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Headteacher Update - Friday 5th May 2023

Welcome to this week's Weekly Update!


We have had a slightly shorter week at Oakwood, but it hasn't stopped us from fitting so much in!


Today, we have been celebrating the upcoming Coronation for King Charles III. We held a special assembly, learning about King Charles and all the things he did for the 'first' time, and will do this weekend. We also discussed the things we do for the first time and how King Charles III might be feeling ahead of the most important day of his life.


This afternoon, we have held our own Coronation Parties in school, with games and ice cream, and a perfect rendition of the National Anthem. It was great to see the children enjoying the afternoon and getting ready for a significant event this weekend. Thank you to all the staff who planned a brilliant afternoon. It was well enjoyed by all of the pupils!


Thank you to Miss Ludford, who joined us from the Willingdon Trees Community Centre. We are proud of the work we do with our community groups, and grateful to Miss Ludford who helped our Reception and Year 1 pupils make some super Coronation badges!


We held a special 'Monarch of the Week' assembly, to reflect the King's Coronation, and we crowned our very special Kings and Queens. The winners are:




School Value



Nursery Class



Ruby O.


Ruby deserves this award as she really is a star in Nursery.

Year R Stephenson



Zosha W.

Equality & Determination

For showing great kindness and acceptance to everyone and for improvement in her reading skills.

Year 1 Nightingale



Freddie C.


Freddie looks out for others.

He always tries to help people, adults and peers alike.


Year 2 Brunel



Sophia D.


For her excellent determination to be kind, caring and hard working in all areas of school life.


Year 3 Ashe



Ethan B.


For always trying his best and being an excellent role model.

Year 3 Turing



Bryan O.


Bryan has a regal air about him.

Year 4 Logie-Baird



Joshua R.


For determination to always produce work of a high quality.

Year 4 Thunberg



Ava-Grace R.


For fabulous team-work this week.

Year 5 Hamilton



Kaila B.


For always working hard, challenging herself and being kind to others!

Year 5 Pankhurst



Ollie H.


For determination to always produce high quality work.

Year 6 Amundsen



Millie M.


For always being  determined to do her regal best!

Year 6 Parks



Iola C


For making great leaps in her understanding of tricky concepts across all subjects.


In our 100% Attendance Raffle, the number 185 was drawn at random. Well done to Bethany V. in Year 5 who was this week's lucky winner!


Thank you to those parents of children in the Nursery who joined us for Progress Meetings this week. It was a great opportunity for parents to talk to Nursery staff about their child's progress and development. We received lots of very positive feedback about the meetings. 


'Good luck' to our Year 6 pupils who will be taking their end of key stage assessments in Reading, Maths and Spelling next week. You have all worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of each and every one of you. Do your best...I know you will!


I hope you enjoy the Coronation Weekend and Bank Holiday. I look forward to seeing all of the pupils when we return to school on Tuesday 9th May 2023.


With my best wishes,


Ryan Laker


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