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Head of School Update - Friday 20th May 2022

Welcome to this week’s ‘Weekly Update’.


It’s been a very busy week at Oakwood, and that’s just the way we like it! Children in Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Bodiam Castle on Thursday. Despite a wet start, the children had an incredible day out, were amazed by the magnificent castle, its drawbridge and moat, and even got to try on some chain-mail and armor. Our Facebook page has some pictures of their day out.


Children in Year 5 had their first swimming session today. They had a great time in the pool. Also this week, they have been making their final biscuit products and ‘evaluating’ them, which seemed to include a significant amount of testing and tasting. There were some unique designs and ingredients, and the children really valued their designs being made in to final products.


Some pictures from across the week feature at the bottom of this week’s update, in our Bulletin and on the school’s Facebook page.


Our Curriculum Events for Term 5 are taking place across the whole of next week. Full details of all of the events, their dates, time and a description, are listed on this week’s Bulletin. We hope you can join us and we look forward to welcoming you in to school.


We will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a party of our own on Friday 27th May. We will be providing a fish-and-chip lunch for pupils, should they wish to choose one, with games and activities to follow. Fingers crossed for good weather, so we can hold our party on the field.


We have lots to look forward to in Term 6, including our ‘Aspirations Week’, starting Monday 27th June. This is a chance to showcase to our pupils the fantastic opportunities, careers and professions that they can aspire to. We are inviting any parents who would love to talk to the children about their job, and answer some questions, in to school during this week. We have posted a link on this week’s Bulletin, for parents to show an interest in joining us.


In this week’s Celebration Assembly we awarded our certificates to our Writing and Maths ‘Stars’ and our ‘Stars of the Week’. The full list of this week’s ‘Stars of the Week’ can be found on this week’s Bulletin:




Well done to all of our certificate winners this week and to Logan in Year 3, who had the lucky number drawn in this week’s Attendance Raffle.


We also inducted our latest Accelerated Reader Word Millionaires! Congratulations to the following pupils:


Lola-Mai (Year 4) – 1,000,000 words
Tianna-Mai (Year 5) – 1,000,000 words
Aiden (Year 5) – 2,000,000 words
Anny (Year 6) – 2,000,000 words
Emilia (Year 6) – 3,000,000 words


The children received their certificate and Amazon voucher in today’s Celebration Assembly. Their certificates will join the ‘Hall of Fame’ in the library.


Next week, our Year 6 pupils are off to the Smugglers Caves in Hastings. We will share some pictures from their day out next week. As it is the end of term, we will also be celebrating our ‘Stars of the Term’ and finding out who will be looking after the trophy!


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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