Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Rights Respecting School Week

Last week, we had a focus on our Rights Respecting School learning.

As a Rights Respecting School, the Unicef Convention on the Rights of the Child is threaded through all of our learning at Oakwood. We have whole school, class, playground and restaurant charters which remind us of our rights and how we can respect them. We learn about our rights in assemblies and in our lessons. Our whole school PSHE theme for this half term is 'This is Me', and we are learning about ourselves, and how our words and actions portray our character.

Last week, we learned more about the rights of children in other countries, particularly those children who, for one reason or another, are forced to leave their homes. We also took part in the Send My Friend to School Campaign. This year, the focus for this is 'Let's Unlock Education for Everyone'.

Our learning included reading books, completing research, drama and freeze frames - to name but a few. Every child has also written to our MP as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign, and we will be sending off our letters very soon.

Groundforce Move-a-Thon!

We had a fantastic day completing our non-stop 15 minutes of activity for our Groundforce Move-a-Thon. Thank you to everyone who managed to collect sponsorship money - all of this will go towards our plans for improving our school grounds!

A big thank you to TMC who supported us with the day and made it lots of fun!

Friday, 8 March 2019

Year 5's World Book Day Word Art

On World Book Day, Year 5 were inspired to create a piece of Word Art, based on their favourite book. Have a look at the gallery below - the children were very proud of what they created!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Reading Dens in Y2

For World Book Day Year 2 created "Reading Dens" to enjoy with their friends and soft toys.

After reading "The Book with No Pictures" the children then designed their own page in the style of the author.

World Book Day 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Jude's Ice- Cream Flavour Testing

Year 5 have had a great time yesterday afternoon taste testing flavours for their Jude's Challenge. Yummy!!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Year 5 visit Jude's Ice Cream

Last week Year 5 were very lucky to visit Jude's Ice Cream factory in Twyford. We received a talk from Jude and her husband about how they started the business and then had a tour around the factory. We are now working hard on our Jude's challenge, creating a new flavour of ice cream. Jude will be visiting Oakwood in a couple of weeks to judge which idea she thinks is best. Watch out for more Jude's updates!

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Oakwood 3 -1 Tanners Brook

The school football season got back underway this week as Oakwood travelled to Tanners Brook Primary school. Although it wasn't the double header that we'd hoped for, the team picked up where they'd left off in early November.

Team Oakwood looked solid in defence and were dangerous in attack, taking two chances in the first half to make it 2-0 before half time. A number of new players made their Oakwood debuts in the second half and all did well on their first outing in green and white. Tanners Brook provided more of a challenge second half but another well taken goal put Oakwood 3-0 up before a Tanners Brook consolation goal just before the end made the final score Oakwood 3-1 Tanners Brook.

Well done to our goal scorers: Vinny (1) and Sonny (2).
Man of the Match: Sonny.

Monday, 25 February 2019

3D Hexapod Art

To link with our Pandora writing, last term we made 3D hexapod creatures out of wire and then wrapped them in wool.

Take a look at them!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Year 6 Shakespeare

Year 6 have been studying some of the work of William Shakespeare this half term.

We have looked at plays such as: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, a Midsummer Nights dream and Romeo and Juliet.

They have performed lots of scenes from a range of the plays, but none quite so chillingly portrayed as 'The witches' scene from Macbeth.

Year 6 Science

Year six children have been learning about the body this half term. As part of their studies they have been looking at the functions of the circulatory system. To help them understand how the lungs work, they made their own model of them using a few simple household items!

Year 6 and Year R Buddies

Year 6 and Year R children have begun their buddy sessions during the last few weeks. The children will meet up with their buddy once a week for the rest of the year to complete a variety of tasks.

It's a great experience for our Year R children and helps remind our Year 6 children of where they once were and their responsibilities as a role model for others. The Year 6s already look forward to their sessions with their buddies each week.

A Busy time in Year 3!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Y2 visit the Tudor House

Y2 Have had a fun filled day exploring the City Walls, Tudor House and learning about Castles in a workshop session.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers, for a successful day.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

YR and Y5 get Spacey!!

What a day Year R and Year 5 have had. Their first part of the day was having the very special opportunity to visit Southampton University's astrodome. This was brought from the university to our school hall. Both year groups learned all about stars and galaxies, having our very own planetarium at school! The second part of their day was spent sharing each others learning all about 'Space'. A really lovely day. All pupils were exceptional today :)

Year 1 Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Year 1 had a fantastic afternoon at their Mad Hatter's Tea Party.  As part of Year 1's history they had been learning about Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.  The children were asked to make a 'mad' hat for their home learning project and brought them in to wear at their very own tea party inspired by the book.  The children decorated cakes they had made and enjoyed eating them whilst watching the film version of the story of Alice in Wonderland.

