Our News items

Makaton Friendly Status, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 8:49am

We are thrilled to let you know we have been given Makaton Friendly status. A special thank you to Mrs Woodington and Mrs Minghella who have led this project.

This September we introduced a sign of the week and share this with staff and pupils. Please encourage your child to share these with you each week to develop their skill set.

 

 

Sports Round Up, by Miss Jones

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 1:58pm

What a busy week of sport we have had! 

Last Thursday, the Year 6 boys won their first football match of the season against Cherry Grove. Yesterday, the Year 5 and 6 football team played a match against St. Werburghs. The final score was 5-2 to St. Werburghs. Mr Brown was impressed with how well the boys play as a team. Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch the boys play. 

A group of Year 3 and 4 children attended a Tag Rugby Festival at the Chester Rugby Club yesterday afternoon. The children had lots of fun learning the skills during matches and worked well as a team. Thank you to Mr Brown, Mrs Hover and Mr Wynne for taking the children to the event.  

Some of Year 5 and 6 will attend the Tag Rugby Competition at Chester Rugby Club next week. If your child has not returned their permission slip, please hand it in to Miss Jones on ASAP!

  

 

Christmas cards - cash or cheque, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 10:36am

Thank you to those who have already handed in your Christmas card orders. A few parents have asked if they are able to pay with cash - yes we are able to take cash or cheques (cheques should be made payable to Oldfield Primary School).

 

Welcome to PGCE Secondary Trainee Teacher Tom Davies, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 1st Oct 2018 @ 9:00am

Welcome to Tom Davies from the University of Chester. Tom has just started a Secondary PGCE course and is spending a week with us at Oldfield to get a greater understanding of Primary education. 

PTA Christmas cards, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 3:30pm

PTA CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER 2018

You may have heard your child / children talking about Christmas in September!! Our PTA are working with IQ Cards to produce personalised Christmas cards this year. Children throughout the school have been busy designing their own Christmas cards. These designs, and further information, are being sent out to you for consideration. IQ cards are able to put these designs onto Christmas cards, postcards, wrapping paper, gift labels, magnets and coasters. 

If you would like to order goods, please complete the application form which is on the back of your child's design and return to school with the correct payment (cheques should be made payable to Oldfield Primary School).  The deadline for returning order forms is Friday 19th October.  We are unable to accept orders after this date.

If you any any queries please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Bailey.

Macmillan coffee afternoon - thank you, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 29th Sep 2018 @ 9:24am

We raised £259.75 - thank you

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Macmillan coffee afternoon by donating biscuits and cakes and by attending the coffee afternoon and giving so generously. It was lovely to see so many families supporting the event.

We appreciated the support of the King's students, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, parents and staff for helping us run the coffee afternoon.

Congratulations to Faye in Year 3 who won the jar of sweets - there were 46 packets of sweets in the jar!

Congratulations to Erin and Junior's parents who both won bottles of Bucks Fizz / Proseco in the raffle.

 

Macmillan coffee afternoon this Friday 28th September, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 24th Sep 2018 @ 12:18pm

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

You are warmly invited to our annual Macmillan coffee afternoon on Friday 28th September 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Please help us to raise lots of money to support Macmillan by attending our coffee afternoon and / or sending in cakes/biscuits/treats (the day before or the morning of the 28th). All money donated on the day will be given to Macmillan. Feel free to pop in to join us for coffee and cake before you collect the children and / or when you have collected the children. Your support is appreciated. Thank you in anticipation.

It's GOLD for Oldfield!, by Miss Jones

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 9:52am

We are delighted to announce that we, Oldfield Primary School have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. This is our third, consecutive Gold award!

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:

  • Our wonderful sports coaches who have worked with all of the children to help them develop in a wide range of sports including, gymnastics, badminton, dance, football, swimming - just to name a few!
  • All of the children who have represented Oldfield in the different sporting events.
  • All of the parents and carers who have helped with transport for the events and supported the children. 
  • All of the teachers and teaching assistants who have supported with the sport at Oldfield this year.

 

We look forward to applying once again in 2019!


Miss Jones         Mr Brown 

Dinner orders, by Mr Brown

Date: 1st Sep 2018 @ 8:49pm

We hope you have had a great summer. Please can we remind you to order dinners before Sunday evening. For Y3 please remember that meals will have to be paid for. Our management system has not transferred the children to their new classes yet. Mrs McComb will sort this early in the week. We are looking forward to seeing the children on Wednesday.

