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Headteacher Update - Friday 2nd December 2022

Welcome to this week's Weekly Update!


It's been a brilliant week at Oakwood! We started the week with a visit from professional athlete, Jessica Fleischer, English Kickboxing Champion. We found out all about her career, her journey towards becoming so successful and the barriers and obstacles she had to overcome. The children were definitely inspired and some are already asking about attending a kickboxing club for themselves. Thank you for all of your sponsorships so far. Forms are due in to school by Tuesday 6th December.


Our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 took part in a West End Drama workshop this week. Some children took part in a Story Explorer session, visiting Victorian London at Christmas, whilst others returned to Ancient Greece. It was a great way to further enhance our History curriculum.


In Year 2, we've been exploring materials, and which ones would make the best bed for a pet. The children have been testing their properties, including absorbency, and enjoyed their scientific learning this week. 


I always enjoy celebrating the children's individual achievements and successes. The latest Stars of the Week were awarded in today's 'Celebration Assembly'. This week's winners are:


Reception - Roscoe P.

Year 1 - Emily O.

Year 2 - Grace S.

Year 3 - Millie-Rose P. and Rogue J-G.

Year 4 - Emma F. and Auraya P-S.

Year 5 - Stanley S. and Cienna E.

Year 6 - Louis H. and Amelia A-S.


Well done to all of this week's winners! In our Attendance Raffle, the number 6 was drawn at random. Well done to Angie B. in Year 4, and all of the children with 100% attendance.


Next week, our festive performances will begin. Our Nursery children will be performing in the main hall on Tuesday 6th December (9.30am). This year's Christmas Carols are being held at St. Mary's Church in Willingdon (with audiences this time):


Year 3 and 4 - Wednesday 7th December (1.30pm / 6.00pm)

Year 5 and 6 - Thursday 8th December (1.30pm / 6.00pm)


I hope you will be able to join us for one of the performances. We look forward to seeing you. Please see the Bulletin for all of the details for the upcoming performances. 


We have taken delivery of a new recycling bank on the school grounds. If you have any used or unwanted clothes, please feel free to use the recycling bank. Our School Council representatives are pictured with the new recycling bank. 


I hope you all have a brilliant weekend!


Mr Laker


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