Well done to everyone who wore their Christmas or favourite jumper today. We raised £48 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Thank you to everyone who donated a parcel which is now on the way to Romania. I hope we make some families happy this Christmas. Think about our friends in Romania on Christmas day!
Well done to all the children who received a certificate in achievement assembly this morning. The children in the picture all had 100% attendance for our first half term at school this academic year. A big well done from everyone!
During World War 2 on the night of January 2nd, 1944 at 8pm, an aeroplane called a Wellington BK387 lifted off from the Ossington near Newark, on what should have been just another training flight lasting four hours. Many local people around Oakworth will tell stories of what they saw and heard on that fateful night when the pilot, Flight Sergeant Ernest Glass, brought the aircraft down through low cloud and crashed into the hillside at Tewitt Hall wood. Six young lives were lost in an instant. The crew were all from Canada. If they had completed their training they would have joined one of the 16 Canadian Bomber Squadrons in Yorkshire. The remains of the aircraft were cleared away and little remains today at the site of the crash except for a very special memorial.
As part of our remembrance service this year at school we walked up to the Tewitt Woods War Memorial. The children made three beautiful wreaths which we placed at the site. After a short memorial service we lit a candle and set off back to school. Whilst we were walking back to school we met the Lord Mayor of Keighley who was waiting to show a Canadian visitor the memorial. We kindly asked her if her visitor would like to visit school after their walk. To our delight they did, and we were joined by The Lord Mayor of Bradford as well. This was an amazing, unexpected, treat for everyone and it was lovely to make a link with someone from Canada as well and meeting The Lord Mayors!
This year we have changed our Super Stars assemblies slightly. We will be having ‘Star Of The Week’ assembly every week, as last year,however we wil now be having a special SUPER STAR awards assembly at the end of each half term to which parents are invited. This is an invitation only assembly to the parents of children who will be recieving awards. Each half term four children will be chosen from each class. There will be awards for The Best Manners, Being An Independent Learner, The Most Improved Learner and A Presentation Award.
This half terms awards have been given to:
Manners Awards: Alex B, Hattie, Oliver R
Independent Learners Award: Lillie, Alfie, Harry
Most Improved Learner Award: Ronnie , Alexander, David
Presentation Award: Josse, Joseph, Heidi
After our recent OFSTED inspection we are pleased to announce that Oldfield Primary is now officially a GOOD school!
Our Ofsted report has now been published and we are delighted to say that Oldfield was awarded the Grade of Good by Ofsted.
The inspectors said:
In November 2011 the school was judged to be Satisfactory, improvements in teaching are now ensuring that pupils are making good progress throughout the school. The inspector reported that ‘ The results of the 2013 Year 1 national reading check on pupils’ knowledge of phonics is well above average. Reading is well taught and pupils develop an enjoyment of reading. By the end of key stage two pupils are making expected levels of progress in reading, writing and maths with some children making better than expected in all areas. Pupils behaviour is never less than good and the head teacher and Governing body lead the school effectively.
Our full report is available on our school’s website.
Just a quick update from the Oldfield sailors.
We are having a fabulous time on the high sea. Sorry can’t blog as there is no wifi. Keep following us on twitter @oldfieldprimary. Everyone well and having a brilliant time. It’s pirate party time tonight!