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Leeds City Council are introducing a new safer parking initiative

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As winter approaches and brings cold and icy weather we all need to be extra careful when travelling to and from school. The darker mornings and afternoons mean that we can't see as well sometimes and this can be dangerous.  It is up to everyone to be safe and sensible on…

Year 4 go back to the Stone Age with Wicked Workshops

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Year 4 were visited by time travellers Dr Natasha and her lovely assistant Tom this week, they learnt all about the Stone Age.  After Tom managed to mix up Dr Natasha's timeline, Year 4 stepped in to help and get the timeline all back in order. Then they got learning about…

School admissions drop in at The Compton Centre

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Leeds City Council School Admissions team are holding 4 Drop-In Sessions in the Main Library at the Compton Centre on the dates below:   ·         13th November 11am-1pm ·         22nd November 2pm-4pm ·         4th December 11am-1pm ·         13th December 2pm-4pm It's a great chance for anyone who needs help with their on-line application. Anyone can attend one of these sessions…

A day at the museum with Year 3

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Year 3 have been learning about Ancient Egypt, so they headed over to Leeds City Museum to see their exhibit on Ancient Worlds.  The students had a treasure hunt through the exhibition where they had to find different artefacts and match them to their uses. They had to find things like…

You can now apply for Reception places for 2018.

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We would like to remind parents/ carers that if they have children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they can now apply for their child’s Reception place to start school in September 2018.  Parents/ carers have until the 15th January 2018 to complete their applications and should apply…

Key Stage 1 rewards assembly

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Today was our first Key Stage 1 rewards assembly after the half-term break, and we had some fantastic students to reward.  Each class teacher had chosen their Literacy, Writing and Maths superstars to recieve a special certificate. We also gave out 4 certificates to students who had shown improved attitudes in…

Have your say about proposed free school in East Leeds

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You can have your say about a proposal to create a new secondary free school in East Leeds.  Find out more tonight at Fearnville Leisure Centre, between 5pm-8pm. 

Check out our new football kit from Premier League Primary Stars

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Our football team have a lovely new kit thanks to Premier League Primary Stars!  Miss Cole entered a raffle to win the kit, and we were lucky enough to be on of only ten schools in the country to be picked.  We think the team looks fantastic in their new kit,…

Tree painting with our Early Years

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Our Early Years students have been getting close with nature, looking really closely at leaves and painting some beautiful paintings of what they can see.  Some students had the brilliant idea to hang their painting on the trees that the leaves had come from!  And some really creative students even started…

The Arla inflatable classroom comes to Oakwood

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Arla Foods is an international cooperative based in Denmark, it is the fourth largest dairy company in the world!  As a cooperative it means they share the same values that we do, making sure that everyone is treated fairly, and that includes their cows.  Arla know that happy and healthy cows…

Year 6 geography trip to Ilkley Moor

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Our Year 6 geographers had an adventure on Ilkley Moor! Students walked over the moors and took photos of the beaitiful scenery. Thankfully the sun shined all day and everyone had a great day exploring and getting close to nature. 

Class 11 visit Bolton Abbey

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Class 11 went on a trip to Bolton Abbey, where they go to explore the Abbey (or at least what is left of it!).  Students drew some wonderful sketches of the Abbey, taking time to get in all the little details.  Everyone had a great day, and they even found a…

British Food Fortnight with Co-op Food

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Year 5 got to celebrate British Food Fortnight by cooking up some delicious recipes with Oli Blanc, son of famous chef Raymond Blanc.  Our sponsors the Co-op also sponsor British Food Fortnight, championing the best of British food, so they arranged for the Co-op Food team to come and teach our…

End of Year Community picnic

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It's been a busy year here at Oakwood, filled with lots of laughter, joy and love.  We've celebrated our second Tes Award nomination, opened a new extension, held our 'Give the World a Hug' celebration and much more.  As one final celebration before we broke up for summer, staff, parent, carers…

Year 4 perform Romeo and Juliet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

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This half-term Year 4 have been rehearsing every week with West Yorshire Playhouse Primary Players, working on the Shakespearean classic, Romeo and Juliet.  They worked hard to get used to the old fashioned language, the unique names and long poetic sentences. They also worked with Robbie and Elvi to perfect the…

Check out our first 'Roots' magazine

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Roots is a magazine created by 10 students from Year 4 to 6 who have been meeting up every Monday for this half-term.  Everything in the magazine was created by the students, including the front cover that was drawn by Lily-Mai.  Well done to Aeron, Mischel, Jacob, Lily, Mazey, Jessica, Catherine,…

Eid celebration at Epiphany Church

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The Eid party at the Epiphany Church in Gipton was a huge success. The event which was held on Friday 7th July and brought communities together, enjoying food and conversation. Parent, Zreena Hussain’s wish to celebrate Eid and bring families together in a positive way was realised thanks to our governor…

Game, set and match at our Tennis Tournament

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We had Wimbledon fever here at Oakwood, so Miss Cole and Mr Adams organised a tennis tournament at the Academy!  Students got the chance to practice their tennis skills and  with TSC coaching the students competed to see who had the best serve!  It was a fantastic day and we were…

Tes awards 2017

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On Friday, Team Oakwood made the trip down to London to represent the Academy at the annual Tes Awards, where our brilliant Early Years were shortlisted for 'Early years setting of the year'.  It was the second year running that Oakwood has been shortlisted for a Tes award; last year we…

Romeo, oh Romeo!

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This week our Year 4s had another fun session with West Yorkshire Playhouse's Primary Players!  They practiced reading lines and following a script, as well as discovering the personality behind the characters.  The scene they will be performing is a big party scene, so all of the students drew what they…