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Head of School Update - Friday 18th March 2022

Welcome to this week’s ‘Weekly Update’.


Thank you to all of our children and their families for supporting us with our Comic Relief and ‘United For Ukraine’ Day today. The children have been superb throughout the day. We’ve taken part in a Comic Relief inspired ‘Red Nose Relay’, with silly walks, dances and hops, and all of the children have left a handprint, to show respect and solidarity for all those in Ukraine who facing the tragic and devastating situation in their country.


We have raised £200, so far, which is fantastic, and there is still some money to be counted. If you haven’t yet donated, and would like to, please take any donations to the School Office. We will keep collecting for the next few days. All money raised will go to Comic Relief and the Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC).

We’ve taken some photos throughout the day so please see our Facebook page for updates.


In this week’s Celebration Assembly we awarded our certificates to our Writing and Maths ‘Stars’ and our ‘Stars of the Week’.


This week’s ‘Stars of the Week’ are:


YR Stephenson

Harvey H. for fantastic writing and pattern making. (Determination)


Y1 Nightingale

Autumn-Rose L. for her amazing homework and kindness – she donated some reading books to school. (Equality)


Y2 Brunel

Ernis H. for determination and independence to complete his best work. (Determination)


Y2 Seacole

Cheyenne L. for having a fantastic, positive attitude to her learning and always listening well. (Achievement)


Y3 Ashe

Thorin D. for working hard and in all areas of the curriculum, but particularly in Maths this week. (Achievement)


Y3 Turing

Archie L. for having a positive attitude and trying his best in every lesson. (Achievement) 


Y4 Logie-Baird

Khloe K. for always making great choices with her behaviour and being a friendly member of the class. (Equality) 


Y4 Thunberg

Isaac K. for showing great determination to understand tasks in every lesson and always giving 100%. (Determination)


Y5 Hamilton

Louis H. for always trying his hardest and challenging himself to achieve our school vision of ‘Being Better Every Day’. (Determination)


Y5 Pankhurst

Leo B. for his excellent effort in all areas of the curriculum and for always being a ‘Star’.  (Achievement)


Y6 Amundsen

Brooke-Nicole A. for a mature approach to all areas of learning, for being a hard worker, who is determined, and always insists on always achieving her best. (Achievement)


Y6 Parks
Kamdi O. for pushing himself to achieve his best in all areas of school life. (Achievement) 


Well done to all of our certificate winners this week and to Joao G, in Year 6, who had the lucky number drawn in this week’s Attendance Raffle.


Just a reminder to you all that Parents Evening consultations take place next week, on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March. We are looking forward to welcoming you in to school for the opportunity for you to meet with your child’s class teacher. If you have not yet made an appointment, it’s not too late to do so. Parents Evening provides the chance to talk about your child’s progress, attainment and achievements, so I urge you to book a meeting. I hope to see you next week.


Our Term 4 Curriculum Events take place in the last week of term. We have workshops, treasure hunts, songs and journeys across the world. The children love sharing their learning with you so, if you are able to, please come and join us for one of the events.

Full details, dates and times about each of the events are all on this week’s Bulletin.


Today, we said ‘Goodbye’ to Mrs Meredith. We’d like to say a very big ‘Thank you’ to Mrs Meredith for her fantastic contribution to Oakwood over the many years that she has worked in our school, particularly teaching Spanish to classes in Key Stage 2. We wish Mrs Meredith all the very best in all that she goes on to do.


Finally, please see this week’s Bulletin for lots of information about school, including Easter Holiday activities.


Have a great weekend and I’ll look forward to seeing all of the pupils on Monday!


Mr Laker
Head of School

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