Friday, 29 September 2017

Year 1 Senses Poems

We have been reading, performing and writing poems about our senses!

Year Four's Fantastic Fishbourne trip

Yesterday, Year 4 had a great time visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace. We got to find out all about the history of the Palace and see first hand some of the amazing mosaics and other artifacts. We had great fun during our workshop where we got to try out lots of different Roman activities including: writing on wax tablets using the Roman alphabet; spinning wool; creating mosaic patterns using stones and playing some Roman games.

Y6's Romsey Visitors

It seems only a little while since they left, but a number of ex-Oakwood pupils came back today with their teacher, Mr Bettis, to tell our Y6 children all about life in secondary school at Romsey. Romsey School Open Evening is next Thursday - look out for their prospectus which comes out next week.

We couldn't resist one final Blog picture!

School Football Team Match Night 1

Yesterday was the first first of the football team's new 'Match Nights'. 3 teams gathered at Oakwood for a set of three matches, Oakwood, Tanner Brook and Shirley Junior.

Oakwood played Tanners Brook in the first game. Oakwood created some very good chances, often 1-1 with the 'keeper, but failed to capitalise and were eventually punished by Tanners Brook who took a 0-1 lead. Oakwood continued to create chances but were unable to find the back of the net meaning the final whistle blew with Oakwood losing 0-1.

In their second game, Oakwood were quick off the mark and dominated the opening 10 minutes but their finishing was wayward and they failed to beat the 'keeper from a string of shots. Shirley actually took the lead against the run of play but were unable to sustain it. Will and Sonny scoring to put Oakwood in the lead. After Shirley equalised to make it 2-2, Oakwood finished with a flourish as both Sonny and Leo scored excellent goals making the final score 4-2.

Well done to the scorers, Sonny(2), Will (1) and Leo (1) as well as Man of the Match, on his debut, Sonny.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sunny Side Up!

A group of KS2 able scientists visited West Solent Solar Farm in Lymington last week as part of the charity's community programme.

Even though it was a dull day, the solar farm was still busy making electricity and feeding it into the national grid.

At full capacity, the farm can generate 2000kW and can boil 700 kettles simultaneously, which means that fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas are not being burned instead.

The farm cost over £2.6 million to build and it was funded by over 500 members of the local community.

We learned how the electrons from silicon are released into the circuits embedded into the panels by photons arriving in sunlight. These are then collected and pushed through technology called inverters, which then flow through the site's transformer and substation into the grid.

Have a look at the photos (click below!) as we represent the school out in the community, learning science at the same time!

Monday, 25 September 2017

U11 Wide Lane 6-A-sides

Following the fantastic success of the Girls' team on Friday, the U11 team were keen to do well today. Things did get off to a good start, a 1-0 win over Shirley - Sonny grabbing the important goal. Oakwood battled to a well deserved 1-1 draw in their second game against Bitterne Manor. Unfortunately, successive 0-1 defeats to Ludlow and Hollybrook ended the team's hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals and a final 0-0 draw with Portswood rounded off the results.

Oakwood played well throughout the tournament and things look promising for the team's league campaign which gets underway on Thursday after school.

Well done to our Player of the Day, Josh! And to our two goalscorers: Sonny (1) and Caitlin (1).

Friday, 22 September 2017

Girls 6-a-side Football

This afternoon Team Oakwood took part in the Southampton 6-A-Side Girls football tournament at Wide Lane.

The 8 girls performed magnificently in their eight matches, scoring 31 goals and conceding only 1!

During their group games Oakwood played some excellent football and scored some amazing goals in their 6 games.
Oakwood 5-0 Foundry Lane
Oakwood 5-0 Bassett Green A
Oakwood 7-0 Bassett Green B
Oakwood 1-0 Abbotswood
Oakwood 2-1 Foxhills
Oakwood 6-0 Townhill

Oakwood were just as dominant during the semi-final against Springhill, winning 4-0. Meaning Oakwood progressed to the final in high spirits.

The final was to be played against Bartley, who had also progressed to the final with a 4-0 win in the other semi-final. The Oakwood defence ensured they kept the Bartley attackers at bay with a disciplined display and the midfield battled for every tackle. After 10 minutes the game was still 0-0 and extra time was needed. Then, following a fantastic run by defender, Angel, and a smart one-two on the edge of the box, Angel slotted the ball into the bottom corner - Oakwood taking a 1-0 lead. Oakwood held their nerve for the final minute and were victorious!

City Champions!

Well done to all the players. It was impossible to pick a player of the day so well done to the whole team! Goal scorers: Mia (7), Praise (7), Caitlin (7), Summer (7) and Angel (2).

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

U10 Wide Lane Football Tournament

The school football season got underway on Monday with the yearly U10 Wide Lane tournament.

Oakwood were drawn in group 'C' which meant they had 6 games to play during the group stages.
Things got off to a solid start with a 0-0 draw against Sholing which was then followed by a 3-0 win over St Mary's. Unfortunately two 0-2 losses and a 0-3 defeat to Bitterne Park, Calmore and Foxhills respectively meant the final 0-0 draw with Townhill was in vain as Oakwood were unable to qualify as group winners or runners up.

Well done to all the players, but special mention to player of the day - Dylan. Goalscorers Vinny (2) and Summer (1)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Y4 Roman Day

On Friday Year 4 had a busy day exploring more about Romans. We started the day off by learning about the Roman invasion. We spent the morning designing shields, cooking up a Roman feasts and designing menus for Oakwood's very own Roman Restaurant. After lunch we ate the food (lying down as the Romans did) we had spent the morning preparing. We even had our very own taste tester, just like Roman Emperors often did, in the form of Mr Taylor who checked our food hadn't been poisoned! Once we had feasted, we then went outside to practice some Roman marching drills using our shields to protect us. What a busy day in the life of a Roman!

Year 5 visit SeaCity Museum AND the Southampton Boat Show... in one day!

Wow! What a busy day we had yesterday in Year 5! We managed to squeeze in a trip to the fantastic SeaCity Museum, where we learned more about our current topic: the Titanic and had a great time also visiting the Southampton Boat Show. The children were superstars made all of us very proud. Have a look at some of the photos from our great day!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wacky Races in Y6

Year six children got their year off to a flying start last week (well, most of them - some just went in circles!) during their Wacky Races Science and DT project.

Groups were tasked with designing and building a racer to compete in the end of week 'Wacky Race'. Well done to all the children whose cars made it off the start line under their own speed but congratulations to our winning cars!

Photos here

A day in the life of a Y4 Celt

Today Year 4 have got into role as Celts. We spent the morning in role as the Celts and found out lots of fascinating facts about their lives in the process! We woke up in our round houses, which we shared with several families before washing ourselves using soap in the river. Once we had got ourselves dressed in our woven fabrics we spent the day grinding grains to make flour; hunting and building fires. After a busy day we learnt all about the religion of the day- including sacrifices!

Y4 Celt morning

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Casting off our Titanic topic!

Year 5 have had an action packed day with their Titanic hook day. They started by writing boat related poetry and performing it in an entertaining way to their peers. They then were set the challenge of designing a boat that would float and hold weight. They then put them to the test by putting them on the water. Finally we finished the day with some boat art work.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Oliver Twist Comes to Oakwood

The amazing M & M Productions visited yesterday and treated the school to Oliver Twist. Super acting, singing and costumes brought the story to life.
Take a look for yourself...

Sunday, 3 September 2017

SAM on holiday

Having been on his travels in the Summer Holiday SAM is looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.