KS1 and KS2 news

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Rounders take 2!

Over the last couple of weeks, KS2 held their first annual Inter-House Rounders competition. With some fantastic batting and fielding on display, the semi-finals were very close; but in Years 5/6, it was Wales and England who made their way to the final. With loads of twists and turns during the match, it was England who just managed to see their team win their first sporting trophy of the year.

In Years 3/4, again there was some incredible batting and astonishing fielding; especially by Alfredo, who caught 4 people out in a row! After a tough semi-final, it was England and Ireland who made it through to their final. With the sun starting to shine, it was Ireland who managed to hold their nerve to pick up their second sporting trophy of the year.

A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who competed for their House and to the supporters, who made their voices heard throughout the two afternoons! 

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Primary Race – Action Against Hunger

KS1 and KS2 had great fun on Friday whilst raising money for Action Against Hunger. They jumped, skipped, ran, threw and raced energetically, all with enthusiasm and the goal of collecting as much money as they could. Well done!

Día de Canarias Activities 2018

On May 29th, we celebrated our Día de Canarias with a wealth of activities. We went to the theatre, enjoyed a presentation in school, and a potter showed us the art of clay work in the Canary Islands. J.Morgan introduced us to the world of comics, Yaiza Sánchez, a young writer and narrator, delighted us with her stories and musical talent. We learnt how to dance the Isa (a typical Canarian dance), and how to recite poems and some Canarian songs. We also made some cactus, and pintadera drawings, and Canarian balconies with clothes pegs. We practiced Canarian sports, and read some stories by Pepa Aurora. We learnt the municipalities of the islands, and designed typical crowns from El Hierro. We had a fantastic day. We would like to thank you for your support and collaboration.

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Sports Day

Oakley’s very first Inter-House Sports Day saw everyone from all 4 houses compete for a chance to hold aloft the gigantic cup. The morning session saw all of KS2 take to the field at the university to show off their kicking, throwing, jumping, skipping, sprinting, hopping and dribbling skills, each one trying to score maximum points for their team. The morning even saw the teachers try to gain points for their respective houses by competing in a hotly contested Egg and Spoon race!

After lunch, the children were exercising their brains by answering some tricky sporting questions, again trying to add some much needed points to their totals.

The eventful day concluded with the Sports Day Assembly, where England were presented with the huge trophy.

A huge well done to everyone who took part, even to those who weren’t able to compete but still managed to help out. It was a perfect way to end an amazing year of sport at Oakley College. 

Día de Canarias

Many thanks to all the teachers, children and parents for making our Dia de Canarias so special.

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Primary Choir Concert

On 10th May, at the Holy Trinity Church, we celebrated the annual choir concert performed by Oakley College and Canterbury school, providing the opportunity yet again, to see our children singing and enjoying this wonderful event.

This year our Primary choir performed three songs accompanied on the piano by Miss Sun and on the violin by Miss Claire. Both of whom we would like to thanks sincerely for their support. The music pieces were ‘Colours of the Wind’ from the movie Pocahontas, ‘I See Fire’ by Ed Sheeran and the American folk song ‘Bring Me Little Water Sylvie’. Our students sang three voices choral pieces playing body percussion at the same time! As always our students made our community of students, parents and staff very proud. Congratulations!

Miss Ylenia



Singing Round The World Programme 2018

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The perfect end to a perfect season

It takes a lot of qualities to make a great team: talent only gets you half way. Oakley combined that with hard work, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and a never-say-die attitude. Oakley managed the unthinkable this season; not only winning both leagues, but also winning both tournaments.

In what was already a celebration, Oakley bought a squad for the annual tournament comprised of everyone who had taken part this season. There were no easy games against very strong sides from The British School, Canterbury, The American School and Pepe Dámaso.

Both teams won 3 of their 4 matches and drew the other, conceding just one goal in all 8 games. 

Each team had a wonderful blend of players: those that had the flair to beat their marker; those who get into the right place at the right time to score; those who would run into a brick wall for their team; those that were born to lead a team and set the example when it started to get tough and the agility and safe hands of our goalkeepers.

This season they have all been a credit to themselves, their family and to Oakley College.

A huge ‘Well Done!’ to: Iván, Ale, Zeus, Nahuel, Darío, Javi, Samuel, Javi, Marta, Martina, Pablo, Manu, Juan, Arturo, Samuel, Benji, Manu, Filippo, Diego, Pablo, Pedro, Abián and to Victor, who was unable to make the tournament but played a pivotal part in the season with some outstanding saves in goal.

Will there ever be two more successful teams? We’ll have to wait for next year, but the future looks very bright!

Well done, Oakley!  

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Girls’ Football

Oakley are continuing to make history!

This time, it was the girls showing what they could do with their footballing skills and team work!
Oakley played The British School in the first all-girls football match. With the event proving very popular, both schools were able to produce two teams for two matches.
In the first match, Oakley came out 2-0 winners with goals from Ainara and Marta S; the second a curling, looping shot into the top corner! In the second match, Oakley came out on top 5-0, thanks to goals from Ainara and the prolific Marta (3).
Both sides were a joy to watch and battled away to make sure this was an even more memorable day than it already was!
Hopefully, this will just be the start for the girls’ team and every single one of them should be very proud of themselves… I know we are!
Well done to:
Lucia R, Ainara, Inés, Claudia, Valentina, Daniela, Marta S, Anni, Rowan, Daniela, Andrea, Lucía, Martina C, Marta, Martina V, Ainara, Diana, Liana and Norah.

Confital Trip – Y5

On March 13th, Y5 enjoyed a trip from La Puntilla to El Confital Beach, where a guide explained the origin of the name of Las Canteras Beach and how the whole area became populated with new buildings. He also explained that at the beginning, there was only sand and you could see Las Canteras Beach on north side and Las Alcaravaneras Beach on east side. Students also discovered the origin of other place names, including El Confital Beach. They learnt new names for the flora and fauna of the coastline of this area and had a fun and interesting morning.

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Cajita de Pandora

On the 9th March, the Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 students enjoyed a puppet show at the Teatro Guiniguada with the theatre group “Bolina de Pandora”.

They were able to enjoy a different and entertaining morning with their classmates outside of school.

We appreciate the company of the parents who have supported us on this trip.

Miss Natalia and Miss Rita