Whole School Events 2018-19

Whole School Events 2018/2019

Singing Square – July 2019

Oldham Peace Times

We appear on page 10 of the twentieth issue of the Oldham Peace Times

The Great Big Get Together

Thanks to the Candyman and the Deputy Mayor for joining us for our Great Big Get Together in honor of Jo Cox, the MP who lost her life a few years ago. We celebrate the fantastic community we have here at Alex Park.

 

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Rocking Your Socks for Down’s Syndrome

Well done to everyone for supporting out fundraising efforts for Down Syndrome back in March. We raised £400! Congratulations everyone.

Just to say ….Many thanks to you and to all the Staff and children of Alexandra Park Primary School Oldham for participating in a World Down’s Syndrome Day Rock Your Socks Event in Aid of DSWESTPENNINE Reg Charity 1140539
You have just made such a BIG Difference to a Small Charity!
Thank you !
We hope you enjoyed the Gingerbreads!
With Thanks and Kind Regards

Frances Battle (Treasurer) For and on behalf of: DSWESTPENNINE     Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group.

Sports Day June 2019

What a great success parents teachers and children having so much fun on this beautiful day well done

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Trip to Hack Oldham – June 2019

Pupils from each year group had the amazing opportunity to visit Hack Oldham. Here the pupils were able to programme traffic lights microbits. It was a fantastic opportunity to see programming in action related to real life situations. They then had the privilege to use their state of the art VR facilities where they had to walk the plank on top of a sky scraper. Only the brave survived! 🙂

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Sing up day

Hi ladies and gents! We got a mention in the Sing Up Day video at 2:07.
We hope that you enjoy the video and please do share it with your school, friends and colleagues. Thank you again for taking part.

Manchester Bees

As a school we have made bees to remember the 2nd anniversary of the Manchester Bombing. Our bees will be on display for our Singing Square on Friday. We will have 360 bees on display in the hall.
Thank you to Mrs Lynch for judging our bees. She chose her favourite 22 bees to be used for a display in school. We couldn’t leave out the Y6 fabulous 3D bees though…

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Year 5/6 had a special visitor from the council to talk about Radicalisation and who they can seek help from if they are worried or nervous about anything.

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Walk to school week results

Here were the Walk to School week results. Well done to Class 11 and Class 3 for the highest scores!

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Singing Square – 12 April 2019

Here is a video of our singing square assembly.

Mrs Wainwright send off – March 2019

Our school choir give Mrs. Wainwright an emotional send off

Dance Competition video – March 2019

Whole School Science afternoon – 19th March 2019

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Miss White’s reading group – 18th March

Miss White’s reading group are reading Burgler Bill – They made potatos of their main characters!

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Explore Learning

Explore Learning came in to launch their competition where yo ucan win a trip to Disney land and meet Alesha Dixon!

National Sing Up Day – 13th March 2019

This is Alexandra Park’s choir taking part in National Sing Up Day!

Book Week w/c 4th March 2019

Book bingo
As part of Book Day we quizzed each other on our favourite books, thinking about which books we could tick off on our book bingo!

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Book reading

Book Week wouldn’t be complete without a bit of reading. We’ve been peer assessing our reading abilities.

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World Book Day – 7th March
Attached are the photos from assembly this morning and the winners of the competitions! Well done everyone for some fantastic work and some brilliant costumes.

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Ice Palace Drama
Year 5 had the challenge of telling parts of our story to the other class. We each read a section of the story, and created a short drama, to share with the groups that hadn’t read those sections.

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Cressida Cowell Live Stream – 6th March

Class 9 got to speak to Cressida Cowell on live stream thanks to @SkypeClassoom and #Skype2learn. It was a fantastic experience. We learnt how to draw the main characters and got to ask her questions. Thanks for this wonderful experience @SkypeClassroom.

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Book hunt

We created a book hunt around school. The children had to write down what they thought the title of the book was from cryptic clues written down. These clues were scattered around the school.

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Design a book token

Class 9 have entered the National Design A Book Token competition! Hope we win!

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Assembly – 5th March

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Jon Mathew visit 4th March

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Aspirations Day 2018.

We held Aspirations day on Wednesday 5th December. On this day pupils had the opportunity to listen to talk from professionals that the children aspire to be like when they grow up. It was a massive success. A big thankyou to all of our visitors that helped make this day a success.

 

Road Safety Week 2018.

The council came in to do assemblies across school about the importance of being safe on the road. Year 5 took part in Walking workshops whereby they were shown the safe ways to cross the road even when circumstances are not ideal. Year 3 have had workshops in how to be safe around roads. Year 6 were given advice on walking to and from school safely, especially where being in cars is concerned.
“This weeks been a fantastic success. We’ve followed up our assemblies with in class activities and really focused on how to keep children safe. It’s important they learn these skills young, so they can keep themselves safe through life”- PSHE coordinator Samantha Nicholson-Hickling. This event was also featured in the Oldham evening chronicle. Please click the link below to access.

https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/149/education-schools/124373/pupils-learn-the-importance-of-staying-safe-on-the-roads

 

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Respect Week.

We’ve had a fantastic start to our respect week (aka anti-bullying week). Our pastoral team led an assembly whereby adults were deliberately disrespectful. Children had made respect flags and were asked to wave them when they saw something disrespectful such as an adult on their phone, or talking over someone. The children were asked to come in in their odd socks to show that everyone is different. We’ve ran an odd sock making competition and the picture includes some of our fantastic home made entries. The children also sang a song about Choosing Respect. To raise money for antibullying charities we have been selling antibullying wristbands.
We’ve also included photos of some of our respect flags.
In the socks photos you have:
Subhan Mailk (Year 6), Anabia Ali (Year 3), Aaminah Ali (Year 3), Ayman Ali (Year 5), Hany Ali (Year 4), Sama Mahmood (Year 4), Ahad Aziz (Year 3).

