Whole School Events 2021-2022

Lots is happening at Oakfield this year ...

Community Support / Fundraising

Macmillan cancer support

We held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Some of our pupils helped to sell cakes and count the money.

We raised an amazing £286.37!

Remembrance Day

Years 4, 5 and 6 visited Totton Memorial. Years R, 1, 2 and 3 had an assembly followed by a two minute silence.

As a school we raised £161.25 for the Poppy Appeal!

Children in Need 2021 (organised by the school council)

The children (and some adults!) dressed as Superheroes. They spent time in class designing new bandanas for Pudsey. We raised 218.12.

Reading Celebration

The children chose which adult they wanted to read them a story. This was followed by an extra playtime and an ice lolly.

Bedtime Stories

The children came back to school in the evening wearing PJs. They listened to stories read by an adult of their choice and participated in craft activities linked to the stories.

Christmas Activities

Our school ambassadors helped choose our Christmas tree

Putting Christmas messages on the tree

Making hot chocolate spoons

Sweets for the Christmas Fayre

Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner

Making Christingles

Making Christingles

Christingle Service

Making decorations

Baking Christmas cookies

Pantomime visit

Baking mince pies

Nativity

Making Christmas hats

Viewing Christmas films

National Storytelling Week 2022

The children took part in lots of activities during National Storytelling Week:

  • Our new outdoor Reading Corner was opened for use at break and lunch times

  • The children watched animated short films based on folktales from around the world and discussed them in class

  • The library was open each lunchtime for children to share their favourite story, write short stories and make books

  • There was a different picture posted each day on Dojo to inspire children and their families to tell a story

  • Some children had their names drawn to attend a special Storytelling Campfire with marshmallows

  • The Tell a Story event saw teachers telling stories, not reading from books.


World Book Day 2022

Children and adults celebrated World Book Day by dressing as book characters. There was a whole school assembly with a story parade of costumes and the children were read the story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. The children were then split into groups with a mix of year groups to complete activities. They created Reading Rocks where the children decorated rocks as their favourite book character or cover. Each class also decorated their classroom door.

Science Week March 2022

Our theme for Science Week was 'Growth'.

  • Year R investigated bubbles and studied daffodils growing. The children also looked at photos of themselves of babies to see how much they had grown.

  • Year 1 planted seeds in the classroom and at OWL. It was a very rainy day at OWL so they didn’t need watering!

  • Year 2 looked at the effect of yeast in bread making. Two batches of dough were made and measured to see what would happen. The children then turned the dough into minibeast shapes and baked some using the dough with yeast and some without.

  • Year 3 made seeds bombs at OWL. The children mixed compost, mud and seeds with a little water then pressed them into trays to dry out.

  • Year 4 started investigating how non-living things grew. The children first thought about how particles were distributed in different states of matter such as liquids, solids and gases. They then applied this to how crystals might grow. They were trying to use evaporation to create crystal from Epsom salt and mono ammonium phosphate but need to be patient and use their observation skills to see what happens.

They also planted radishes, rocket and cress seeds.

  • Year 5 planned their own experiment, answering the enquiry question ‘Does the amount of glue affect the stretchiness of the slime?’ Each table had a different amount of glue, but the same amount of contact lens solution and bicarbonate of soda.

They also planted bulbs during their OWL session.

  • Year 6 did an investigation into how Galapagos finches' beaks have adapted and changed over time, as evidenced by Darwin's research.


Holi Celebration March 2022

Holi is a Hindu celebration, observed to mark the beginning of Spring. The whole school celebrated on the school field by throwing powder paint to represent this, creating a colourful explosion. Families were invited to come and watch our colourful celebration.

Mother's Day Breakfast March 2022

We were joined by Mums, Nans and other important ladies for breakfast.

Easter Assembly

The whole school visited Testwood Baptist Church for an Easter Assembly. The children walked really sensibly (Year R with a Year 6 buddy) both to and from the church. They listened to the Easter story and played a game of spotting the Easter bunny. Some of Year 4 shared their RE learning. The children also sang their favourite song ‘Spring Chicken.’