We had a wonderful day of celebrations for the coronation of King Charles III including lots of wonderful dressing up, lessons in class, a coronation re-enactment assembly and a delicious party tea. Here are some photos of our classes dressed up - more pictures to follow tomorrow. Mrs C : )
After last year's World Book Day Masked Reader Event and the Autumn term Morda Reading Cafe - Mrs Jones our Reading Champion had a lot to live up to - but she did us proud organising a wonderful shared reading 'Book Blast'.
The event really was a blast! Younger children loved being read to by older children. Children in the Daffodils Class also took part in a World Book Day on-line reading event and we had a special World Book Day assembly.
Here's Mrs Jones's review of a wonderful World Book Day and some fab photos - just look at how engaged those readers are!
To celebrate World Book Day we held an event in the library, with pupils in years 5 and 6 choosing a book to share with the pupils in Bluebells Class. After practising reading the books and thinking of ways to involve the younger pupils in the books, the pupils from Shamrocks and Roses class shared their books with confidence and enthusiasm. Bluebells Class enjoyed being read to in the library and they all want to do this again! The school governors, Mrs Leach and Mrs Shaw, came in to see the event and to help. Well done to everyone involved!
Mrs H. Jones (Morda Book Champion).
Thank you to everyone who joined in with the FOMs Half Term Activity - all money raised will be put towards future school trips.
SLEEP/ WELLBEING LIVING WELL WEEK
This week is our Sleep/ Wellbeing Week. Mrs Edwards has organised some lovely restful wellbeing activities for the week and we will all be learning about how to stay safe online this week. Our Sleep Week diary of events can be found below. Please also check out the National Centre for Children and Families Talking Mental Health PowerPoint.
Key Dates Reminder
Key dates for your diary:
13th - 17th February - Sleep & Emotional Wellbeing Week.
6th -10th March - Year 5 at Arthog.
29th March - Easter Service at St Oswald's Parish Church, all parents & carers invited.
9th - 12th May - Year 6 SAT's.
3rd - 5th July - Year 6 High School transition days.
19th July - Summer Leavers Service at St Oswald's Parish Church , all parents & carers invited.
Welcome back to a new year and an exciting new term.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas service and for the generous donations to The Children's Society We hope you enjoyed the wonderful retelling of the Christmas story from the point of view of the Christmas Star and the lovely singing and instrumental performances in the service.
The children made a great start to the spring term last week
There will be a history focus in all the classes this term with children in the Bluebells finding out about the Great Fire of London; the Daffodils about the intrepid men and women who made first flights; the Roses Class will be finding out about the Roman Invasion and Settlement in Britain and the Shamrocks will be studying World War 2 in Oswestry. There will be lots of Mantle of the Expert drama work to bring these historical periods to life.
Of course there will also be the full range of other subjects. Science will be focusing on chemistry ( materials and their properties ) and already the Roses are well in to their DT project making a sling shot car. Teachers have been busy planning great art, RE , PSHE and PE lessons for this term.
This term year 5s will visit Arthog a children take part lots of wellbeing and relaxation activities as part of our Living Well : Sleep Well week at the end of the February half term.
We are all looking forward to a fantastic 2023
Mrs C and Mr E
Olivia Lewis was delighted to be asked to help switch on the Oswestry Christmas Lights bringing Christmas cheer to Oswestry - See the lovely festive pictures below.
Harvest donations collected during eat well week have been delivered to OsNosh, Oswestry FoodBank and OsWarm.
The wonderful pumpkins created by Morda pupils were delivered by Lottie, Adele, Hattie and Isla to Hope House for their children's Halloween trail around the hospice.
Thank you to Morrisons Supermarket for providing prizes for EatWell Week.
And a big 'Thank You' to all parents, carers, pupils and staff for your ongoing support, enthusiasm, kindness and generosity.
We talked about healthy food choices and studied the Eat Well Plate. We talked about healthier bread options and why whole grain is good for our diet. Everyone selected healthy ingredients and made a healthy harvest sandwich which we then shared with parents at our harvest tea.
Families who need financial advice and support but don’t qualify for Government funded Free School Meals can contact the Council’s Welfare Support Team application line - 0345 678 9078 (option 2) for support.
Oswestry and Borders FoodBank can be contacted on 0300 10 20 110
or online https://oswestryandborders.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/
or by contacting Lesley Edwards at school by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or text 07395877129
Foodshare Table at Oswestry OsNosh Community Kitchen
07538 709 299
OsNosh CIC, Oswestry, SY11 1LW
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