Christmas Cards – from Monday 12th December If your child would like to send Christmas cards to children or staff in other classes, they can do so from Monday 12th December. Each year group will have a postbox near their classes and Year 6 ‘postal service’ will be delivering cards daily. Please ensure cards have a full name and class on them.
Christmas Lunch – Tuesday 13th December You should have received information about the Christmas lunch next Tuesday. If you would like to order a lunch (£2 paid in advance), please return the slip as soon as possible.
Christmas Performances (Y3 15th December / Y4 14th December, 9.30am &2.15pm) Letters regarding timings and allocation of tickets have been sent home, please return by Friday 9th December. Tickets will be distributed for these performances on Monday 12th December. Please remember to bring these tickets with you to help us ensure that we do not exceed the health and safety capacity of the hall.
Friday 16th December – No tuck on last day of term Break-time tuck will continue to be sold next week until Thursday 15th December. There will be no tuck on the last day of term but your child can still bring in some tuck from home if they wish.
Carol Concert at Holy Trinity Church On Friday 16th December, 9.45am we will be having our annual carol concert at Holy Trinity Church. A letter with full details has been sent home.
Christmas Parties Classes will be having their Christmas parties on the afternoon of Friday 16th December. We request a £1 donation towards party food and drinks that the school will then provide for the children. Children remain in school uniform / Christmas jumpers for their parties. This is not a ‘toy day’ so children should not bring in anything from home.
Christmas Jumper Day Friday 16th December is our Christmas Jumper day (joint with Oakdale Infant School). This is a non-uniform event so children can wear their Christmas jumpers with their ordinary clothes or school uniform if they prefer. There will be collection buckets on the school gates before and after school for us to raise money for Save the Children.
Thank you for your support at our Enterprise Event. A special thanks to the children and the staff for their hard work to make the event a success. Total raised was £694.23
With your help we raised a total of £449.99 – many thanks for your generosity.
The school average for attendance fell a tiny amount last week to 96.27% and 7 classes exceeded our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to Year 3C who had the best attendance with 98.75%. Unfortunately, the number of lates rose considerably to 105! Congratulations to 3C and 4K who had only 1 late over the week.
Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9!
Reminder – If you are planning to take your child out of school at any time, please ensure that you complete a leave of absence request form from the school office or on our school website.
Attendance for last week fell slightly, with a school average of 96.32% and 5 classes exceeding our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to 5F who had the best attendance with 99.00%. The number of lates also fell slightly to 101 but there is still a lot of room for improvement! Congratulations to 4J who only had 2 lates over the week. Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9!
The children are busy creating items to sell at the enterprise event next week. There will also be some craft items for sale, competitions to enter, refreshments on sale and Santa’s Grotto. Please come along to support the children at this event, children should be supervised by parents or carers. Year 6 children who walk home alone may attend the event unsupervised until 3.45pm if you wish. If your child is helping at this event they will receive a separate permission letter.
It has been lovely to see so many pupils coming to share what they are proud of – these will be added to our #Proudofmyselfie display in school. You can see them below, we will look to do a weekly round up.
#Proud of my selfie on PhotoPeach
Unfortunately, attendance for the week before half term fell with a school average of 94.94% and 5 classes exceeding our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to 4K who had the best attendance with 100%. The number of lates was 77 which is still far too high! Another fantastic week for 3C who had no lates over the week. Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9! The attendance for the first half-term (5th September – 21st October) was 95.83% and 436 lates, both of these figures are disappointing and we hope we can work together to improve this in the second half-term.
On Thursday 20th October 2016, Google came to Oakdale Junior School to give us a taste of what virtual reality was like. We’re sure that everyone in the school really enjoyed it! The digital leaders – Aidan and Millar – really enjoyed controlling the VR headsets and teaching classes and teachers about the different topics that are available on Google Expeditions. We also enjoyed hearing all the screaming and laughing. Google cardboard and Google expeditions is a really good way to teach children how to describe different scenes and how things looked in the past, it is both fun and entertaining.
Our day with Google expeditions was FANTASTIC – you can buy your own cardboard headset and the expeditions app can be downloaded onto both android and apple devices. No matter how old you are, what you do, what you like, or if you’re a boy or girl, VR is the way forward for you.
You can see photos below and read more about it in the Ilford Recorder: http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/education/google_helps_excited_south_woodford_schoolchildren_fly_to_the_moon_1_4748543
Some quotes from children who took part:
I really enjoyed it – the way they designed this is amazing! It felt amazing because it felt like we were actually there! Teijan 5JS
We saw so many landscapes, it was a blast! We were on top of Ancient Greece flying – it looked so real, I wanted to touch the sky! Next landscape was under the sea, we were swimming with sharks, the whole class was screaming- even the boys! Zoey 5F
Report by Aidan and Millar
Google Expeditions on PhotoPeach
Attendance for last week rose slightly with a school average of 96.01% and 6 classes exceeding our school target for attendance of 96.2%. Congratulations to 4D who had the best attendance with 100%. Unfortunately, the number of lates rose again to 100. Another good week for 3C who had only 1 late over the week. Please remember to be on time for 5 to 9!