Summer Newsletter 21st July 2017

Summer News – 21st July 2017

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Summer Newsletter 14th July 2017

Summer News – 14th July 2017

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Oakfield divers make a big splash!

Tuesday 11th July
Congratulations to Emily, Lucy, Rhaianna-mai and Isaac, who represented Oakfield at the Quays diving competition on Saturday.

The children have begun diving since participating in the ‘core skills’ session run at the school. They were selected for coaching and now all that hard work is paying off as they enter local competitions!

Rhaianna-mai, Isaac, Emily and Lucy came 4th, 6th, 9th and 15th respectively (out of 22) and as a school we came 3rd out of 20. What a fantastic achievement. Well done team!

The children have to train 2/3 times a week and soon they will have an interview to find out if they will take a place on the squad. We are all behind you. Keep up the great work!

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Summer Newsletter 30th June 2017

Summer News -30th June 2017

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A marvelous trip to Marwell!

Tuesday 27th June
Y1&2 had great fun at Marwell Zoo today! The weather held off right until we got back on the coach!

We saw penguins, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, tigers, snow leopards, monkeys and many more animals! We even saw flamingos and ostrich eggs.

Some of us did a workshop about Lemurs as they are opening a new closure for them. Did you know that Lemurs have had to change to fit their surroundings because of the food and weather changes?

We also learnt that cheetahs can run as fast as a car goes on the motorway…but only for 15 seconds and then it has to rest.

It was a really fun day but we were very tired at the end from all the walking!

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Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier?

Monday 26th June
Have Year 4 got what it takes to become a Roman Soldier?

Today, as part of our Romans topic, we looked at what it takes to be a Roman Soldier. We looked at Roman armour and discussed how hard the soldiers must have worked to carry such a heavy weight into battle. We were lucky enough to see some authentic replica roman armour, some of us had the opportunity to try some of it on for size. It was incredibly heavy and it must have been unbearably hot carrying such a heavy weight. We also looked at the different skills Roman soldiers needed to have such as javelin throwing, swimming across fast flowing rivers (still in full armour) and fighting with a sword and shield. Next, we pretended to be citizens of ancient Rome and we applied for the job of Roman Solider.

Do you think we’ve got what it takes?

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Getting Arty!

Monday 26th June 2017
On Monday 26th June, year 5 and 6 (Woodpeckers and Owls) went to Southampton Art Gallery. First we walked to Totton train station and from there we travelled for 5-7 minutes to Southampton Central on the train. Then both classes walked to the art gallery. We were welcomed by a lady called Caroline.

Next we went to the education room to do printing on Styrofoam. We could print Sif , Thor or Loki. We printed the pictures with ink after we scratched lines into the stirophome with a pencil. Then we got a tour by a guy caller Ali and we saw the story of Medusa in paintings.
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On Monday 26th June, Woodpeckers and Owls travelled on a train to Southampton Art Gallery. The ride was around 5 minutes but it seemed shorter.

Finally, when we got there, we got a lady called Caroline helped us to do printing, which meant we drew a picture of Thor, Loki or Sif on Styrofoam and then we painted on top of it with black ink and then printed it onto normal white paper (it looked really cool with the white lines that we drew.)

After that, we got a tour from a man called Ali and we talked about different types of paintings and we discovered feelings could be found in them and also what they’re about. After all that hard work we got to have lunch.

After a long day, we walked back to the train station and got a train ride back to school.
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Summer Newsletter 23rd June 2017

Summer News – 23rd June 2017

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Summer Newsletter 16th June 2017

Summer News – 16th June 2017

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Thank you Mr Chipato!

Thursday 15th June
Today we said goodbye and good luck to Mr Chipato, our lovely Caretaker, as he leaves Oakfield to enjoy a well earned retirement!

Mr Chipato has worked at Oakfield for 10 years and over this time has done all sorts of different jobs for the school, from painting playground equipment to making the school hall floor shine!

We would like to thank him for all his hard work during his time at Oakfield and hope he relaxes and enjoys his new found freedom!

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