Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Year 6 Prom

We'll be posting photos during the evening!





Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Year 6 -Year R Buddies

Having said goodbye to the school in their Y6 Leavers' Service this morning the Y6 and Y R children said goodbye to each other for the last time this afternoon.

Yr R had made cookies and Y6 had made cards which they presented to each other in what was their last buddy session this year. The Y6 children also used the last of the money they have raised this year for their leavers events to buy ice cream/lollies for everyone.

I know that the Y6 children have really enjoyed spending time with their Buddies this year and it has taught them a lot about getting on and sharing with others and how to treat and respect others.

Y6 Teddies

The y6 children have been working incredibly hard since the end of their SATs test on their very own Teddy Bear. It has taken numerous hours (and a little bit of help - thank you to Mrs Sansome's mum and Auntie) but they are finally finished!

Y1 Space Day

As an end of topic and year celebration, Year 1 had a "Space Day" which was out of this world.

The children participated in a variety of space themed activities and had lots of fun.

There were some fantastic and very creative costumes. Well done to all of you!

Y6 End of Year trip

The Y6 children have worked very hard at different events throughout the year to raise money so they can fund their end of year trip. This year the children raised enough money to completely fund the trip.

Yesterday, in the glorious sunshine, Y6 made the trip to Portsmouth to visit Action Stations at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. As well as visiting the historic navel ships Warrior and Victory the children enjoyed several games of lazer Quest and the range of other activities Acton Stations had to offer.

All the children who came enjoyed their day out, and I quote: 'I'd never have thought you could actually have fun just looking at some boats', 'Mr Ackland! Stop shooting me, go and shoot someone else'

There are only a few pictures as we were a bit short of cameras on the day!

Southampton Champions League Finals

On Friday last week the school football team finally played their last games of the season (3 months after it officially finished).

As winners of the East Winter League, Oakwood progressed to the Champions League Playoffs. It is effectively a small tournament between all the league winners across the city in a winners take all contest.

Oakwood's first game was against Hollybrook, who earlier in the year represented Southampton and Hampshire at the schools' National 6-a-side tournament in Leicester. After giving away an early penalty Oakwood scored an excellent leveler and the score finished 1-1. Oakwood did however lose two players to injury during this game meaning we would have no substitutes for later games.

The deciding game was against St Monica. Although Oakwood played the better football it was St. Monica who came out on top, taking advantage of some Oakwood mistakes and end the end ran out 3-0 winners.

Well done to all the players this season! It has been another excellent year for the Oakwood football team.

Summer 2 KS2 Sport 4 All

The KS2 Sport 4 All activity this half term was an adaptation of the game volleyball.

One of the most popular sports at the summer Paralympics is sitting volleyball. The net is at the same height as a tennis net and competitors must sit, and have 3 points of contact with the floor at all times. All children had a go, and can now appreciate the skill and athleticism needed to compete in this sport.

The second activity children had a go at was Triball. Again, an adaptation of volleyball; this time however there are three nets and three teams competing at the same time. We used a beach ball to make the games a little more manageable but the children all had great fun trying something new.

Monday, 18 July 2016

The final stages of Jude's challenge!

Over the last week the winning team 'Malteaser Meltdown' have been busy completing the final stages of their Jude's Challenge: selling the ice cream and donating their funds raised to their chosen charity (SCRATCH; Basics Banks). Today they went to Basics Bank in the Oakwood minibus to meet Duncan from Basics Bank, talk to him about what the charity does for the local area and how their money will support this. In total they raised an amazing £240!

Thank you again to Jude's Ice Cream for making this fantastic project possible!

Friday, 15 July 2016

The Ultimate Paper Plane Competition!

As Year 3 think about moving on into their new classes, we decided to think about all those things that have made us a great team this year. We then put our science knowledge to the test and worked in teams to take part in the 'Ultimate' paper plane competition. Children worked in teams to build a fleet of four planes to fly in the four different rounds of the competition. These were:- the 'aim for the bullseye' TARGET round where the aim was to get as close to the target as possible; the 'we're going down Fred' HANG-TIME round where the teams had to keep their plane in the air for the longest amount of time; the 'keep it on the road' ACCURACY round where the teams had to try to land their plane on a landing strip in the middle of a straight path and lastly the 'gimme all you got' DISTANCE  round where the goal was to fly their plane as far away from the starting line as possible. The winning group were the $$$ group and lots of fun was had by all with lots of great teamwork.

Aztec Masks

Year 4 have designed, researched and made their wonderful Aztec Masks. The look fantastic and we are really proud of them.

Federation Sports Day

Despite all that goes on in school at this time of year we still continue to try our best at local sports events. Earlier this week is was the Redbridge and Lordshill's Federation Sport Day. Oakwood sent a team of 18 girls and boys (6 Year 2, 6 Year 4 and 6 Year 6) to test themselves against Fairisle, Newlands, Mansel Park and Redbridge.

As winners in 2 out of the previous three years Oakwood were considered the team to beat!

A huge well done to the 18 children who represented Oakwood so well. The team came close, but missed out on first place by just 50 points to first place Newlands (not very much when it was 30 points for winning a single race/event!).

Thank you to the parents who came to cheer the team along as well.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Year 3-Photo Frames Finally Completed!

Some paint, some decoupage, some glitter and gold leaf; lots of effort and enjoyment and we finally have completed frames. We chose three colours to represent different aspects of the story Hugo Caberet: black for the smoky station where Hugo lives; red to represent the friendship and love shown in the story and white to represent the automaton. Take a look at the finished frames!

Measuring capacity in Year 1

In maths the children took part in many different activities to explore capacity.

