Archive for July, 2009

From the Head!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

“We have had a really great year in school, with lots of achievements to be proud of!”

Ms Elks

(See you on  September 3rd!)


Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The year has been a brilliant year for the school council and all the school. As the school council has been awarded with the ‘healthy schools award’ from  the mayor. It has been a good year for the school.

Thanks for reading our blog. We are so sad about leaving but looking forward to the challenges that  lie ahead.    GOOD BYE!

Year 6 bloggers, Jack and Charlie

Year 6 Production

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Year 6 did their end of year production on Monday afternoon to the whole school and Monday evening to parents and guests. It was a complete success and all of the children (and staff) were proud of it. There were over 200 people that came to watch Monday evening, the audience seem to be impressed and clapped all of the way through!
program front

Year 5 6 Football Tournanent

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Year 5’s and 6’s have football games throughout the week. Today was the semi finals and tomorrow is the final between ‘top dogs’ and ‘red devils’, venue – upper school playground!

Green Day.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Oakwood had a Green Day yesterday, which meant that no electricity was used. It was a problem for the teachers as they could not have a cup of tea or coffee!  Some Year 6’s made solar ovens which are pieces of cardboard with tin foil placed on top, it was  quite tricky making them!

Ms Elks said ” The green day was a really interesting and exciting time.  All of the children’s work was an excellent standard and everybody learnt a lot.”

Finished Solar Oven


Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Last night all the school got their all important  reports and results. Many people out of year six were happy with their Sat’s results that took place in May. The school are impressed with the results! For the remainder of the years, the pupils got their assessment results back along with a full report on general behaviour in class.

Oakwood Cub Scouts

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
 172 Derby Cubs who meet at Oakwood Junior School from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Mondays (in term time) have a few spaces for September.

Full details here

Oakwood Junior School Website

ECO Fest

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Unfortunately we have decided to postpone this year’s ECO Fest due to forcasted heavy rain! As it’s an outdoor event and having experienced torrential rain two years ago, we’ve rescheduled the event for Sept. So fingers crossed!

Year 6 and 5’s visit to Caythorpe

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Last Friday the year 5’s and 6’s visited Caythorpe for a weekend trip with PGL. They did a wide range of activities such as: abseiling, climbing and orienteering. Every day they had  fabulous meals and everyone enjoyed the trip. It would be great for other year groups from this school to go there as well.

One of the teachers said ” It was a very eventful weekend with all the children having a great time. The activities challenged both the children and teachers ability to work as an individual or in a team. A fantastic weekend and super weather made the trip a success”