Oakfield News Issue 76 28th November 2020

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Note from our Head

It has been wonderful offering our 3 teachers that had to change their wedding plans this year a small, but we hope meaningful, Oakfield celebration today. Thank you to all for getting involved and bringing joie de vivre to the proceedings.

In terms of other things which we are having to alter this year, we are ramping up planning for some great Oakfield Christmas content so even though we cannot have our usual plays and church services there will still be festive cheer to share as the nights draw in. You will be hearing and seeing much more of this over the next fortnight. In the meantime I wish you all lovely weekends.

Moyra Thompson

Wedding Day

Today we marked and celebrated the 3 Oakfield teachers (Mrs Winter, Ms Butler and Ms Salter) who had to postpone their weddings due to the pandemic. And what a day we had!

The children and teachers dressed as wedding guests, Angela and the catering team baked an incredible wedding cake, a string quartet performed over lunch and bouquets were thrown!

In Lower Foundation the children designed their own bride and groom outfit. Spiffing outfits they are too!

Can you guess which Oakfield staff are in which wedding photo? Of course you can because we haven’t aged at all!!

Design a T-Shirt Competition

Great entries below which were put forward to the competition by Oakfield children. Good luck everyone!


We believe that some of you may wish to know more about Oakfield Prep, understand our provision a little better and maybe even have questions related to specific subjects. If you have any questions please feel free to email the relevant staff member below and they would love to hear from you!

  • Director of Studies (general enquiries about the curriculum): Ms Walker - email jwalker@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Director of Music: Mr Howes - email showes@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Head of Art: Mrs Fidler - email lfidler@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Director of Sport: Mr Bower - email lbower@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Head of English: Mr Allen - email nallen@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Head of Maths: Mr Hancock - email ahancock@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk
  • Club Administrator: Ms Lea Schiavo -- email lschiavo@oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk


This weekend kicks off the Window Wanderland festival in our area. Oakfield have put designs in a couple of our windows - can you spot them?

You can get involved too, decorate your windows and put your house on the map for other families to walk past and enjoy. Click the link below and happy window hunting!

Walking in a Window Wonderland


It has been a busy week in Lower Foundation this week! We have been carrying on discussing our homes and different types of houses by linking to the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have been using natural resources to build their own houses as well as construction equipment, such as Duplo. We have had some fantastic creations!

We had a wonderful time on Wednesday with our first Perform Workshop. We went on a magical adventure of ‘Fairytales and Fables’. It was wonderful to see the children use their imaginations and follow the directions of group leader so well. Wonderful listening ears everyone – well done!

Friday was ‘Wedding Day’! Thank you to those who dressed up - we had some wonderful looking guests at our role play wedding! We all decorated cakes using a variety of different media and enjoyed listening to the story by Julia Donaldson, ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’.


Dear Parents/Carers,

This week we have been looking at Children’s Rights and discussed the different rights that children have. We looked at the difference between needs and wants. We wrote out a list of all the rights that we could remember.

In Maths, we have been looking at finding one or two more or less than a given number. We have used lots of different ways to count out different amounts including using a number line and different counters.

We have been talking about having respect for each other, and what it means to work together as a team. We created friendship wreaths, by painting a primary or secondary colour onto our palms and hi-fiving one of our friends with a different coloured hand to make a secondary or tertiary colour. We then used the new colour to create a handprint on our friendship wreaths.

With best wishes,

Miss Treppass and Mrs. Barrett Nnochiri

The Upper Foundation Team

Year 2

Force Majeure

Over the last few weeks Year 2 have been looking at fair tests and doing experiments based on forces. We have looked at how the height of a ramp affects the distance it travels and also what materials the ramp is made from. Ask us about our results and what we found out!

Year 3

Rights of Children

Y3 children discussing Children's rights around the world. They worked in groups to come up with a set of rights that they believe should be in place to protect children no matter what culture, background, religion, ethnicity, etc.



We were modelling the digestive system!

Friday Maths Challenge


LEGO Club!

Picture frames in LEGO club

Cooking Club and ASCC

Xmas has arrived at ASCC

Perform Drama Workshop

Oakfield received a visit from Perform on Wednesday 25th November. The children had a wonderful time exploring the theme of Wild West and using drama, dance and singing to help develop their confidence, concentration and social skills.

To complement the workshop, there is a free educational app for iPhones and iPads based around the theme of Wild West. It contains fun games, creative tasks and videos of the themed songs and dances. Click below to download it free or to find out more about the Wild West theme.

Perform run regular weekly classes in the local area and they are offering a special introductory discount to all parents of Oakfield Preparatory School if they come along for a free trial session before Wednesday 16th December.

To claim your discount, just call Perform on 020 7255 9120 quoting OAKD161220 or book online at perform.org.uk.

Perform are also running a drama, dance and singing holiday course in your area based Beauty and the Beast from 21-23rd December.

They are suitable for 4-10 year olds and will take place in a Covid-safe environment.

King Edward's Witley Online Chess Tournament

I am delighted to invite you to a King Edward’s Witley Rapid on-line Chess Tournament taking place on Saturday 5 December. To register email boxoffice@kesw.org by next Friday 27 November.

This event is open to pupils of all ages and promises to be fun and exciting. Virtual trophy prizes will be awarded.


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