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World Book Day 2024

Whole School World Book Day Story!

Each class had the challenge of adding their part to our whole school story on World Book Day this week. Each Teacher bought in an object which had to be included in the story.

The story started in Class 1, it travelled through the school and was concluded in Class 5.


Once upon a time there was a sloth called Bob who was sleeping on the branch of a pineapple tree. There were lots of other sloths but they were very mean except Bob.

Suddenly Bob got woke up with a big growl! Bob was very scared he started to shake all over and scream HELP!!! Bob jumped up and started to slowly run away to try and find a bigger tree! As Bob was looking for another tree he spotted a wolf in the distance. All of a sudden the wolf started to chase Bob! Luckily Bob found a new friend called Jim who was a magical unicorn. Please help me said Bob and before the wolf could catch him, Jim the unicorn said ABRACADABRA! Next Bob and Jim disappeared in a puff of glitter!

They arrived in … sunny, dusty Mexico. They soon realised they were in the middle of a parade for Festival de Mexico!! Bob and Jim were amazed by the bright, vibrant colours that they saw all around them. There were people dancing and shouting wearing the most incredible, colourful skirts and gigantic, straw sombreros. They just couldn’t help it … they had to start dancing!! Jim, the magical unicorn, used his magic powers to give them tambourines and sombreros. They kept dancing all through the day until sun set over the city. They were shocked by a loud, crackling bang. Bob started to shiver with fear but Jim pointed to the sky where they saw beautiful, colourful fireworks.

But then Bob spotted something else making a loud bang…..

Before they knew it, Bob and Jim found themselves in … cold, green Ireland. In the distance, they could hear a magical, beautiful sound. Jim and Bob couldn’t help themselves they ran towards the music. It took them through a wet, damp and mossy forest with trees as tall as skyscrapers. Suddenly, they saw a leprechaun playing a bouzouki, which was a small, wooden string instrument. She said, “My name is Ruby and I can send you to a magical place of your dreams.”

“I want to go to candy land please!” whispered Bob.

“I want to go to Wonderland though where Alice lives,” shouted Jim.

Ruby snapped her little, elf-like fingers and …

Jim and Bob transported to the gates of gloomy, abandoned, eerie castle.  Both Jim and Bob stood, frozen to the spot. Totally petrified, like they were in the midst of hell!  A dull light appeared through the window of the castle before disappearing again.

“This doesn’t look like Candyland to me!” whimpered Bob. 

“Yo, let’s go and check out what that light was dude!” replied Jim the unicorn.

They walked up to the drawbridge and crossed the foul smelling moat.

“There it is again!” shrieked Jim.  They both sprinted up the spiral staircase and into the top bedroom.  There, lying on the bed, was a strange, yellow torch. As Jim picked up the torch, the door slammed shut and they realised that they were trapped. 

“Help!” yelled Bob.  We will never get out of this he thought!

As if Jim had read his mind, He replied, “Oh yes we will,” and he whispered the magic word. Abracadabra.  When Jim and Bob next opened their eyes, they were……

Well, where exactly were they?! Their senses went into overload; the smells, the sights, the sounds were like nothing they had experience before.  “Wow! What is this place?!” asked Bob, his eyes bulging and his mouth gaping open. They were stood outside a grand, extravagant building. Jim squints in the brightness and peers to the left of the brightly coloured door. “WONKA’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY” said the glowing sign that appeared to be made out of chocolate sprinkled with little multi-coloured sweets. An amazing drawbridge made a loud thump in front of them making them jump out of their skin. Suddenly, an army of short, orange men marched towards them with a magnificent chocolate egg in each hand. Beyond the drawbridge was even more chocolate: a chocolate waterfall and a sugar cane boat. Bob and Jim clambered into the boat in total awe and as it moved forward towards the chocolate waterfall, everything became blurry and hazy until they both woke up from the most amazing dream ever! What an extraordinary adventure!

Rota Kids

Rota Kids is a national project which allows children to get involved with their community, build new
skills and meet new people along the way. Please meet our new Rota Kids for this term:
Esme Jones, Fenn Williams, Ollie Taaffe, Temperance Waddington-Gries, Bodhi Hodson, Kitt
Lambourn, Freddie Woodcock and Summer Berridge.

