Change 4 Life Campaign
‘Make a swap when you next shop’ Change 4 Life Campaign in Solihull launches locally on Monday 4th February for 4 weeks.
Children are eating twice as much sugar as they should be which is bad for their health (that’s an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year). Too much sugar can lead to serious health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and painful tooth decay.
This campaign will help parents take action by introducing them to a simple new tip, “Make a swap when you next shop”, encouraging them to make simple swaps to lower-sugar food and drink options.
Through local activity, television, radio and online advertising, families will be encouraged to:
• Search Change4Life for great prizes, easy tips and meal ideas
• Download the free Food Scanner app to find out what's in their food and drinks
• Look out for the ‘good choice’ badge in-store.
Safer Internet Day 2019 Tuesday 5th February
'Together for a better internet.'
This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. The attachments with this letter, have been created to support your family in having conversations and taking part in activities which will have a positive impact on your online experiences.
Our school is participating alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students will be learning about how to use the internet safely and positively. All classes will be learning about E-safety during this day and there will be an assembly too.
Leading up to the day there will be lots of advice, tips and information about how to keep your child safe online as well as how to discuss how young people ask, give and receive permission online. Follow these to stay updated. Instagram: @UK_SIC Facebook: saferinternetuk Twitter: @UK_SIC YouTube: UKSIC
PSFA Christmas Fayre & Travelling Book Club - 30th November
The PSFA Christmas Fayre was very well attended and everyone enjoyed themselves. There were many different stalls and the Travelling Book club. Thank you to all who attended and supported our school.
We even had a visit from Santa!
With 2018 marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice and the end of the First World War. Oak Cottage marked this date with a beautiful display of poppies in our school all hand made by the children over their half term break. Poppies were made from paper, card, fabric and even knitted! Thank you to all who returned their poppies.
Harvest Festival 2018
Big thank you to all our parents and children who kindly donated to the Helping Hands Charity as part of our Harvest Festival. As you can see below it was a huge success!
Open Morning for Prospective Parents
10th October 2018 9.30-10.45
We are holding our open morning on Wednesday 10th October 9.30-10.45. No appointments are necessary, we look forward to seeing you soon.
PTA Summer Fayre - 16th June 2018 12-3pm
Our summer fair has become an important date in our school calendar – not only as a social event for the local community, but also a fundraising opportunity. The weather was beautiful and it was very well attended thank you!.
Environmental Garden 'Makeover' - May/June 2018
During half term week and again in June, Secure Trust Bank, in conjunction with SMBC come into school to give our environmental garden a makeover. We were very excited about this project and we hope you agree the results have been amazing. A big thank you to all those involved.
Please see our before and after photographs below.
Oak Cottage Prom in the Playground 2018
We held the annual Oak Cottage Prom in the Playground on Friday 15th June at 2pm. The programme included the Rock Bands, solo instrumentalists and groups of instrumentalists who are learning in school. Everyone enjoyed having the opportunity to be outside and the children had a fabulous time.
Bikeability Week - Monday 4th June - Friday 9th June 2018
The Bikeability Cycle Training Course run by Solihull MBC took place for Year 5 the first week back after the Whitson Spring Holiday. Children who successfully achieved their Cycling Proficiency may, with their parent's permission, cycle to and from school and bikes may be left in the cycle area.
Charity Week 21st-25th May 2018
The School Council were very busy planning this year's Charity Week. This year we chose to support Marie Curie and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Please look for more information about these charities on their websites, https://www.mariecurie.org.uk and https//jdrf.org.uk/.
Thank you for the support you gave us with the various activities we carried out, everyone took part and had lots of fun.
Wednesday 21st March 2018/Thursday 22nd March 2018
Appointments can be booked via the booking system - any problems please contact the school office on 0121 704 9123.
World Book Day
Thursday 1st March 2018
World Book Day took place on Thursday 1st March.
As usual, children dressed up as their favourite book character or they came in their own clothes with a favourite book to talk about or share. A great time was had by all! Staff can joined in the fun and dressed up too!