Archive for March, 2011

Derby Fest by Class 4

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This week we have all finally seen the extraordinary finished Derby projects in our class. The projects were outstanding, we were all amazed at the presentation and effort gone into them. There were many projects based on Elvaston Castle and Rolls Royce.

In class 4 we have been learning and discussing all about the Queen’s visit to Derby in 2010 and other visits that she has made. We have started our own newspapers based on this exciting day in April 2010. We heard that she gave out unique Maundy Money to pensioners and opened the Royal Derby hospital.

This week Tim the vicar came to our school and talked to us about the interesting history of St. Marys church. Apparently the Church has had many extensions through the years, Tim told us all that in Alvaston years ago there were only 200 or so people living in this area.

We are all excited about our Derby topic and we can’t wait for our visits next week.

By Emily and Rumannah

Derby Fest So Far by Class 7

Friday, March 18th, 2011

 The past two weeks in Oakwood Junior School have been jam-packed full of excitement. Our Derby Fest topic has amazed the pupils with extraordinary history!

To start the topic we had a phenomenal visit from the Derby extraordinaire, Richard Felix! He told us lots about Derby’s history but I mostly liked the bits about the ghosts and gore. And how could we forget how honoured we were when his worship, the mayor, came and told us about himself and some very interesting information about his spectacular items such as his gold chain and mace. Later on in the week, 4 children out of each class went on a visit to the massive Pride Park football stadium. 

As part of our homework, we have all been busy working on projects on anything linked with Derby. Elvaston Castle and Rolls Royce have been the top picks in my class! The whole school has been extremely lucky as each class in turn has gone on a walk outside of the school grounds. Maps have been made throughout school showing a bird’s eye view of our journey to school. So no day is ordinary in Oakwood Junior School. Why? Because we make learning a joy!


By Rose  and Abby  from Class 7






Enterprise Market

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

As ever this year’s market was a very successful event coming at the end of a busy and exciting Enterprise Week with some fabulous products to sell. Parents visited and everything sold within a very short time.

This year’s winners  from lower school were  Class 4  who made friendship bracelets and Class 5’s spring themed photo holders and from upper school, a group from Class 8 with their magnets and stressballs and a very aptly named ‘Profit  R Us’ group from Class 12 who made bookmarks and cakes.