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!
Team (1) Oakfield 4 Millfield 4
Team (2) Oakfield 3 Millfield 2
Two teams showed great character, and all players that travelled to Millfield should be proud of how they represented the Academy both on and off the pitch. Special mentions go to Lewis W and Jayden W who created many chances. Also to Ben B and Billy B for their brilliant goalkeeping, and finally Ciaran W for his outstanding commitment. Excellent effort boys. Mr Fowler
KS2 New Academy Team Kits
Two football teams were recently presented with a brand new Oakfield Academy kit. Styled on the traditional red/black of the PE kits, the teams look incredibly smart and the kits brought a smile to the faces of all who proudly pulled on the new jerseys. The PE Department and pupils of Oakfield would like the thank the Oakfield Fundraisers who raised the money for the new kit. Mr Fowler
G&T Science event for KS2. The British Space Agency funded for two helium balloons carrying cameras, weather recording equipment and experiments devised by pupils (from a number of schools including Oakfield) to be launched from Oakfield Academy. Our pupils came up with a number of innovative experiments mainly to find out how items or substances would change when introduced to the earths atmosphere. These experiments included: a lego spaceman, a memory card, a chewy sweet, an elastic band and a clove of garlic! SEA (Systems Engineering & Assessment LTD from Bristol) devised this event as part of their outreach programme. The two balloons were launched from our playing fields. Check out the BBC website which covered the event. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-21899341
Both teams beat Selwood Academy, well done to all our netball girls!
A Team: 10 -2
B Team: 3 -1
Oakfield Fundraisers give funding towards a new Oakfield football kit
The Key stage two football teams were presented with a brand new Oakfield Academy kit before they left for their fixture against Millfield on Thursday afternoon. The new kit, styled in the traditional red and black of Oakfield PE and team kits looked very smart and brought smiles to the faces of all who proudly pulled on the new jerseys. Little were they to know that the kit would help to inspire them, to two excellent results against the always strong Millfield specialist sports school later that afternoon. The PE department and pupils of Oakfield would like to thank the Oakfield fundraisers who raised the money for the new kit.
First outing in new kit a huge success!
Oakfield Academy KS2 Football – RESULTS
Oakfield 3 – 2 Millfield (Team 2)
Oakfield 4 – 4 Millfield (Team 1)
Revved up before Kick-Off by the prospect of a home cooked meal courtesy of Millfield Canteen, the boys were raring to go as the whistle sounded at 3:30pm on a breezy and bitterly cold Thursday afternoon in February. It was Oakfield who started strongest in both matches, closing the ball down early when the opposition had possession and finding space for themselves when Oakfield had the ball. The boys created many chances in the opening minutes from great work on the wings by Lewis W., Jayden W. and our two strikers Ciaran W and Alfie R. Millfield had the odd counter attack which resulted in a string of great saves on both pitches by Academy keepers Ben B. and Billy B. Oakfield’s electrifying start and pace paid off on the 7th minute, when a Lewis W’s cross was converted into the back of the net by a hapless Millfield defender to make it one nothing. Rudi B coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the Millfield goal from outside of the area to make it 2-0 minutes later. The third Oakfield goal came when a corner dropped to the left boot of Lewis W. who converted stylishly on the volley from the centre of the goal ten yards out. Jubilation as the ball smashed into the back of the net and the realisation set in that we were 3-0 up. Millfield scraped one back before half-time as a long ball caught Oakfield out, we did not panic and held strong into the second half to see the win out despite an additional Millfield goal. A mention to be given to an audacious attempt on goal by Ciaran W. who struck the ball from close to the half way line only to see it clatter off of the bar and high up into the air. On pitch two Oakfield came back from being 4-2 down to secure a well-earned draw. The team showed great character and all players that travelled to Millfield should be proud of how they represented Oakfield on and off of the pitch. A thoroughly deserved well done to all pupils!
Mr Fowler (Boys PE)
This academic year, Oakfield is taking part in the Sky Sports ‘Living for Sports’ scheme. Tom Reed, our Athlete Mentor, visited in January to meet with the PE team to develop the Oakfield programme.
Oakfield will now be organising sessions with external coach, Chris Roach from Elevation Martial Arts for a target group of pupils.
The Mentor programme aims to develop pupil self-esteem and improve behaviour. These projects have already had great results with re-focusing under achieving pupils.
“We anticipate a great improvement in behaviour and self-esteem for many or all participating pupils. Plans to later include our Gifted and Talented pupils with additional sport as part of this programme, are also in the pipeline.”
Miss Pullen (Sports Coordinator)
Damian, in Year 6, competed in the Somerset Primary Schools Chess Association Tournament on Sunday and won the Under 11 section.
The competition was held at St John’s School, Frome and Damian shares the top spot with another boy. However as Damian beat the same boy in an earlier round, Damian is the clear winner! The two boys are awarded joint first. Damian will be presented with his shield when its been engraved.
This tournament was one of a round of similar ones the association is holding all over Somerset, to encourage children of primary age to get together and compete within the same county. Well Done Damian!
(wk beginning 17.06.13)
For more information about film club, please contact (Mr H. Gough.)
Aiden correctly answered a question on West End musicals and won a family ticket to roller skate at Bath Pavilion.
Well Done Aiden