Pupils shine at Jackdaws Music Trust – Summer Picnic!

Every year Jackdaws invite our local schools to picnic with them and perform a short piece for other schools. Mr Williams (Music Teacher) said,

‘At this years Summer Picnic, Oakfield opened the performances with songs from the recent ‘Wonderfully Wicked’ show. They performed with superb confidence and set the tone for a great morning. Also worthy of mention is the way they interacted with the various First Schools that attended the event, taking time to talk and sing with them , cheering them on, acting as great role models and ambassadors for the school.’

Sustainability Day for Year 6

Every year 6 sets aside one day to focus on renewable energy and recycling. Oakfield wishes to thank this year’s visitors for giving up their time to help out.  Amongst them, Carymore Recycling Centre who brought their electricity generator bicycle.  Helen Kay and Peter McFaddyen from Sustainable Frome were also on hand in the Harmony Gardens to help pupils utilise our food waste compost and pot trees. The school also wishes to thank Lidl for kindly donating compost and bark chippings. Pupils from Trinity First School’s Year 4 Apple Core Group also visited that day to help plant trees into pots.

PUPIL REPORTER, DELENN 6P said,

As every Year 6 child walked into school they buzzed with excitement and we all walked into class to see what was planned for the day.  We were excited by the activity timetable which included compost, apprentice, banners, football and bike power!

We headed to 6N where we were told all about compost and we made pots with cress seeds in them.  We then joined Mr Low as he had set us a challenge to design a product that would save resources such as water, electricity, anything that could help the environment.  My table made a supersonic sensor.  This would enable you to control the lights in the house from one box.

Next we made banners using old magazines and sweet wrappers.  After lunch we went to Mrs Harding’s classroom and made footballs with newspaper, plastic bags and string.  Finally we went to bike power, where we created a fan and you had to pedal on a bike which powered the fan.  I loved it so much—I want to do it again!!

Mandarin Classes begin at Oakfield!

Classes begin after school From May 16th 2013 from 3-4 pm. Please contact the school for more information.

Tutor:  Mrs J Lu

Blossom Picnic in the Discovery Orchard

Children from Oakfield Apple core group met at the school’s Discovery Orchard on May the 7th to enjoy the sunshine and celebrate the orchard’s first blossom.

At the Blossom Picnic pupils looked at other trees in blossom at the Academy and due to the lack of apple blossom caused by the long winter, made their own! (see picture) Pupils also enjoyed delicious apple refreshments and spent time planning the ‘Big Apple Scrump’ week, to be held in the autumn.

The ‘Big Apple Scrump’ week (our last event in collaboration with Fruitfull) will involve asking the community for donations of fruit that pupils will weigh and re-distribute to community groups; as either bags of fruit or made into cakes or juice.

The week will also involve being this year’s host of Frome’s successful Apple Day, in association with Frome Apple Group.  Apple Day is your chance to meet apple experts and identify the apples grown in your garden, eat apple refreshments, buy apple products and take part in apple activities as well as do some pressing.

More information on the ‘Big Scrump Week’ and Apple Day how you can get involved will follow in due course.

Oakfield wishes to thank Barbra Lakin, our Fruitfull partner, for all her support, expertise and for installing a successful apple culture at the Academy.

Literacy Specialist , Tony Dallas visits Oakfield

On Tuesday 16th April Tony Dallas, a storyteller and writer, came into Oakfield to work with a number of year 4 and 5 pupils. The pupils had fun playing games and drama activities, which then led to a focus on reading. Tony was a real inspiration in the KS2 assembly, where he told an interactive story, involving all the children and teachers. The visit was organised by the company RIO, which have set up the Snapshot website ( a site where pupils can view work from other schools in the local area). RIO are on a mission to encourage all children to read and with Tony’s help the year 5 pupils will soon be championing a book they have chosen from the workshop. Year 5 and 6 pupils will choose a book, read it and then prove they have read it by answering a number of questions. The votes will be collated and the most read book will win. The votes will be displayed on the Snapshot website for all to see across the local schools.

Oakfield Parent’s Forum

23rd of May from 2pm – 3pm

Please be invited to join Headteacher, Mr Hill and members of his Senior leadership Team for a chance to air your views and/ or to ask any questions you may have about the Academy.

Refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is necessary, we look forward to welcoming you.

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