Reception: News items

My Happy Mind - setting goals, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 15th Jun 2024 @ 8:40am

As part of our My Happy Mind Engage module, we have been looking at setting our own goals. Some of the children shared their goals with everyone.


Shrey – do a forward roll and a backward roll

Rosie – I really want to learn how to happy breathing, to get better at happy breathing because it helps me to focus.

Henry – I want to be more confident at swimming

Chloe – I want to learn to ride my bike

Poppy – to get better at skateboarding. To get better at knitting. Getting better at tying my shoe laces.

Toby – be able to tie my shoe laces

Joe – catching a ball

Theo – to be able to tie my shoe lace

Reggie – to ride my bike all by myself

Issy – be able to roller skate (I’m going to practice how to do it)

Melody – get better at writing, spelling lots of words

Thea – learn how to read

Megan – skateboarding

Sophia – ride my bike without stabilisers

Zack – roller skating

Gracie – get better at floating in the water

Zara – get better at cleaning my teeth by myself

Maya – riding a horse by myself
Elliot – learn how to do the whirlpool dance like my sister

Miss Franklin – tidy up the rubbish in my house

Miss Sedgley – get better at running

Miss Hodgson – get to the gym more

Olivia – learn how to do roller skating

Theo – learn how to tie my shoe laces on my own

Matilda – ride my bike without stabilisers

Harry – get better at swimming, doing star floats

Robin – learn to go under the water at swimming

Enea – be nicer to my friends

Mrs Bailey – say please and thank you more

My Happy Mind and Zones of Regulation in Reception, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 14th May 2024 @ 6:21pm

Congratulations to our Reception children who all recieved their Relate certificates today as we finished our Relate module this afternoon. This module focused on friendship, particularly on being a good friend. We learnt about active listening, particulalry focusing on looking, nodding / acknowledging and asking questions.

This week we are practicing doing kind acts for others as our tool for Zones of Regulation. This afternoon we all wrote a kind note to someone else. Some children wrote to their parents or family members, some to other children in their class, some to other children in school and some to staff. We were very busy!

Counting Colours - Zones of Regulation strategy, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Apr 2024 @ 3:02pm

Reception and Year 1 children have both been practicing Counting Colours as their Zones of Regulation strategy this week.

This strategy can be done anywhere and at any time! The idea is that you stop, think of a colour, look around wherever you are, and see if you can find things that have that colour on them. You might want to have a focus e.g. Can you find 10 things that have yellow on them?

This strategy can be helpful if you are feeling a bit worried, upset about something, if you are feeling lonely and also if you feel you have too many thoughts going on in your head.

Active March, by Miss Jones

Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 3:24pm

Being active everyday not only helps our bodies to be healthy but it is also important for our wellbeing. Doing something active can make you smile and feel good. Why not try the Active March challenge with your family? These are quick activities that you can do daily throughout February. There are even 3 levels of challenge if you like to challenge yourself. 

Children's Mental Health Week (1st - 7th February), by Miss Jones

Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 7:33pm

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 children (and adults) are encouraged to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.


Here are some activities that everyone can enjoy this week and beyond. 

If you want a copy for yourself, click here to download the PDF. 

Remembrance Day, by Miss Jones

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 5:27pm

Not long ago, windows in many houses in our community featured beautiful, colourful rainbow displays. With Remembrance Day not long away, you may wish to decorate a poppy to display in your window for people to enjoy. 

Here is a link from the Poppy Appeal Website where you can download a free poster to print and colour in/decorate. 

If you do not have a printer, why not draw and decorate your own poppy for your window?


Miss Jones 

Meaningful May, by Miss Jones

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 11:58am

An activity a day for a meaningful May smiley


Bake sale winners , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 1st Mar 2020 @ 2:59pm

Congratulations to the following winners of our recent bake sale:

Reception - Alasdair

Year 1 - Kai

Year 2 - Suraya

Year 3 - Oliver

Year 4 - Rachel

Year 5 - Eve

Year 6 - Oliver

Robertson's construction poster competition - deadline 12th June, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 1:55pm

Robertson's construction company, who are building the hotel next to Waitrose, are running a poster competition. Winning poster designs will be used on the hoardings which will be around the new build.

All the children have been informed about the poster competition today in assembly and will be bringing home Robertson's construction paper to complete their designs on. The designs should have a construction and/or Peregrine Falcon theme.

Completed designs should be handed in to Waitrose Customer Service Desk or returned to school. The closing date is Wednesday 12th June.

Remember to add your name, age and school on your poster.

Good luck. It would be great if we could see some Oldfield posters on the hoardings.

Robertson's construction are coming to school on Monday to do assemblies for the children.

Thursday 21st March - Gingerbread biscuits for sale after school, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 16th Mar 2019 @ 5:14pm

Some of our Year 3 children will be selling Gingerbread biscuits after school on Thursday 21st March. A donation of 50p per biscuit is suggested and all proceeds will go to the Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group. Boxes of prepacked biscuits have been delivered to school so we look forward to seeing you on Thursday to purchase one of our tasty treats.


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Adrift performance Tuesday 29th January 6.30 pm , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 25th Jan 2019 @ 6:54pm

We look forward to seeing as many families as possible to the Adrift performance this Tuesday evening in school. The performance is pitched at Key Stage 2 children and will take place in the school hall. Families and children are welcome.

Oldfield Primary School, Action Transport Theatre and the Ignite Teaching School Alliance would like to invite you to our community showing of Adrift:

Two children are in a boat. One is rowing. One is fishing. They dream about a land, a beautiful land that’s waiting for them. A safe land. Adrift is a poignant and important play from acclaimed children’s theatre company Action Transport Theatre. Told from the perspective of two children adrift at sea fleeing conflict, it is a celebration of the resilience and imagination of childhood.

Time - 6.30pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019 at Oldfield Primary School.

Doors open at 6.10pm, refreshments available both before and after.

Please join us after the show for a discussion about the play and how we can develop our curriculum to support our children in their learning.

Please RSVP to , or call 01244 981772 by Tuesday 22nd January

Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 8:42am

Just a reminder that is our Christmas jumper day on Wednesday - the children can come in something festive. It is also our Christmas lunch day on Wednesday.

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.



PTA Christmas cards, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 3:30pm


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 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.

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.


Reception pebble jar reward, by Mrs Wheatcroft

Date: 30th Nov 2015 @ 5:20pm

Our pyjama day is on Friday 4th this week (not 6th)

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