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Oaklands’ Magical Christmas Grotto

Just in time for the festive period the OPA elves have been working very hard to turn the library into a magical Christmas grotto! The finished room looked fantastic, and was a perfect base for Santa when he visited the children at their Christmas party on Friday. Hopefully he will…

Snow Alert

Oaklands is open as usual on Monday 11 December. Our maintenance team has cleared the snow from the internal pathways and has gritted the site. Children should bring hats, scarves, gloves and coats, as well as a change of shoes (or boots) for break/lunchtimes if they play outside. We are hoping that…

Christmas Carol Service

Yesterday afternoon years 1 to 6 gathered at St Mary’s Church Loughton for the annual Oaklands Christmas carol service. A packed church of friends and family were treated to a moving retelling of the ancient Nativity story illustrated by a wide variety of songs, carols and Bible readings. Years 1 and…

Learning About the Christmas Nativity

Today we had a visit from Tom Donoghue, Co-ordinator of Families and Children’s Work from Loughton Methodist Church. The children of Lower Kindergarten have been learning about the Nativity and the celebration of Baby Jesus’ birthday on Christmas Day. Tom kindly told the story to the children with the help…

KS1 and KS2 Gymnastics Festival

Every morning from Monday 27 until Thursday 30 November, girls from KS1 and KS2 took part in the Enfield Schools Gymnastics Festival. After holding rehearsals at school for our eager gymnasts to showcase their talent, it was time for the team to perform their various routines. Monday saw the turn of our…

Garden Room Nativity!

Wow what a fantastic morning we had here at Oaklands! Our Garden Room pupils put on a wonderful Nativity for a packed audience of family and friends. There were angels, farm animals, inn keepers, Mary and Joseph, a donkey, shepherds, wisemen, a camel and a special star! The children performed…

Sing Christmas!

We were delighted to be invited again to take part in the ‘Sing Christmas’ concert at St Mary’s Loughton yesterday evening. Different local schools attended and performed some wonderful festive songs. Our choir of 25 junior pupils sang ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ and ‘Nazareth’ to a huge audience of…

Transition in the Wild Woods!

Transition have been having fun in the Wild Woods around the school. They made a Stickman in partners, thinking carefully about what sticks to use to represent the body, arms and legs before joining them together with garden wire and adding some googly eyes. The children then enjoyed playing hide…

Amazing Christmas Post Boxes by Year 6!

Year 6 children amazed us with their beautifully designed Christmas postboxes they each made for their prefect classes. They did a wonderful job and were extremely creative. Some of them even turned this project into a family affair! All the classes are very proud of their postboxes, ready to fill…