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.

Gold Badge Holders have lunch in Harmony Gardens!

At Oakfield we aim to encourage good behaviour and a positive attitude to learning.

KS3 pupils (Years 7 & 8) earn Trustees and KS2 pupils  (Years 5 & 6) earn merits.

Trustee holders access special privileges at the Academy.

The top merit holders from each KS2 class are invited to join Headteacher,

Mr Hill on his special end of year ‘Rewards Trip.’

Oakfield Academy Year 8’s Boys Football Team blaze a trail of glory!

On Monday April 22nd,  Oakfield and Selwood year 8 pupils competed in the LAURIE EDWARDS Memorial Trophy Match, at Frome Town Stadium.  After confidently beating Selwood 4-1, Mr Fowler (boys PE) said, ‘the boys were excellent and played so well individually and as a team that I was unable to award ‘man of the match’!

Goal scorers: Tom D, Kalem M, Stan F, Albie H.

The Oakfield boys also reached the Mid-Somerset cup finals this year, and go on to the regional South SEST Futsal finals for the second year running, beating three year 9 teams at the County finals held at Millfield School on the 16th April.

The team will now go on to represent Oakfield in Swindon at the Futsal Arena, a purpose built facility with state of the art equipment.  Oakfield pupils enjoy regular Futsal matches. (a small sided version of indoor football which uses a smaller heavier ball) Futsal put the emphasis on teamwork, skill, close control and spatial awareness.

Oakfield’s younger pupils are also excelling in boys football. Recently competing against the always strong Millfield Specialist Sports School, winning one match and achieving a draw in the other.

Goal scorers: Rudi B and Lewis W.

Oakfield would like to thank the Oakfield Fundraisers for supporting the culture of sport at the Academy, by buying a new KS2 kit. The Academy also wishes to thank boys PE teacher, Mr Fowler PE for his dedication.

‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ 2013 show!

Oakfield Academy presented their fabulous 2013 show, ‘Some Enchanted Evening.’

The show comprises of two acts featuring an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer by Year 7 Drama Performance Club with support from the Muppeteers Club.

As well as a musical showcase with songs from Wicked, The Wizz and the Wizard of Oz performed by our new Musical Theatre Club with support from members of Funky Feet Dance Club and the Oakfield Academy Choir.

Pupils from all Oakfield performance clubs are involved with the show which opened on the 2nd of May

Pupil project wins three local civic awards!

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The Civic Award was presented by Pippa Goldfinger, Major of Frome at the Merlin Theatre, during the Easter Holidays.

Oakfield Making A Difference (OMAD) is a pupil initiated project to improve Frome’s main park. Pupils assisted by Mrs Applegate, our pupil support worker, are working with Park Manager, Caroline Stevans and local PSCO’s to bring about positive change to the facilities for children at the park. Pupils have worked to bring about various activities at the park and have secured funding and support from the Frome Town Council. Well done OMAD pupils, we are all proud of your achievements and community spirit!

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