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Autumn 2018

PE Assistant

Oakwood are pleased to welcome Sam Lane, who will be with us on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for the entire year. Sam has been working alongside class teachers in lessons, at clubs and providing some additional active opportunities at lunchtimes, whilst also providing some welcome support behind the scenes regarding our developing PE curriculum. Look out for Miss Lane around school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Football Team

Mr Hepworth is leading a team of year 5/6 pupils as part of the Oakwood Football Team. They are currently in the process of completing some of their league matches. Oakwoood won their first match. 

We wish them the best of luck as they progress through the league. 

Cross Country

This term Miss Spencer is leading a group of long distance runners as part of the Oakwood Cross Country Team. They have four cross country meets throughut the year, including: 

Race 1 - Newlands Rugby Club 

Race 2 - St Edwards Schoool 

Race 3 - Cheltenham College 

Race 4 - St Edwards School. 

The children have completed the first two races and represented the school well. They worked really hard to complete the course and showed lots of determination and effort. 

We wish them the best of luck as they begin to train for the future races in the Spring Term!

Just watch this space to find out what our first event of the new year will be......

Summer 2018

Another fantastic sporting year at Oakwood.

Mrs Godsell attended a meeting yesterday where she was presented with a 'Certificate of Participation' for Oakwood, in recognition of the huge numbers of children from Oakwood participating in Sporting festivals and tournaments across the year, provided by the 'Move More' team who organise all of the events. Well done to you all: children for being participating enthusiastically, teachers and TA's for training and taking teams to events and Mrs Jacobs and Mrs Godsell for liasing with the Move More team and making the events a possibility for everyone!

Cheltenham and District Athletics-Summer 2018

A massive congratulations to all of the children who competed as part of the Oakwood Athletics team, on the track and field this Summer. Your determination, team-spirit and perseverance gained Oakwood the 4th place position, out of 17 schools at the end of the events. I have never seen so many of our children progressing through to the finals or so heard many medals clinking around the pen. This just helped to make what is always a great evening a fantastic evening.

                                              Well done to you all!





Teams/ individuals progressing through to the finals (gaining us points to add to the overall team score):

Boys- Y5 long distance runner

Y4, Y5 and Y6 Sprinters

Y4 Relay Team

Girls- Y5 and Y6 long distance runners

Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 Sprinters

Y3, Y5 and Y6 Relay Teams


Huge congratulations to the children achieving a podium position in the finals:

3rd place,  Y3 girls sprint: Shannon,

                Y5 girls relay: Chloe, Chelsea, Maddie, Ruby



2nd place,  Y4 boys Sprint: Archie,

                 Y3 girls relay: Shannon, Rylee, Star and Chloe.


1st place,    Y5 long distance: Layland


Y4 Cricket Festival

8 children from Year 4 attended the Cricket Tournament this week at Cheltenham Cricket Club competing against teams from other schools. They won their first match, then were narrowly defeated in their second match against Glenfall. The third match was a win by default as the other team failed to attend. The team demonstrated the striking and fielding skills they have been practising in class this term whilst also showing great sportsmanship and passsion.

Well done to Kuba, Jess, Getty, Alfie S, George, Reggie, Jesse and Sienna.

Field events

Seven children competed in the field events of the Cheltenham and District Summer Athletics event at Woodmancote School. They all tried their best and represented the school amazingly.

Well done to you all and it has given us 10 points towards any we achieve at the track part of the events on Friday 6th July!

Throwing:  Archie- 6th place

Jumping: Phoebe- 8th place, Summer- 7th place, Layland- 5th place



The boys cricket team attended a cricket tournament at Cheltenham Cricket Club.

They played three games against other schools. As the day progressed, their bowling and batting skills improved. The gentlemen from the cricket club was very impressed with their attitude and good sportsmanship.

Well done Oakwood!


Mrs Jacobs and Mrs Rust took a team of 9 children to Balcarrass Secondary School to compete in the Level 2 Archery competition. They had instruction from the GB Archery team and learnt lots of new skills before beginning the actual competition.

The team worked really hard and scored a very high score placing them in 3rd place overall. The team were very proud of their achievement and enjoyed receiving their Bronze medals in assembly.

Well done!

Quad Kids Athletics

Miss Gaisford and Mrs James took 8 children from Y3/4 to the re-scheduled Quad Kids event on Thursday 17th May at Tewkesbury School. The children worked together as a team gaining points within a variety of athletic activities. The children and adults had a fantastic morning out of school and were excellent ambassadors for Oakwood School.

Quad 18(1)

Rounders tournament


Huge congratulations to the children representing Oakwood in the Rounders tournament today. They were all fantastic ambassadors for the school; demonstrating the School Games Values of Determination, Teamwork and Passion.

Well done to Ruby, who was recognised within the team for demonstrating 'Respect' and was presented with a Value band.

Mountain Biking 2018

Mrs Jacobs and Mrs Rust took a team of 4 year six pupils to the Level 2 Mountain Biking competition at Winchcombe secondary school. The event was organised by the SSN and biking equipment was supplied by the British Cycling Association. The children had lots of fun and worked well as part of a team. They were recognised for their effort and teamwork as they went around the mountain biking course and were each awarded value bands for their achievements on the day.

Well done!



Oakwood held its first very succesful Panathlon in school this morning. Children from Y1-Y6 competed in teams in a variety of activities, led by our Oakwood Playmakers. The activities were: Curling, Target game, Boccia, Parachute game and Table Cricket. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable morning for all of the children and adults involved. All of the children had a fantastic time and lots of them said that they would love to do it all again.

Rainie said, 'My favourite was Boccia because I liked throwing the balls'

Lilly- Mae said, 'I liked the parachute game because we had to collect the balls and they kept on moving.'

Gracie, 'I loved the Target game because we had to work as a team to get loads of points.'

Ryan and McKenzie liked Curling because, they said, 'it is challenging to hit the target.'


Both competitors and Playmakers were awarded Value Bands for demonstrating the school games values. The competitors were nominated by the Playmakers, whilst they participated in their activities. School Games Values bands were awarded for:

Determination: Aiden, Mercy and Jersey.

Passion: Lyla, Megan and Jacon.

Respect: Diana, Gracie and Chelsea.

Team work: Lily-Mae, Natalya and Alfie K.

Self-belief: Nicholas, George and Poppy.

Honesty: Steve, Lyle and Coby.


The competitors all participated in a really positive manner and medals were awarded to all of the participant- Thanks to Tony from Panathlon UK. The final scores can be see in the table below.





Target game

Table Cricket


Medal position









































A massive well done to everyone involved- competitors and Playmakers.

Well done to the 1st placed team: Jacob, Nicholas, Ryan, Bonnie and Molly.



Cricket crazy

Classes from Reception to Y3 have received a very exciting Cricket taster sessions provided by coaches from Woodmancote Cricket Club, introducing the children to games and activities played at All Stars Cricket sessions. The classes all had a fantastic time and returned buzzing about the challenges they had taken part in.


Classes 1 and 2 are looking forward getting on their bikes and starting a NEW Balanceability course with Mr Green, who Class 2 will be pleased to welcome back. Let's get moving!


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