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Our House Captains for 2017-18 have now been elected. Candidates from Year 6 prepared some excellent applications and speeches which they presented to their House Teams. All of the children and staff carefully considered their choices and cast their votes.

The roles of House Captain and Vice-Captain are very important to us at Oatlands and include responsibilities such as: welcoming visitors, managing the House Points system, presenting House Honours certificates to peers, organising House competitions and leading their House Teams at our Sports Afternoon.

I am delighted to announce that our 2017-18 House Captains and Vice-Captains are:

Red Kites


House Captains: Elsa and Lucas

Vice-Captains: Eleanor and Ollie


Blue Jays


House Captains: Jasmine and Josh

Vice-Captains: Joe and Phoebe


Green Kingfishers


House Captains: Sophie and Finlay

Vice-Captains: Tegan and Elliot


Yellow Hammers


House Captains: Chloe and Harry

Vice-Captains: Georgina and Jack



Guided Tours


One of our jobs as House and Vice Captains is to give guided tours around our wonderful school. We will be busy showing possible staff around our school over the next few weeks. In these tours we show the candidates our facilities like our outdoor spaces including the newly installed running track. Other things we show are our working spaces and places like our school hall, dining room and reception. We talk them through Pupil Voice Groups; other extra-curricular activities and how the school works every day.

by Jack and Jasmine

House Honours


Every week either House or Vice Captains choose one pupil each from year 3 and 5 or 4 and 6 depending on the rota.

They choose by watching for students that stand out for using either the Oatlands values or the British values and using their knowledge of which house they’re in or they just ask.

In the Friday celebration assembly, the House or Vice Captains stand up near the end of the assembly to announce which star pupils they have chosen.

We enjoy giving these awards out and the students enjoy receiving them.

By Ollie and Josh

Spring Term Cultural House Event


On the last day of Spring Term the whole school had a Cultural House event. All the classrooms had a theme, whether it be Hawaii, Japan, China, India, New Zealand or Iceland. We took part in some fun activities and enjoyed them all. E.g Hawaii was creating moving fish, India was Bollywood dancing, New Zealand was the Haka, Iceland was the mythical creatures station and so on! We all enjoyed it immensely and hope we have more like these in the future!


By Sophie and Phoebe

Performance Poetry House Event

Our first House Event of the year – the Oatlands Junior Performance Poetry Slam has been a fantastic success with wonderful, creative performances from every year group. Each of the houses put forward an individual, a paired and a group performance which were then given feedback by our panel of judges – Mrs McNerney, Mrs Coyne, Mrs Grimer and Mrs Gerry. The teams had already gone through an audition and had been enthusiastically coached and encouraged by our hard-working house and vice captains.

We were all thoroughly entertained and impressed by the exceptionally high standards of performance. A huge thank you and well done to all the children who took part.


Joint winners of individual category: Emma Trayford and Josie Robinson

Winners of paired category: Hollie Bassham and Chloe Brett

Winners of group category: Lily McIntosh , Esme McComb and Ruby Oliver

Overall Highest scoring House: Green Kingfishers Mrs Wilkinson



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Remembrance Poppies

Our House and Vice Captains will be selling Poppies for Remembrance Day, at afternoon registration every day from Monday 30th October.

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