Thursday, 24 May 2018

Year 2 Snail Race

The children in Year 2 have been learning about Snails and can tell you many interesting facts! Such as they travel at the top speed of 45 meters per hour!

Having collected a few it was decided that we should have a "snail race"!

Maple Class visit the Library

This week Maple Class walked to library. Some children became members and chose books for the first time while other children changed their library books and took out new books.
We had a lovely afternoon. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who walked with us.

Year R Personal Best

The children in Year R enjoyed the activities with our sports coaches.

Year 2 Home learning

We have been very impressed with the selection of home learning projects that the children have done this term. The children could choose from a "Pick and Mix" and they have had the opportunity to share what they did with their friends in class.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Y6 Make 5 Grow

Year 6 have been busy this over the last few days drawing up their plans for their Make 5 Grow businesses.

Companies have been formed and ideas they are working on the costings and viability of their products, as well as conducting market research and testing.

Are you watching Lord Sugar????

Green Fingers in Year R

We have been learning all about how things grow this half term and have done lots of planting. Have a look at our Mr Greenheads and our Beanstalks. We are loving seeing their progress being logged on Tapestry.

Y4 Mexico Day

To kick start our week learning all about Mexico, Year 4 have had a Mexico hook day. We spent the morning preparing food for our afternoon fiesta. Whilst some of us were cooking, we learnt about Curiot (a Mexican street artist) and created our own creatures based on his work. During the afternoon we found out all about the modern day Maya people as well as sampling our delicious food!

Year 2 Personal Best

This morning, Year 2 had their personal best session with the coaches. The children did a carousel of activities using a variety of PE skills. They had a great time and worked really hard! Well done Year 2.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Y2 Willow Art

As part of our topic "The Secret Garden" the children in Year 2 created flower petals out of willow. Then working as a team the petals were then brought together to create flowers.

Y1 and Y4 Home learning Share

Year 1 and 4 have had a lovely afternoon sharing their home learning projects with each other. They have produced some fantastic work which really enjoyed sharing with each other.

Y1 Oakwood Action Teams: Gardening

The Year 1 half of the Oakwood Action Team involved in improving the schools environment pulled their gardening gloves up and got digging in the garden area between Year 1 and Year 2. The children had to clear away any weeds, dead leaves and pull out some huge rocks! After the area was prepped we got digging and planting some different vegetables and fruits. We had sugar snap peas, spring onions, tomatoes and strawberries. We hope that if we look after them well they will grow and we can eat them!

Elm Class visit Lordshill Library

On Tuesday, the sun was shining and Elm Class walked to Lordshill Library. The children had a great time listening to stories, exploring the wide selection of books and choosing a book to borrow. The children have been given time in class to read and enjoy their new library books. Thank you to all our parent helpers for joining us. We had a brilliant afternoon.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Year 5 Dissect Flowers

Year 5 were transformed into surgeons this afternoon, as we dissected tulips to investigate the reproductive parts of a flower. The children had to very carefully take apart and label all of the elements of the flower and they also discovered the role that each part plays in pollination and fertilisation.

We think they did brilliantly. Have a look through the gallery to see their fantastic work.

Eating Well in Year 3!

Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to Ita, who visited us last week from Quorn to talk to us about Healthy Eating and the Eat Well Healthy Plate!

We had a great time learning about how you can have a balanced diet and we impressed her with our knowledge of different foods and ingredients.

We were also joined by Chris from Southampton City Catering, who produce our wonderful school meals.

We would like to say a big Thank You to all of them!

Friday, 11 May 2018

Y5 freeze frame their learning about life cycles

This afternoon Year 5 put together some gold book award freeze frames to show their learning of a specific life cycle.

Music Gamelan Style!

Year 5 were fantastic yesterday in the music. They learned what Gamelan Music is and had a go at performing it in groups and as a class.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

Boys' Test Park 6-A-Side Football Tournament

The school football team played their final matches of the year on Friday afternoon, in the beautiful sunshine at Test Park. It was a last appearance in team colours for a number of players and a final chance to stake a claim for the player of the year awards.

The team got off to a solid start in a tough game against St Mary's - drawing 1-1 having fallen behind. The team's second game was against Bassett Green - Oakwood prevailing 1-0 in a game the team played very well in. The two final group games, against Beechwood and Fairisle B, were both 0-0 draws. This meant that Oakwood finished unbeaten in their group games but only picked up 6 points meaning Oakwood needed either Fairisle B or Beechwood to beat the other in order to progress to the quarter finals. However, they played out a 0-0 draw - eliminating Oakwood from the competition.

Well done to our goal scorers: Tom (1) and Sonny (1) and to our Man of the Match - Fin.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Big Pedal - May the Forth Be With You

Our 'Big Pedal' this year fell on Star Wars day, so we wanted to see how many 'pilots' we could enlist to help destroy the mysterious 'Death-Star' that has appeared in our school.

Over 100 children responded to our call for help, prepared with their helmets. It has been a big success and we hope some children will continue to use this fun and healthy form of travel in the coming months!   

An Egg-cellent Year 4 Diary

4JH decided to document each day they chicks spent with us, filming little clips of what the chicks were up to. We loved having the chicks- and updating the video on their progress!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Y4 Chicks Farewell

We can't believe that it has only been two weeks with our chick friends. We have been there with them though the risky stage of hatching. We have watched them feed and grow. Now that they are beginning to grow feathers it is time for us to say goodbye, on a special final afternoon together!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Y1 Apple Field Trip

Year 1 had the opportunity to go and experience a coding workshop at Apple Southampton in WestQuay. The children worked with two members of staff to control and move the Sphero robots. The children learnt how to drive the robots using controls and program them to follow a particular route and maze pattern. We had a fantastic time and learnt lots of new coding skills.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Year 1 Alien Invasion

The aliens have landed in Year 1! Today, we discovered an alien crash site in the playground. We investigated the scene thinking about who the aliens were and where they had come from then used this information to write a diary entry. Can you spot an alien or two?

2018 Y1 Question of Faith day

We had a Question of Faith day. We had three guests come in to teach us all about water and Christianity. We learnt three stories: Jesus walking on water, Jesus getting baptized and Jesus turning water into wine. We had the chance to act these out in groups and share with everyone. We also played true or false with some different facts and they took us outside to play a fun game that worked on our listening skills. Afterwards, we came inside and drew a picture of how we use water and wrote a sentence about why it is precious. We also had fun making some mosaics on pictures from each of the different stories about Jesus.