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    Form I 'A historical day!'

    22nd March 2018

    We had a marvellous morning at the Natural history Museum in Colchester, combined with a brief visit to Hollytrees toy section. The gift shops in both museums gave our children a chance to

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    Annual Swimming Gala

    15th March 2018

    Today we celebrated our annual swimming gala. The pupils over the last few weeks have been practising and perfecting their swimming skills, but also

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    Form IV Visit to Mountfitchet Castle

    14th March 2018

    Form IV had a fabulous trip to Mountfitchet Castle yesterday. The weather was very kind and we even got some sunshine!

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    The Vet comes to Oxford House

    8th February 2018

    This term our Reception class have been learning about amazing animals and this week, they received two very special visitors into their classroom! A vet called Ms James (Mae's mummy from Form II) and her veterinary nurse assistant, Lyndsey. Ms James and Lyndsey showed

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    Early Year's Christmas Nativity Production

    7th December 2017

    Once again, we were delighted to welcome so many parents, siblings and grandparents into school for our Early Year's production of the Christmas Nativity. The children performed each of their four performances

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    Fabulous Food Banks

    7th December 2017

    This year the school decided to support the local Colchester Food Bank as it's Christmas charity. The Food Bank was started in 2008 and has since helped many people in Colchester during times of hardship.

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    After School Cookery Club

    24th November 2017

    With the arrival in school last term of our chef, Mr Jay, it was decided to introduce an after school cookery club for the children.

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    Real Life Superheroes!

    24th November 2017

    This term, our Reception children have been discovering many different superheroes as part of their class topic. However, on Monday they were extremely lucky

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    Children in Need 2017

    20th November 2017

    Last Friday, the children joined in with the rest of the country to raise money for Children in Need. The children participated in a non-uniform day and

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    Our Reception class learn about Diwali

    17th October 2017

    Mrs Patel (Vivaan's mummy) visited our class to tell us about

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    Form V & VI Science Lessons

    13th October 2017

    Forms V & VI had new 'teachers' for a science lesson this week; they were taught by

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    Macmillan Coffee Morning at Oxford House

    2nd October 2017

    We were delighted to see so many parents at the Macmillan coffee morning last Friday morning. The weather was kind

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    Presentation Day

    14th July 2017

    As always at the end of each academic year, each member of staff and the current FV pupils vote to choose their new Head Boy, Head Girl and two Librarians for the following year. All votes were counted and this year we are delighted to announce the following results: Head Boy: Bhramav Head Girl: Lilyella Librarian: Elisa Librarian: George

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    Nursery II Class Visit

    14th July 2017

    As part of our people who help us topic, one of our parents, Mrs Miles, came into our Nursery II class last week and gave a very interesting talk about Reflexology. The children learnt how important it is to look after their feet. They also learnt where their solar plexus is on the foot and if they were to place their finger gently on this

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    The Tudors

    12th July 2017

    On Tuesday 11th July, Forms V and VI were transported back in time and the school hall at Oxford House became the Great Hall of the Court of Henry VIII in 1535. There were Lords and Ladies dressed in their finest clothes, served by 'servitors' at the Great Banquet. They were also entertained with plays, juggling and singing. The children thoroughly enjoyed their Tudor Day

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    Swimming Gala

    3rd July 2017

    Last Thursday our Form IV, V and VI pupils participated in our annual swimming gala. The pupils demonstrated pure talent, comradely and discipline throughout the event. We have some exceptional swimmers and many of the races were rather close. Well done to everyone for competing. We can announce our winners:- The Spendlove Boys swimming Cup was awarded to Oscar The Martin's Girls Swimming Cup was

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    Visiting Author - James Campbell

    3rd July 2017

    Last Tuesday, as a special reward with funds raised from the second hand uniform sales, the children welcomed James Campbell, author of the 'Boyface' series into school. He spent the day talking to the children in small classes about how he gets his ideas for his stories and how he turns those ideas into stories for his books. He was extremely entertaining and informative and funny. We

