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Head of School Update - Friday 6th November 2020

Welcome to Term 2 and this week's weekly update!


I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable half term break. We are very much looking forward to the term ahead here at Oakwood. It was lovely to welcome the children back to school on Monday, clearly ready and looking forward to the day and week ahead.


Pupils have been excited to find out about their latest learning journeys. As always, the topic titles are engaging and exciting and we are looking forward to helping children learn as much as they can. This term's topics are...


Reception - Do you want to be friends?

Year 1 - Dinosaur Planet

Year 2 - Magnificent Monarchs

Year 3 - Through the Ages

Year 4 - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Year 5 - Stargazers

Year 6 - Darwin's Delights


We've had all weathers this week! Pupils in Reception made the most of the gusty conditions with a 'Wind Walk' earlier on in the week, as you can see in this week's featured image. 


On Tuesday, we had a visit from two Ofsted inspectors. They were here for the day and spent this time talking to myself and other leaders about school-life during the Covid-19 pandemic, thinking back to our partial closure in March, our re-opening to some pupils in June and how we have prepared for the start of the new school year for all pupils. The day felt very positive and was a useful opportunity to show all of the things we have so far done and how school is managed in a different way. The Ofsted inspectors will write a summary letter about their visit to Oakwood and I look forward to sharing this with you soon.


I hope you have been able to see this week's bulletin. This has information about key events, including our Parents' Evenings which, this term, will be held as telephone consultations. A letter has been sent with further details about how to make a booking to talk with your child's class teacher about their start to the school year.


Just a reminder that the school is closed to pupils on Friday (13th). This is because of an INSET Day.  


Have a great weekend!


Mr Laker
Head of School

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