Head of School Update - Friday 19th November 2021
Welcome to this week’s Weekly Update!
Today, we splashed a sprinkling of ‘Children In Need’ magic, with either something yellow or something spotty. The children have had a great day. We will count up the donations and let you know how much has been raised for search a worthy cause.
To add, a few weeks ago, the school was painted red in support of St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and I’m pleased to announce that your generous donations helped to raise more than £300 Thank you for your generosity.
We’ve been raising awareness for ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ this week. The week started with an assembly for all pupils and the children have taken part in a number of activities across the week, including celebrating ‘Odd Sock Day’. Thank you to Mrs Wilkinson who helped put together our new display board in the school. This is situated by the Library in Key Stage 2 and shows how our individual bits of the puzzle fit together to make our school brilliant.
Hopefully, you will have all received a copy of your child’s school photograph proof from Tempest photography. I have seen a few of the portraits and the quality of the photographs are excellent and I hope you enjoyed seeing your child’s photographs.
Well done to all of our pupils who have been giving their best with their assessments this week. All of the teachers have been impressed with the effort and focus that the children have shown.
Next Tuesday and Thursday we will be holding our Parents’ Evening, and I am looking forward to welcoming you to school. Consultations will be held in classrooms this time around, and there will be a chance to look at your child’s books too. The opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher is an important one, to talk about your child's progress and effort in school. I do hope you have made an appointment on one of the two days. Bookings can still be made through your Parent Portal account.
Well done to all of this week’s certificate winners. Our ‘Stars of the Week’ are:
YR Stephenson Class – Freddie C. for Determination – For his fantastic listening and blending in Phonics.
Y1 Nightingale Class – Jake H. for Equality – For his wonderful attitude and enthusiasm towards his learning.
Y2 Brunel Class – Ashton-Jay J. for Determination – For speaking about his Geography learning in a confident manner.
Y2 Seacole Class – Jasmine P. for Achievement – For achieving some great work this week.
Y3 Ashe Class – Caleb C. for Determination – For being helpful and trying hard to remain focused in lessons.
Y3 Turing Class – Olly M. for Achievement – For being confident when sharing ideas and answering questions in class.
Y4 Logie-Baird Class – Adam M. for Determination – For great improvement in his attitude.
Y4 Thunberg Class – Elle B. for Equality – For always leading by example regarding behaviour, work, effort and kindness.
Y5 Hamilton Class – Kobi O. for Determination – For always having a positive attitude and for always trying his best.
Y5 Pankhurst Class – Jaydon H. for Achievement – For excellent determination and effort all week, particularly in Music.
Y6 Amundsen Class – Blake S. for Achievement – For excellent achievement and presentation and excellent effort tin all of his work.
Y6 Parks Class – Zeeshan A. for Knowledge – For gaining the most merits this week.
We’ve included all of the dates for this year’s festive events at Oakwood to our Bulletin. Please, get them in your diary! We look forward to seeing you at one (or many) of this year’s Christmas performances.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our Year 6 Student Leaders for their help during this week’s Open Evening event. I was very proud of their politeness, courtesy, confidence and maturity and our visitors commented on the fantastic tours they gave of the school.
And finally, we said ‘Goodbye’ to Mrs McCarthy today. She is leaving us to be a little closer to her family. I know she is looking forward to her new challenge but will miss the children of Oakwood very much. She leaves us with our very best wishes for the future.
Have a good weekend!
Head of School