Our Rota Kids will be running their own fundraising events and helping with BOPTA’s events
throughout the year and we will keep you notified of these as they come up.
Our next event will be the Rota Kids Second Hand Book Sale on 8th March.

Express Yourself Dress Up Day for Children’s Mental Health Week!

On Friday 9th February, all our children took part in our Express Yourself Dress Up Day to raise money for Place2Be, a mental health charity which provide support in schools to children and young people.

For our Express Yourself Dress Up Day we asked all the children to come to school wearing something that celebrated their uniqueness and showed us a bit about them- this could be sharing their favourite hobby, such as skateboarding or dancing, or wearing their favourite colour, accessory or costume. It could just be coming to school as themselves!

We had some lots of fantastic outfits and the pupils looked amazing! It was lovely to see so many pupils taking part. We also managed to raise just under £120 for Place2Be. Thank you to everyone who made a donation!

If you would like further information about the work that Place2Be do, please visit their website https://www.place2be.org.uk/

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5

Dodgeball Competition at The Marches – 31st January 2024

On Wednesday this week, eight of our pupils travelled to The Marches for a Year 3/4 Dodgeball Competition. Our team players were Eva, Amelie, Bethany, Mia, Jenson, Bobby, Henry and Evan.

The Bryn Offa team played all the other nine schools who had entered, in seven-minute games, which were high paced and very tiring! They all did brilliantly, winning two and drawing one of their games, narrowly missing out in their other games. They represented Bryn Offa really well and made us proud with their attitude to the game and perseverance. They should be very proud of themselves! They were also very honest when they were out of the competition and didn’t wait to be told they were out!

These eight pupils brought the total amount of pupils who have represented Bryn Offa at sporting events this half term alone to 25, with another four pupils adding to that total next week when we compete next week at the Year 5/6 Dodgeball Competition.

Netball at Oswestry School

The Year 6 Netball Team did Bryn Offa proud this afternoon when we attended the local annual Netball Competition. Nine schools attended and we came third in our group and fourth overall. With limited practise, they played with grit and determination and, despite a few unlucky shots, the team did brilliantly overall. The they were, as always, a pleasure to take out into the community.

Well done, Bryn Offa!

Creation Club in the Community

Creation Club have been very busy this week, spreading Christmas joy in our community. On Tuesday, they visited the residential home Brooke House in Morda and today, we have visited the Orthopaedic hospital and sung a selection of Christmas songs and Carols. They performed brilliantly and really made everybody’s day. The children even received a gift from Father Christmas! Well done, Creation Club!

Music MOB Hermon Chapel Concert

On the evening of Friday 17th November, Ollie Taaffe, Kitt Lambourn, Mollie Harvey, Isabelle Edwards and Mia Oliver were invited by Music MOB to the Hermon Chapel in Oswestry. They performed a mixture of solos, duets & ensembles. They also had an opportunity to play in the Music MOB orchestra. It was a lovely evening and they had over 150 people watching them perform. They all did very well and showed that hard work and practice does pay off. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Turner and the Music MOB team for providing opportunities such as these and the weekly lessons in school.

Children in Need 2023!

Friday 17th November

The children had great fun on Friday dressing up in their pyjamas and onesies to raise money for Children in Need! It was lovely to see so many children taking part.

With all the generous donations we received, we managed to raise just over £136 which is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who donated.

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5

Music MOB Orchestral Morning at The Marches

On 19th October, Mr Thompson and Mrs Lambourn accompanied nine of the Music MOB pupils to a Orchestral Morning at The Marches. Children from The Marches and from some of the other primary schools in the area got together to practice and perform two pieces, led and conducted by Mrs Turner.

For most of the children who played, this was their first experience of performing in a large group of musicians. The children all had a fantastic time and performed brilliantly. This is something that is sure to be repeated next year when we will have even more musicians who could take part.

Year 5 Condover Residential Visit

Morning all from a chilly………but dry Condover.

The children have had an amazing start to their residential. They all worked brilliantly as a team last night in the laser maze and grid of stones. This morning, our first challenge is the full English breakfast at 8am before archery and a climbing activity. After lunch, it is more climbing before abseiling. This evening the children will be playing laser conquest before packing, showers and our bedtime story.

You should all be really proud of how they are getting on. No tears at all, lots trying new food and enjoying it and all excited for the day ahead.

See you tomorrow,

Mr Jones

(Updated 24th October 2023)