Thursday Clap and Rainbow Display
We hope most of you were able to join in the 8pm clap on Thursday evening in support of NHS workers. Perhaps you even did what our children of 2 key workers did and make a rainbow. It is hung in the window of our Pre-Prep Library - if you see it on your daily walk or run do look out for it and let it symbolise the fact that all storms eventually pass!
Letters of Support to the NHS
We had some lovely responses from hospitals that our key worker parents work at to the letters of support the Oakfield children wrote. We have shared 2 of them below. Thank you to all the public health workers for the amazing bravery you continue to show!
King's College Hospital
All of us at King's College Hospital would love to thank year 4/5 for the absolutely wonderful cards of support you all made for us. Every card was first read out and then distributed to the incredible team I work with. Many many laughs and tears of joy were shed. This gesture was appreciated by all of us and so well timed. We are all working very hard and will get this over and done with. You have helped us smile and feel valued. Look after your parents / carers / brothers and sisters. Make them smile.
We all need a hug!
Its easy to make people happy!
Thank you Oakfield.
Dear Mrs Thompson and all staff at Oakfield school and Children in years 3 & 4,
Thank you so much for the wonderful letters of support the children made for NHS staff. All of my colleagues were so touched by this, it makes such a difference. These are really dark and stressful times but they brought a smile to everyone’s face, many thanks,
We hope you are all well and keeping safe. During this difficult time we wanted to be in touch to let you know that the Year 1 team are here and available. For now, we hope you are finding a new ‘normal’ for your family and even in the confusion we are facing that there are positives.
Although Spring term ended sooner than expected we wanted to remember some of our favourite parts. Despite losing the last few weeks we have thoroughly enjoyed our time with our lovely children in Year 1. See pictures below that include some of the fun at World Book Day, Toy Workshop, Puppet Man Ron’s Visit, Perform drama day and fun with toys outdoors. Thank you for all you added to it, for your partnership and your ongoing support.
There will be further resources and ideas in the Newsletter and the Portal. In the meantime, some thoughts from the Year 1 team for the last few days of term. Have a go at GoNoodle, each class has their favourites! Finger Gym videos on YouTube are good for handwriting warm-ups. Head outside on a walk to find minibeasts, flowers or spot different trees. Try access some Mindfulness Brain Breaks to keep focus and concentration going.
As the end of term approaches, we wish you and your family a very happy Easter. We look forward to supporting you and working with you in the summer.
The Year One Team
Bird Sketching Challenge
This week's sketch challenge has been 'Birds'. It has proven to be quite tricky to draw birds from life, they keep moving and flying away! Most of this week's artist have used photographs to capture our feathered friends, apart from Danny, who has a pet budgerigar named 'Bill'.
Well done to all our Oakfield artists. A gallery of your wonderful bird art will be put on Instagram in the next few days so follow us now! I hope you enjoyed the challenge and look out for the next sketching task!
Meanwhile, if you want to have a go at the 'Bird' challenge but have missed this week's gallery, don't despair, yours can go into the next gallery.
I took on the challenge myself and sketched two birds, a song thrush and a garden warbler. I enjoyed looking at all the patterns of their plumage and working out how to draw their little legs and feet. See pics below.
Morning PE sessions have been enlivened by Joe Wicks (aka 'The Body Coach'). Staying active is so important for our physical and mental health, especially given the current circumstances. It gives us energy and positivity and sets us up for the day ahead. All of Joe's videos (including for children, adults and seniors) are saved to his YouTube channel so give them a go if you can!
Created with images by Markus Spiske - "Made with Canon 5d Mark III and Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 1.9 / 75mm" • Garett Mizunaka - "Part of a shoot I did for my church’s youth ministry. Summer in a studio, obviously fake, but with iconic summer themes. It was a lot of fun!" • Nikhil Mitra - "untitled image" • AussieActive - "Arriving before the crowds, I was free to get a few shots with out people distracting from the image." • sydney Rae - "untitled image" • Mathew Schwartz - "Little Bird on Thatch Korean Roof" • Lysander Yuen - "untitled image" • Mark Solarski - "Vinyl + Grado Headphones" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake"