July 12th 2019
A fabulous Scarth’s Celebrations this week! All children were very keen and confident to share their learning. They also praised each other’s achievements, which was delightful to hear. Musical talents and homework efforts were celebrated, as well as improved confidence and independence. Local and European geography work presented in eye-catching formats, sparked questions from the children. Super stories were shared from English work, that captured the imagination of all. Enjoyed with juice and cake – well done! Mrs Scarth
June 21st 2019
This week, our Y6 pupils were keen to share how they are getting on with their rehearsals for ‘Bugsy Malone’. Impressive programme designs and props were shared, as well as further play script work in English based on Shakespeare’s Tempest. They are all looking forward to visiting the Rose Theatre in York, to learn more about Shakespeare. Year 5 pupils shared wonderful writing in character from their work on the Highwayman, using old English very skilfully to convey the time it was set. More impressive maths work and writing from Year 4, again writing in character set in Pompeii and the impending famous Mount Vesuvius eruption. Volcanic eruptions were further explored by Year 3 who have been studying the layers of Earth. Lots of interesting discussion today and sharing of learning. A fabulous end to the week. Well done! Mrs Scarth
June 14th 2019
This week, I had the pleasure of hosting Scarth’s celebrations. The children talked confidently about their work and what they had learnt from it. Many of the children brought work they had completed during Enterprise Week and I was impressed by their original ideas – some real business minds at Oatlands! They all enjoyed the celebration with juice and cake. A great end to a drizzly week! Well done.
June 7th 2019
This week, classes have been busy preparing for Enterprise afternoon, next Tuesday, by thinking creatively as an entrepreneur. This year’s theme is Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. It was clear from our conversations today that the children understood Enterprise as being a combination of skills for learning, skills for life life and skills for work. They were proud to show their Maths work and planning for their stalls. A huge part of the project involves working as a team and it was lovely to hear how co-operative and creative groups have been in sharing and carrying out their ideas. I am very much looking forward to seeing all the different stalls on Tuesday. Well done! Mrs Scarth
May 24th 2019
Olivia, Sam, Florence, Jessica, Oliver, Liv, Ben, Oliver, Hugo, Evie
The school has enjoyed ‘French Week’ and lots of interseting work was shared by the childern today in Scarth’s Celebrations. Beautiful artwork inspired by French artists;
postcards from holiday destinations in France and information reports about iconic French landmarks, were proudly shared by the children. All the children enjoyed ordering their own food from the French Café this morning and confidently shared their orders- impressive speaking skills! All enjoyed with juice and cake. Well done! Mrs Scarth
May 17th 2019
Myself and Miss McNamara were treated to a fantastic range of topic work, presented by the children this afternoon. We were impressed by the pride in handwriting and presentation as well as the very clear explanations about learning, using key vocabulary. It was lovely to hear how much the children enjoy learning about their afternoon topics and pride shown in their achievements. We all learned some new fascinating facts, too! Well done. Mrs Scarth and Miss McNamara.
May 10th 2019
Federico, Finlay, Henry, Cruz, Henry, Katey, Leila, Joe, Michael, Conor, Aidan
May 6th 2019
April 5th 2019
Double celebrations this week on Monday and Friday morning. As always, the work shared by the children was highly impressive and captured each others’ interest. The pride and enthusiam shown by all children was lovely to see and everyone learned something new. Well done to all pupils who were chosen by their teachers last week and this week.
March 22nd 2019
March 19th 2019
March 13th 2019
Tilly, Luke, Finlay, Will, Theo, Harry, Abigail, Winnie, Sophie, Adam, Elodie, Bea, Eva, Lucas
The very first ‘Scarth’s Celebrations’ did not disappoint! The children shared wonderful work from ‘World Book Day’, including very persuasive book reviews and beautiful illustrations. It was lovely to see the children’s enthusiasm for learning continuing outside of school, with high quality Homework projects being shared. As well as written work, Y6 have been preparing for the local debating competition and sharing their excellent speaking skills, answering questions confidently. A fantastic start to the new half-term and all enjoyed with juice and cake. Well done! Miss Weir
February 22nd 2019
I had a lovely morning standing in for Miss Weir at ‘Weir’s Weekly Review’. It was all-things-arty this week. I was impressed by the the architectural drawings produced by the children in years 5 and 6 – they each had real attention to detail and there were even a few ‘oooohs’ as they shared them with us! Some children brought beautiful chalk drawings of flowers which Mrs King said would look great in her dining room! Miss McNamara
Feb 15th 2019
Luke, Emilia, Evelyn, Maggie, Charlie, Ciara, Martin, Leon, Murron, Hugo, Jessica, Eve, and Christopher.
Feb 8th 2019
Owen, Alfie, Thomas, Isaac, Paige, Harry, Tom, Eddie, Holly, Lizzy, Eva and Daisy.
