Coronation Street – Choir – Dec 14

Coronation Street – Choir – Dec 14

Today our School Choir were invited to sing on the cobbles of Coronation Street! We braved the cold and the rain to entertain people on the tour. We even got chance to nip in The Rovers Return too! ūüôā

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Thank you!

A very big “THANK YOU” to everyone who has supported us in our fund raising efforts over the Autumn term. You have managed to add an amazing ¬£4411 to our School Fund so far – we still have the chocolate raffle to add on to the total.

We have been thinking about how to spend it and have decided to purchase a structure for the playground that the children can use as a shop at playtimes – not a real shop, just as part of their role play, but it would be available throughout the playtime and dinner break. We will be going to School Council early in the Spring Term to ask them what they think the children would like to purchase with the rest of the monies. Thank you again for your buy clonazepam cheap continued support, it is really appreciated.

Fund raising from ‚ÄúSuper Athletes Day‚Ä̬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£1400

Book Fair ‚Äď to spend on books specifically – ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£800

Halloween disco                                                                                 £296

Asda bag pack                                                                                    £153

Commission from Christmas cards                                              £135

Commission from Photographer                                                  £408

‚Äú100‚ÄĚ Club¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£540

Nativity and mice pies!                                                                  £284

Commission from M&S from sales of uniform                           £95

Parents standing orders                                                                £200

Parent donation                                                                              £100

Chocolate raffle                                                                               £?

 

Total                                                                                                £4411

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the Infant Nativity, the daytime arrangements seemed to work really well. We are looking forward to the parties at the end of term and keeping our fingers crossed that our special visitor will come again this year with his big sack of gifts for the little ones since we have all worked really hard at our lessons again this term!

Life Skills – Children in Need – 2014

This year for Children In Need our Life Skills Academy made biscuits to sell. All the money raised went to Children in Need. Well done all!

 

 

Halloween Disco – 2014

Halloween Disco – 2014

This year Pacific Academy hosted our Halloween Disco. They worked very hard to make decorations and cakes to sell. All the children had a great time and looked fantastic!

Here are some pictures!

Home Learning

We have had a policy here at The Oaks of “no homework” for some years now. This is because our teachers spend their time planning interesting, personalised learning for all the children to access here in school rather than wasting their time trying to find an activity that suits all children, regardless of ability or circumstances, to complete at home. This does not mean we discourage home learning – of course we don’t! All our families are encouraged to read a little every day, do some research around their project in their Research Log and complete maths¬†activities in their Maths Challenge books. Families are expected to support the learning of multiplication tables, basic number bonds, etc Children have Reading Journals that have activities in the front cover and spelling or phonics activities to engage in. The important thing is that children talk about their learning with their families and explain what it is they have learnt during the course of their school day. Children’s learning is a partnership between home and school that supports their progress. Learning should not be seen as a chore, which is what it becomes if school send worksheets home. If parents prefer the worksheet approach then materials are available at all major bookstores that are clearly labelled to suit age and ability.

Please be relaxed about your child’s learning within the context of supporting their progress. I am sure everyone is aware that¬†those families who are interested and supportive of their children’s efforts and help them to read every day, practice basic skills and extend their interests beyond school are the families whose children make the most progress, regardless of school’s efforts!