Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Fabulous Footballers

All of Year 3 went to Fairisle Junior School to support our Year 3 football team in the Oaklands Family Tournament. Five other schools took part in the competition including Oakwood Infants. It came to an all Oakwood final, with Oakwood Juniors finally winning on penalties! We made it a hat trick by bringing the trophy home for the third year in a row. Well done Year 3.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Year 4 had an absolutely fantastic day at the Nuffield Theatre last week. The children spent time learning all about staging, how music is used in the theatre, costumes and actors then having a go at performing themselves.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Chicks, Chicks Chicks!

Year 4 have been lucky enough to have some very special visitors stay in their classroom.

Everyday Year 4 have been able to observe the chicks hatching from their eggs to now growing wings and feathers. The children are having a wonderful time handling, cleaning, feeding and learning all about the chicks.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Welcome to the 788th Mayor!

On Wednesday 12 May 2010, two year 5 school councillors went to the Mayor Making Ceremony at the Guildhall in the city centre of Southampton.

The Mayor Making Ceremony is where people elect a new Mayor for the city of Southampton. The new Mayor is the 788th Mayor of the city and her name is Carol Cunio.

Local councillors nominate and second the Mayor. When the Mayor walks on to the stage soldiers line up on either sides of the seats. The Councillors and the new Mayor walk inbetween the soldiers and walk up to the stage.

When the Mayor is on the stage she goes behind the curtain to the right and changes from her blue Sheriff's robes into her red Mayoral robes. When she is seated, the Town Sergeants walk up to the table she has in front of her and put a gold sceptre on a stand on the table.

After that a school choir sings for everyone. This year, the school was from St Monica Junior School.

Afterwards, the Mayor gives her first speech. Before the Mayor speaks the Town Crier says "All stand!" When the Mayor has walked to the table and when she has sat down, she says "Please be seated."

After that she signs declaration of acceptance of office as requied by law.

As School Councillors, going to the Mayor Making Ceremony made us realise what a real Council works like. We would like to thank Mrs DiMaiolo for taking us to the ceremony.

By Navraj and Paige

Monday, 10 May 2010

A healthy way to start the day...

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so Year 6 started today as they meant to go on...

It's also a very social way to start the day, gives you some energy and makes sure tummies don't rumble during the Year 6 tests!

On the menu: Rice Krispies, Cornflakes, toast and jam! There was even Marmite - which everyone either loves or hates! (A bit like the SATs, really!)

Thanks to Chef Worley and all the other staff who are helping this week!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Mrs Al-Mardi visits Year 4

Last week Year 4 were very lucky to have a special visitor. Mrs Al-Mardi taught Year 4 all about the 'Five Pillars of Islam' and what happens during prayer when visiting the Mosque.

Farm Fun!

On Friday 30th April, Year 3 took part in NACE's "Go Wild on a Farm" event. They were lucky enough to be offered a completely free trip to a local farm to learn more about country life.

We learned all about caring for cows and the conservation of minibeasts. We also had the chance to get up close to a tractor and combine harvester. But our favourite activity was the trailer ride! We travelled all round the farm, saw the fields of oilseed rape, barley and wheat and learned about what they eventually get turned into, and even saw some free range chickens!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Vouchers! (Who's in the lead...?)

Thank you for collecting your Tesco and Sainsbury's Vouchers.

We now have over 20,000 Sainsbury's vouchers and over 12,000 Tesco vouchers!

You can now see which year group has collected the most vouchers by looking at our LIVE graphs!

Sainsbury's Active Kids Totaliser

Tesco for Schools Totaliser

Respect Drumming

During the Spring Term, children from each of the cluster schools have been attending Respect Drumming workshops each week.

At Easter, all of the children came together at the Oasis Academy Theatre to put on a joint performance with Matt and Alex from Southampton Music Services.

They showed us all of the patterns and rhythms which they had been learning and how to combine a range of contrasting and complementary beats.

Kath Page, from Southampton Music Services, announced which children from each school had earned their "Sticks" and were the most improved.

Respect Drumming continues this term and is a great way for all children to build self-esteem and confidence, and to make new friends.

£1071 for Sport Relief!

Congratulations to the whole school for their superb efforts back in March to raise money for Sport Relief!.

Mrs Mahoney had mapped out our very own Sport Relief Mile around the school grounds and everyone was sponsored to complete it!

When all the sponsor money was collected in, we had collected the massive total of...

Thank you for your generosity!