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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 […]

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U10 Shield Success in Sizzling Shropshire Sunshine

The outstanding Oakmeadow U10 squad exacted revenge on their defeators from last season, St. Giles Primary, this afternoon at The Venue, Oswestry, with a blitzkrieg beginning that proved to be the deciding moment in what was a blistering game in both skill and temperature.             Following being put through their […]

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Oakmeadow Orienteers

This afternoon, 12 eager children attended the school games KS2 orienteering competition at the sports village, in what were bright but blustery conditions.  After arriving and running through the procedures including map orientation and devising a plan to cover the least amount of distance, our first 3 pairs were off, with the remaining 3 pairs […]

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Half marathon challenge week 2 – the muddy mile

On Friday we completed our second mile for our whole-school half cumulative half marathon challenge.  Despite the elements, we successfully navigated a muddy field in order to show that living in Britain, we cannot let weather dictate how active we are!  It was great to see the children take the safety warnings on board and […]

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Wondering how you can help at home? Turn screen time into learning time!

Our website has recently been updated to give easy access to three excellent and key websites that we use in school to support learning across our curriculum: BugClub, Purple Mash and the Telford and Wrekin Torch.  To access these programmes, they can be found on the website under the children tab, and then ‘digital leaders learning […]

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Schoolgames sporting updates

On a cold afternoon last Thursday at the sports village, it was the turn of the Y5/6 cross-county teams to represent Oakmeadow in the schoolgames.  Having walked the course, we tried to stay warm before it was everyone’s turn to race.  The Y5 girls were up first, with Dulcie Dowling in particular doing a very […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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’, […]

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