This included practising their capacity vocabulary, estimating, measuring to find out the volume and filling containers with dry ingredients as well as water.

Year 1 Practising number doubles and halves

In maths the children in Year 1 have been sharpening their skills of being able to recall the double and half of numbers to 20.

By working practically with a variety of activities and games they were certainly becoming more confident and quicker.

Year 1 have been very creative this half term and have made their very own rockets.

Having brought in a tube from home the children then made a cardboard cone and glued it to one end to create the nose of the rocket.

After that everyone papier-mâchéd their creation using newspaper and paste. Once dried, the children could then paint their rocket with a variety of different colours. 

Lastly the children added  finishing touches to their rockets such as wings, flames and boosters.

Don't they look fantastic!

Year 1 Space Homework

The children in Year 1 were given the opportunity to carry out their own research projects about space and then present their work to their class.

What a variety of work we saw; information fact files, posters, models, PowerPoint presentations and booklets.

Well done Year 1 for some interesting and creative homework and for sharing your work so confidently!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Songsters have had a wonderful afternoon entertaining the residents of Sunrise Residential Care Home. The ladies and gentleman of Sunrise enjoyed themselves so much they have requested an encore at Christmas.

Second Chance Animal Rescue

We are looking for donations of cat food and dog food. Also treats, toys and animal bedding to be donated to Second Chance Animal Rescue.  Thank you from the Charity Committee.

Jess and Ellie enjoyed their promotional assembly.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Personal Best day

A fantastic final personal best day! The sports leaders and TMC organised a jam packed session for each class and the children really enjoyed having a go at the different athletics activities.

 We are all looking forward to the personal best days next year.

New Year 6... Are you sure?

So you're about to move into your final year at primary school. What do you expect from your time in Y6? Hard work? Sets? SATs? More SPaG than you can shake a stick at?

Well, our new Y6 certainly weren't expecting to spend the morning playing with bubbles! But it is amazing what you can create with some bubble mix and just a little bit of time.

After lunch the children started work in their new classes, problem solving and working together to solve a range of wet and weird challenges. Hopefully they all enjoyed their day in their new classes and are looking forward September.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

New Year 2 Art afternoon

Today the new year 2 children visited their new classrooms ans met their new teachers.

To get them excited about starting in September and the first topic, Twisted Tales, they enjoyed an afternoon of art. They used water colours, tissue paper collage and other collage materials.

Can you guess which fairy tale their pictures are from?

New Year 3-Worries and Superheroes!

What a FANTASTIC first day for the new Year 3 children! Not only did they impress their new teachers with how BRILLIANT they were, they also produced some terrific artwork. This work was done to reflect the discussions and stories they heard today, to help them think about changes and expectations in Year 3.

Firstly, we thought about any worries we might have about our new class and we shared a short film and story. We then made worry dolls to share our worries with-inspired by our story 'Silly Billy' by Anthony Browne. Later, in the afternoon, we thought about what it means to be a superhero and how we could be superheroes in Year 3. We drew pictures of our-self as superheroes. Take a look:-

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

This is......Mr Taylor!

Every child has had a turn to take home our, "This Is Me Bag" over the course of the year. The bag allows each child to fill it with objects that are special to them which are then shared with the class! It's a great way to get to know each other better and celebrate the ways in which we are all different. As we've all had a turn this year, we thought we would write an invitation to Mr Taylor to ask if he might like to have a turn! Today he came in with the bag stuffed with lovely things to share with us! He even brought in his favourite food (cheese) to let us taste! Yum!

Jude's Judging!

Yesterday was the day Year 5’s project has been building up to, the day of judging! After weeks of hard work consisting of: product design, costing calculations, persuasive writing, market research, taste testing, charity research and pitch preparation it was time to present it to Jude and Theo. Everyone worked really hard and produced some work to be really proud of, however like real business there was only one winner: Malteaser Meltdown!

Have a look at our pictures and pitch boards from judging day; also keep you eye out Malteaser Meltdown selling yummy Jude’s ice cream on the playground to raise money for their chosen charity SCRATCH (a homeless charity). Thank you again to everyone at Jude’s for giving Oakwood the opportunity to take part in the Jude’s challenge!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Knapp House final day

The final evening was disco night and the final day at Knapp had just one activity, surfing. It was excellent surfing conditions, however it was a little too windy so the children switched from surf boards to body boards.

There was only the long journey home to get through now. Some people didn't quite manage all the way though!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Year 3 Photo Frames- Strengthening!

There were lots of gluey hands in the art studio yesterday, as the front part of Year 3 frames were strengthened with layer upon layer of papier mache. They were then left to dry over the weekend ready for painting and decorating next week. Nearly there!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Year 6 Oakhouse Friday

We finished our week on a high - literally! Trampolining fun for all - who could jump the highest. After we bounced our hearts out - we had a real work out session in the real gym. We are all very fit now which is just as well as we have also enjoyed an end of week treat from Mr Taylor and Mrs Sansome. A fabulous end to a fun week - exhausted but happy!

Year 2 Marvelous Machines

The children in year 2 have been enjoying creating their own marvelous machine or robot!

They have been working in small groups to design and make their machines using boxes, bottles, rubes, lids and many more materials.

Watch out for their finished machines next week...

Up the Beanstalk Finale

To end our topic, Year R had a 'Munch and Crunch' snack time. The children shared their favourite vegetables with their friends and some even tried something new. Then in the afternoon we had our work share where the children shared their beans they had planted in their beautiful pots and the Mr Greenheads they had made with their parents and took them home afterwards.