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Oakfield News Issue 32 21st June 2019

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From Mrs Thompson

We are committed here at Oakfield to the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer. Co-curricular subjects and extra-curricular activities play a huge role in allowing children to find a variety of different avenues of interest to discover, explore and enjoy, and it is always richly satisfying to watch their individuality grow from these opportunities. This past week has provided many dynamic experiences which have built self-confidence and engagement - what an exciting time we have had!

Many thanks as ever to the staff for devising and delivering a range of opportunities such as the Diploma events (see also Ms Chandler's published article in Absolutely Education magazine Summer 2019), including a talk from Helen Hayes MP; a brilliant drumming assembly led by Mr Strevens, trips to Butser Farm, London Sealife and Eltham Palace and many more.

We all enjoyed Spanish Day yesterday with its Artists theme - the children had a wonderful time exploring their creativity and broadening their cultural awareness. Such events require a great deal of organisation, and my thanks to Mrs Diaz and Mrs Fidler for masterminding the day.

Today we are looking forward to a Garden Party-themed lunch, with the Pre Prep children coming across the road for a picnic of barbecue food and an ice cream station! The fun continues tonight with the Year 6 leaving party, which I am sure will be a memorable experience to mark the end of their time at Oakfield.

The next two weeks will be equally busy and action-packed, and I look forward to seeing many of you at the various events ahead of us. Enjoy a very happy and relaxing weekend.

Moyra Thompson

Upper Foundation

Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we have been talking about Jack and the Beanstalk and the characters in the story. The children have planted beans to grow their own beanstalks and used their imagination to write: ‘If I had a magic bean it would turn into…’.

In relation to our topic, the children have discussed the plant life cycle and what a seed needs to grow and flourish.

This week we have been talking a lot about the children’s transition into Year one and the children have discussed their feelings about this, and what they are excited or nervous about. We have visited the Year one classrooms so they can have a look for the similarities and differences between the rooms.

Next week, we will focus on ‘The Enormous Turnip’, and we look forward to Sport’s Day and Let’s Get Started Day! Please do not forget your house t-shirts and ensure that the children have white shorts, a water bottle and sun cream on before coming to school and sun hats.

Year 1

Into the future with the all electric black cab!

Year One were treated to a special visit today when one of the fathers visited us with his black cab. The children had a personal tour of his cab and were taught about all of its special features such as the soundproofing and microphone button. Each child had a chance to sit in the drivers seat and they all enjoyed asking a range of interesting questions.

Year 2

The Cutty Sark

On Friday, the Year 2 children went to the National Maritime Museum and to see the Cutty Sark. They had a great day exploring the galleries, learning about life at sea and meeting Pirate Alice!

Maths Treasure Hunt

Some of the Year 2 children had great fun taking part in a Maths treasure hunt on Monday. The children had to work in teams to find clues, solve mathematical problems and figure out the secret word!

Rockley

Year 6

Year 6 had a wonderful week at Rockley last week! Despite the wet and cold weather we still spent time windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding amongst other things. We finished off a busy week with a session at the New Forest Aqua Park where we all had lots of fun.

Spanish Day at Oakfield

On Thursday, we had our Spanish Day. All of the children came into school dressed up as a Spanish artist.

In the afternoon, Oakfield turned into a Spanish Art Museum. Each year group had been working hard during the morning creating different pieces of art in the style of Spanish artists. Then after lunch, each class had a tour of the school looking at everyone's different pieces of art.

Sports

Streatham and Clapham Summer Netball League

On Tuesday, our U9 Netball Team took part in the final day of the Streatham and Clapham Summer Netball League. Having played lots of matches on three separate afternoons, and lots of goals being scored, our girls came 2nd overall! A big well done to them, and thank you to all of the parents who came to support the team.

ISA National Athletics Final

On Wednesday, 5 of our Athletics Squad travelled up to Birmingham to take part in the ISA National Athletics Final. Our athletes did extremely well;

Lara - 4th 150m

Finley - 2nd Long Jump

Year 6 Boys' Relay Team - Paul, Rami, Malakhi and Feyin

Our athletes with the 1948 Olympic Torch
Upcoming Dates for your Diary:

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday 25th June:

Nursery and Lower Foundation Sport's Day

Wednesday 26th June:

Nursery Sport's Day (Spare Day)

Lower Foundation Sport's Day (Spare Day)

Let's Get Started Day

Friday 28th June:

Sport's Day Upper Foundation - Year 6

Beyond the Oak

Roll of Honour

Tess R - Maths

Beatrice S - Space Powerpoint

Elsie M - Science

Hal U - English

Dashiel B - Tudor Project

Football at Dulwich Village FC

By Sophie C

I’m Sophie C and I play for a football club called Dulwich Village. I play in the U12 girls’ team and love it. However, from Oakfield, I am the only girl who does it. Loads of boys do, though. So I would like to stop that and encourage girls from Oakfield to take part as I think that the club is enjoyable and all the coaches are friendly and enthusiastic. Over the year, I have got to know all the girls in my team and now we are all really good friends. But sometimes I wish that my friends at school could know them too so we could be like one big group and know each other.

Every week, there is one match and a fabulous training session where you do matches for fun and try new drills. In this club, I feel like I really have improved as I was given the award for Most improved. Also, I have learnt all these new skills I never would have known and that is quite special. Now I can skill up the boys at school! At Dulwich Village, you really feel part of the club and I feel disappointed when I have to miss training or a match because I love it so much. The kit is a bright orange with black shorts and is comfortable to play in. In my league, there are probably five or six teams that we play and compared to the boys, that isn’t very big at all. So any girl wishing to play, join Dulwich Village!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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