Oxenhope CE Primary School

Believe and Achieve


on April 7, 2017

It was lovely to see everyone in church this morning for our Easter Service. The children, as ever, were in good voice and the readers showed great composure to read their verses telling the story of Easter to such a large audience. Over Easter at church there is a craft morning on Monday 10th April starting at 10:30 and all children are welcome and invited.

The end of a term is always a busy time, lots of ends to tie up and learning to be finished off. The end of term invitation to parents went ahead as planned and I hope you enjoyed coming in to see your children, either as a visitor to the classroom or to an event.

We were part of a joint concert involving 7 schools in the Worth Valley which took place at Beckfoot School in Bingley. It was a fantastic experience and it was brilliant to see the children from different schools, with the different instruments, perfoming together. It really was an inspirational event and one we hope to continue and create as an annual occurance.

The Year 3 and 4 Easter Praise show was amazing to watch, the children performed well and with great pride and enjoyment. Performing is a valuable part of school life and something we enable all children to take part in during their time at Oxenhope. The Reception children have a Christmas Nativity walk and the Year 1 and 2 classes put on a Nativity production. For years 3 and 4 there is the Easter show and for Years 5 and 6 there is the end of year production. As they move through school it is lovely to see them growing in stature and working together on performances – a real team effort all round.

I know, having children of my own, that although school will be quiet the homes and streets of Oxenhope will be filled with the sounds of children enjoying themselves. Don’t worry – we open our doors again on Monday 24th April.

When we open the Year 6 children will only be a couple of weeks away from the statutory assessments and they are well prepared and all we ask is that they do their best and really show what they are capable of. To do that all children, not just Year 6, need to have a break and enjoy spending time with their families.

I wish you all a safe, happy and peaceful Easter break.

John Parkin


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