If you’d like to view our Bake Off Final Video – It’s available on Youtube via the below link:
ow display using lights; smell = scent of orange and spice in the class; taste = mince pies in the window sill as part of the display; touch = cotton wool for snow and tinsel for decoration, hearing = Christmas music. The result was fantastic and they are worthy winners, but everyone who took part deserves a mention for some really lovely designs.
Oakwood Community School is pleased to be offering its support to an event organised by the East Midlands Prevent Team entitled ‘Autism Support and Online Safety’.
The aim of the event is to provide parents and carers with a better understanding of:
– What Autism is as well as some common traits and misconceptions
– How Autism can affect a child’s development and social skills.
– What support is available (education, financial, life skills, home support etc)
– How to obtain this support / how to get a diagnosis.
– The pros and cons of getting a diagnosis.
– How to better understand, support and communicate with your child.
– Where there may be increased risks in relation to rigid thinking, accepting presented information as the truth, different learning / communication styles etc.
– What steps to take to help ensure your child is safe including online safety / grooming / reporting etc.
– Who to turn to for ongoing support.
The event is taking place on Thursday 18th November from 10.00am to 14.00pm.at…
These are important subjects that are affecting an increasing number of families and we hope that any families who are affected by these issues, go along to gain valuable support and advice.A link to further details can be found below.
The pictures of Class 1 and 2 making Brownies, evidence rather more than a simple culinary exercise. The baking was part of their preparation for Business Enterprise Day. Their theme for the day is Food & Drink – hence the Brownies. They look at what is involved in producing the finished article and what might be the business issues around trying to sell them.
Here is a picture of some parachutes that are being used as part of Oakwood School’s exciting forest school programme. Our pupils were playing social games with the parachute and then we spread it out so we could discuss our plans to hang it in a tree to use as a den – a different type of tree house for sure! Watch this space for more updates and to see how things turned out.
Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing. This is live on the Department for Education’s Youtube channel.
Ahead of the February half-term and as national restrictions remain in place, he has given advice to young people on how to improve their mood and look after themselves by eating well, getting plenty of sleep and natural light during the daytime.
As an A&E doctor, Dr Alex will use his clinical expertise to champion and shape government work to improve support for young people in schools, colleges and universities, as well as his personal experience having lost his brother to suicide last year. He will also sit on the new Mental Health in Education Action Group, which will focus on how to support young people’s wellbeing when they return to school and university.
Many thanks to Leicester City in the Community for showcasing the work we are doing at our school planting trees for the future. The children had a fantastic time working with nature and doing something that will have a legacy beyond their time with the school. The trees mark the start of our allotment project and hopefully a long association with the Leicester Foxes.
You can view a great video of our day of tree planting here:
We wanted to let you know about the anonymous messaging network ‘Tellonym’. There are a number of concerns about possible safeguarding issues relating to children and young people using the app.To give parents and carers the heads up we are sharing this informative poster from National Online Safety, giving you the information you should know.To find out more from National Online Safety about “Tellonym”, they have a free guide available via the link below:https://hubs.ly/H0xZwHF0