Merry Christmas!!

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School Games Autumn sports updates:

Over the last half term we have had children represent the school in local school games events, competing against other Shrewsbury schools in different events.

 

Our first event was the Y3/4 cross country, now held annually at Mereside Primary School.  In fairly cold and muddy conditions, our children represented Oakmeadow admirably, with some excellent performances on display.  Special mention to Jacob Smith, who came 2nd in the Y3 boys race!  Jacob is a regular at Shrewsbury Juniors parkrun on a Sunday morning, and this regular running ensured he was able to push the boy in 1st place (also a parkrunner) all the way to the finish line where he was narrowly pipped.  Well done to all Oakmeadow children; it was great to see smiles and encouragement on the way around the course in what was for most their first opportunity to represent their school.

 

Y3 girls:

 

Joy Matthias 52th

Pippa Basford 53th

Emily James 54th

 

Y3 boys:

 

Jacob Smith 2nd

Sam Richards 20th

George Alton 40th

 

Y4 girls:

 

Phoebe Rogers 22nd

Kaitlin Hart 52nd

Amelia Knipp 57th

 

Y4 boys:

 

Leo Stevens 21st

Giovanni Antionazzi 22nd

Thomas Smith 65th

 

We have also recently had the School Games basketball competition, which is the last event before Christmas.  Last Monday, 3 December, in a cold Sundorne Sports Hall, our team performed exceptionally well, winning their group by first beating Trinity and Coleham.  We then progressed to Pool A for the chance to represent Shrewsbury in the finals in March.  In an incredibly close contest, we were edged out by one basket to Harlescott Juniors, losing 6-4.  We then proceeded to beat St. Giles.  Unfortunately, this was not enough, as the defeat saw us competing for 3rd place.  We achieved this with great success, beating Greenfields to the bronze position.  Great skills on display all around, and great ambassadors for our school.

 

Monday team: Esme Hanna, Rose Kitcher, Elizabeth Tozer, Caiden Sadd, Josh Hayes, Harry Carr.

 

Basketball

 

The year 5 and 6 basketball teams enjoyed a very close tournament with our C team reaching the final. The final was played in good spirit against a very strong competitive team from Greenfields Primary School, losing by just one point. They put into practice all of the skills they’ve been learning in their PE lessons.

Well done to everyone who took part you were all a credit to the school.

 

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12ks of Christmas medals and catch up opportunities

Tomorrow marks the last of the kilometres to be undertaken at school.  Children will receive their medal regardless of how many kilometres they have completed towards the whole challenge as they have been paid for.  Attached to them will be a slip detailing how many sessions they have completed at school and how many they would need to do before the end of December in order to complete the challenge.

No more opportunities will be provided at school after Christmas as this is past the December deadline.  Children have been encouraged to try and get some fresh air over Christmas!  Why not also head down to Shrewsbury Junior Parkrun on either Sunday 23rd or Sunday 30th?  This free event is 2km long and meets by the tennis courts in the Quarry at 9am.  On both occasions Mr Ostermeyer is run director and would love to see some friendly faces down there.  This coming Sunday is Christmas fancy dress and mince pies for afters!  A perfect opportunity to complete the challenge in a fun and festive way.

Well done to all children who have consistently been out regardless of weather.  They have shown true commitment and determination, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Merry Christmas everyone, and have a great family break.

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KS2 Christmas Performance Programme

Please see the attached link for the KS2 Christmas performance programme.

Thank you.

KS2 – Primary School Christmas Musical Programme

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Winter Wonderland!

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Dear Home

Dear Home

As we head towards the holidays we would just like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you for your support.  An opportunity to say a huge well done to our children and staff for our continued excellent results.

 

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House football competition: week 5 the final fixtures

Today saw the final fixtures of the inaugural house football tournament, with all houses represented in two simultaneous games taking place, and what an exciting culmination it was!  On a cold but sunny lunchtime, it was Webb up against Flavell, and Lock against Beddoes.  In somc very close games, the drama swung in different directions, with the sometimes sporting underdogs Webb and Lock coming out on top.  Scores and goalscorers are as ever detailed below.  With regards to the overall outcome, all will be announced at our end of term assembly next Friday morning.  The wily of you could trawl back through the results and perform some maths if you wanted, but where is the fun in that?! All that can be said is, that it was close…very close, and all goals matter!

Webb A 1 – 0 Flavell A  (Maddox Gray)

Webb B 3 – 1 Flavell B (Aaron Howard 2, James O’Malley; Joseph Money)

Lock A 2 – 1 Beddoes A (goalscorers to be updated as piece of paper left at school!)

Lock B 1 – 1 Beddoes B  (Tamara Price; Jacob Robinson)

It has been a pleasure to watch the camaraderie and enjoyment of all who have taken part in this first house cup, and we are very excited for this and the other sports becoming regular fixtures in our sporting calendar at level 1 intra-school sports.  Next up in Spring 1: hockey

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Consult Parent Notice 2019

Please see attached the letter below. Thank you.

Consult Parent Notice 2019

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The Governing Body

As you will be aware school leadership is a team effort in every school and each school is overseen by a governing body.  Since 2013 the chair of our governing body has been Gary Felton.  Gary stepped into this position at a time when the school was experiencing a lot of difficulties, change and had recently amalgamated.  As the newly appointed Head in 2013 there were some very clear areas for improvement at this time and over the first two years there was a great deal to accomplish.  Together as a team we set about meeting these challenges and more.  Over the last 5 years the school has grown in strength, achieved fabulous results and invested in securing excellence across all areas, with committed staff and energised children.  It is at this point that Mr Felton has decided to step down from this position and relinquish his position as governor.  

 

I would like to take this opportunity to share my huge amount of gratitude to Mr Felton for the time he has dedicated the school, the unconditional support he has given me as Head and the integrity he has shown in this role.  

 

I would also like to share with you that our newly elected chair is Keith Winter.  Mr Winter has been a governor for a number of years, has a huge amount of experience to support the school with its continued success.

 

On a final note if there are any parents who are interested in becoming a governor, influencing decisions and contributing to the running of the school do not hesitate to contact school.  Please email:  Judith.hoy@oakmeadowprimary.co.uk

 

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After School Clubs

REMINDER: All after school clubs will be finishing this week. No clubs will be running next week, Thank you.

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