Thursday, 31 January 2008

Bonjour, tout le monde!

And read all about it!

We had an excellent French Day in school on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of learning French at Oakwood!

Year 4 have been learning French since September and starting now, all children will be learning French too!

Every child had a chance to speak in French during the day and learn more about France, its culture and the French language.

Our latest edition of OJS Pupil News tells you everything you need to know about the day's activities.

One of the activities was to construct a new version of the Eiffel Tower and you can see the girls making a good start here!

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Healthy Friday..

Look at use zooming around the playground on our scooters to keep healthy!

A Visit from the Police...

It's all smiles at our Pupil of the Week Assembly!

We celebrate pupils from every class who have worked hard, behaved well, set an example, achieved targets or done something extra special. We always have important guests who present certificates and congratulate our pupils.

Today, PCSOs French and Plummer, who are good friends of the school, were our special visitors.

We see them quite often around the school and in the playground. They give us advice about keeping safe and being a helpful member of the community.

At this assembly, we also presented certificates to Farmers of the Week and Explorers of the Week who earned their special awards in Year 5's activities week. Well done to everyone!

Tuesday, 29 January 2008


Have a look at our recycling display. Mr Barrett has made us a fantastic recycling lorry to collect a variety of objects e.g. batteries, milk bottle tops etc. We are also recycling paper into our new recycling bins.

Our Fantastic New Wobble Bridge...

We are really enjoying using our new Wobble Bridge in our playground.
Year R pretended they were the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' and trip trapped
over the bridge. Luckily the troll did not appear!

Thursday, 24 January 2008


We've been having a few problems with the blog over the last couple of weeks, and we've not been able to add anything new.

We are back in business now, so there'll soon be new posts about Wick Court, the RNLI Assembly, The Life Education Bus and French Day.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 18 January 2008

Wick Court 2008

Children from Year 5 had a very exciting time at Wick Court in Gloucestershire. It's an old manor house with a moat (now dry!) which is now a working farm. And the children have to work on it for a week.

They do everything from mucking out to milking! They also learn to weave, to make cheese and bread, to feed the pigs and chickens and they also go on some very long walks over some beautiful countryside...

Zoom out on the map and you'll see that Wick Court sits on a piece of land surrounded by a wide loop of the River Severn.

Zoom in on the map and you'll see the house and the farmyard.

It would be really hard to tell you about everything the children did and saw during the week, so why not have a look at the photo albums...

Hint: You can control the slideshows and pause them by clicking on the toolbar at the bottom of each picture...

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

All at Sea!

We had a really informative assembly this morning!

Rachel Davies from the RNLI came in to school to tell us all about the Lifeboat Service and how it works. Most of the lifeboat crew are volunteers and the service relies on charity donations to keep running.

On average, they save 22 people every single day of the year.

Rachel gave us lots of tips about how to avoid getting into danger and tested us on our beach safety signs.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Oaklands DT Project

Just before Christmas, twelve children from Year 6 went up to Oaklands Community School and worked with their Year 10 students in the DT workshops. We went several times (walking there and back) and learned how to make our own plaster tiles (and decorate them!)

We also made our own personal Noughts and Crosses games, using wood. To do this, we had to learn how to use some of the special equipment in the workshops, including the saws and sanders.

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Larder (who walked with us) and Ms Twells (who arranged it) and to the students and staff at Oaklands. We worked hard and learned a lot!

Aaron and Thomas