50th Birthday Celebrations
Oak Cottage Primary School is 50 this year!
Our 50th celebration pottery tree has been installed in our entrance area with each child making a leaf and mini beasts created by our nursery children. This has been an exciting project and something the children will remember for many years to come. We hope you would agree!
50th Birthday Afternoon Tea
All ex- pupils and ex-members of staff are invited to join us to celebrate with Afternoon Tea on
Thursday 20th June 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The school will be open so you can visit classrooms and share your memories with us. Tea and cake will be served in the school office. Please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
Open Day - Wednesday 26th June
Oak Cottage Primary School cordially invite parents and grandparents to view their children's work and be shown around our school. Please use our Parents Evening System online booking system to register. We look forward to seeing your soon.
Monday 3rd June -Friday 7th June 2019
SMBC ran their Bikeability Level 2 training course in June for Year 5 pupils. This training took place on local roads, giving trainees a real cycling experience, learning how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
Tesco Bags for Help Scheme
We are delighted to inform you that we were successful in the 'Tesco Bags for Help' scheme and we have been awarded the fantastic sum of £4000.
Staff from Tesco came into school to present our cheque to Mr Goddard, Chair of Governors. The scheme saw us in local Tesco stores and customers had to deposit tokens to support the project of their choice.
Thank you to all of you who supported us.
Big Pedal 2019
25th March to 5th April 2019
We took part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. The challenge ran from 25 March to 5 April. Thank you to all those who took part.
PSFA Fashion Show
Thursday 4th April 2019 7pm
Oak Cottage PSFA ran this year's Fashion Show on 4th April 2019. The latest from leading High Street Brands were on
offer at up to 50%-70% off recommended retail prices!
Thank you to those who came and supported our PSFA in raising funds for our school.
British Science Week 11th - 15th March 2019
It was British science week and completed lots of fun activities throughout the week!
Here is a useful link for some fun ideas to try at home.
World Book Day
Thursday 7th March 2019
World Book Day this year was Thursday 7th March with the theme of 'Share a story'. The day was marked with various activities around school and we know from previous years that children love to dress up as a character from one of their favourite books. Staff also entered into the spirit of the day!
World Book Day tokens will be given out on the day for discounts against certain books.
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. Our school participated alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students learnt 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.
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.