This is a BUMPER Xmas Edition packed with all the great Oakfield Xmas events from the last 2 weeks.
Please enjoy responsibly.
Last Friday we had Santa, Elf and a couple of friendly donkeys, Taffy and Rocky to welcome children to our 4+ Observation Mornings. All Oakfield children up to Year 2 also got a chance to meet Santa, gently stroke the donkeys and find out more about the different personalities they have!
Busy Busy Bethlehem
Last week saw the LF and UF put on a fantastic performance of 'Busy Busy Bethlehem'. Everyone was thoroughly entertained and well done to all the hard work the children and parents put in to learn lines, make costumes and bring real Christmas cheer to our nativity this year!
Dash the Donkey
Monday and Tuesday saw the world premiere of our incredible nativity Dash the Donkey, written and scored by our very own Mr Howes. The acting, singing and dancing was fantastic and everyone should be very proud of their performances.
Thank you to all the parents who came to support and cheer all the children to the rafters.
Thursday saw an immersive panto experience kindly provided by OAFs for both Pre-Prep and Prep. The children got to use their imagination and influence to guide the story and learnt how to build characters and narrative in a truly memorable way. Thank you to OAFs and all who took part.
Wednesday afternoon saw our Oakfield Carol Service at All Saints Church in West Dulwich. It was a truly memorable occasion with incredible performances from so many children across the school years. This included readings of poems, singing from Minims and our school and Junior choirs, performances from our orchestras and brass band. Special well-done to all the soloists including Rosie on Minims and Danny on drums, and our new Head Boy and Girl, William Johnson and Edie Scott who were anointed as part of the service. The programme finished with a rendition of our Oakfield Xmas song 'Let's Go' and it was a fitting finale to the service.
Well done to all children, staff and parents who came along and sang their hearts out. Once again special thanks to Mr Howes who organised and rehearsed with the children and staff so we could deliver a truly fantastic service.
'Let's Go' - Oakfield Xmas Music Video
We are so so proud to have produced from the musical and directorial genius of Mr Howes our Oakfield Prep School Xmas Music Video to 'Let's Go'. It is a lip dub taking you on a Xmas-themed journey through the school with all singing and choreography done by the children of Oakfield. Click on the link below to view it on YouTube and don't forget to share it with your friends and family!
Wednesday lunchtime saw Harrison's Catering put on our annual Xmas lunch for all children and staff. The food was absolutely delicious and the homemade crackers and wonderful (and environmentally-conscious!) table decorations made for an exquisite festive meal. Thank you to Angela and her team, the cracker jokes submitted by the children and the items for decorations sent in by parents.
In Year 3, we have been talking about Spanish Culture. We explored the "Altamira cave" in the North of Spain and we tried to reproduce some of the Palaeolithic paintings.
U11 and Year 3 Netball at Oakfield
Y3 and Y4 St Dunstan's Swimming Gala
Created with images by Gregory Culmer - "It's the most wonderful time of the year. " • Gary Runn - "untitled image" • Mick Haupt - "I work in an office that has a variety of different cultural nativity scenes. This is the one I like best as there is a simplicity to the simple wood cut blocks and vibrant paint. So I set up shop to capture a few of the different cultural nativity scenes with bokeh light in the background. Hope you enjoy the greatest gift…the birth of Jesus in a manger and still celebrated today." • David Beale - "Chorus sheet music" • Emiel Van Betsbrugge - "During my travels to Barcelona I visited a small Christmas market." • Jorge Fernández Salas - "untitled image" • Adam Tinworth - "The end of 2018" • Tevarak Phanduang - "Soccer ball on grass green field with copy space" • Johny vino - "Chruch" • 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum - "untitled image"