Oxenhope CE Primary School

Believe and Achieve


on May 12, 2017

Hello – My apologies for not blogging for the last couple of weeks, time in school seems to have taken on a new meaning! I could not help but blog this week to mention how fantastic our Year 6 children have been throughout their end of Key Stage Statutory Assessments. The hard work and application of the children was fantastic and regardless of the numbers and scores that come back they can proudly say they gave their all, which is all we can ask of them. Thank you to parents and carers also for helping us foster the ‘relaxed but focussed’ approach which has served them so well.

I’ve attached a copy of the key dates newsletter below  and I’ve also got one update on the app/communication issue.

I am aware that we consulted on this earlier in the year and the results were in favour of an electronic method, alongside a paper option, not just of communication but also to allow a streamlining of certain things such as payments and letters. I am talking to a couple of providers but the contracts are tied in with other services we already take out so the timing means this will likely be something introduced either at the end of this academic year or the beginning of the next.

The wheels are turning but only slowly! 

Below is a list of dates for the rest of the year which will also be going on to the calendar on the school website. There is always a lot going on at this time of year and looking down the list there are some wonderful opportunities and experiences for all the children to take part in. Instead of individual classes inviting you in this half term we are having an invitation afternoon across the whole school in Week 3 of Summer 2. This will be an invitation to come and see the children’s work in a gallery style, curated by the children, from the Arts Week we are having. The work will then be on display and judged at the Millenium Green Fete in various categories, the planning for this is well under way. There may be additional projects going on for individual classes and some events we may only be aware of the full details closer to them happening, such as the Arts Week invitation – we will of course keep you informed.


Summer 1

Week 1- The Deep Residential Y5, Tour De Yorkshire (Weekend Event, invited children cycling ahead of the peloton)

Week 2 Bank Holiday Monday back Tuesday 2nd May

Week 3 – KS2 Statutory Tests Week

Week 4 – School Council visit to Parliament Thursday 18th May

Week 5 – Brownlee Triathlon Monday 22nd May, Stars of the week Friday 26th May KS2 09:10, Reception + KS1 10:00

Half Term

Summer 2 (KS1 Statutory Tests and Year 1 Phonic Screening takes place this half term)

Week 1 – Class Photos Wednesday 7th June, Y2 Blackpool trip Thursday 8th June

Week 2 – Y5 Hospital Visit Tuesday 13th June, Book Fair After School Friday 16th – Thursday 22nd June, Y6 to Doe Park Friday 16th June

Week 3 –  Oakbank Y6 transition session, KS2 Music Service Performance 20th June, Y1 visit Tuesday 20th June, NSPCC visit, Oxenhope’s Got Talent (in school event only), Arts Week – parent School Gallery invitation event Friday 23rd June PM

Week 4 – Y4 Ingleborough Hall Residential Monday 26th  – Wednesday 28th June, Oakbank Y6 transition session, NSPCC Charity event Monday 26th June + Y5/6 workshops Thursday 29th June, Friends Summer Fair Firday 30th June

Week 5 – Y6 Annual Leavers Service at Bradford Cathedral Thursday 6th July, Sports Day KS2 Wednesday 5th July PM, Sports Day KS1 Thursday 6th July PM, SATS Results Tuesday 4th July, School Reports home

Week 6 Report meeting offered Wednesday 12th July, Celebration Assembly Friday 14th July, Millenium Green Fete Saturday 15th July

Week 7 Y5/6 Performance, Transition Week, New Reception Home visits

Week 8 – Leavers’ Service Tuesday 25th July


Mr J Parkin

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