NSPCC Number Day inspired some of the children to write fantastic creative stories and raps, which were enjoyed by myself and the group chosen for Weir’s Weekly Review this week. Times Tables Rock Stars continues to be popular, with two children sharing their quick time achievements. We were all really impressed at a signed note received from Sir David Attenborough, following an super letter written by a Year 6 pupil. Topic work is capturing the children’s interest with fantastic research being shared about famous Scientists and the Yorkshire Peaks. All enjoyed with juice and cake. A great way to end the week! Well done. Miss Weir
Feb 1st 2019
Jemima, Lucy, Rocco, Daisy, Georgia, Lilidh, Penelope, Saskia, Summer, Amelia and Ellie
The children proudly shared written work from English, Science and Geography this week. The standard of handwriting and presentation was particularly impressive, especially the improvements made with purple editing pens. I-pads were used very effectively for researching famous scientists and differernt climates. The children enjoyed sharing fascinating facts with the group and answering questions. Creative written work really engaged everyone because of the carefully chosen descriptive vocabulary. It was lovelly to award this group of children with achievement stickers. They loved the cake and juice, too. Well done! Miss Weir
January 25th 2019
Theo, Naomi, Tom, Ben, Ruby, Arran, Liv, Lily, Georgia, Elodie, Alasdair, Thomas and Theo.
In singing assembly this week, we learned a new song: ‘Try Everything’ and in the Owls class assembly today, it was wonderful to hear the children’s hopes and dreams for the future. In both song and class assembly, the key message was not to give up, even when we find things hard or get it wrong. The work that was shared today reflected aspirational learning, where writing was improved, work corrected and all for the better. It was great to see such confident learners keen to share the improvements made in their work. We all learned some new interesting facts from the topics the children are studying, from the solar system to European countries and cities. My highlight of the week and all enjoyed with juice and cake. Well done! Miss Weir
January 18th 2019
Joseph, Isaac, Matthew, Lily, Finlay, Yasmin, Seth, Thomas, Annabel, Jamie and Eve.
What a privilege this morning for me, standing in for Miss Weir and meeting all the children chosen by their teachers for ‘Weir’s Weekly Review’, which we decided to rename ‘McNerney’s Magnificient Meeting’! I was very impressed with the presentation of work and the pride the children had when sharing their books. It was also lovely to hear about the positive attitude Year 6 pupils have had when completing their pratice SATs tests this week.We even played an animation designed on Scratch, which was good fun.
January 11th 2019
Barney, Beck, Ava, Oliver, James, Emmis, Ferdy, Daisy, James, Mia, Lara and Jamie.
Well done the first group of 2019 children who attended Weir’s Weekly Review. It was lovely to hear about new topics and the children’s enthusiasm for learning really shone through. All enjoyed with juice and cake; a wonderful end to the week! Miss Weir
December 19th 2018
The children enjoyed sharing their achievements whilst drinking juice and eating cake. Great to see animated work from Computing lessons and a t-shirt made in D&T from the ‘Make Do and Mend’ topic. Our pupils never stop surprising me and today, one thoughtful pupil explained his charity fundraising idea, which he will announce to the whole school in assembly on Monday. Well done to all the other children who proudly shared creative writing and magic maths work! Miss Weir
November 30th 2018
Isla, Lucy, Luke, Liberty, Toby, Leila, Eve, Emily, Alasdair, Henry, Ashton and Lara .
Lots of impressive Maths work was shared this morning. The children were interested to see how their written calculation methods progress form their work in Year 3 up to Year 6. Enjoyment for Maths really shone through, too. Our ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ is hugely popular in school and the children were very impressed at the time achieved by a ‘Rock Hero’. Love for reading was great to see, from theatre reviews in Reading Journals, to comparing versions of the same story. All enjoyed with juice and cake. The highlight of my week! Well done to all the boys and girls. Miss Weir
November 23rd 2018
Elise, Lauren, Lenny, Louise, Esme, Georgia, Molly, Saskia, Flossie, Amelia and Harrison.
It was great to catch-up with children who were chosen last week, for the Weekly Review. A wonderful range of creative work was proudly shared by the children, from ‘Make Do and Mend’ D&T projects to informative ‘Green Cross Code’ art work, following Road Safety Week. Children from upper school explained key words from the water cycle by giving real life examples. Years 3 and 4 are clearly enjoying their work based on ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’; letters of complaint to the mayor were powerfully persuasive. Well done! Miss Weir
November 16th 2018
Ruby, Mikael, Dylan, Mitchell, Heidi, Izzy, Arche, Daniel, Alfie, Amelia, Madeline and Clara
This week, the children who shared their super achievements in Maths talked about how Times Tables Rock Stars is helping them to recall multiplication and division facts quickly, to solve problems. The standard of writing across different topic books, was fantastic! The children proudly read extracts of their writing, which reflected the deep knowledge, understanding and empathy they have for the people they have studied in history. All enjoyed with juice and cake! Well done to all the boys and girls this week. Highly impressive achievements. Miss Weir
November 9th 2018
Preeti, William, Ava, India, Woody, Katey, Eddie, Aidan, Grace, Annabel, Grace.