General Data Protection Regulations June 2018, by Mr Brown

Date: 2nd Jun 2018 @ 2:35pm

We have added our draft policies and  privacy notices to the school information - policies tab on the website. Please have a look at them before 25th June, when the Governors will pass them.

Football Champions , by Mr Brown

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 8:10pm

Well done to our superstar footballers in winning the Chester Schools League Play Offs in Manchester.

We beat Delamere and Acresfield, drawing with Boughton Heath and St Werburghs to get through to the semi final. We beat Belgrave  1-0 and ended up playing St Werburghs again. This time we won 2-0 to lift the trophy.

The trophy was presented by by Manchester City and Englands Curtis Anderson, goalkeeper in the under 17 World Cup last summer. 

Welcome to student on work experience from Reaseheath College, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 16th Apr 2018 @ 10:35am

Welcome to Jack who is on work experience from Reaseheath College. Jack is completing a Level 3 BTEC Course in Sports Performance at Reaseheath. He is completing work experience with us at Oldfield to increase his knowledge of sport within the primary school setting. 

Survey on the experiences of families relating to special educational needs and disabilities, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 28th Mar 2018 @ 7:57pm

Cheshire West and Chester Parent & Carer Forum would like to collect evidence about the experiences of families relating to special educational needs and disability. They are keen to gather as many view points as possible; both positive as well as any negative experiences.

This will form part of the evidence that the Parent & Carer Forum will present to the OFSTED and CQC Inspectors when they are inspected. It will help to inform them about how families feel the SEND Reforms have affected them and more importantly their children.

If you would like to take part in the survey please follow go the the Local Offer at www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk where you will find a link on the newsfeed to complete the form online on the Parent Carer Forum Website. Altneratively you can request a paper copy from the Independent Advisory Service (Telephone: 0300 123 7001 /    e-mail: iasservice@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk )

The survey closes on 18th April.

 

The Big Sunflower, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 28th Mar 2018 @ 8:36am

The Big Sunflower

Look out for a small envelope in the children's book bags - inside you will find a sunflower seed which we are encouring you to plant at home as part of the Big Sunflower Project. This project aims to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular conditions centronuclear and myotubular myopathy by growing sunflowers.

The Information Point for Centronuclear and Myotubular Myopathy have given us some sunflower seeds which we are distributing out to the children in school. They hope that their distribution of the seeds will raise awareness of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy as well as allowing participants the opportunity to see the sunflowers being grown by others taking part in the project.

The charity have asked that in return we send them some photographs of the seeds being planted, photographs of the flowers as they grow and / or when they have flowered. Please send your photographs in to school before the middle of July (13th) and we will send them collectively to Great Boughton Council who are coordinating this event. If you would like more information on the project please see the project website: https://thebigsunflowerproject.wordpress.com/donate/

 

Football Cup Success, by Mr Brown

Date: 9th Mar 2018 @ 7:25pm

Well done to the Y5/6 team on beating Acresfield 5-2 to be in the last 16 of the Cup. After going 2-0 down early on, the tem scored 5 goals. Every single one played well, but a special mention to Cameron for his world class goal and Ruben for an outstanding captain's performance.

We play either Huntington, Overleigh, St Theresa's or JH Godwin in the Quarter Finals.

Parent phonics workshop this Thursday - 8th March, 2 p.m. , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 4th Mar 2018 @ 12:37pm

Parent phonics workshop - Thursday 8th March

Just a reminder that all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend our Parent Phonics Workshop on Thursday 8th March 2 p.m. here at Oldfield. This is a great opportunity to get a greater understanding of ways to support children’s understanding of phonics.

 

The workshop, which will be delivered by Linda Neill from The Literacy Company (Linda has delivered reading workshops at Oldfield in the past and has a wealth of knowledge around phonics, reading and writing), will be informative and practical. We are sure you would find it valuable and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please either respond through the message sent to parents through our website or contact the school office if you would like to attend.

 

Fairtrade coffee afternoon this Friday 2.30 - 4, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 26th Feb 2018 @ 10:47am

Everyone is warmly invited to our Fairtrade coffee afternoon this Friday 2.30 - 4 in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to pop in for a coffee and cake before picking the children up and / or calling in after school with the children.

Your support would be appreciated.

Donations of cakes and biscuits would be very welcome - please send these into school on Friday morning.


We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Year 5/6 High 5 netball competition , by Miss Jones

Date: 16th Feb 2018 @ 1:49pm

What a fantastic afternoon of Netball it was! 

