (in the afternoon at two and evening at six) before we finish on the Friday. On the last day, Friday morning, we will be walking up to church for 09:30 for our Easter Service which will be a combination of songs, hymns and readings from the children. There will be a programme with song words for all to join in as well.
Thank you for supporting the school in all we do. We consulted about modes of communication previously and I have taken steps to investigate some new methods of communication – rest assured it is something we are on with. Also thank you for your responses about the end of year reports, I am gathering the information together and will inform you of what was said, as well as finalising the report format in due course.

The local secondary schools were all invited to parents’ evening and initial feedback is positive – we often get asked about our opinions and I think it is far better for you to have the chance to speak to them direct over such an important decision. I hope this is something we can incorporate in to all our parent consultation evenings.
We will be welcoming Mrs Parker to the Year 1 team after Easter and she is visiting school to get to know the children and staff before she starts, you may see her around school. In other Year 1 news I am pleased to share with you that Miss Smales is 4 months pregnant and expecting twins. She will still be working with the year 1 children but in a slightly different role rather than being completely class based. Exciting times ahead for Miss Smales!
Mr J Parkin

One Response to “Headteacher”

  1. Oliver says:

    I loved the part when we got to dab!

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