This week’s assembly theme was about Remembrance and the WW1 centenary. Work shared today showed thoughtful reflections on why it is important to remember, through poems, prayers and poppy designs. Some of the children brought work completed during Open Time and it was clear they really enjoyed working alongside their adults. Stickers have been sent home for children to give to their adults, for their contribution to the work celebrated today (so, be sure to ask for it!).
Written work in History included instructions on how to make an Egyptian Mummy and job applications for the Home Front in WW2. It is great to see such a high standard of writing across the curriculum and children enjoying writing about their learning in such different ways. Well done! Miss Weir
October 26th 2018
Bella, Noah, Florence, Liam, Daisy, Charlotte, Anna, Joseph, Molly, Kian, Jack and Lucas Harrison.
A wonderful variety of work was presented by the children in this week’s review. The Homework menu projects were particularly impressive because of the creative, individual ways the children approached the tasks. We heard thoughtful reflective RE writing on ‘Helping Others’ from our Harvest donations to Harrogate Homeless. Magical maths work solving division and subtraction problems and super science work explaining the water cycle, were proudly shared by the children. Finally, we listened to enchanting diary writing where vocabulary choices created atmosphere and historic events very effectively. A delightful way to end this half-term. Well done! Miss Weir
19th October 2018
Ewan, Jay, Ella, Amelia, Emma, Winnie, Yasmine, Ellis, James, Lizzie, Adam and Jamie.
17th October 2018
In this week’s review, Y5 children shared their informative and persuasive leaflets, based on the trip to Eden Camp last week. Y3 and Y4 children were impressed at the layout and interesting facts contained within these leaflets. Y4 children shared fantastic rainforest animal poems and received praise from their peers for their effective use of similes. Edited English work by Y3 children showed how much they had improved their writing, which they were clearly proud of. And finally, a Y4 budding scientist wrote a detailed conclusion explaining the results of her science investigation. It is wonderful to see these achievements creatively displayed around our school. Well done! Miss Weir
Holly, Ben, Florence, Olivia, Ruby, Ava, Abigail and Millie.
National Poetry Day on Thursday certainly inspired some very creative and descriptive writing. The range of poetry and use of different techniques to create imagery was impressive and were read with beautiful expression. Other work that was celebrated included letters of thank you to our visitor who delivered the Egyptian workshop; a ‘Code for Life’ showing thoughtful reflections in RE; an informative East Barnby homework booklet and some magic Maths! Teachers also sent children who have been exceptional role models, demonstrating superb attitudes and learning behaviours. Well done! Miss Weir
28th September 2018
‘We love to learn’ is one of our Oatlands Junior values. The enthusiasm and pride shown by all the children when they presented work done both at home and school, really put a smile on my face. This was especially so with children who had worked alongside family members to research relatives, who lived through World War 2. Great examples of how home and school can promote life-long learning, by working in partnership. Children who showed their achievements in Maths and Science explained their reasoning very clearly using key vocabulary. Finally, the year group Book Study has sparked the children’s interest and imagination, which could be seen through their creative writing descriptions. Well done to all the children who were selected by their class teachers for this week’s Review!
Ruby, William, Elliot, Lahna, Tom, Holly, Kai, Reuben, Evie, Annabel, Ellie and Lara.
21st September 2018
This week the children were keen to ask each other questions about their learning, prompting interesting discussion. I was presented with a beautifully drawn Egyptain cartouche with ‘Weir’ written in hieroglyphics, which is now displayed in my office. The children are clearly enjoying learning about the Ancient Egyptians and WW2; their depth of knowledge and understanding is impressive. We listened to wonderfully descriptive and engaging story openings as well as clearly explained predictions for science investigations. All the children were awarded with stickers, juice and cake as a well-earned treat. A fabulous Review!
Owen, Isla, Jessie, Kiera, Arthur, Emmie, Freya, Ashton, Jonny, Elliot, Thomas and Bea.
14th September 2018
The first Weir’s Weekly Review of the new school year was superb! Class teachers have the difficult job each week of choosing one child to share work that has really impressed them. The children enjoyed juice and chocolate cake whilst discussing their work and each got a special sticker for their achievements. Always the highlight of my week. Well done! Miss Weir
Shona, Ellie, Ryan, Henry, Ezekiel, Alfie, Ethan, Isla, William and Thomas.