Latest News & Upcoming Events
We were so pleased to open our doors to all pupils on 2nd September 2020. Welcome back!
Big Picnic - 3rd July 2021
The PFSA are planning to hold a big picnic event for all children - fingers crossed for the weather, watch this space!
Parent Consultations - 12th - 13th May 2021
We are holding our parent consultations on 12-13th May - the booking system is now open for parents to select their appointment times. Should you have any problems please call Mrs Harris on 0121 704 9123.
Book Fair - 29th June 2021
The Travelling Book Fair will return on the 29th June. Children will have the opportunity to look and chose their books during the day and parents can then order and pay on-line. Thank you for supporting this event.
Bikeability Level 2 training course
19th - 23rd April 2021
Year 6 took part in bikeability week which gave the pupils a real cycling experience. They learnt how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or to the local shops. The weather that week was good and the pupils enjoyed the experience.
Easter Bonnet Parade - Thursday 1st April 2021
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children took part in a socially distanced Easter egg hunt followed by a playground parade to the rest of the school showing off their Easter bonnets.
We saw some very creative bonnets from flowered straw hats right through to whole Easter nests atop children's heads!
World Book Day - 5th March 2021
Once again our school celebrated World Book Day which fell on Thursday 4th March but we dedicated Friday 5th March to celebrating it as a school community as we would usually do, even though we were in different places. Children dressed up as a book character of their choice, if they chose to do so and it gave the children an opportunity to think about what they enjoy reading about. A fun time was had by all, even the staff joined in!
Retirement - Mrs O'Keefe - December 2019
We said a very big Oak Cottage farewell to Mrs O’Keefe at the end of the Autumn term. She has been head teacher for over 17 years and in that time has worked tirelessly to create the school community that we so enjoy today. She has been at the heart of our success as a school and has always put the children’s best interests first. Her kindness, empathy, knowledge and experience will be greatly missed. We wish her all the very best in her semi-retirement and hope that she enjoys a well-deserved rest from the daily hustle and bustle of school life.
We are pleased to announce that Mr Marshall will be looking after the school in the interim as Acting Head Teacher.
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!
Oak Cottage PSFA Fashion Show
The PSFA fashion show was held on Thursday 21st November at 7pm. Tickets for this event sold well, thank you to all who attended to help make it a success. Please contact the PSFA on www.pta-events.co.uk/oakcottagepsfa for any event information.
50th Birthday Afternoon Tea
All ex- pupils and ex-members of staff were invited to join us to celebrate with Afternoon Tea on
Thursday 20th June 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tea and cake was served in the school hall where many memories were shared.
Thank you to all who attended and made it a really enjoyable event.
PSFA Summer Fayre - 15th June 2019 12-3pm
Our summer fair has become an important date in our school calendar, especially in our 50th year – not only as a social event for the local community, but also a fundraising opportunity. It was very well attended thank you!.
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.
British Science Week 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.
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.