 

 

In the respect flags they are all year 5 – Safwaan Mahmood, Huzaifah Khan, Sali Seidi, Huriyah Amin, Mehek Hussain, Amaan Muhammed.

 

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Remembrance Day.

Below are some photos from our Remembrance activities today. We started off the day with an assembly remembering why we celebrate Remembrance. I am so proud of all the children who took it very seriously. They sang our remembrance song beautifully. In Year 3 they made poppies and researched a soldier to find out what their lives were like. In Year 4 they read Flanders Fields and found out about John McCrae. In Year 5 we made plastic poppies using bottle bottoms and tissues, they also made a wreath. Some classes wrote haiku’s as part of the BBC Live lesson.
The children have been really respectful today and I am so proud of them, especially having a personal link to the wars through my Great Great Uncle who served and died in Dunkirk – Mrs Hickling. This event was also featured in the Oldham Reporter. Please click the link below to access.

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/11/alexandra-park-pupils-remember/

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World Metal Health Day.

Children were asked to come into school wearing something yellow to raise awareness of World Mental Day. Hannah Culling (Year 3 Teacher & Forest School Leader) led the event with an informative assembly to inspire the children to think about how to look after their mental health and that of others.

My comment as PSHE co-ordinator “It’s really important our children know about mental health and how to look after themselves. It’s been a fantastic day where the children have been able to talk openly. We want to remove that stigma that develops around mental health, and make it an important part of our curriculum.” Samantha Hickling – PSHE Co-ordinator.

Jennifer Seabright headteacher said “The children were really engaged with the assembly and it’s good to see so many of our children wearing yellow. A fantastic day!”

This article was also featured in the Oldham Times. Please click on the link below to access.

https://www.theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/17003392.oldham-pupils-chalk-up-awareness-of-mental-health-and-racism/

Show Racism The Red Card. 

We have had a very successful Anti Hate Week. We kicked off the week with Oldham Athletic talking to our children about Racism in football, specifically our local teams. We lead on the week with Stop Hate UK coming into school on Wednesday to talk to the children about their work. They gave out their helpline number to all the children to take home. Friday celebrated our Show Racism the Red Card day, with the children coming into school i need with a £1 donation for Stop Hate UK. On the day Debbie Abrahams talked about her work with show racism the red card, our Year 3 teacher Mr Whiteside referred our own Show Racism the Red Card football tournament. Our children chalked anti-hatred messages on the playground and made red cards to fill out playground with the message that we don’t accept persecution and hate in our classrooms.

Attached are photos from the playground chalking, the red cards and the visitors we’d had. There is are also photos on Debbie Abrahams twitter.

From me “It has been a fantastic week in school. The children have been engaged and talking about the problems in their lives as well as in the wider world. It’s been an excellent opportunity for some frank and honestly discussions. Well done everyone.”

Stop Hate – “Lovely school with beautiful, insightful children. Good luck with breaking down barriers and stopping hate!”

“Thank you to all the visitors we have had in school this week who have enhanced the key message to stamp out hate.  We are a diverse school and celebrate differences everyday. The children have voiced their own personal messages about the Hate campaign and we thank Mrs Hickling (PSHE Leader) for organising the whole event.”  Mrs Seabright (Headteacher)

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth said, “I’m very much looking forward to visiting Alexandra Park to see for myself the work pupils have been doing across the school to mark Stand Up to Racism.  From having a visit from Oldham Athletic to creating red cards to display on Friday, I pay tribute to their efforts across this week and look forward to joining them for the special assembly on Friday.”

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Newspaper.

Alexandra Park Junior School have made headlines in local newspapers several times. These headlines highlight all the wonderful things taking place in our school.

Please click on the links below to access these articles.

https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/149/education-schools/124373/pupils-learn-the-importance-of-staying-safe-on-the-roads- Road Safety

https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/149/education-schools/123711/youth-mayor-inspires-children-at-alexandra-park-school– Youth Mayor Visit
https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/149/education-schools/122927/pupils-have-liftoff-as-rocket-world-come-to-school– Rocket World

https://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/149/education-schools/122466/generous-alexandra-park-children-help-keep-foodbank-stocked-up– Food Bank

https://www.cornerstonedm.co.uk/clients/revolution/knowledge-nov-2018/mobile/index.html– Knowledge Magazine Winter Edition – Food Bank, Water Pump and Mental HealthWeek

https://www.theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/17003392.oldham-pupils-chalk-up-awareness-of-mental-health-and-racism/– Mental Health

https://www.theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/16967167.pupils-harvest-donations-and-funds-for-worthy-causes/– Food Bank

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/11/alexandra-park-pupils-remember/– Remembrance

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/10/oldham-school-holds-fun-day-to-raise-funds-for-new-school-equipment/– Fun Day

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/10/oldham-primary-school-raises-enough-money-for-a-water-pump-in-bangladesh/– Water Pump

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/09/alexandra-park-pupils-meet-the-mayor-on-international-day-of-peace/– International Day of Peace

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/09/peace-week-at-alexandra-park-junior-school/– Peace Week

Safer Internet Day 2019

At Alexandra Park Junior School we celebrated Safer Internet Day for a whole week. The Computing lessons all focused on this years theme of “Consent online”. There were lots of fun activities and competitions that children could take part in. Below are pictures from the week along with some prizes that were won by pupils by showing a positive attitude and sharing some fantastic ideas on how to be safe!!

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Permission Pledge Winners 2019

The children took part in a “Permission Pledge Poster” competition for Safer Internet Day 2019. Below are the winners and their amazing posters! Well done everyone!!

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