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Head of School Update - Friday 25th February 2022

Welcome to this week's Weekly Update!


This week marks the start of Term 4. It was great to welcome all of the pupils back to school on Tuesday. I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable half term break. On Monday, all of the staff were in school, preparing for the new term, and continuing to develop an exciting, engaging and knowledge-rich curriculum.


As you will be aware, we were visited by Ofsted this week. HMI Shazia Akram joined us at Oakwood for a two-day monitoring visit. I was incredibly proud of all of the children who, as always, showed their very best effort in their classes and across the school. Thank you to all of you who contributed to the parent survey. I will update you, as soon as I am able to.


Thank you to those of you who joined us for the curriculum events held over from last term. It was great to welcome you in to school and I know the children were really proud to share their learning with you. 


On Friday 4th March, we will be celebrating 'World Book Day' in school - this year celebrates the 25th Anniversary of World Book Day. All pupils are invited to come to school on this day, wearing something from their favourite book or as a book character, if they would like to.


We are also running a short story competition. The competition is open to all of our pupils and there is just one rule - no more than 500 words. We are encouraging as many pupils as possible to take part. Today you will have received a letter with further details about this year's celebrations. 


Congratulations to our latest Word Millionaire. Bailey in Year 5 received his certificate, today, for the fantastic achievement of having read 1,000,000 words in this school year. Congratulations to Emilia in Year 6 who received her 2,000,000 words certificate.


Today, we celebrated our 'Writing and Maths Stars', who have made great achievements this week. Here is the list of this week's 'Stars of the Week':


Well done to...


Lola D. in Year R Stephenson Class

Flynn J. in Year 1 Nightingale Class

Maya P. in Year 2 Brunel Class

Vinnie J. in Year 2 Seacole Class

Thorin D. in Year 3 Ashe Class

Tommy H. in Year 3 Turing Class

Ryan H. in Year 4 Logie-Baird Class

Miley W. in Year 4 Thunberg Class

Kirk C. in Year 5 Hamilton Class

Klaudia P. in Year 5 Pankhurst Class

Joao G. in Year 6 Amundsen Class

Sebastian M-C. in Year 6 Parks Class


Well done to all of this week's winners.


Have a great weekend!


Mr Laker

Head of School

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