Oakfield provides a great many opportunities for pupils to develop their English skills.
Our Specialist English Team: Mrs Ellie Green (Head of English,) Miss Liz Hall (English Teacher,) Mrs Hayley Hornby (Key Stage 2 Literacy,) Mrs Kate Bryan (Key Stage 2 Literacy.)
Our Enrichment Centre (EC)Librarians: Mrs Chris Perrett
Our Year Group Curriculum Team Leaders: years 8 & 7 (KS3) Mrs Paula Royle and Mrs Kate Stewart. Years 5 & 6 (KS2) Ms Sian Spoerer.
Pupils learn a range of skills in English lessons including: writing, reading, spelling, public speaking, listening, Shakespeare & Creative Writing.
KS 2 RWI Intervention scheme is also in place for pupils.
Writing Competition: year 7 pupils read 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl and entered a special in-house competition to write their own chapter, as well as create an intriguing new character! Click here to read the winning entry by Jayden.
Public Speaking Competition: Oakfield KS3 pupils have the opportunity to take part in this annual local schools competition.
Author visits: Oakfield works alongside local bookshop The Hunting Raven, to give pupils the opportunity to meet authors and take part in writing and reading masterclasses. Authors who have recently visited include: Anna Wilson, Joffre White, David Solomons, Kate Maryon, Emma Craigie, Sue Purkiss, David Gatward, Tony Dallas and Illustrator, Jackie Morris.
ABC Day: In association with the Hunting Raven Bookshop, Frome, Oakfield KS2 pupils along with pupils from local first schools are given the opportunity to meet children's authors and illustrators and take part in writing and reading masterclasses.
KS2 Extreme Reading Challenge:
World Book Day: every year KS2 celebrate National Book Week by either bringing in teddies dressed up as book characters or dressing up as characters themselves. We also host a new book sale every year in the EC, where pupils and parents have the opportunity to browse and buy new titles.
Oakfield is an Accelerated Reader School: we believe in building reading confidence in all our pupils. All library books are graded according to difficulty, so that pupils are able to choose books that are appropriate for their reading level. Use the link (top right) for more information.