Oakfield News Issue 23 29th March 2019

Please take your time to log on to the Parent Portal and remind yourself of all the things that have been posted this week, thank you.


Reflections from the Head

Strictly a Glitter Ball experience thanks to the House Leaders and the House Captains this week. Inspired by the children and brilliantly compered by Mrs Fidler, the Prep Hall was showered with sequins and costumes and wonderfully talented dancers. What an uplifting experience and what super dance routines. A great start to the week, it was ‘Absolutely Fabulous - Darling!

The NSPCC joined us again on Monday to complete their series of presentations and this time to announce the total of our fund raising laps in the playground. Thanks to you all and all the generous sponsors out there, Oakfield raised a staggeringly magnificent £7777.71. This will support so many children so thank you and keep on 'Speaking Up and Speaking Out'.

The Music, Drama and Art Departments have been putting finishing touches to the Creative Arts Event next Wednesday – we look forward to welcoming you all to see the show and enjoy the experience.

The children have been making the most of the great weather this week and as always appear to have boundless energy. The Year 2 children enjoyed an exciting World Explorers Workshop and Lower Foundation took a trip to the Sensory Garden at Brockwell Park.

Thanks to the super team of teachers, who clearly love their time with the pupils and who appear equally to have boundless energy and enthusiasm. All have earned a much needed break this weekend as we head towards the final week of another extraordinary term at Oakfield.

We rounded off this week with an emotional final assembly from 6AH. It was inspiring: thank you. We are heading towards the season of final this, and final that for Year 6. It is always an emotional roller-coaster, so I urge you all to make the most of it, reflect positively and cherish every moment.

Happy Mothers’ Day – enjoy the sunshine!

Mr P Gush


Lower Foundation

Lower Foundation had so much fun on Wednesday at Brockwell Park.

They looked for signs of Spring, such as, blossom and daffodils and also discovered the different habitats that minibeasts, bugs and insects live in. They found worms, ants, snails and slugs and were very lucky to even find a stag beetle! The children then created their own minibeasts using clay and other natural resources found around them. After a busy morning, the children had fun playing and exploring in the ‘mud kitchen’ cooking delicious treats! Mud pie anyone?!

Upper Foundation

This week we have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties, in Upper Foundation. We have been discussing transport of the future and making models of possible future vehicles that the children designed. The children loved watching various clips on future transport ideas and were amazed by what is already possible!

Imaan said “I found a cube shape in the stickle bricks.”

Sofia “ I have a cuboid, it has 4 rectangular faces and 2 square faces.” Sofia was shape hunting during snack time.

Freja “My bottle is a cylinder shape.” Referring to her yogurt drink.

We would like to wish you all a very happy Mothering Sunday. We hear breakfast in bed is an excellent start to the day and we hope you love the gorgeous cards the children have made.

The children have put a lot of thought into why they love their mums, and they have especially enjoyed making their lovely cards to make their mum’s day even more special.

Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about Plants and have been inspired by the work of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. In Art we have painted flowers in the style of her work that share her vision, that people should stop and make time to admire the beauty of flowers.

On Thursday, Year 2 took part in an Explorers Workshop and went on a journey around the globe and beyond! We met some of the most iconic explorers including Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong. We took part in role-plays, freeze-frames, interviews and even learned a 'Sir Francis Drake' rap.

Year 3

Year 3 joined hundreds of schools up and down the country to watch a 'BBC Blue Planet Live' lesson this week. We were able to watch a live video link with an environmentalist in the Bahamas swimming with sharks and joined in with the live activity sheets during studio based parts of the lesson too.

The children learnt about how global warming is heating up our planet. This not only melts glaciers and ice caps making the sea levels rise, but it also heats up entire oceans which makes them expand and rise even more! We learnt about different symbols to look out for on food labels, for example whether fish was caught in a sustainable manner, and about forcing big companies to reduce plastic waste by avoiding buying products with too much packaging. One of the questions sent in by St. James Primary School asked whether it was too late to stop climate change. Sadly, the answer is no but it is definitely not too late to hinder it!


¡Muchas gracias to our Spanish dancers during Tuesday's assembly!

We learnt facts about salsa dancing and we enjoyed seeing you dancing, great moves!

Have a look at the video clip “Oye como va” from Carlos Santana.


Congratulations to the children who have been playing and wining points whilst learning using Languagenuts. These children have scored the most points in their year.

Year 2: Jesse

Year 3: Meghan

Year 4: Fayo

Year 5: Tess

Year 6: Tom

This week we are ranked number 66 in the world on Languagenut!!

Lego Club

In Lego Club the children have had a different construction aim each week. They all used their fantastic imaginations to build buildings such as; houses, hotels, schools, cinemas, shops etc. They then built different modes of transport and other items they wanted; horses, flowers, trees etc. The children pieced it all together to build their very own Lego city! Wonderful team work Lego Club!

'Pirates of the Curry Bean'

A huge well done to Year 4 for their wonderful acting and singing in the Pirates of the Curry Bean, they were all fantastic and very very funny! Thank you also to Year 3 for their singing support.


Last Friday our Year 6 boys visited St. Dunstan's to take part in a fun hockey day. Lots of skills were learnt and fun was had.

Upcoming Dates for your Diary:

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday :

Seville information talk to Year 5 parents, 8.30am Prep Hall

Extra LAMDA rehearsal, 3.45pm Prep Hall

SAFER CAR PARKS - THANK YOU: to all of you, for supporting the safer car park experience. Please continue to avoid walking through the car park and not using the vehicle entrances. Please walk to the pedestrian entrance on the corner of the Prep School. We will be making a few alterations to the pedestrian areas for Pre-Prep next week as we work out the safest entry and exit procedures and separate vehicles and children. Once finalised, we will be sending a letter/notice.

Wednesday :

Nursery Easter Bonnet Parade, 9.30am Pre Prep Hall

Creative Arts Concert, 3.45pm Yr2-4 & 5.15pm Yr5/6 Prep Hall

Thursday :

Year 6 River Study

Friday :

Last day of term. No After School Care Club

Beyond the Oak

Roll of Honour

Ella P: ISA English writing

Sebastian S: Story Writing

Gabriella A: Story Writing

Have a wonderful weekend!


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