Year 1 Cupcake baking

As part of the children's history topic this half term they have been learning about the author Lewis Carroll. The children were having their mad hatters tea party on Friday 8th February and had the opportunity to bake some cupcakes in preparation for their party. The children had to measure different ingredients and learnt how to use the scales to do so. The children then decorated them at their party.

Year 1 Beebots

Year 1 this half term have been looking at coding and algorithms. We have used an app on our ipads and beebots to give instructions on how they should move. It was a great activity and we will be setting obstacle courses for the beebots next term!

Year 1 Local Walk

This morning Year 1 went on a local walk around Sandpiper Road. The children used a map to follow the route we were taking and help identify the names of the roads. As we were looking at the names of the roads we talked about the different birds they were named after, where the birds could be found and a fun fact about them


Year R Space Adventures!

We have been learning about space in Year R. We had a message from the Alien's who asked us to do lots of work for them! Here are some of the things we did ....

Friday, 8 February 2019

Year 5's Space Home Learning Projects

Wow! We certainly have some creative children in Year 5! This afternoon, we had our exhibition for our space home learning projects. The children and members of staff who visited us this afternoon were amazed at the hard work put into these projects and the impressive variety of work on display. Have a look at the photo gallery below to see some their excellent work. Well done Year 5!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Year 5 Visit Winchester Science Centre

Year 5 had a fantastic day today, visiting Winchester Science Centre, as part of our Space topic. We enjoyed a fascinating show in the planetarium, a very interesting workshop about light and had time to explore the superb 'hands-on' activities that the Science Centre has to offer. All the children were superstars and we had a great day!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Year R Question of Faith

Today Year R had their Question of Faith day with Matt and Ruth from Southampton City Mission. The children had a great time learning about what a church is for and an introduction into some Christian stories.
Thank you again Matt and Ruth, we had a fab time!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

St Margaret's Church- Year 2 Visit

Year 2 have been learning all about superheroes. This week we have started learning about real life superheroes, including Florence Nightingale.

On Tuesday this week, ten children from Year 2 visited St Margaret's Church in Wellow. They went to see where Florence Nightingale was buried.

They had a brilliant time finding out lots of interesting facts about Florence Nightingale's life and the church in which she is buried.

Did you know Florence Nightingale wished that only her initials F.N were on her grave stone?

Did you know St Margaret's Church is 804 years old?

It would be a great place to visit in half term!

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

5FL Street Dance

5FL have been really enjoying our 'Street dance' unit this half term. This week the children have been working on choreographing their own routines from moves we learned together, also making sure they have a starting and finishing position. I will keep the blog updated with their progress.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Y4 River walk

Yesterday, Year 4 got out into the local area to explore rivers. We followed the path of Tanner's brook to see how it changed on its journey.

Friday, 25 January 2019

First Aid Week at Oakwood

Wow what a fantastic week!

In July 2018, the government published proposals for all school children in England to be given training in first aid and life-saving skills. As we often are, Oakwood Primary is ahead of the game!

Meon Valley HeartStart offer life-saving training for free. We were lucky enough to be able to train with them this week in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Mr. Wills said it was really good clear training and much better than previous training he had taken part in.

You can see in pictures that they all seemed to enjoy the training.  They learned about how to deal with making that life saving call, choking, serious bleeding, how to put someone in the recovery position and CPR. 

You can look at what was offered here: 

Meon Valley Heartstart are affiliated to the British Heart Foundation Heartstart initiative. As a thank you we managed to raise around £50 for the charity. Its not too late to donate if you wish either. Just check out the website above.

Do you know what DR ABCD means? Please ask you children.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

3D Shapes in Year R

This week we have learned all about 3D shapes. We have been on 3D shape hunts, played guess my shape and built rockets with them.
We can now talk about the names of cones, cylinders, cubes, cuboids and spheres and have begun to look at their properties such as faces and edges.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

What's it like to be an astronaut?

This week in Year 5 we kicked off our Space based topic 'Up, Up and Away' with a hook day and eating of 'Space food'. Mr Crook came in to lead an astronaut fitness session as well. The children learned all about being an astronaut and what space food (made by NASA) actually tastes like.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Year 2 Superhero Day

To introduce our new 'Superhero' topic, Year 2 spent the day all dressed up as their favourite superhero. We showed these off on our catwalk runway and danced to Superman.

The children then enjoyed more superhero themed activities, including making their own marshmellow superheroes.

In the afternoon, each child struck a pose over our superhero display, flying through the sky.

Which is your favourite superhero and why?

Year 4 have an egg-cellent time!

This week Year 4 have been busy experimenting, using different solids and liquids to try and protect an egg whilst being dropped from a height. We discovered that some materials work much better than others at protecting our precious eggs!