Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Operation Super Library-An Update!

Pupil Power!!

Just like lots of the other great committees at Oakwood, the ECC team are helping to create a brighter, more exciting environment for children's learning.

Their ideas on how to improve the library are already having an impact-Mr Taylor has been shopping!!!! The library now has lots of brightly coloured rugs to sit on while children become engrossed in the exciting books around them.

Mr Taylor was also impressed with their other ideas. He is already looking into getting a computerised system which will enable children and parents to access library information at home.

Further news to follow!! Well done ECC!!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Talking to Tom!

Some of our pupils met Tom Daley, the Olympic Diver, earlier this year...

But, they actually didn't! It only looks like they did!

Southampton City Catering asked our children to come up with questions for Tom about his life, his sport and his training. They then came in and filmed the children asking the questions. Tom's busy schedule meant he answered the questions while away on training and then the two bits of film were cleverly joined together!

The questions about how Tom eats a healthy diet were particularly important considering how school lunches are a really good, healthy, balanced meal!

Watch the question below...

...and then head to the City Catering website to see the rest!

There are about 30 short videos altogether - half of them are Oakwood pupils. Everyone who asked a question got a signed photo of Tom - they were great ambassadors for the school!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Year 4 TASC Day

On Thursday, Year 4 had a very special day. We were in charge of our learning for the whole day! We chose our group, our activity and our end product. This was to encourage Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC).

We had a TASC wheel to help us structure our thinking, which includes sections such as "generate", "decide" and "communicate".

The topic title for the day was "Take a Seat", but no boring chairs for us! We had cinemas (including a luxury cinema that seated only one person in luxury surroundings!), play parks, rollercoasters, office chair advertisements, rockets... We really let our imaginations free with some fantastic results!

At the end of the day we presented our end products to the rest of the group and evaluated our learning.

Our teachers were very impressed with our attitude, co-operation skills, communication skills and our creative thinking!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Girls' Football Team Success!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Football team who continue to have a very successful season. They have won four out of their 5 league matches so far and yesterday secured a 1-1 draw v Tanners Brook Junior. It is very likely that they will finish top of their league. They have really progressed in their skills this year and we are all very proud of them.

Thank you to Gary Davison, for the time he gives to train the team and referee the matches and to the parents for their support. A really big 'Well done' to Emily, Caitlan, Amy, Megan, Katie, Jessica, Katie, Chloe and Olivia.