On Thursday, Miss Jones took 8 children to Blacon High School to take part in a High 5 Netball competition. The children played a new position for each game and really developed their netball skills. For some of the children this was the first  time they had played Netball! The team won 3 games, drew 1 and lost 1. This gave them an overall 2nd place; narrowly missing out on a semi-final place. 

Well done to Matthew Y, Ruben, Cameron, Macie, Ruby, Lily, Olivia and Masie. 

Many thanks to Ruben’s Dad and Ruby’s Dad for assisting with transport and thank you to Macie’s Mum  and Maisie’s Mum for coming along to support the children. 

What makes a good day for you?, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 5th Feb 2018 @ 9:51am

We've had a great whole school assembly today, at the start of Mental Health week, looking at how to look after our mental wellbeing as well as our physical wellbeing.

We reflected on what makes a good day for us. Some of the responses were:

Stroking my pet.

Colouring.

Going to dance class.

Playing sport.

Getting fresh air.

Reading my book.

Playing with friends at playtime.

Having breakfast.

Spending time with my family.

Getting up early.

Being ready for school on time. 

Having time to relax on the sofa.

Playing with lego.

Watching television.

 

We also talked about ways to deal with situations where we feel wobbly inside and shared ways we deal with these. Some of the responses were:

Go somewhere quiet.

Do my breathing - slowly breathing in and out.

Stroke my pet.

Watch television.

Sit on the sofa.

Do some colouring.

Stroke my special pebble.

Support Action Transport Theatre and Whitby Hall, by Mr Brown

Date: 1st Feb 2018 @ 5:11pm

ACTION TRANSPORT THEATRE WHITBY HALL TRANSFORMATION

Please click on the link below to see how you can help make a big difference.

http://www.actiontransporttheatre.org/transformation

 

Year 5 / 6 Basketball Competition , by Miss Jones

Date: 31st Jan 2018 @ 5:39pm

Well done to Macie, Lily, Ruben, Cameron and Franek who represented Oldfield at a basketball tournament last week. The children displayed great sportsmanship and enjoyed the opportunity to practise their basketball skills. 

Thank you to Macie’s Mum for helping with transport.  

Miss Jones. smiley

Competition winner, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 9:56am

Congratulations to Cai in Year 1 who won our name the room competition. Our new room is called Wyvern's Den. 


Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, there were some fabulous ideas and it was a very difficult decision. Our School Councillors discussed the different options with their class, took a class vote and then met together to agree on a name. Thank you to our great team of School Councillors for their hard work.

Year 1 promises, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 14th Dec 2017 @ 1:46pm

Our Year 1 children have been making promises for home. This is what some of the children have promised to do:

Tidy their bedroom

Cai

Niamh

Alice

Emily

Harry M

Nye

Zoe

Matilda

Harry L

Jack W

Lucie

Jayden

Oliver

Max

Christian

 

Help with the shopping

Reuben

Alfie

 

Laying the table

Brodie

Megan

Emma

Maya

Casper

 

Help feed pets at home

Sophia


Getting their own drink

Danny

 

Make their own bed

Sam

Libby

Joel

 

Tidying the playroom

Elliott

 

Help with the Christmas dinner

Erin

 

 

 

Year 5/6 Netball. , by Miss Jones

Date: 27th Nov 2017 @ 7:57am

Congratulations to the Year 5/6 netball squad who won their first 2 league matches on Friday afternoon. The children played brilliantly as a team , with some children playing their first every netabll match! They played Tarvin and Tattenhall, winning both. The scores were 16-1 and 16-3! This isa fantastic start to the league and we are already looking forward to our next match on 6th December at home, versus Upton Heath. 

 

Well done to: Macie (C), Olivia, Maisie, Matthew, Amelie, Lily, Sophia, Ruby and Emma, 

Year 2 Pebble Jar Treat, by Mrs Harrison

Date: 15th Nov 2017 @ 12:33pm

Year 2 Pebble Jar Treat

Year 2 have worked extremely hard since September and have managed to fill their pebble jar! The class have gathered their ideas and voted to watch a film (Finding Nemo) and bring in one teddy bear which they can fit into a carrier bag.


We will be celebrating our success tomorrow (Thursday 16th November) so please send your child in with one teddy bear in a carrier bag.

Contact the School

Oldfield Primary School

Green Lane
Vicars Cross
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 5LB

Main Contact: Headteacher Mr Alan Brown or Bursar Mrs Louise McComb

Tel: 01244 981772
admin@oldfield.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Nikki Bailey

SEN Email: 'nikki.bailey@oldfield.cheshire.sch.uk