Transition morning - Tuesday 5th July 2022

On Tuesday 5th July, children at St Margaret's will be visiting their new classes during the morning.  This will provide children with the opportunity to meet their new teacher, be introduced to the learning environment as well as complete some work that will give a familiar look to the classroom when they arrive back in September. 

There are 45 children in each year group in school - this means that we have a number of classes that are mixed-age (contain two different year groups).  As a result, children will take different pathways through schoool.  When deciding which classes children should go into there are a number of factors which are taken into account, including: friendship groups; term of birth; performance across the curriculum; external test results (phonics screen, yr 2 sats tests, yr 4 multiplication check); and internal assessments (teacher assessments of the children's day-to-day engagement and achievement).  

iSingpop Album - February 2022

Please click on the link to access the recording of the children's voices from our iSing Pop project in January 2022. 

St Margaret's iSingpop Album

The password to access the album is SMOJAN2022

 

This is a tough time for families in Oldham, but we can help...

We’ve all faced difficulties, coming out of the Covid pandemic, the rising cost of basic goods and even the ability to heat your home. That’s why Oldham partners are working together to offer families a little more help to get them through a tough winter. 

Warn and Inform

If you have been informed by school that there has been a positive COVID-19 case in your child's class, please click on this link which outlines any action you may need to take. 

Education catch-up for your child

The Department for Education (DfE) is supporting catch-up programmes for all children and young people in England. Get in touch with your school or local authority to find out what’s available in your area.

Take a Peek Once a Week

Once a week take a peek headlice campaign. The school is launching a new anti headlice campaign called "Once a Week Take a Peek". This emphasises the importance of everyone checking the family's hair for headlice every week and provides information about getting rid of lice if they are found.

The children will be bringing a leaflet home advising parents about headlice, how to check for them and the different methods of treating them, if they are discovered. Please keep these leaflets safe for future reference as we do not plan to send these out again routinely.
If you should find headlice in your child's hair it is essential that you let the school office know. Please do not be embarrassed about this as headlice are a normal part of life and not something to be worried, panicked or ashamed about. The school will inform other parents of the class that there has been a case of headlice (no names will be disclosed) by school text service, rather than sending out more leaflets. The email will provide a link to the Once a Week Take a Peek website where you can download futher copies of the leaflet if you wish.
It would be wonderful if we could make this campaign a success and get rid of the nuisance of headlice, so please take the time to read the leaflet and get into the routine of taking a peek every week!