Friday, 28 April 2017

Year 4 show off their Aztec Sacrificial Dance moves

Year 4 started their Aztec topic off this week. Part of their learning was to compose a dance showing the story of a human sacrifice. FYI - No children were harmed during this performance!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

This week is the last week in which Active kids vouchers will be given to you at the checkouts so make sure you ask for/collect yours!

We still have several weeks to collect them in school before we send them off so start digging them out and sending them in with your children. There are boxes in both KS1 and KS2 as well as the school office.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Easter fun in Year R

Year R have had lots of fun this week learning all about Easter.

We have learned the Easter story and what Christians do to celebrate this special time. We have learned how important the symbol of the cross is and have tasted hot cross buns. We have made a tasty next treat, been on an Easter egg hunt, made cute chick cards and found out which Easter bunny is the tallest.

Take a peek!

Year 3 Fairthorne Residential

We had smashing weather and great fun for two days at Fairthorne Manor. Fears were conquered, friends were made and challenges were overcome! We are really proud of the good behaviour and cooperation demonstrated by the whole group.

Smoothie Making in Year 1

We have been learning all about healthy eating in Year 1. We have learned that it is really important to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day to keep healthy.

One fun way of getting your 5 a day is through drinking smoothies. In groups we designed and created our own. We thought about what healthy ingredients we would put in and also what equipment we would need. After that we chopped up our fruits and vegetables and put them into a blender. They tasted delicious!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Homework

This half term Willow class have produced some fantastic homework.

We had various pieces of homework including:
- facts files about different animals
- homemade bird feeders
- information about local wildlife
- animal stories


Jude's den

Forget the dragon's den, this afternoon Year 5 have been putting all their hard work into action and have pitched their ice cream businesses to Jude and Aiden (from Jude's ice cream). Year 5 worked in groups of 4 or 5. They had to: design the product; undertake market research and create a market research report; design a logo and packaging; research charities to donate the profits to and create a persuasive charity speech; create a board to inform Jude all about their business; create a presentation and finally pitch all of this to Jude and Aiden. It was a tough decision to decide between the groups (the teachers are glad they didn't have to decide) but the winners of the Oakwood Jude's challenge 2017 are.... Summer Delight!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Sorting animals

Year 1 worked as a team to sort pictures of different animals talking about the special features some animals have as well as what makes them belong to a certain group.

Festival of Holi

This term the children have learned about the festival of Holi while exploring the concept of "Remembering" and have listened to the story about Prahlad.

A shrine was created so that children have been able to see what is in one.

During the festival many celebrate it by throwing coloured paint so the children had a go at creating their own paint splattered pictures.

Big Pedal

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Big Pedal this year. We had nearly 20% of our school travel by bike or scooter, in addition to the huge number that walk every day. Nationally, we came 601st out of nearly 2000 schools and we look forward to doing even better next year!  

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Girls' Test Park Football Tournament

Earlier this week, Team Oakwood sent sent a group of 8 girls to represent Oakwood at the Test Park Football Tournament.
Oakwood were drawn in Group B so had four group games. Things got off to a great start with Oakwood beating Townhill 3-0. During their second game, try as they might, Oakwood could not find a breakthrough goal against Bitterne C of E - the Bitterne 'keeper making a number of close quarter saves: the score finished 0-0. Oakwood did manage to score in the third game, a 1-0 victory over St Monica 'B'. Nothing but a win against current group leaders Mansbridge would allow Oakwood to progress to the semi-finals  but a defensive effort from Mansbridge kept Oakwood at bay the final score 0-0.

So despite not conceding a single goal whilst winning two and drawing two, Oakwood did not progress to the knock-out rounds on goal difference alone!

Well done to all the girls who represented Oakwood so well and to our three goal scorers: Mia (1), Millie T (1) and Praise (1).

Minibeast madness

Year R finished off their minibeast topic with a visit from ZooLab. They children put their minibeast knowledge to the test and got the chance to meet some new friends.
Can you spot the one that is not a minibeast and do you know why?