Oxenhope CE Primary School

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Jaberwocky Films

We have been reading the poem Jaberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

Here are some still pictures of the backgrounds and characters from the poem that we have used to tell the story. Please reply and tell Merlin all about what we have been doing and why you think the goblins will be entertained by the films.



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!


Micro-organisms Investigation Narwhals

This week we have investigated micro-organisms and planned our own experiments like the one in the link below.

Blog about what you have learned and what you need to do to be a Super Scientist!



Narwhal Maths – Division

We have been looking at division in class so below is a link to the Woodlands Junior Primary School maths page on division which has some good links to Maths games you can use to practice your division skills, have a go and then post how you got on. Which is your favourite game to play? Which do you find the easiest and which can you get the highest score on?





Narwhals and Swordfish – The Silence Beneath The Bark

Watch and enjoy this 10 minute film. What do you think is happening? Where do you think it is set? What other creatures might live beneath the trees?

Find the film on Youtube by following this link.


Please post your comments.

The version we watched in class has a music score over the top of it – which version do you prefer? The link is below.



Kandinsky Maths

Emerald Class have been inspired by Kandinsky and Mr Birrane to create their own 2d and 3d shape inspired pictures. Can you describe your picture using mathematical language so we know which one is yours?

Try and use the words parallel, perpendicular, 2d shape names, 3d shape names, acute, obtuse, right angle and any other mathematical descriptive words you can.

Please reply Emerald class.


Emerald Long Weekend

Please reply here with what you are doing on this extended weekend.



Emerald Weekly Review

We have been making leaflets about the Titanic and Ingleborough Hall. Miss Redding came in to class and taught us dancing in decades to different music. We are practicing this dance for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We have been finding out about the history of the Queens reign and looked at timelines.

We have been having a lot of fun this week!

In maths we have been using Kandinsky pictures to inspire our own 2d and 3d pictures using the properties of different shapes – using degrees, angles, parallel and perpendicular and using protractors. Some of these will be photographed and put on the blog at a later date. We have also been learning our times tables.

In art we have been using charcoal to draw pictures of the Titanic and Ingleborough.

In circle time we have talked about how to react in difficult situations, for example if you fall out with your friends. We played Chinese Whispers to show how ideas can change when passed between different people.

We’ve nearly finished reading our class book by Neil Gaiman.

By Emerald Class

Please post any comments about what else you have learned, enjoyed or would like to learn more about.

Mr Parkin


Gorge Scrambling

Saffron – I preferred climbing the smaller rocks because the larger rocks were more slippy and I kept falling because I was scared of heights! It was a really fun experience.

Ellen – Although it was raining it made it more challenging and exciting for us.

Imogen – It was fun but terrifying because I kept thinking I was going to fall, but I only slipped a little and was fine. I was really confident after I got used to it and it was really fun.

Naomi – I felt really safe because I had a harness on and we were climbing up a cliff it was ties on to a cliff.

Harriet – I found it really fun but my favourite part was when I was sent down to get the bag but it was really heavy and I couldn’t pick it up.

Jasmine – My favourite part was when I nearly fell off, I was okay and made it to the top. It was a really fun experience and I learned a lot about how to climb safely.


Ingleborough Hall

We’ve arrived safely and just finished tea after our first activity. The children are excited, full of enthusiasm and a credit to the school.

Some of us have been gorge scrambling, some for a walk and others to the show cave. The children will blog about what they have done as a group or individually by replying to this post. Please comment and we will reply and add more information while we are here.

Mr Parkin