Friday, 31 March 2017
Year 5 have had a busy week this week: alongside preparing for their Jude's business pitches for Jude's visit next week they have been busy taking part in bikeability training. The children have been learning how to safely ride a bike- including many children learning how to be safe on the roads when cycling. Thanks to the bikeability team for some great training!
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Last week, both classes walked to the Lordshill Library and were able to borrow three books to get them started on a lifetime of access to free books. How exciting!
We would like to say a big thank-you to our Bike It Officer Stuart Williams for single-handedly repairing dozens of bikes ready for the Big Pedal. Participation is already high and we want to keep encouraging children to ride to school during the Big Pedal and beyond.
On Thursday, local PCSO Jacob Curran visited the school to remind everyone of what they can do to prevent bike theft and help recovery.
1. Keep your bike locked and inside when possible.
2. Record the serial number located on the bike near the pedals.
3. Register your bike with immobilise.com
4. Take a photo of your bike, clearly showing anything that makes it stand out.
Here are the children from the Oakwood "Travel Team" Committee, reciting the Green Cross Code. We did it so that all children in school can learn it too!
Having won the Southampton Indoor Athletics competition in November, Team Oakwood went to the Hampshire event yesterday to compete against 15 other local area winners.
It was the first time Oakwood had competed at Hampshire level events for a number of years, so it was a new experience for the whole team. The level of competition was higher than the Southampton events and several of the events had changed too, so Team Oakwood had to raise their game to do well.
The team performed brilliantly throughout the afternoon and picked up some great results across a range of events. They finished a very credible 9th place, just a few points behind 8th and 7th.
Pictures were hard to come by but we did manage a couple of the sprint races as well as a video.
Monday, 27 March 2017
Today year R, 1 and 2 enjoyed a session with TMC who organised another fun personal best day for everyone. The theme was co-ordination. On each station the children had the opportunity to be challenged and score points for each challenge that they completed.
Friday, 24 March 2017
Wow what a fun day we had coming to school in our pyjamas this with morning. We then started the day with a dancing assembly to celebrate Comic Relief. We raised a total of: £411.74
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Team Oakwood were in action today at the School Games Y5/6 Tag-Rugby event at Test Park. Oakwood are the current holders of the trophy so were very keen to bring the trophy back to Oawkood once again.
Monday, 20 March 2017
On Friday it was the turn of Y5/6 children to attend the City Cross Country Championship race at the Sports Centre.
Some of the children were running for the first time, having not run in the league before Christmas, and did really well. See their results below.
A big well done to everyone who raced from Y3/4/5& 6 over the last two weeks.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Team Oakwood has been very busy recently. This time is was Y3/4 Tag-Rugby; as 8 children 'Tryed' and 'Tagged' to keep hold of the trophy we won last year.
Oakwood were drawn in Pool 'A', which on reflection, was definitely the trickiest group! Oakwood had to wait a game before they got underway, but their first game saw them take on Bitterne C of E Primary - winning 8-5. Their next game followed straight away and turned into a little bit of a one-sided game, Oakwood beating Springhill B 7-2. With no rest, Oakwood then played out a very exciting 4-4 draw with Fairisle.
With 2 wins and a draw Oakwood qualified top of the group and played Springhill A in the quarter-final. Oakwood were again victorious - 6-4 the final score.
The semi-final bought back Fairisle Junior, who took advantage of a tired Oakwood, to race into a 0-2 lead. Oakwood rallied, but eventually lost 4-5. (Fairisle did then go on to win the Final)
A final 'Bronze' play-off against Bitterne C of E saw Oakwood go 2-0 up before suffering a mini collapse and going 2-4 down. Again, Oakwood rallied and this time came on on top - winning 5-4.
Well done to all the players for representing Oakwood so well.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Year 5 were really lucky as Matt, Rev Chris and Richard came in from Southampton City Mission to lead an action packed day all about our R.E. topic 'A symbol of ritual'. Matt kicked off the day by speaking to us through his kazoo whilst juggling. After a quick quiz to find out about our favourite foods we were set the challenge to break some codes. We thought all about how rituals are something that we do again and again that has special significance. Armed with this knowledge we thought about what rituals we have. After learning about the Christian ritual of having bread and wine as communion we were set the task of collaging what Christians could pick today if they were starting the ritual of communion for the first time.
On Friday last week Team Oakwood sent a group of children from Lower Key Stage 2 to the City Cross Country Championships which were held at the Outdoor Sports Centre. There are separate girls and boys races and both races see competitors complete a simple lap of the entire sports centre. The race distance is just over a mile and is the same course the Y5/6 children will be running this week!
Well done to all the children who took part,
Team Oakwood played their 3rd football game of their Spring season against Tanners Brook Primary School yesterday.
