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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…

Give the World a Hug- Diversity Week Celebration

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It's Diversity Week here at Oakwood and we've been taking the time to celebrate all of the cultures and heritages represented here at the Academy. We have students from over 40 countries, and are proud to say they are all part of the Oakwood family. The theme this year is 'Give…

Year 4 get Shakespearean!

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Last year Year 5 performed Richard III live on stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of WYP Primary Players Shakespeare festival. It was an amazing achievement and both staff and students had a great time. So much so... that we are doing it again! The Primary Players are back…

Leeds Book Awards 2017

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Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds School Library Service and Leeds Public Libraries. The Award is now a fantastic opportunity for pupils aged  9- 11, 11-14 and 14-16 to take part and vote for the best children’s and…

End of SATs picnic

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Last week saw the start of SATs for Year 6s across the country. The SATs are a set of standardised tests on reading; Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Maths.  Our students had been revising hard in the run up to their exams, even coming in to school for revision sessions…

Foundation Unit shortlisted for TES Awards!

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Our fantastic Early Years Unit has been shortlisted for 'Best Early years setting' at the TES School Awards 2017. Last year we were shortlisted for the 'International Award', so it's a amazing to make the shortlist again.  Mrs Maeve Birdsall, our Early Years team leader, said “We’re very proud to…

Holiday SATS revision club

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Even though it's the Easter holidays it hasn't stopped our fantastic Year 6s from wanting to learn!  On Monday and Tuesday some of our Year 6s came in for SATS revision classes with Ms Speak, where they worked on maths and reading skills. The students worked both in group and individually…

Our S-U-P-E-R Spellers at the first Co-operative Academies Trust Primary Spelling Bee

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On Friday we took some of our S-U-P-E-R  S-P-E-L-L-E-R-S to Woodlands Primary Academy for the first Co-operative Academies Trust Primary Spelling Bee. We were also joined by Brownhill Primary Academy.    It was a brilliant opportunity to compete against our sister academies and practice our spelling at the same time. In…

Oakwood Book Fair

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You may remember that on World Book Day every student got a £1 book voucher that they could swap for a select series of books.  These books are available in select shops, but we were also given the option of bringing the books to us... so that's what we did.  After…

Curiouser and Curiouser- Early Years Open Door event

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Monday night we opened our doors to Early Years practitioners from across the country. It was a chance to come down and see what makes Oakwood so special. Our unit is nationally recognised as a home for best practice, and our open event last year 'Running, Rockets and Rainbows' was so…

Bobblehat day raises £250 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre

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You may remember that before Christmas we had a Bobblehat Day here at Oakwood. Well from all your generous donations we managed to raise a whopping £250! We decided to donate that money to a very important local cause, the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James's Hospital. Today Nicola from the…

World Book Day - 2nd March 2017

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Great fun was had by all on World Book Day 2017 at Oakwood. As always the children (and staff) enjoyed a day dressed as a character from a book. This year, the doors to the classrooms became settings too so the children entered different worlds! We also created two separate whole…

Inter-primary spelling bee!

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Our first inter-school spelling bee is coming up soon and we are very excited!  We've been busy bees (if you pardon the pun) preparing for it. Our students will be competing against students from sister academies Brownhill and Woodlands.  It's taking place on Friday 24th March at Woodlands Primary Academy from…

To The Poles! Science day at Oakwood

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British Science Week started on Friday, and in celebration we decided to make it our Science Day! The day started off with a workshop in the Hall with Ms Andrews, where the students and teachers learnt all about climate change and global warming. We all learnt that global warming is a…