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Headteacher Update - Friday 19th May 2023

Welcome to this Week's Weekly update!


It's been a fantastic school week at Oakwood. Firstly, 'Congratulations' to our pupils in Key Stage 2 who completed their BikeAbility course this week. They have been out-and-about on their bikes in the local area, learning the rules of the road and how to be safe. The instructors commented on how well all of the children listened, their enthusiasm and safety awareness. 'Well done' to them all. One of the highlights of my role, is being able to share and celebrate children's learning. This week, I have seen some fantastic writing from children in Reception and Year 2, and in Year 1, was lucky enough to see every child's exceptional handwriting in their phonics group. It's great to see their own pride in their learning and successes.


Our pupils in Year 6 visited the Smugglers' Caves and Hastings Aquarium yesterday. The whole of the south coast was a hotspot for smuggling gangs in the 1700s, and the children learned about the secrecy of the missions and the types of contraband that landed on our beaches. The pupils represented the school superbly. 


'Well done' to all of our certificate winners. This week's 'Stars of the Week' are:


Class Child
Year R Stephenson Louie H.
Year 1 Nightingale Amelia C.
Year 2 Brunel Gjoleka G.
Year 3 Ashe Ivy-May T.
Year 3 Turing Liam M.
Year 4 Logie-Baird Daria H.
Year 4 Thunberg Thorin D.
Year 5 Hamilton Tyler C.
Year 5 Pankhurst Jeremiah M. 
Year 6 Amundsen Hunter M.
Year 6 Parks Cherry B.


Please see this week's Bulletin for our Attendance updates. 


All of the pupils are really looking forward to welcoming you in to school for next week's Curriculum Events. The children and staff have been busy preparing and rehearsing for workshops and performances. I really hope that you will be able to join us at some point during the week.


For those events takin place in the Hall or classrooms in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, parents and visitors are please asked to sign in at the School Office.


'Thank you' to those parents of pupils in Year 4 who were able to join us for your child's Progress Meeting this week. I hope you found this a useful opportunity to talk about your child and their progress.


We are looking forward to the last week of Term 5.


I hope you have a great weekend!


Ryan Laker

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