Oakwood were keen to get off to a good start and pressed the Tanners Brook players into making mistakes in possession of the ball. The team created a number of good chances but hit the post or crossbar 3 times in the first half! Oakwood did finally take the lead from a corner; Jenson side-footing into the net from a low cross.
After half time Oakwood continued to make more scoring chances, however this time they managed to beat the 'keeper - further goals coming from Jenson and Jack (2). The final whistle blew with Oakwood comfortable 4-0 winners.
The Man of the Match was Will, and our goalscorers Jenson (2) and Jack (2).
Well one team, we look forward to the game next Tuesday against Shirley.
Friday, 10 March 2017
Following their City Cup Semi-Final win on Monday, the school football team were back in action yesterday as they took part in a double match night with Holy Family and Fairisle.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Yesterday, as part of Y5's entrepreneurial topic we spent an afternoon taste testing different ice cream flavour combinations. Last week we planned the flavour combinations we would like to test and sent our teachers out shopping. In our Jude's groups we thought about how each different flavour looked, smelt and finally tasted!
Monday, 6 March 2017
Team Oakwood played Abbotswood in their Southampton Schools' City Cup Semi-Final tonight and produced a brilliant second half performance to ensure Oakwood reached the final for the 5th time in the last 6 years!
Oakwood began the game brightly and showed great energy in closing down the Abbotswood players; making sure they had no time on the ball. It was Oakwood who first tested the opposition's 'keeper and it was Oakwood who took the lead when Alan hit a crisp strike from outside the area.
Within seconds of the second half kicking-off Oakwood were 2-0 up as a deflected cross was put into his own net by an Abbotswood defender. Defending City Cup champions, Oakwood, continued to dominate, and following some neat play by Leo, Jenson was able to slide the ball in to the bottom corner. With the away team on the ropes and looking forward to the final whistle the ball fell kindly for Leo to smash home and cap-off a fantastic Oakwood performance.
The final score was Oakwood 4-0 Abbotswood. Scorers Alan (1), Jenson (1), Leo (1) og (1)
Man of the Match, Leo.
We all scream for Ice Cream!!
Year 5 had a chilly time in Winchester at the Top Secret Headquarters of Jude's Ice Cream...
There, Jude herself and husband Theo took us through the highly secretive process of making frozen confectionery for discerning clients all over Hampshire, the rest of the UK, cruise ships and even Dubai!
It's more complicated than you might think... (You should ask your children about the special feature of the hairnets...!)
Our tour of the factory included the manufacturing rooms and the big walk-in storage freezers!
And why are we going to an Ice Cream factory, you may ask?! Well, it's all part of our Apprentice-Style Team-Working Entrepreneurial Business Project...
We are working together in groups to create a brand new business - plans, budgets, product development, marketing etc. We're using cloud-based systems (G Suite) to share our plans in our group and work on them collaboratively... And when we're done, Jude herself will be coming to school to judge the winners...
A brilliant time was had by everyone and both Jude and Theo said how much they love Oakwood coming to the factory!
Sunday, 5 March 2017
Friday, 3 March 2017
As you all know, I have taught at Oakwood for 17 years but do not have my own class. I currently cover the teachers' time out of class across the whole school.
This week, I had the unexpected pleasure of helping teach in Year 6 for four days. It has been such fun to work with such a lovely cohort: helping in their preparation for SATs as well as joining in their exciting science lessons learning about light - refraction, reflection, speed- and periscopes.
Despite having an A-Level in English language studies, I did have to ask for a mini reminder on appropriate use of semi-colons and commas -thanks Mr.Wills- but it meant I was able to inculcate the knowledge to the children.
For English today, the class had 15 minutes to write a brief recount of their week with me. This was my favourite by Amber:
My week with Mrs. Moody was a blast of fun. Every day we did a Go Noodle to get us pumped up. We started to read Kensuke's Kingdom - which is our new English set novel - so far its quite good. While reading this, we all learnt a new word (inculcate) as well as what a porpoise is.
We had fun with Mrs Moody and learnt that we shouldn't marry someone who snores. She also read us a part of the book that she is writing about horses.
Mrs Moody is sad now as she has to leave us as well as mark this piece of work.
I was joking about the snoring issue by the way!
Thank you Year 6 😊
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Thursday, 2 March 2017
Today we visited Lordshill library. The sun shone for us too on the walk there and back. We found out ... you can join for free, baby books are boring ( he he ), you need a library card to borrow a book, you can take up to 30!!!! books out. We had great fun. Written by 4FR
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters and guessing who each other was.
The children took part in various activities including a visit from their "Buddy Class" in Year 3 and 4.