Today’s the Day!! – Come along and join us

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Ladybirds Nursery – open afternoon

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#wearredforzac Friday!!

On Friday children can wear a red top or something red – but uniformed bottoms please.

No mufti – just red top/red headband or even a red scarf etc…

We ask that parents donate online or Via text no money to be brought into school.


Parents of Yr 6 we ask that they wear normal school uniform due to the spelling bee trip.


Thank you.


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Whole School Panto Trip

As you are aware, we are hoping to take the children from Reception up to Year 6 to the pantomime on Thursday 29th November.

We will be making the final booking this week, if you would like your child to come along then the full £13 needs to be paid by the end of the day today to guarantee a  ticket. Without full payment unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a ticket.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss anything in regards to payment please do not hesitate to contact


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Oakmeadow Academic Year Calendar 2018/19

Please click the link below to the academic year calendar available on the school website.

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Please can we remind parents that children are not to play in the KS1 outside area and the new drama area before and after school. This includes children waiting to collect siblings from school.

Thank you.

The Oakmeadow Team.

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PTA Disco!!

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Summer Fayre!!

Please find details of our stalls, bar and food for the Summer Fayre. The weather looks like it is going to stay lovely, including for people joining us after work for food and live music.





































































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Important info RE: Next week

Dear Homes


The weather forecast for next week:

As it looks to remain high for Monday and with KS2 sports day Tuesday afternoon, normal uniform will resume WEDNESDAY  as this looks to then slightly (still lovely though!) cool down.
















Thank you for your support and cooperation in this.  Please continue to wear suncream,  water bottles and hats etc.


A few reminders:


Can we ask please that children arrive at school as the gates open (8.50am) unless they attend breakfast club as we don’t have the staffing to supervise children in reception.  Thank you.


Parking:  a reminder to park respectfully and responsibly so the children are safe.  There should be no parking on zig zags/ corners which obstruct vision for crossing and please try to avoid Longmeadow Road. Thank you.


Move up time:  this is the 9th July and the children arrive at THEIR NORMAL CURRENT CLASSROOM,  they will then go from assembly to their new class.  Leaving at the end of the day from their new class.  Thank you.


And term dates for 2018-19 are now out.  Please put these in your diary and note we break up for October half term on Wednesday 24th October.  Thank you.



Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Shrewsbury Half Marathon Primary Schools Challenge – reflection and celebration









As the dust settles from the thousands of running feet at the West Midlands Showground, we are reflecting on what has been a fantastically received and, above all, a great fun whole-school challenge.  It seems a long time ago that Mr Ostermeyer met Joe, organiser of the Shrewsbury Half Marathon weekend, to discuss how Oakmeadow could take part in this year’s event.  Roll forwards 6 months, and it is with great pride that not only were we the school with the most participants doing the final 1.1 miles (119 children were signed up – more than 50 above any other school), but that we were, as far as we are aware, the only school to embrace this as a whole-school initiative to increase activity levels and well-being for our children.  It is amazing that we managed to get over 350 children out every Friday afternoon to enjoy simply moving!  The smiles on faces have been fantastic to see, and it has not been uncommon to walk down the corridor to the regular questioning of, ‘are we doing our run today? It’s my favourite part of the week!’  Huge thank yous must go to: all members of staff for their support in organising the children to come out every week; those who gave up their time to help in the running of the final event itself; parents for your support in kitting out the children despite the weather, and those who took the time to email in to offer your thanks and support in what we were trying to achieve; the cleaners for their patience, and above all the children for their efforts and enthusiasm!  Mr Ostermeyer feels like he has certainly got to know lots more children in our school.

So what happens now?

There has been a huge shift from what defines ‘Physical Education’ as a curricula subject in the past few years.  Since the legacy of London 2012, momentum has rightly moved the focus to now seeing PE as just one part of leading an active and healthy lifestyle, one that also tackles sedentary behaviour as well as promoting suitable dietary and nutritious eating as part of this.  This is a nationwide movement, and we are working and learning all of the time about how we can help support this for our children and our wider community.  The Chief Medical Officer recommends ’60 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily  physical activity’ for primary aged children, of which 30 minutes should be completed in school.   As a staff, we are now considering how we can take this enthusiasm and momentum achieved from this challenge into incorporating physical activity beyond our timetabled PE lessons so that it becomes embedded in our daily school life.  We have been aware of the Daily Mile initiative for a number of years, and something of this ilk such as ’15 minutes of fitness’ is certainly in the pipeline.  Previously what seemed a difficult initiative to put into practice has actually been shown to be easily achievable.  Watch this space for the new term in September.

In the meantime…

If you would like to share any photos taken from the event, please email them in to, marked FAO Mr Ostermeyer, and we will get them published on our blog and newsletter.

Please check out Ethan and Isla’s excellent interview from the event which was live on BBC radio Shropshire – 2 hours 45 minutes in.  They were fantastic ambassadors for our school, as all of our children are.


This Thursday afternoon, 21 June, is our celebration 1.1 mile for all children to complete their half marathon challenge and to realise what an achievement they will have achieved, together with each other’s love and support.  Please wear school uniform as usual; children will get changed into PE kit after lunch.  Those who received their orange tshirts are welcome to wear these for the event – it would be great to see that sea of orange again!

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