Friday, 20 October 2017

Happy Half Term! Year 6 are proud to display an awesome few weeks of Art, English and History. This has been a real hard-working term and the work produced has been phenomenal! Well done Year deserve your break!

Autumn in Year R

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Making Links, Oakwood Actions Team Meeting

The 'Making Links' Oakwood Action Team met for the first time today to get to know each other. The Year 2's (Elm class) came to look at 5BW's Titanic home learning exhibition, with them they brought a piece of work that they were proud to share. Both classes really enjoyed seeing what each other had been up to and getting to know each other. We are looking forward to working together throughout the rest of the school year.

Thank you Mr Wiseman!

We are so lucky to have received a very special Titanic gift from Mr Wiseman. Thank you so much!

Year 5 get musical Titanic Style

Such a fun afternoon last week had by year 5 performing their own music related to the Titanic.

Year 5 Titanic Home Learning Exhibition

Wow what an exhibition Year 5 put on this afternoon! Such a display of talent and creativity in their Titanic Home Leanring Projects. Thank you so much to friends and family for coming!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Football Team - City Cup

As runners up last year, Oakwood had a bye through the previous round of the City Cup. This meant that this evening's game was for a place in the quarter finals.

After a delayed start, Oakwood began the match in confident fashion - creating several promising attacks. However, from an Oakwood corner, Mount Pleasant broke and after a mazy run, managed to find the bottom corner of the net. Oakwood pushed but could not find their passing rhythm before half time.

Three changes at half time seemed to jolt Oakwood back to life and the passing started to improve despite some rugged tackles from Mount Pleasant. Oakwood drew level after a neat shot was saved by the Mount Pleasant 'keeper when the rebound was bundled in. Finding a new gear during the final 5 minutes, Oakwood moved the ball quickly and finally made their domination show - scoring 3 more goals before the final whistle blew.

Well done to Player of the Match - Tom - for a fantastic second half performance.
Goal scorers: Tom (1), Sonny (2) & Caitlin (1).

Sport For All!

Year 5 had a great morning with TMC working on there hockey skills!

RNLI visitor

Today Oakwood were luckily to have a visit from Brian at the RNLI. He spoke to everyone in assembly then Year 5 received a workshops learning more about water safety, linking with our Titanic work.

A HUGE thank you to Brian and the RNLI for coming to see us.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

All Aboard!

To conclude Year 5's Titanic project they have had an action packed day as Titanic passagengers! Cooking cheese straws, a fashion show and lots of craft activities to decorate our hall. Followed by some dancing and a meal on board the Titanic this afternoon.

We had lots of fun and have loved learning about the Titanic this half term!

Please have a look at the gallery below to see some of the exciting things we did today.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Here's looking at the first Oakwood Action Team for the Environment! 6TS got together with their partners in Cedar class for an afternoon of Gardening Fun last Friday. An hour or so later and the Pond and Quad areas are looking SO much better. Looking forward to our next meeting!

Welcome to the Victorian Classroom. What a day we've had! A strict and serious start to our day! But... our playground Victorian games were awesome. Check out our day!

Friday, 13 October 2017

School Football Team Match Night 3

Match night 3 saw Oakwood play two games. The first was against local rivals Fairisle, who have recently won the Hampshire U10 cup.

The game was exciting with plenty of goal mouth action for both teams and some excellent football on display. Fairisle took a 0-1 lead before half time but an Oakwood equaliser, making it 1-1, after the re-start made it a very interesting game. Towards the end of the game Fairisle capitalised on an Oakwood mistake and moved 1-2 ahead and then held strong for the remaining few minutes. Oakwood could count themselves unlucky with the 1-2 defeat.

The second game was also fast paced, but the good football Oakwood had shown during the first game only made fleeting appearances. Although Oakwood were forced to come from behind again, this time Will scoring the equaliser, more mistakes were punished and Foundry Lane condemned Oakwood to a second 1-2 defeat.

Well done to our scorers: Sonny (1) and Will (1), but our clear man of the match was 'Keeper Bradley.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Cross Country Week 1 and 2 Results

We are so impressed with the turn out for the Cross Country running. Results for week 1 and 2 are recorded below.

All About Me

Year R have completed their first ever topic.

We have learned all about ourselves from our bodies to germs, growing up to families.

Have a look at all the fun we have had in our first 3 weeks of full time school.

Y2 Fairy Tale Day

As a celebration of the end of a topic the children in Year 2 have had a fun day. Many had dressed up in characters from their favourite traditional tales.

During the day the children participated in various story related activities, which included:
* Den building
* Origami wolves
* Cooking jam tarts
* Maths problem solving

Y2 Personal Best Day

This week Year 2 had their Personal Best day and had the opportunity to practise various ball skills.
Thank you to our TMC coaches for a fun session.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Year 6 Benchball Tournament

Members of Year 6 took part in the Southampton School Games Year 5/6 Benchball Tournament. 11 schools took part in this thrilling and highly competitive event. Oakwood worked well as a team and finished in third place. Below are the results of each game. Oakwood 2 - Townhill 0 Oakwood 2 - Basset Green 0 Oakwood 2 - Kanes Hill 0 Oakwood 0 - St Monica 2 Oakwood 2 - Valentine 0 Semi – final Oakwood 1 - Springhill 2 Play off for 3/4 place Oakwood 2 - St Monica 1

Year 3 World War 2 Day


Village Hall

Super Spies

Friday, 6 October 2017

Girls' Football Team represent Southampton

Following their success at the Southampton Girls' 6-a-side Football Tournament two weeks ago, Team Oakwood represented Southampton in the Hampshire round. Nine of the best teams from across Hampshire gathered at Wide Lane for a winner takes all league.

Oakwood got off to a slow start but did pick up some excellent results. With a bit more luck Oakwood would have had an outstanding day, but we are very proud of the team for finishing 3rd! A fantastic achievement.

Oakwood 0-0 St Mary's
Oakwood 2-0 Castle School
Oakwood 0-1 Grange
Oakwood 1-2 Herne
Oakwood 1-0 Fair Oak
Oakwood 2-1 Newchurch
Oakwood 0-1 Velmead

Well done to our goal scorers: Summer (3), Caitlin (1), Mia (1) and Praise (2). Special mention to our player of the tournament - Praise.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Year 5 have a visitor

Year 5 were extremely lucky today to have a visit from one of our Grandparents. He was friends with the son of a gentleman who was part of the crew aboard the Titanic. He shows us two beautiful paintings of the Titanic both signed by survivors of the unsinkable ship. The paintings told such a story of history. He also told us an actual true story that was recorded by the crew member himself. So lovely to have this special treat today. So much learned and many new facts and information for us all to take in. Thank you so much Mr Wiseman!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Mr Potato Head

We have been learning about our senses. We listened to a story about Mr Potato Head and then created our own ones!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Paper Planes

Year 2 have been looking at examples of instructions. Today they followed instructions on how to make a paper plane and then took them for a test flight.

Year 2 Basketball Festival

Ten children from Year 2 represented Oakwood at Cantell School's Basketball Festival. They were involved in various activities to develop their skills. What a fantastic shot they had!

House building in Year 2

Year 2 were investigating different materials to build "houses" with after reading The Three Little pigs.
They built houses out of straw, lolly sticks and lego bricks.

Working as a team they reached their own conclusions.