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OAKY UpdateS

Welcome back after half term - November 2020

We hope you have all had a restful half term and are now looking forward to the rest of the Autumn term. With the second national lockdown on Thursday, we are remaining open and have no plans to close.  Learning overviews can now be found on the website under 'Year Groups' followed by the 'Curriculum' tab. Apologies for not sharing these as promptly as we usually do; although clear plans were in place in regards to the curriculum, they needed to be flexible so that we could adapt to the needs of the children. Due to the size of the school, huge efforts in the first half term were placed on ensuring that children were as physically and emotionally safe as possible, which meant that these took priority over some of our more routine practice.   Although it will be very different to our usual build-up to Christmas in terms of our Christmas productions and our Oaky Christmas Markets, we are still going to make sure the children have an exciting and magical time. More information about our Christmas plans will be shared in due course. 

Kind regards, 

Oakwood Avenue Senior Leadership Team

Welcome back - September 2020

A huge ‘welcome back’ to all of our school community! We hope you all agree when we say that the start to this unprecedented year has been memorable. Oaky and the staff were so excited to see all of your smiling faces (parents and carers smiles seemed extra big!) on the first day back, and the music went down well too! We have been overwhelmed by how well the children have settled back into school – we shared in our Parents’ Handbook in July (which can be found on the home page of our school website) that the children’s safety and well-being is our first priority; the first few weeks is all about taking the time to re-establish relationships, settling the children back in and establishing routines so that they will be ready to learn. More information about routines and the learning for each year group can be found shortly on our website under the ‘Year Groups’ tab, which will replace the paper copies of the welcome booklets and the learning overviews. We will also be using Twitter to share learning on a regular basis; don’t worry if you do not have access to Twitter, as we have embedded it under the ‘Year Group’ tabs on our website.

An extra special warm welcome to our new nursery, reception and any other children who have joined the Oaky family this September. It has been lovely being able to meet you on the gates in the morning and at home time. Senior Leaders will be out in the gates every day so please feel free to have a socially distant chat if there is anything you want to discuss. Otherwise, you are encouraged to use the year group emails or the senior leadership email slt@oakwoodavenue.co.uk. Again, more information about how you can get in touch with school can be found under the Year Group tab on the website.

Finally, on behalf of the leadership team and all of the staff at Oakwood Avenue, we would like to say thank you for respectfully following the new procedures we have had to put in place during this time. We know at times it can be inconvenient and we understand that, but for now, this is our new normal. What will always remain the same though is our commitment to ensure your children are as safe and happy as possible, so that they can reach their true potential. We are looking forward to working alongside you this year.

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Our Year 6 leavers wrote and produced this promotional video as their legacy to their time at Oakwood Avenue...enjoy.

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”For children to succeed they need to be well supported.  Support comes from school and home; and working together we can make a huge difference.

We now live in a digital age and our children will work in a digital environment. It is vital that our children have rich learning experiences that use technology when necessary. Our website will evolve and will become an integral learning tool for our whole school community. As well as learning resources you will also find useful information.

We feel very strongly that school and parents must work closely together to ensure the very best for our children.  Some of our procedures need to be followed to ensure the smooth running of the school, others are there to make sure that the children are safe and secure and getting the most from their school days.

The more support that we get from you and the more closely that we work together, then the more effective our school will be.

Our close links make our school a happy, hard working and successful place.  I am confident that the information on our website will continue to enhance those links. If you feel we need to offer more simply call in to school and offer your opinions.

Mr. Gary Cunningham

Executive Headteacher

 

Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School (part of The One Community Trust)

Oakwood Avenue

Warrington

Cheshire

WA1 3SZ

Office Contact: Mrs Tracy Robinson

Tel: 01925 635565

Email:  oakwoodprimary@onecommunitytrust.co.uk

If you want to contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team you can at:: SLT@oakwoodavenue.co.uk   

 

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Access to the school car park can be found behind the school on Steel Street.

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