Sports Day - Tuesday 11th July - Postponed due to inclement weather
Oak Cottage Primary School are holding their sports day on Tuesday 11th July 2017 in the morning. All parents/carers are very welcome.
Year 5 & Year 6 Langley Production - 28th June 2017
Years 5 & 6 attended Langley Secondary School to put on a play called 'Yellow Brick Road'. On the night there were two performances to packed audiences. The children were given a standing ovation by the audience and were very proud of themselves.
School Prom - 16th June 2017
Our fifth annual 'Prom in the Playground' was a great success - no rain! We were entertained by many different musician, including clarinet and saxophone soloists, keyboard players and pianists, and of course our headline acts - the two Rock Bands! The event would not be possible without the support of the instrumental teachers from Solihull Music Service, a hughe thanks to them.
Induction Evenings - new intake September 2017
Summer Fayre - Saturday 10th June 12 - 3pm
The PTA held their Summer Fayre on the 10th June 2017. Thank you for supporting the school and we hope you enjoyed taking part in all the activities. Thanks again!
Charity Week - Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May 2017
The School Council enjoyed planning this year's Charity Week. It took place during the final week of this half term. This year we have chosen to support the Alzheimer's Research UK together with the RSPCA. Thank you for support us.
Sainsburys Active Kids 2017
We shall be participating again in the year's Sainsbury Active Kids initiative which runs in Sainsbury stores from 25 January 2017 - 2nd May 2017. A collection box is now available in school and children are very welcome to drop in their vouchers. Last year, we managed to order a variety of sporting equipment which the children have been using - so every voucher does count! Thank you for your support.
Science week 2017 Week 13th – 17th March
Last week we all had fun celebrating ‘National British Science Week’. The theme this year was ‘change’ and pupils were given the chance to take part in a number of engaging activities. We began the week exploring fun experiments to inspire children of all ages to get creative at home. Throughout the week children were then given the opportunity to carry out investigations that would test and challenge their scientific knowledge.
Reception pupils took part in some amazing projects. These were described as ‘magical’ during our sharing assembly. Pupils predicted, and then tested the effects of adding a mint to cola, the results left them truly astonished! They were also lucky enough to carry out some rather uplifting investigations involving balloons.
Pupils in Year One conducted a rather sticky science investigation in an attempt to create their own slime. They were very surprised to discover that a material is able to act like a solid and a liquid. During our sharing assembly pupils were able to explain these materials as ‘non-Newtonian fluids’. The fun continued into Year Two where children demonstrated their knowledge of boats. They were challenged to create their own floating devices using plasticine. They also explored the impact of changing the type of water.
In Year Three pupils carried out several different investigations to explore ‘changes’. They began the week with a rather gluey investigation using marshmallows and spaghetti. They were challenged to create the strongest structure using just these materials. Once they had identified strengths and weaknesses they were then able to alter and adapt the structure. Although this was a little messy pupils had fun sharing their rather creative designs. The creativity continued throughout the week with Children exploring the various changes that took place when water, food colouring and salt were added to oil in an attempt to create their own lava lamps.
They finished the week with a class challenge to construct the most effective helicopter. Using a range of different types of paper they investigated the impact of air resistance and surface area. The challenge ended with a nail-biting finale.
Year Four spent the week investigating data branches and keys. During our sharing assembly pupils delivered an interactive quiz to establish the defining characteristics of different animals. Children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this engaging activity.
In Year Five, pupils continued the exploration into floating and sinking through investigating up thrust. They were able to demonstrate this force using just blu-tac and a tank of water. The children had great fun exploring the impact of surface area, water resistance and up thrust. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed creating their own different floating boats and testing these on the water.
Finally, into Year Six where pupils were challenged to create their own bouncy ball using just a few ingredients. They were able to explain how they combined these materials in order to produce a ‘citric-reaction’ resulting in a substance which they then formed into a ball using cold water. They had lots of fun testing their creations during assembly in order to establish the ‘bounciest’.
Science week was a real success enjoyed by teachers and pupils alike. We were all particularly impressed when Mr Marshall and a Year Six pupil were able to conduct a live experiment during assembly to demonstrate a homemade lava lamp.
Safer Internet Day - 7th February 2017
Safer Internet Day is a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternetday.org.uk), and this year’s theme is “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.”
PTA Christmas Fayre 9th December 2016
The PTA held their Christmas Fayre on the 9th December 2016. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported their event.
PTA Fireworks Night 4th November 2016
A well attended fireworks night was held and parents and neighbours enjoyed the event. Thanks to all those involved.
Harvest Celebrations - Thursday 20th October 2016
This year our Harvest Celebration was presented by the children in Years 3 and 4.
Donations were given to 'Helping Hands' which has grown from the Renewal Christian Centre, part of the Solihull Fellowship of Churches. 'Helping Hands' provides food, clothing and furniture to meet the emergency needs of those in the local community.