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October 2020

House Challenge 2 – Code Breaking

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It’s All about Taking Part was the message that was revealed when the code was broken, and lots of the pupils got involved and took part. In particular, very well done to Year 9 who all entered and got points for their house. In fact the first three entries came in from Year 9 with Isobel cracking the code first, closely followed by Gabby D then Gabby S.
In the end it was a close run competition with Scholars just sneaking ahead by 3 points.
Scholars 26 points
Martyrs 23 points

Harvest

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Every year we celebrate our Harvest by collecting food for our friends at the local charity, THOMAS. Even with the crazy world we are living in, this year is no different. More than ever they need our help and support.

We just wanted to thank God for how lucky we are and our Oakhill Family for all their donations. You still have time to bring in your donations before they’re collected on Wednesday.

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European Day Of Languages

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Pupils across the whole school were treated to a week of celebrations to honour this year’s European Day of Languages.

The children were keen to enter competitions to design a poster, T-shirt or bookmark demonstrating why the learning of languages is both fun and useful.

The high standard and fantastic amount of entries from both prep and seniors was magnificent and the winners were rightly proud of their efforts.

In addition, children worked on a range of challenges in school ranging from researching facts about languages to producing European origami creations.  One of our year 5 pupils was so inspired that she even treated her family to her very own paella dish!

The week culminated in an outstanding menu created by our superb catering team,

who once again provided a truly delicious range of European dishes, encouraging children to try something new.

Well done to everyone who took part in this fantastic celebration.

Forest School

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In our latest forest school, we had our first outdoor cooking session of yummy chocolate bananas!

We prepared them in the classroom, wrapped them in foil and cooked them around our campfire.

They were delicious!

Year 1’s Autumn Hunt

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Year 1 have been enjoying looking for signs of Autumn. They collected some conkers and have used them to weave these incredible conker webs that they have decorated their classroom with. Lucky for Mrs Thomas conkers are said to keep spiders away!

5 A Side

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5 a side was a welcomed addition to our senior extra curricular programme this week.

Both the KS3 and KS4 bubbles got a lunchtime practice in our county grade sports hall.

It was a quick fire round robin of 3 minute games. Brilliant attendance from boys and girls in all years and much fun had by all.

Positions Of Responsibility

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Congratulations to Year 11 pupils Ben and Emilie-Anne who are our Head Boy and Head Girl for this year and Scarlett and Louis who are their deputies.

We have a new post this year of Pastoral Leader and Lily and Robyn will be taking a lead working on pupil welfare and wellbeing in school.

Roman has his work cut out for him this year as school Sports Captain to find ways to encourage participation in sport with limited opportunities to play other schools in fixtures at the moment.

We also congratulate Leigha, Gabriel, Max, John, Sophia, Betty and Matthew who will be House Captains and prefects during this year.

Bouncing, Balancing And Burrowing Bunnies

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This weeks reception PE lesson was all focussed on the letter ‘B.’ Our pupils became little bunny rabbits.

Taking part in bouncing challenges including hoop skipping, jump rope and rope ladders. Balancing on benches, beams and tightrope walking.

Bouncing balls to enhance their catching skills from the previous week. Along with burrowing through tunnels.

The class worked on a skill then completed a lap of the bunny assault course, trying to improve their teams time.

The class developed their skills throughout the lesson and gained confidence, this was evident when they knocked a whole minute of their first attempt of the Bunny run (assault course)

Take a look at our pictures to see how much fun we had!

Build A Bodybuilder

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Year 10 GCSE PE students sat a very different exam this week. Rather than a written exam they had to work in teams to ‘ build a body.’

Each group had to build a life size Muscle model. They had to name the 11 muscles listed in their exam specification, spell them correctly, locate them within the body and cut them into the correct shape and size.

This was a fun activity with a competitive edge that really consolidated their knowledge and understanding of muscles. The Broome Brothers won this challenge against the rest of their class. A great effort from all exhibiting an excellent level of knowledge, well done everyone.

Modern Art

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Former head girl Georgina Watson has very kindly donated two 2 metres tall 3d printed sculptures from her Bachelor’s Degree Show from 2017. The two pieces are an example of how modern technology can advance contemporary art.

On contacting school Georgina said, ‘it seems such a long time since my days at Oakhill; I’m still studying, and I’m currently researching connective approaches to trans-Mediterranean diplomacy between Christianity and Islam in the early modern period on the PhD History Programme at UoM. I’m hopeful this will allow me entry to a career in the United Nations – all those student council meetings will come in handy!’

We are very grateful to Georgina for her kind donation and wish her all the best for the future.