Sharing what we are learning with the World, direct from our classrooms to you.

Year 6 SATs Dates


Calling year 6 parents …

Please put these date’s provisionally in your diary or calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

Bayston Hill Fireworks @ Oakmeadow Primary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1 Invasion Games – Champions


On Thursday 5th October six year 2 children went to Shrewsbury Academy to take part in the KS1 Invasion Games.

The game was new to all the children, throughout the afternoon all the children demonstrated our sporting values and were a credit to the school.

We played 5 games and won all 5 making us the champions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to everyone involved you were amazing.

Miss Turner.

 

Let’s talk about it! The importance of mindset at Oakmeadow


Today we welcomed a visiting roadshow  called ‘Let’s talk about it!’ all themed around having a positive mindset at school, and ways we can deal with negative thoughts in a calm and relaxed manner.  Some things we learned were:

When things get too much/you are worried/ stressed/don’t know what to do…

STOP and try these coping strategies:

singing

Joking

Spending time with family and friends

Deep breathing

Do something you enjoy

Worry control -zap worries

Talking to someone else, or using thumbs up/down (talking without words) when we can’t find the right words to express ourselves.

Ask your children what they learnt from this, and which strategies they think are useful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing ‘Sonic Sports’


All parents should have received a letter about our new holiday club offering, delivered by ‘Sonic Sports’, provided by our sports coach Miss. Turner.  Available at a highly competitive price, you can read more on facebook @sonicsportsclub1.

Prices for the club are as follows:

Your child will need indoor and outdoor clothing/footwear and a packed lunch. Prices are £10 per day, £25 for 3 days or £40 for 5 days. Days will run from 9am – 3.15pm. Early drop offs (from 8am) available for additional £2. and late pickups (until 5.30pm) also available for an additional £4 each day.

Payments can also be made on line via the school money site to make it easier and more convenient for parents.

You can download the Halloween October form here

We look forward to seeing lots of Oakmeadow children having fun and being active!

Shanghai update!


Miss Taylor has been updating us as and when she can about her experiences in Shanghai, China, where she is currently just over one week into the exchange project looking at how mathematics is taught in China.  As you can imagine, the working hours are slightly different to over here, meaning emails have been coming through at 5am!  She is working in a school of 600 children, with 48 teachers, and the facilities seem fantastic.  We look forward to hearing more about it on her return.  If you are interested to see what it is like over there, you can follow the link below to check out the gallery on our website.

Shanghai gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing mathematical experience for Miss Taylor!


Next week sees an exciting opportunity for Miss Taylor, as a maths specialist, and Oakmeadow Primary School. Last year, Miss Taylor trained to be a Teaching for Mastery Maths Specialist, and works collaboratively with Salop and Herefordshire maths hub and the NCETM (National Centre for excellence in Teaching Mathematics) to develop ‘Teaching for Mastery Approaches’, which is funded by the Department for Education (DFE).

As part of the Teaching for Mastery Specialist programme, Shropshire Maths Hub has been asked to select two Cohort 2 Specialist teachers to take part in the China-England Teacher Exchange, and one of these teachers will be Miss Taylor. This will involve a two week visit to Shanghai from 16th September until 30th September 2017. This is followed by each Maths Hub receiving two Shanghai teachers, who will be based together in a single host school for the duration of their visit. Oakmeadow CE Primary have been very fortunate to be selected to host the Shanghai teachers in the Spring term. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop maths CPD throughout the school.

Mrs Jones will be covering badgers class whilst Miss Taylor is in Shanghai, which will mean the children will benefit from a consistent teaching approach as they have worked very closely together to make sure all the necessary arrangements are in place.

Oakmeadow are extremely excited about this wonderful opportunity. During the Autumn term, children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of the Chinese culture in our ‘Arts and Culture’ week. Furthermore, we will provide further information regarding the hosting of the Shanghai teachers closer to the time of their arrival.

All that is left to say is

祝你好运

Zhù nǐ hǎo yùn

or

Good luck Miss Taylor!

Double success for our sporty school!


During the latter stages of summer term 2016/17, we were invited to apply for the Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards 2017 in participation with Energise, the overseers for the Shropshire schools County Sports Partnership.  If you are unaware, as part of the legacy from the hugely successful London 2012 games is an annual Sports Premium, ringfenced and given to every school each year as a way to fund increased participation and competition.  There are certain pre-requisites that this funding is required to be spent on.  Over the last two years, Mr. Ostermeyer has taken the driving role in focusing on whole-school improvement, and it was in this category that we decided to submit our application.

After collating all supporting evidence, and submitting our application before the deadline, it was then a waiting period to see how we compared to other schools in the county.  We were then subsequently delighted to find out that we were awarded the award in this category and would be put forward to the West Midlands finals, with even the possibility of making the National finals after this.  Unfortunately, we were beaten in the West Midlands finals, but are delighted to receive this hugely prestigious award as recognition for all of the hard work we have put in this area to really drive PE and sport forward as a crucial subject for holistic development of our children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further to this, we have today received confirmation that we have achieved the Sainsbury’s SchoolGames Silver Kitemark award for the last academic year.  We are again delighted at this as it has cemented the good work we have done in the previous year to build upon our aims for increased participation and competition in physical activity and organised sport.  For this new academic year, we will be focusing on achieving the Gold award and are already putting new initiatives in place to achieve this.

Thanks must go to all members of staff, parents and children in supporting the school in this drive for excellence, from picking up from events to the washing of kits following!

As a final thought, is there anything you think we can do to improve this curricula area further? Please feel free to leave comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All ready for a new exciting year! What’s changed since we’ve been away?


Dear Home,

Welcome back,  we hope you had a fabulous summer.  It was lovely to see the children back and ready for learning!

We have had lots going on while the children have been away.  You’ll notice the KS1 area has been developed to enhance the learning opportunities for year 1 and 2.  A HUGE thank you to Mrs Griffiths (Mr Griffiths) and Mr Smith for their time and hard work on this area.  It really looks fantastic!

We are also creating an outdoor music/ drama space where our allotment was housed.  We will be sending out information soon as there is some fundraising we will be doing to support this,  we need you help.  We’d like to raise the money to have a seating area and outdoor instruments to really give the children a creative space.  It’s an exciting idea from the children’s school council and we can’t wait to get it started!

Alongside this we continue to develop our forest areas and you will be seeing lots more work being shared online… so you can really be involved in your child’s school experience.

So welcome back.  We look forward to an exciting autumn term.

The Oakmeadow Team

Out with the old (sadly) and in with the new!


Congratulations to our new head boy & head girl, who were chosen from a very large field of wonderful year 5 children by our staff.

The teachers picked a shortlist of children which was then voted on by all of the teaching staff in school. These two wonderful role models were the boy & girl with the most votes due to their behaviour, workrate, attitude and manners (amongst other things!)

Also a huge thanks to our current head boy & head girl. You have performed the roles wonderfully and represented our school fantastically. Visitors are always amazed by you whenever you step in to show them around or welcome them to our school.

We’d love to keep you, but that wouldn’t be fair on you as you go on to great things, and we know the newbies will make the perfect replacements.

The Oakmeadow team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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