Nursery's Easter Bonnet Parade
This week Lower Foundation have been learning all about Easter and discussing the signs of Spring. We spoke about the daffodils that are budding, the blossom we can see on the trees and the new animals that are born. We had a fun afternoon making our chocolate Easter nests. They were delicious!
This week in Year 1, Jetal, Eesha’s mother (1AW), came in to tell us all about Hinduism. We loved hearing the music and seeing the pictures of the Mandir. We are so grateful for Jetal allowing us to play the bell and hold the different symbols that she kindly brought for us to see. Thank you!
Year 1 have discovered that simple toys do bring lots of joy!
The children have made their own ‘Jack in the boxes’ and ‘cup and ball’ game. Using basic art and craft media they designed their toys and had great fun in the process.
Year 4's unit of work in Science this half term has been about 'Forces'.
4AW finished a very busy term with some investigations, using the warmer spring weather last week to do some of their learning outside. Firstly, the children used forcemeters to investigate the force required to move a brick across a number of different surfaces. They then tried dropping various sizes of paper to see how each was affected by air-resistance. Blu-tac was used to experiment with streamlined shapes, and the children tested these in water. Finally, the children used jelly and chopsticks in order to find out what effect the addition of oil had on the force of friction.
The ‘Big Bling Frame’ has been stretched to bursting point this week with all the amazing artwork brought in to share.
Thank you to Oonagh for her abstract acrylic painting entitled, ‘Sirius Black’ to Marlo for his combine tribute to Robert Rauchsenberg, to India-Rose who has been practicing pastel drawing and to Felicity who brought in some clever weaving she and her brother had created over the weekend.
Thanks also to all the Year 2 children who brought their Georgia O’Keefe inspired paintings to the art room to show me. It truly feels like spring is on the way.
ISA Cross Country National Finals
A very sunny day at Rugby School in Warwickshire last Saturday saw two Oakfield boys take part in the ISA Cross Country National Finals. Oakfield is proud of both Monty and Daniel for just qualifying for this event. Representing the ISA London South team Monty finished 31st out 70 runners. Daniel put on a very brave face finishing in 4th place- the highest placed Oakfield boy at this event in the last 10 years. To be only 17 seconds off the winner, this year's English Schools Cross Country champion, is something he should be proud of. Daniel also had another good result during the week, when he heard that he has qualified for the London Mini Marathon where he will be running for the U13 Borough of Lewisham team. What a week of running!
Year 3 and 5 continued this exciting House competition. Everyone played with good spirit and fun was had by all.
Results with Year 5 were very close on Wednesday. Pearsall and Webster fought it out for the House Stick and only one goal separated the final result- Congratulations to Pearsall who finished overall winners in the Year 5 competition. Ruskin finished 3rd and Baird 4th.
Sports Players of the Spring Term:
Memorable Sporting Moments this term, outstanding achievements, sheer effort, determination, toughness and someone who tries their best.
Cross Country: Monty and Daniel- Qualifying for ISA National X-Country Finals and Matilda P- for determination, attitude to trainings and achievements
Football: Malakhi- making the difference at Finborough Football Tournament for his team
Netball: Freya and Caitlin - for their goal shooting this year- particularly at the ISA Regional Finals and Finborough Tournament
Gymnastics: Wren C- Highest Individual Score at the BSGA Competition, Thomas D- Great overall attitude to Gymnastics, Chiara L- Effort, determination makes her the Gymnast she is and Cosmo- Making a difference to his team at the BSGA Competition
Hockey: Verity and Callum - For effort, great attitude, always having their kit and for showing real promise
Swimming: Mary Emerson Glen- PB Front Crawl, William J- Breastroke -PB and Issy O - Most Improved
Beyond the Oak
Callum M in Year 4 took part in a duathlon last weekend, where he ran 750m then rode 4.5km on his bike ride and then finished with another 1.5 km run. He did all this in 0:25:06 and finished 9th (out of 16) in his age group. It was his first race, well doe Callum!
Created with images by Annie Spratt - "untitled image" • Soorelis - "paper colorful color" • AlexanderStein - "paper crepe crepe paper" • Mimzy - "back to school pencils rainbow" • Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • AlexanderStein - "colored pencils pens crayons" • domeckopol - "still life bottles color" • Anna Kolosyuk - "untitled image" • annca - "tartan track career athletics"