Wholeschool Photographs

If you would like to order your child's photograph through the Academy can you please ensure orders are sent to the office no later than Thursday 28 September 1997.

Open day/Evening Wednesday 27.9.17

Day time Tours: 9.15am & 11.20am (by appointment only) Open Evening: 6.00pm—7.30pm. Heads presentation 6.00 pm. T: 01373 462539 E: oakfieldacademy@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Frome Library News

S o m e r s e t Library Service
Do you enjoy reading? Do you like talking about books? Are you aged between 7-11? Then we may have the club for you! Frome Library The 3rd Saturday of the month
11am—12 noon Next dates: 16th September 21st October 18th November 16th December 20th January 17th February
Please enquire with a member of library staff.
Children are always welcome in the library but please remember they remain the responsibility of parents or an accompanying adult. Children under 8 should always be accompanied.
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Choir after school club

Please note that the Choir after school club will not now start until Tuesday 19.9.17.

Open day & Open Evening

2017 open day Open day tours at 9.15 & 11.20 am - please contact the Academy office to book a tour.   Open Evening from 6pm to 7.30 pm.

Lost Property

All items of lost property will be placed on the school stage and can be claimed during the first two days of the school holidays (Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July) between 10am—2pm.

After that only our Premises Team will be on site so you may have difficulty contacting a member of staff to gain access. The lost property will be on the stage on Monday 4th September (INSET day), after this day unclaimed items will be disposed of. Thank you. After that only our Premises Team will be on site so you may have difficulty contacting a member of staff to gain access. The lost property will be on the stage on Monday 4th September (INSET day), after this day unclaimed items will be disposed of. Thank you.

Go Orange -KS2 day

Congratulations to KS2 for a marvellous fund-raising lunchtime. Pupils paid 50p to juice orange, race on space hoppers, paint their nails orange and other activities. The total raised was over £80, which will be shared with Critchill School supporting African Initiatives and the KS2 activities budget.

Thank you to Sainsburys Store, Frome for their generous donation of oranges for our KS2 Orange Day fund-raiser. Pupils Oliver Andrews and Lily Waterman from 5S were there to help with the collection.  

Year 5 Poetry Slam results

On Wednesday 12th July Oakfield held their poetry Slam Final. Year 5 pupils had worked extremely hard during lessons and at home  to create a poem ready to perform to an audience. The first round was held in their Literacy groups, where teachers chose 3 winners from each group. The Semi- Finals were in front of the whole of year 5 in the hall and 11 pupils were chosen to attend and perform in front of parents, families and our judging panel Miss Wilkes, Tim Cutting, Mrs O’Shea and Karin from Hunting Raven. We were really impressed with all the performances and the judges had such a difficult decision to make. First place was given to Jamie O'Connor; In second place,  Maya Uttley and 3rd place was awarded to Edie Ray. Well done to all those who participated and made it to the final. We look forward to holding next year's  Poetry slam! A poetic response from Karin:- Scott you did it! Then Maya guzzled it! Jack had all the numbers! Mia's got a sister- Oliver Spotted the clouds, Tom is mad about football, And Tamlin warned us well... Edie and Jamie tempted us with exploding golden sherbets, And Josh took us to the lake. Each and everyone make no mistake- You are the best that can be ! MRS HORNBY  

Teachers & Pupils visit China

10 students and 3 teachers from Oakfield Academy have been given the most amazing opportunity to visit Changsha in China for 12 days as part of the GYAP (Global Ambassador Youth Project). They have spent most of their day times in Yali Experimental Middle School working with Chinese Students, teachers and volunteers sharing their cultures and enjoying enriching and inspirational lessons planned by English and Chinese teachers. Evenings have been spent exploring the local area, markets and enjoying local cuisine. There have also been opportunities to visit a local museum as well as a day tour to the mountains. Our English students have excelled in their leadership, initiative, maturity and ability to communicate with people from a completely different culture. They have formed precious new lifelong friendships and will no doubt have memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
The teachers have experienced so many 'magic moments' which have reminded them not only why they went into teaching in the first place but also why it is important that opportunities such as these are made possible.
"Where on earth do I begin to sum up what has been an incredible experience so rich in little scenarios that has reminded all of us why we are here, both as teachers and as students.......and of course as English folk experiencing the wonders of a different culture. We have been incredibly inspired by the leadership skills demonstrated by so many of our students. The joy and excitement on the faces of the Chinese students as they tested the strength of their bridges in our 'Bridge Building Challenge' is something that brought lumps to our throats! " (Ms Claire Parsons).
"Watching the Chinese students step out of their comfort zones, relax, think outside the box and embrace 'learning in a new way' has been so rewarding" (Miss Pip Nightingale).
"It is brilliant that you are immersing yourselves into the activities, having fun and supporting others. So proud of all of you. And, a huge thanks to all the teachers, you seem to have boundless energy and enthusiasm. Much appreciated." (Mrs L Verwey - parent).
"The mandarin classes with Olivia were AMAZING. I'm going to miss her SOOOO much" (Anna Shergold - Student).

Winner Royal Mail Stamp Competition

Oakfield Academy are delighted to announce that Ted Lewis Clark in Year 6 has won the Royal Mail competition to design a First Class Christmas stamp. His winning entry was selected from thousands of entries by Prince Charles. Both Ted and Oakfield will receive a cheque for £1,000 each, and will be attending an award ceremony later in the year to receive a framed version of the print, from Prince Charles.
This is only the fourth time in the Royal Mail’s 500-year history that children have designed the Christmas Stamps. Ted’s design was also approved by HM The Queen! Ted will also have a special postmark that will feature on stamped mail delivered to addresses nationwide.
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