Oxenhope CE Primary School

Believe and Achieve

What’s the deal?

Delicious doughnut


Mr Fox wants some doughnuts – but he likes to save money whenever he can. He found a coupon in the paper for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The coupon was for £1 off a dozen doughnuts. This week they are on sale for £3.99 a dozen without the coupon and £0.35 a piece if you use the coupon. What do you think Mr Fox will do and why?

The offer ends soon though – so please help him make up his mind FAST!



100 word challenge

The mysterious, old book


As I nosed around in the dusty attic, I found – something – under a pile of old rags. Blowing the dust and cobwebs from the cover, I peered closer. It was a book. Ancient, discoloured and oh-so fragile, it lured me in for a closer look…

You have 100 words to continue this description. Make sure you pack in lots of lovely description and outstanding openers.



Scream Machine – Narhwhals and Swordfish

We will be looking at forces this half term and using theme parks as an example of forces at work. The links below are a good place to start investigating the forces at work and having fun designing rides.

This is a link to Amusement Park Physics.


This is a marble rollercoaster designer.


This is a rollercoaster ride designer with different levels to access.


Have fun and let me know what you have learned 🙂


The power of insects – For Narwhal and Swordfish class

This is a link to the bbc iplayer programme about the role that insects play in our ecosystems. It has some fascinating information in it.


This is a link to the rather more gruesome insect dissection programme which examines the insides of various insects by taking them apart and studying them. Not for the faint hearted and remember – these are scientists who have many years of study behind them.


Choose to watch one or both of the episodes then let me know what you think, the first programme is 30 minutes long – the second is 60 minutes long.  🙂



Internet Safety for Year 5 and 6

It has been a long day for our digital leaders – well done for introducing e-safety to the school. From some of the discussions we have had today the children would like to share this link to the cbbc website where there are resources, short films and games that help to discuss important online safety issues and provide solutions and safety tips to help you manage your online life.


Please reply about what you find useful.


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.