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    French Themed Day

    23rd June 2017

    On Monday 19th June Form VI arrived to Oxford House dressed in blue, red and white clothing in honour of our French themed day, including "berets et moustaches"! Some areas of the school had been decorated with "tricolore" flags and photos of famous French people, places and dishes. Our dedicated chefs had concocted a French inspired menu which was absolutely delicious... the "profiteroles" were very popular

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    Father's Day Celebrations

    21st June 2017

      On Friday we celebrated Father's Day. Many of our dads took time out of their busy schedules to have breakfast with their children. Mr Edwards, our Chef manager, provided a delicious breakfast menu and dads were able to choose from a meat free sausage and daddies sauce baguette, egg & mushroom muffin, cheese & tomato stuffed croissant or a smoked salmon bagel together with tea, coffee and fruit

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    Sports Day 2017

    20th June 2017

    Our Oxford House Sports Day was a huge success. In the morning our Nursery and Reception pupils participated in their running, fetch and carry plus bats and beanbag races. The children clearly enjoyed themselves and eagerly supported each other. The children were all awarded a book for taking part and the morning was finished off with refreshments for our parents. In the afternoon Forms I

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    Form II Visit to Colchester Castle

    12th June 2017

    On Friday 9th June, Form II had a really interesting and fun class trip to Colchester Castle. The first part of the day was spent visiting the Iron Age and Roman sections of the museum, going back in history and solving answers to questions, amongst all the artefacts. There was also the opportunity to dress up in Celtic costumes inside a mock roundhouse and experiment

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    How Hill 2017

    5th June 2017

    Forms V and VI enjoyed a very successful residential trip staying in the beautiful surroundings of How Hill Trust

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    From Caterpillar to Butterfly

    26th May 2017

    This half-term our Reception class have been following the cycle of the caterpillar with much excitement...

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    Persuasive Writing by Form V

    26th May 2017

    Form V persuasive writing on why you should register a place for your child at Oxford House.

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    FII Animals and their habitats

    7th February 2017

    In Form II we have been learning about animals and their habitats and how to care for animals. So I have brought my lop eared bunny, Bunty, into school for the day and the children really enjoyed learning how to feed him, look after him and handle him safely. I [...]

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    A special visit to the Reception class.

    7th February 2017

    To support our work on animals, on Thursday the 12th January Reception had some very special visitors of both the two-legged and four-legged kind! Mrs James, whose daughter Mae is in Form II, a local vet along with her veterinary nurse, a show chicken and Mae’s dog, came in to [...]

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    Form VI visit to Braintree Museum

    19th December 2016

      Oxford House School visited Braintree Museum on Friday 2nd December and enjoyed lessons in an authentic Victorian Classroom. Our pupils from Form VI  wore Victorian costumes for the day and participated in Victorian crafts and games. Here are some of their experiences: "We experienced an authentic Victorian lesson in a [...]

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    'Dragonslayer' Author Inspires Form III

    23rd November 2016

    On Friday 18th November Form III welcomed the author Pete Barrett to the class. Form III were prepared for his arrival with a range of probing questions to ask about being a published author and his life. As part of Form III's work on Myths and Legends the book 'Tich the [...]

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    The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations party at Oxford House

    16th June 2016

    The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations party at Oxford House took place last Friday and was a great success. The children came to school wearing red, white and blue and enjoyed a whole school party style lunch out on the playground. This was followed by a variety of games and activities which the children enjoyed [...]

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    Children took part in Readathon and raised a total of £1,283.56

    3rd March 2016

    The children took part in Readathon again this year and have raised a total of £1,283.56. Once again, we linked it in with World Book Day when all the children came to school for the day dressed as their favourite book character.

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    Inter-school cross country race

    24th February 2016

    Representitives from Forms III and IV took part in a rather muddy inter-school cross country race at the Colchester Rugby Club track. Our team ran admirably, with the girls and boys achieving a high second place in both their respective races. We are absolutely delighted and very proud of all [...]

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    Children joined together with the NSPCC Raise £2,180.93

    5th February 2016

    The children joined together with the NSPCC over several weeks and participated in various events to raise money for this wonderful charity. A tremendous amount of £2,180.93 was raised. Our huge thanks go to everyone involved and once again, to our parents for their kind generosity.

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