New Term

I hope you are all enjoying the new term so far. We have just had the first of two parents' evenings tonight for years 1 to 6. It is always lovely to see parents in school having important discussions with teaching staff. Education is most successful when there is a...

Thank you!

  I just wanted to say a really heartfelt "Thank you" to you all - staff, parents, pupils governors, friends, everyone! As I bow out after 38 years of teaching, 14 of them at The Oaks, I leave with lots and lots of very happy memories. Your children have been a...

My Mistake!

Aaargh! There was an error in yesterday's blog concerning holiday patterns. I incorrectly advised you that school was closed on Friday 26th May when it is in fact OPEN! I picked up the wrong holiday list when I was writing my blog - profuse apologies for any confusion...

The Last Leg!

Well, we are moving through the summer term at quite a pace and my last weeks seem to be disappearing fast! When we return after the half term holiday I will be starting my last ever half term, a sad time for me after a lifetime in teaching but also something to look...

Welcome to 2017!

A very warm welcome to the start of our Spring term. I trust everyone has had a restful break and is ready for the wonderful learning that the staff have in store for the children! New projects are underway in all classes, thank you for the Research you have engaged...

Goodbye Mr McConnell!

Mr McConnell, our site manager, is leaving us at the end of this week to take up a new post in a Bolton High School. He has been with us for about 6 years and in that time has made many friends both amongst the children and the wider adult community. He will be missed...

New beginnings!

  It was lovely to welcome our new Reception Class on their visit yesterday, they all seemed to enjoy themselves and parents appeared to be quite happy. I can't remember such a meeting where I haven't been swamped with questions, but last night, we had so...

Problem Solved!

Apologies for the lack of blog entries recently, I have been having problems with the technology - again! There are lots of lovely things going on in school all the time, you just have to look at the "Latest News" page on the parents section of the website. However...

Parent View

We have the most wonderful, supportive body of parents here at The Oaks. Children make wonderful progress in school because you all manage to complete Reading Journals, Research Logs, Maths Challenge books and spelling tasks as well as listening to your little ones...

Open Morning

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our recent Open Morning for existing and prospective parents. The children loved having you all in school to share their learning and I really enjoyed show casing our provision. It is one of my favourite days of the school...

Our Promises

As the year draws to a close the staff look back to September last year and reflect on how much the children have grown whilst they have been in their class. Grown not only in the physical sense but  emotionally, socially etc. They are all much more capable,...

Time to Celebrate!

There is so much going on at the moment I am not sure where to start! Years 5and 6 have performed their end of term show "The Pirates of the Currybean" which went down really well. They were superb, really professional and every single member of the cast and crew...