We're alert and adventurous, cool and keen. We explore, create, learn and succeed.
"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places."
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Roald Dahl
Our PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children will come to school in their PE kits on the days of their lessons.
Please could I ask that children's diaries be signed when home reading books are completed; please also sign these diaries underneath the weekly timetable prior to Friday each week.
Our first Class Book is Matilda by Roald Dahl - all about a young girl settling into her new school!
On Friday morning, the Foxes were thrilled to welcome into our class our adults, who joined us for an art activity, cake and some hot drinks that we are sure were very welcome on such an autumnal day! Fortunately, the wet weather didn’t dampen any spirits as both Foxes and adults designed their ‘dream bicycles’ in honour of the UCI Championships being held in Harrogate. What an interesting array of bikes we created ~ the MacMillan Coffee Morning and promise of imminent cake must have been forefront in the minds of the Foxes, who hope cycles with edible and regenerating pickle seats, pizza wheels and doughnut-inspired designs will exist in the future.
The Foxes ended their morning by presenting their bicycle designs to one another over biscuits and cake. Thank you to all children ~ and adults! ~ for a very enjoyable end to a busy week!
What a busy third week the Foxes have had at OJS! On Monday, we completed our first scientific experiment in the Junior School, using toy cars to investigate how objects move over different surfaces. We made predictions, tested our ideas and came to some conclusions - not least that the Foxes are a class of expert drivers!
We have also been getting into the mindset of Anglo-Saxons, deciding where we would settle if we were arriving in Great Britain for the first time and attempting to 'sell' our chosen location to our classmates. We definitely have some convincing sales people in our class - Miss Allenby was almost persuaded to move into one of the Anglo-Saxon huts we designed!
The Foxes' final day of their first full week at OJS began with some very exciting announcements - the results of our Pupil Voice Group elections were revealed by Mrs Scarth in our celebration assembly!
Children interested in taking on roles from Digital Leader to School Councillor delivered speeches to the class on Friday, 6th September 2019. In keeping with our British Values, we then held a democratic vote in our classroom.
All the children - both candidates and the electorate - should be very proud of themselves for the work they put into preparing their campaigns and the respect they showed one another by listening so beautifully to each speech made; well done Foxes!
Representing the Foxes this year are:
We have held our first pupil voice group elections (presided over by Fish the Fox!) and are excitedly awaiting the results of these. All the children gave super speeches and listened very carefully to one another's reasons for wanting to represent our class in the various committees around school!
What a fantastic first week the Foxes have had at Oatlands Junior School! We have all settled in brilliantly to our new class and routines and have really impressed Miss Allenby with our brilliant use of Mandarin during morning and afternoon registrations! We have been enjoying sharing our summer scrapbooks and hearing about all the lovely things the children have been doing over the holidays - and we've also managed to squeeze in our first piece of year 3 writing, in which we created our own heroic characters!
Thank you to all the Foxes for a great start to what is going to be an amazing year!