A great month at Oldway School.
This month, on World Book Day, our KS2 library was officially opened by the Chairman of Torbay Council, watched by many of our parents and children, who then came into the library to share a coffee and cake (baked by one of our many talented parents) with us all. Our thanks go to the Oldway School Fundraisers (OSF), who provided £14000 to make the library a reality, something that in these times of austerity in education, just wouldn't have been possible without them. It was a great day and hundreds of children came to school dressed as their favourite book characters.
Year 6 went on residential to Dartmoor. Later this month, photos of their exploits will be available on the website. For Twitter fans there are a small selection already uploaded. It was cold, wet, muddy, but most of all, it was great fun and the Year 6s came away more resilient, more independent, and that little bit more grown up and ready for secondary school.
Year 3 held their museum open evening, showcasing the work they have been learning about Roman civilisation (supported by a virtual tour of ancient Rome courtesy of Google). It was really well attended and a fantastic time was had by parents and children.
Year 5 were visited by Howard Carter (famous for discovering Tuatnkhamen's tomb) and he shared with them the secrets of archaeology. Its was an exciting and inspirational day for the children.
Reception have been storytelling to their parents - Their re-telling skills are fantastic and their love for stories is growing. Thanks to all of the parents who were able to take time off work to join in.
Performing Arts from Oldway and Roselands went to the NEC where they performed as part of a group of thousands in front of other children and adults. A fantastic experience for all involved.
Academically, we see all years continue to make good progress and the children are on track for a great set of results across the school - Their current focus is to continue to apply spelling knowledge in all aspects of their work and to know their dedicated times tables inside and out!
A fantastic month!