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Oakwood News 27 04 2012 by 3s0SZiA


									        The Southernway Federation of Schools                           The Southernway Federation of Schools
                                                                      Oakwood and Beechwood Primary Schools

                                                                Email: -
                                                                         Required as soon as possible
                                                                   MEALTIME ASSISTANT – Term time only

                                                                 Grade A – Scale point 4 (subject to Job
                                                              The Southernway Federation is looking to appoint
               School Telephone Number –                      MTAs to work 1 hour a day at Oakwood Primary
                   01752 775478                               School over the lunch-time. Applicants will work as part of a
                                                              successful team and must be able to organise play activities,
                      Email address –
                                                              be enthusiastic, patient, have a range of behaviour strategies                              and a good sense of humour.
                                     Application forms may be collected from the Oakwood office.                            Please send completed application forms and a covering
                                                              letter to Mrs A Norris Executive Headteacher, Oakwood
    Living, learning and growing                              Primary School, Pendeen Crescent, Southway, Plymouth
                                                              PL6 6QS. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1
                                                              May 2012.      Successful applicants will be invited for
                    Friday 27th April 2012
                                                              The Southernway Federation practises safer recruiting and
                                                              this post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Owl Class piece of work                                       Owl Reading Tree
Owl Class has been making pretend mini-beasts out of clay.    Congratulations to Ryan G who is the
                                                              1st person in the school to have read
                                                              100 books on the Owl Reading Tree.
                                                              Well done!!!

                                                                       KS2 Spring Garden Competition
                                                              We had 17 entries for the Spring Garden Competition.
                                                              Everyone worked really hard and they were all fantastic. It
                                                              was very difficult to make a choice but the final decision
                                                              was announced in a special assembly.
                                                              1st Emma J 2nd Daisy S 3rd Chloe P
                                                              Everyone was a winner as all the entrants received a packet
                                                              of seeds. We hope to see the produce from these later in
                                                              the year. Congratulations and well done to all who took

This is a picture of Pirate the flying spider by Harland G,
Pinky Rainbow the ladyfly by Freya T and Jackotastic the
snailslug by Jack C.
FSA News
Mon 30th Apr – SERVICE FAMILIES FUN 3:15-415pm Wear
your T-shirt!.
Thu 3rd May - CHILL, CHAT & COFFEE 9-10am in the
staffroom. COME & JOIN US FOR A CHAT!
Ginny Jones Family Support Adviser, Mobile - 07805079789.

           Can we remind you that uniform is on sale
           on Tuesday afternoons only, 1:45-                                                Missing Spoons
3pm. Orders may be placed in advance and collected                            Some of those having packed lunches
on Tuesdays at this time. We will also have some                                 have borrowed spoons from the
stock of good quality 2nd hand uniform for sale.               kitchen at lunchtime and have not returned them. If
 Please try to have the correct money as we do not             you find any spoons at home can you please return
 keep a great deal of change in school. Thank you.            them, as the kitchen is running very short. Thank you.
Diary Dates (All dates may be subject                                    DHSB 11+ Practice Exam
to change)                                                        Devonport High School for Boys 11+
 DON’T FORGET -YR 5 Swimming Every Tuesday                       Practice Exam Registration is now available
            morning up to and including 10/7/12                  at DHSB school reception-cost £30.00.
Mon 7   th May - School closed May Day Bank Hol         Please note that this will NOT be available to purchase
Mon 14th – 17th May - KS2 SATS week                     at the School Open Evening.
Fri 18th May - Squirrel Class Assembly                  If you have any questions please contact Amanda
Wed 23rd May - Marjon Tag Rugby Festival                Moore at DHSB or email
Thu 24th May – New Intake Parent Evening 6pm
Fri 25th May - Maple Class Assembly                         Plymouth Children’s University Lecture -
Fri 25th May-Sun 27th May – Barton Hall Yr 6                              Pyromania
Tue 29th May - Class Photos am                                    This lecture is by Roy Lowry, an Associate
Thu 31st May - Marjon mixed Hockey Festival                       Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University
                 - Diamond Jubilee Celebrations                   of Plymouth where he combines teaching
                 (details to Follow)                              students with telling anybody who will listen about
Fri 1st Jun – End of term MUFTI £1 contribution -       the FUN of science.
                 School closes 3.15pm
                                                         Roy is a regular contributor to local radio, he has also acted
       Holiday – Mon 4th Jun to Fri 8th Jun 2012
                                                        as a scientific advisor to TV companies and presented in the
Mon 11th Jun - Non pupil Day
                                                        famous lecture theatre of The Royal Institution.
Tue 12th Jun - School re-opens for term 6
Fri 15th Jun     - Willow Class Assembly                The first half of the evening will look at the
Wed 20th Jun - Plymouth Schools Athletics               chemistry of fireworks including gunpowder, the
Thu 21st Jun - Sports Day                               production of coloured flames and modern stage
Fri 22nd Jun     - Hedgehog & Badger Assembly           uses of pyrotechnics. One of the simplest (and
Sun 24th Jun - PTFA Car Boot Sale                       oldest!) pieces of science, this is still the subject of research
Fri 29th Jun     - Kingfisher & Owl Assembly            today. The second half of the evening will be on the effects
Tue 3rd Jul      - Yr 2 Mini Games (at Beechwood)       of increasing oxygen concentration on normal, everyday
Fri 6th July     - PTFA Summer Fayre                    materials. The lecture will also include video footage of
Fri 13th Jul     - Yr 6 Leavers Assembly pm             setting a Guinness World Record .
Fri 20th Jul     - School closes for summer hols        Time and date: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Wed 15th May 2012
Mon 3   rd Sept - Non pupil day
                                                        Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Ground Floor, Roland
Tues 4th Sept - School re-opens                         Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth.
                                                         For young people aged 5 to 14 years. All children under 11
                                                        years must be accompanied by an adult.
                                                         To book your free places for this lecture contact: Caroline
           47th Plymouth Cub Pack                                   Taylor on 01752 307006 or email
       Venue: Oakwood Primary School                      
             Time:6:30pm to 8pm                                                Devon Wildlife Trust’s
                Day: Tuesdays                                                  Wildlife Festival 2012
                Ages: 71/2 -101/2                                                Saturday 28th April
            No charge for the 1st half term                                   Cathedral Green, Exeter
 £25 per term with a discount for subsequent siblings                               10am – 4pm
Please contact Karl Culleton on 07708869222 or email                            Free Event for more information.      Face Painting, Live insects, birds and animals, marine
                                                           crafts, stilt walkers, nest box building and more…
              Oakwood Primary School’s
                  Stars of the Week                     Attendance
             We follow the “Golden Rules”               The expected average percentage
              Week of the 23rd Apr 2012                 attendance for a child is 95%. This week
Owl           -      Harvey B                           there were no classes with over 98%
Kingfisher    -      Katelin C                          attendance. Maple had the highest attendance with
Squirrel      -      Harley G                           96.3%. They will receive the attendance cup.
Badger        -      Darcey W                           Congratulations and keep up the good work.
Hedgehog      -      Charis N
Alder         -      Mary E
Maple         -      David B
Willow        -      Christopher N                                    Have a good weekend
Hazel         -      Emma J
Pine          -      Sam C                                Andrea Norris                      Jackie Sparrow
Chestnut      -      Joshua HW & Charlotte J             Executive Headteacher                   Head of School

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