Friday, 26 May 2017

Make 5 Grow

Year 6 children launched their Make 5 Grow businesses this week and have done a roaring trade!

Each Y6 child has been loaned £5 with the challenge of making their money grow. Most have pooled their money in teams but some brave souls are going it alone! 16 separate businesses have been ordering, making, baking, chilling, freezing and most importantly selling!

If you have been looking forward to buying something after school then we have to apologise. Our products have been so popular that they have sold out at lunchtime each day!

Year 2 Roald Dahl Celebration Morning!

Year 2 would like to say a BIG Thank-You to all the parents and visitors that were able to come to our Year 2 Roald Dahl celebration morning. The children have been working hard this half term and enjoyed sharing their work with you!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Natural Art

Year 1 have been enjoying the outdoors by creating animal pictures with what they have found in the woods at school.

Up the Beanstalk Workshare

Today Year R had their final workshare in the hall.

We hope parents enjoyed getting the chance to talk to the children about their beans in pots, Mr Greenheads and had the chance to look at the bird 'fat balls' that we have made. As it has been such a lovely day we also opened up the doors to the pond for parents to explore, did anyone find the frogs?

Year 2 Fractions

Year 2 have been revising all the things they have learned in Maths. Take a look at our Fractions!


Year 2 have been planting! We planted runner beans and some flowers. We have also planted cress which we have been observing growing in different places!

Year 2 Roald Dahl Maths

Year 2 have been doing lots of measuring! We were trying to make our own George's Marvellous Medicine!

Munch and Crunch

Year R finished off their Up the Beanstalk topic by having an exciting snack time up on the field.

The children brought in their favourite healthy vegetable snacks to share with their friends and played games together, enjoying the lovely weather while it lasts.

Time to donate!

After a busy Jude's topic, the winning team successfully sold all their ice cream! Raising a fantastic £300.00 to donate to the local young peoples mental health charity, No Limits. Today the members of the winning team, Summer Delight had a trip in the mini bus with Mr Taylor and Miss Kilburn to donate the money.

Up the Beanstalk

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Year 3 Collage

Willow Class Assembly

This morning Willow Class were excited to perform their assembly in front of Key Stage 1 and their friends and family.

 During their 'Growing Things' topic, they have been learning our about their environment and how to look after it.

Today they acted out the story of Michael Recycle (with an Oakwood twist), showed off their own superheroes they created, played their 'World News' video and performed a recycling song.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Y5/6 Tri-Golf Competition

Well, we had the weather for it!

12 children from Y5 visited the Southampton Golf Course this afternoon to take part in the Southampton School Games Y5/6 Tri-Golf competition.

We won't know the results of the competition for a few days, but the children enjoyed the sunshine and had a great afternoon testing their golf skills.

Aztec masks in Year 4

Year 4 have created some absolutely amazing Aztec masks as part of their topic work. Here they are showing off their excellent Aztec poses! Well done, Year 4!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Y1 Trip to Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu and Lepe

Year 1 have had a really enjoyable day out at the Countryside Education Trust in Beaulieu and Lepe.

The morning was full of fun activities in the woods and meadow. Before heading back to school the children had fun at the park in Lepe.

Thank you to all the parents and staff who came and made the trip such a success.

Learning French with Mr Fernandes-Berger

Mr Fernandes-Berger visited Year 3 today to help them with their French pronunciation.

Originally from Belgium, Mr Fernandes-Berger's first language is French and so he came to talk with Year 3. We went through the French alphabet and talked to our visitor using the conversational language we have learned this year. We even quizzed our visitor on his home country of Belgium as part of our European studies.

Year 6 - A Question of Faith

Year 6 spent the day yesterday working with Matt and his team from the Southampton City Mission as they looked at the theme of transition.

As well as looking at how some Christians view transition as just the beginning of a new journey, the children explored their own feelings, hopes and dreams; as they begin their own transition from primary school the secondary school.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Unusual Year R Visitor

Yesterday, Year R had a very different kind of visitor.

Who would have thought we would have something like this living in our outdoor area.

Luckily no Mrs Cox's were harmed!

Aztec Masks

This week Year 4 have been designing and constructing their Aztec Masks. They learned all about what they were used for and how the Aztecs sacrificed humans for their gods.

Year 4 Explore the Aztec Box

Year 4 have had a great time exploring Aztec artefacts and costumes from the box, which we hired from Hampshire Wardrobe. A great resource raising many questions about the Aztecs and also showing how they lived.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Year 3 Performance Poetry Competition

Here are some of the finalists from our Poetry Performance competition.

Friday, 12 May 2017

KS1 Federation Multi-Skills event

Yesterday after school children stayed to participate in a fun and friendly event with Newlands Primary School.

 Oakwood hosted the event and our fantastic sports leaders organised the different stations for the children to work through.

The assault course included balancing, throwing, aiming and even crawling through a tunnel.

 Well done to all the children who took part.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

SATs are over! SATs are over!

Y6 completed their final end of Key Stage SATs test this morning, and in traditional Oakwood style they completed their SATs CONGA around the school to celebrate.

Year 1 Observational Drawings

Today Year 1 have been outside in the quad drawing all of the beautiful wild flowers.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

School Games Hockey League Week 2

Today was week two of the Schools' Hockey League. Both Oakwood teams had another two games to play and were hopeful for good results. The sunshine made the 15 minute games very hard work but Team Oakwood gave it their all.

The 'A' team followed up last weeks wins with a 4-0 victory over Bitterne Primary and despite dominating against Valentine it took a last second goal to salvage a 1-1 draw.
Scorers this week: Nathaniel (3) and Marcus (2). This week's player of the week - Marcus!

The 'B' team battled hard in their first game but lost out to a single goal - going down 0-1 to Ludlow. Oakwood struggled to cope with Valentine's star player in their second match and suffered a 0-3 loss.
This week's player of the week - James.

Both teams have their final group games next week.

Flower Art in Year 1

Our topic this half term is 'Growing Things' where we are learning all about different types of plants.

In art we have painted our own version of Vincent Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'. We learned that he uses bright colours and big brush strokes in his art work, so we did the same.

We have also created 3D flowers using cupcake cases and other collage materials. They have really brightened up our classrooms.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Flower Surgery in Y5

Year 5 had a busy afternoon yesterday dissecting flowers. We worked in teams to identify the different parts of the flower having learnt about how flowers reproduce.

Anyone for ice cream?

The Ice- Cream sale went live last week! Sales went brilliantly with lots of money raised for No Limits (a mental health charity) based in Southampton. Summer Delight was a triumph team, raising just under £300.00. A huge thank you to Jude's for all your help with this wonderful topic!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Revising for SATs

We are so proud of our Year 6 children. Busy at work preparing for the SATs next week! They are ALL superstars and we wish them lots of luck. They deserve it!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

School Games Hockey League

Well done to the two Oakwood teams who represented us at at the 1st week of the school games hockey league last night.

Oakwood 'B' lost heavily in their first game which was against Springhill A, but made big improvements in their second game as they lost 4-1 to Bitterne C of E. Jimmy grabbed the Oakwood goal and the player of the day for the Team 'B'.

Oakwood 'A' got off to a better start, beating Springhill B 4-0 before having to come from behind against Bassett Green to triumph 4-1. Well done to the 'A' team player of the day - Jessica. Goal scorers Hannah (1), Nathaniel (2), Jess (2), Tymaine (3) and Marcus (1).