Oxenhope CE Primary School

Believe and Achieve

What’s happening in the grotto?

It’s been an exciting start to the week and the creativity is beginning to show in the grotto in the workbase!

Each class have been leaving exciting things in the grotto for the Goblin King.

What have you made for the Goblin King?


Fingers crossed if we continue to work like this I’m sure we will get the next part of the spell!


Sapphire class news!

This week has been another busy week in Sapphire class!

The week started with our visit to the life caravan where Harold told us all about being happy and healthy.
We have found out more about being happy and healthy during the week.

On Wednesday Mrs Kinnaird helped Polly and Gabby to run a smoothie and milk shake cafe for the morning and we all enjoyed delicious fruit smoothies and milk shakes. Well done girls!

The children have also been trying out different ways of exercising outside including building their own obstacle courses and devising lots of different types of races. Mrs Nutting had to try out each race including the running with a bucket of water race-we had lots of fun!

Our pirate ship is still popular so next week we plan to make some treasure maps!

We have also had some special visitors this week!

On Monday and Tuesday Amelia brought Cuthbert the caterpillar to school so we looked at non fiction books to find out more about caterpillars and butterflies and some children did some writing and drawing.

On Friday Thomas brought us some frogspawn from his granddads pond to look at. We are excited about seeing the frogspawn turn into tadpoles.

Our maths (PSRN) focus this week was:
•Subtracting/taking away from groups of objects.

Our new phonemes were: ow, oi, ear, air.
Our new tricky word is her.


I’m sure next week will be just as busy and just as much fun!


Wow Week Storybirds!

During Wow Week the group working with Miss Davis used a website called ‘Storybird’ to create their own virtual books!

ALIENS!!!! by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope23 on Storybird

HOCKUS POCKUS by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope21 on Storybird

Dogs adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope28 on Storybird

The adventure of LuLu! by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope7 on Storybird

Animals Are Silly by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope9 on Storybird

A Hero by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope27 on Storybird

Will You Be My Friend? by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope4 on Storybird

THE FROGS by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope29 on Storybird
ANIMAL ISLAND IS CRAZY by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope8 on Storybird

A Girls Best Friend! by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope31 on Storybird

A Milllion Years by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope26 on Storybird

GOING TO HOSPITAL. by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope13 on Storybird

In your dreams. by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope15 on Storybird

A Baby is Delivered by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope22 on Storybird

The Animals That Only Wanted A Drink by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope0 on Storybird

Sailor by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope1 on Storybird

WHAT CATS GET UP TO WHEN YOUR NOT HOME! by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope24 on Storybird

Cartoonz by Oxenhopestorytellers, oxenhope3 on Storybird


Can you help Sapphire class?

We have a group of children who are Scooby Doo mad! We have started a Scooby Doo tub. If you have any Scooby Doo toys, books or comics you no longer want we would be very grateful for them.

We are also hoping to get hold of some Ben 10 and Star Wars toys, books and comics.

Please have a look in your toy cupboard or toy box and see if you can help us!

Thank you from everyone in Sapphire Class.

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World Book Day

As part of World Book Day we are going to write a story together using the blog. Each class will take it in turns to write a chapter for the book by clicking on ‘comments’. Number the chapters in order and include your class name and by the end of the day we should have written a story together as a school – fingers crossed! 🙂


First BLOG for Sapphire class!

Hello everyone, we plan to put a weekly blog on the website to inform parents about what is happening in class and so that you can talk to your children and also respond to us with comments or suggestions.

This week’s theme is exploring stories.

Last week we read the Runaway Pancake story and this week we are continuing with traditional stories and reading the Gingerbread Man story, the 3 Little Pigs and the 3 Billy Goats Gruff.

We will be:

  • Role playing the stories indoors and outdoors.
  • Retelling the stories in words and writing.
  • Making gingerbread men.
  • Building bridges for the goats and houses for the pigs.

Our maths (PSRN) focus this week is:

  • Adding and subtracting.
  • We will also talk about weight when we bake our gingerbread men.


  • New phonemes this week: le (l), dge (j), ve (v), wh (w).
  • These are already familiar phonemes but we are learning some alternative ways that we see them written.
  • Our new tricky word is you.


Thursday is world book day. We would like the children to come to school dressed as a favourite book character and also bring a favourite book to school.


We have some Scooby Doo mad boys in the class so we are trying to put together a box of resources for them. If you have any Scooby Doo toys, books, comics etc  that are not wanted anymore we would be grateful for them.

Thank you

Mrs Nutting, Mrs Brooks, Mrs Reynard and Mrs Kinnaird.


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.


Emerald Class Spring 1 Homework

To be completed in your homework books, or stuck in when printed out.

 In class we are asking the children to write using a variety of sentence types. Simple, compound and complex sentences should all be evident in their writing. This homework is intended to provide a way of practising this independently.

 Week 1

Research the polar bear, investigate its habitat, the temperature and conditions it usually lives in, diet, where it hunts and any other general information you can find out about it. Then use this information to create a fact file in your book – remember to use headings, sub-headings, bullet points, pictures, questions and a variety of sentence types.

Week 2

Climate change means the environment the polar bear lives in may be under threat in the future. Research what climate change might mean for the polar bears. How can we slow down climate change? What can we do to help the polar bear?

Week 3

Write a diary entry from the polar bear explaining how it feels about what is happening to its environment. Each year the ice is melting earlier making it harder for the bears to build up reserves to last through the winter, making it harder for the bears to hunt and also forcing them to swim longer distances in order to find food.

Week 4

Design the front page for a newspaper reporting on the polar bears, climate change and what is happening to them. Remember to use headlines, pictures and simple, compound and complex sentences in your report. Make the headline catchy in order to grab people’s attention.

Week 5

If the world gets warmer and the polar ice caps melt, more of the world will be under water and we may have more extreme weather happening around the world. Animals adapt and evolve within their environment. How could the polar bear evolve in order to survive in a world with no ice or snow? Draw a labelled diagram of how the polar bear might need to change – use your imaginations and have some fun with this!

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Year 6 to visit Elterwater in the Lake District.

Have a look at the following websites and see if you can research places to visit and activities that would be appropriate to do.

If you aren’t in Year 6 and you know some good places to visit please let us know.





Playground activities



Our school playground will be changing soon! 

Last year you and the School Council raised money to have some new equipment. 

As part of this we will have an outdoor store to keep playtime equipment in.

What do you think we need to store in here?

Please try to think of things that you would like but also things that other children i.e. younger children, would enjoy.