Sunday, 31 March 2019

Performance Poetry in 5BW

Over the last week 5BW have been taking part in a Lit Film Fest project, 'Why we play!'. We looked at a variety of poems and poets (including Michael Rosen). We produced our own poems, then we selected the two lines we were most proud of to collaborate with our class mates. Finally we practiced performing our lines in an entertaining way and created a class poem together.

We hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Air Quality Exhibit Year 3 and 4

Hazel and Jean from Southampton City Council visited us on Tuesday with their amazing air quality exhibit! The children learned about air pollution and how it can affect the lungs. The children had a brilliant time!

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Year 1 Willow Trip To Testwood Lakes

Willow class had a super sunny day trip to Testwood Lakes on Monday.  The children were in charge of building houses for the three Little Pigs, using straw, sticks, stone and clay.  The children worked brilliantly together in their teams to build the houses so that the pigs could stay warm and dry and safe from the Big Bad Wolf.  Willow class rose to all the challenges that faced them and were a credit to the school.

Monday, 25 March 2019

4JH meet the chicks

Over the past week Year 4 have been eagerly watching as the chicks grow up. Today 4JH got to hold the chicks as they are now getting stronger.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

End of the football season

Team Oakwood have played their final three games of the School Football Season in the last two weeks.

They had their 5th match night at Holy Family school where they played games against Holy Family and Shirley. In blustery and difficult conditions, Oakwood worked hard and eventually prevailed 2-1 thanks to goals from Vinny and Sonny.
 The second game of the night saw Oakwood come from behind to grab a 2-2 draw against Shirley. Sonny grabbing both goals in a difficult game against a well organised team.

Oakwood's final game of the season was against league winners Fairisle Junior School. It was a thrilling match with both teams determined the finish the season with a victory. It was Fairisle who scored first, but, once Oakwood had equalised through a long range strike from Vinny, it was Oakwood who looked more likely to grab the win. However, neither team could find a winning goal and the match finished 1-1.

It has been a good season for Team Oakwood with only one loss, meaning a second place league finish. Well done to all the squad, and thank you to the parents who have supported the team this year.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Year R Out of Africa

We have now come to the end of our Out of Africa topic where the children have learned all about the animals that live in Africa and the habitats that they come from.

To finish the topic we have created some junk models. The children chose if they wanted to make binoculars to go exploring, a safari jeep camouflaged and ready to spot animals or the animals themselves.

Can you work out what we have made?

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Y1 Clay Huts

This half term our topic is Little Explorers. We have been looking at all of the different continents. We have been looking at Africa and comparing how we live to how some people live in Africa. We have used clay and straw to help us build some model huts.

Year 3 Anglo Saxon Day Part 2

Year 3 Anglo Saxon Day part 1

Maths Workshare

Parents were invited into school to have a presentation about the way in which our Maths log system works. They also had the opportunity to visit classrooms and work with their children on their particular log.

Bike Doctor

We had a visit from the Bike Doctor yesterday. He came to do some free safety checks on our bikes in preparation for The Big Pedal.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Y1 and Y4 Story Share

This morning, Year 1 welcomed Year 4 to the base to share some stories they had written. The Year 1 children read a story called Handa's Surprise then wrote their own version of the story changing the continent the story was set in and the fruits and animals. Thank you for coming to share our stories Year 4, we hope you enjoyed the surprise!


Y4 Question of Faith Day

Last week Year 4 had a visit from Southampton City Mission. We found out all about how Christians use Paschal candles. In the afternoon we had a chance to make our own giant Pascal candles.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Rights Respecting School Week

Last week, we had a focus on our Rights Respecting School learning.

As a Rights Respecting School, the Unicef Convention on the Rights of the Child is threaded through all of our learning at Oakwood. We have whole school, class, playground and restaurant charters which remind us of our rights and how we can respect them. We learn about our rights in assemblies and in our lessons. Our whole school PSHE theme for this half term is 'This is Me', and we are learning about ourselves, and how our words and actions portray our character.

Last week, we learned more about the rights of children in other countries, particularly those children who, for one reason or another, are forced to leave their homes. We also took part in the Send My Friend to School Campaign. This year, the focus for this is 'Let's Unlock Education for Everyone'.

Our learning included reading books, completing research, drama and freeze frames - to name but a few. Every child has also written to our MP as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign, and we will be sending off our letters very soon.

Groundforce Move-a-Thon!

We had a fantastic day completing our non-stop 15 minutes of activity for our Groundforce Move-a-Thon. Thank you to everyone who managed to collect sponsorship money - all of this will go towards our plans for improving our school grounds!

A big thank you to TMC who supported us with the day and made it lots of fun!

Friday, 8 March 2019

Year 5's World Book Day Word Art

On World Book Day, Year 5 were inspired to create a piece of Word Art, based on their favourite book. Have a look at the gallery below - the children were very proud of what they created!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Reading Dens in Y2

For World Book Day Year 2 created "Reading Dens" to enjoy with their friends and soft toys.

After reading "The Book with No Pictures" the children then designed their own page in the style of the author.

World Book Day 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Jude's Ice- Cream Flavour Testing

Year 5 have had a great time yesterday afternoon taste testing flavours for their Jude's Challenge. Yummy!!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Year 5 visit Jude's Ice Cream

Last week Year 5 were very lucky to visit Jude's Ice Cream factory in Twyford. We received a talk from Jude and her husband about how they started the business and then had a tour around the factory. We are now working hard on our Jude's challenge, creating a new flavour of ice cream. Jude will be visiting Oakwood in a couple of weeks to judge which idea she thinks is best. Watch out for more Jude's updates!