Archive for March, 2009


Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Last week  the year 6’s went to see  the  play Romeo and Juliet at the Assembly rooms, as part of our Shakespeare topic. It got the point across as well as being very funny, I would recommend  this play to any people of any age!  AS IT WAS AMAZING ! 

Take a look at the Shakespeare 4 Kids website here

Romeo and Juliet

Numeracy workshop for HA

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

The other week 3 teachers held a numeracy workshop for high achievers from year groups year 5 and year 6. It was a successful project with many parents turning up and giving supportive feedback. The children (and their adults!) were given a challenge to go around the world with a budget of £5,000. They had to stop in hotels and change GBP into the currency for that country.

Good news about the chickens !

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The girls (chickens) are now fully free range.  We’ve had a new chicken paddock developed  in the Conner of the allotment area where Dolly,  Ruby and Mabel  can run free.wildlife-015

Red Nose Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Red nose day was on Friday and at Oakwood Junior School we celebrated it. We had a assembly about Comic Relief, that a class had organised themselves. The school collected over… £300,  which was raised by everybody wearing non-uniform for £1 and for an extra 20p we could have red hair for the day!


Tudor day

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Year 4 had a Tudor day the other day. They got to meet a local doctor and learned about Tudor medicines, for example:  Put a frog on your head to relieve headaches. Also they made their own soap using soap flakes, rose petals and rose water.

Katherine Parr’s lady in waiting played a Tudor musical instrument beautifully and some year 4s had a go too! They also learnt a dance which they performed for his majesty himself King Henry VIII and his 6th wife Katherine Parr.



Monday, March 9th, 2009

Mr Hill has designed and made some farm animals out of  wood and painted them. We are going to put them in the  Wildlife area. They will appear over the next few weeks so look out for them and let us know what you think!


Parents workshop for HA

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Parent’s workshops were held recently aimed at highlighting our HA children at school and at home.

We had two extremely “buzzy” afternoons in freezing February, where parents worked alongside their children on a number of mini challenges.

The children and parents planned some super day trips to exciting places such as: Calke Abbey, The British Museum, Globe Theatre and even the infamous Bloody Tower:

” I really enjoyed today and learning what the children do at school.”

” This afternoon has inspired me to do different activities with my son.”

” It was good to see how the children are being shown how to research, using a computer and how they are learning life skills through school.”

Battle of Bosworth

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Year four re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth which was the Battle that started the Tudor period. A parent from a local Tudor Re-enactment Society came in and led the event.

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Cycle to School Day

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

As you  know we have recently held a cycle to school day  (Friday the 27th). We had over 71 bikes in our school grounds. Five children won different prizes in assembly,  then in the summer  every one who has cycled to school will get entered in a prize draw . The big prize is … a NEW BIKE!!