Every day at Oxley Park is a special day and throughout the history of the school there has been hundreds of special occasions and events, too many to show here, but we would like to share with you some of our magical moments from this term.
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Another 1st December is upon us and this can only mean one thing - Winter Wonderland Day 2015. This year we had Santa visit us with his reindeer, a living nativity scene in the school hall and Daniel Cutting keeping the crowd entertained with his football skills. As always, Cooper the St Bernard was saying hello to everybody as they walked passed Santa's Workshop. A truly magical day was had by everybody.
Strictly MK - 29th November 2015 - Overall winners - Oxley Park Academy, Go Team Oxley!
On Wednesday 4th November we celebrated our 10th Birthday in style by having a fairground, lots of special visitors to school and a combined Fireworks night courtesy of FOOPA. Throughout the day all the children visited the fairground and made cakes for our own version of 'bake off'. We can hardly believe that we are ten years old, what a fabulous way to celebrate - Happy Birthday Oxley Park!
Dress in Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Day 22nd October
Autumn Term Curriculum Enrichment - Canoe Skills at The Caldecotte Project.
Year 5 had a fantastic time on their trip to Kings Park on the 17th-18th September. Here are just a selection of photos of the children enjoying themselves during the different activities.
The annual Kingswood residential visit took place on 28th - 2nd October. A great time was had by all with the children demonstrating a real team effort during the activities. It was another Kingswood week full of team-building fun, and nice weather too!
Year 4 enjoyed their residential trip to Caldecotte. We camped out in Tippee's and sang songs by the fire. The following day the children fully participated in a range of water sports.
Our lovely Governor Sarah celebrated her marriage on Saturday 5th September.
Isn't she beautiful?
She is now Mrs Sarah Winkelman - Congratulations Sarah!
Tuesday 8th September 2015
We celebrated International Literacy Day this week to raise awareness for those children around the world
who have not been fortunate enough to learn how to read and write.
Athletics Showcase - Thursday 9th July
School Fete - Sunday 5th July - the playground buddies and some of their friends arranged with FOOPA to set up a stall at the Fete to raise money for more playground equipment. They sold sweets, held a raffle and had ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’. On the day they raised a whopping £110. It will be exciting for them to choose what they are going to spend the money on for all children to play with. Well done, guys!
Big Draw, Art Week - June 2015
Sports Day - Friday 19th June
Friday 5th June - Mufti Day. Thank you to everyone for supporting our mufti day today, raising money for Emily’s Star – together we have raised £360.
We were treated to a fantastic performance of The Jungle Book on Wednesday 3rd June, when a touring theatre company visited us and came into school.
Tuesday 2nd June - Mrs Musselwhite has been to the Central Library to put some of our children’s wonderful art work up on display.
Year 3 launched their new Romans topic on Monday by coming in dressed as Romans.
Year 5 have been investigating the break in to the Art Bus and damage caused to the Playground we had over the easter holidays. The Police Officers who are looking into the case for us came in to talk to them about what they have been doing to try and catch the suspects!
Year 4 production on Tuesday 19th May
The children in Year 5 have been busy making Mayan masks as part of their topic ‘Rites & Rituals’ – look at their amazing work!
In Year 2 this week, a guide dog came in to meet Mrs Waller's literacy group. Verity and her owner, Julia, came to tell the children all about guide dogs and how to care for them. From this visit the children have now written some amazing reports about dogs!
This week the Year 1 children had a fantastic day out at Whipsnade Zoo. The children walked around the different continent areas where they saw a record number of animals!! They also had the opportunity to enter the Whipsnade classroom where they learned about animals camouflaging and even stroked a snake! - Tuesday 12th May.
This week Foundation enjoyed a trip to Butterfly World in St. Albans. They spent the day learning about butterflies, bees, ants and lots of other mini-beasts. Some of them were brave enough to hold a cockroach, an African land snail and a stick insect! They saw an enormous ant and were lucky to find out what it would be like to be a mini-beast in a garden of huge flower pots, little hand fork, giant matchsticks, key and coin. They left Butterfly World completely
exhausted and some of them had a little nap on the coach - Monday 11th May.
For the past 3 weeks or so, Year 2 have been caring for a number of caterpillars, and have enjoyed watching their life cycle, from caterpillars, through the chrysalis stage before transforming into butterflies. The children released the butterflies and were thrilled as they watched them fly away into the sky - Friday 8th May.
Year 1 visited Shenley Wood as part of their 'Potting Shed' topic. The children represented Oxley Park Academy fantastically and loved seeing and
naming a variety of flowers - Tuesday 5th May.
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed the launch lesson of their new topic with a visit to the Great River Ouse near Stony Stratford. The children loved exploring the river and came up with some great questions about rivers which will make a fantastic starting point for their new topic.
Massive congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 boys football team who won the Milton Keynes School Championship.
Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Pizza Hut, Westcroft, as part of their ‘No Way Back’ topic.
This topic allowed children to explore reversible and irreversible changes, and how healthy options are needed when choosing a diet. We looked at the salad bar options in the restaurant and discussed which ones were healthy, giving reasons for our ideas.
Mrs Higgins enjoyed a very special celebration ‘Pizza Party’ lunch with the winners of her Handwriting
Mr Thurston and the Year 3/4 football team won the MK Dons Tournament.
Minnie, Sarah, Levi, Daisi-Rae, Jamie and Zafar from Year 4 came to impress Mrs Higgins with their guitar playing.
Yr 6 share their topic work (The Battle of Britain - Bombs, Battles & Bravery) with yr 1.
Yr 2 performance of Town Mouse, Country Mouse
Red Nose Day - Friday 13th March
Yr 1 had a great visit from PC Christy - Friday 6th March
Where's Wally - World Book Day 5th March
Some of our Curriculum Enrichment children are learning basic workshop mechanics by stripping down and rebuilding a lawnmower tractor unit.
Year 5 Mayan Mask project
Oxley Park Academy enter the annual Just Dance MK event where we finished in 2nd place overall.
February 9th, Yr 3 visit to Milton Keynes Theatre. The children got to take part in lots of fun and interesting activities. They had an stage manager workshop, learning all about the different language used whilst on stage, they then designed our own theatre props. Over at the exhibition space, the children had the chance to be really creative and design and make a time machine!
Class based Curriculum Enrichment activities for the Spring Term.
Year 3 were incredibly lucky to have a visit from local artist Kevin Mortimer on Thursday 15th January. Kevin came to see us to talk about how to become an artist and showed us his skills using watercolours. All the children really enjoyed the morning, we even had a go at doing our own paintings just like Kevin! A huge thank you to Kevin who gave up his time voluntarily to speak to the children.
Science Day, Tuesday 6th January
Year 1 Christmas Performance
Kane and Nia visiting Bleak Hall depot after winning 'Name the Gritter' competition, ran by Milton Keynes Council. Their chosen names of Rocky & Goodwin can now be seen on the front of two Gritters, driving around the roads of Milton Keynes.
Christmas Carols & Enterprise Fayre
Winter Wonderland Day, 1st December
Big Draw Event with Mrs Musselwhite
Year 5 Ancient Greek Day with Sir Teachalot - Oct 2014
Kingswood Residential - Sept 2014
Last Day of Summer Term - Yr 6 Leavers
Click here to see past events from our timeline from our archived website.