KS1 and KS2 news

Palmitos Park – Year 4

On Wednesday 29th January, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Palmitos Park to consolidate their learning of a rainforest environment. The children were given a special talk from one of the monitors about the dolphins, learning about their characteristics, followed by watching the birds of prey in free flight. They then completed a tour of the park learning about all the other animals and plants. A great day was had by all!

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Year 4 – Osorio

Year 4 students spent a great and unique day in the Finca de Osorio. The aim of the trip was to help replant some of the island’s indigenous Laurisilva plant species. As a team, we managed to plant eighteen small tree heathers, which will hopefully grow into beautiful trees in the future.

Year 5 – Osorio trip

On the 18th February, Year 5 took part in an excursion to Osorio, where they were able to see and learn about the growing process and reforestation of the Laurisilva forest, one of the world’s unique natural gems. Our little tree-planters learned how to use a hoe and planted several tree-heathers in an area where, two years previously, fellow Oakley students had planted various shrubs which continue to grow today. In addition to planting trees, students enjoyed a nature walk and were able to see some animals living on the farm. An interesting and fun day was had by all!

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Football Match – January 2020

On Wednesday the 22nd January, Oakley Primary travelled to the British School for their 3rd football league match of the season. The Year 3 and 4 team had some great opportunities on goal but their goal keeper proved too strong and the game ended 4-0 to British School.

The year 5 and 6 team had a very close game, with many excellent goals scored and some great saves from Juan. The game finished 5-3 to Oakley.

Oakley will face Pepe Dámaso in their final game of the league next month.

School Day of Non-violence and Peace

Oakley College students, from Ducks all the way up to Year 6, celebrated Peace Day by making their wish a reality, all thanks to the teamwork put into making origami paper cranes.  Altogether, we have made 1351 paper cranes!

Wishing you all a very happy Peace Day!

Christmas gifts

The Primary children have been amazing in their generosity over the last few weeks, showing that it is just as important to give as to receive. Together they have given over 80 Christmas shoeboxes for under priviledged children and raised over 200 Euros from their Christmas Jumper Day for  Pequeño Valiente too. Thank you!

Christmas presents

The Primary children have collected over 50 Christmas shoeboxes which will be given to children in Gran Canaria over the Christmas holiday. An amazing effort by everyone, thank you all so much.

Primary Pirate Trip

On Wednesday 27th November, our students were able to walk in the shoes of pirates and Canarian residents involved in the battles of the 15th and 16th Centuries.  Students learned about the history surrounding these events in a unique environment. A wonderful experience was had by all!

Author visit

On the 19th November, Oakley students were paid a visit by the Canarian author Daniel Martín Castellano.  During the Daniel Martín Castellano’s visit, students were able to ask first-hand questions about what lies behind the author’s inspiration for his stories, why he chose to become a writer and what is involved in the book publication process.

It was an interesting and informative visit, keeping students engaged throughout the duration of the visit.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to the author for giving us some time out of his busy schedule!  We look forward to you visiting us again soon!

Mexico Day

On 12th November, the students in Year 6 celebrated Mexico Day, where they explored different aspects of Mexican culture.  The children enjoyed designing and decorating their own t-shirt designs inspired by Mexican festivals, preparing and sharing delicious Mexican food and learning a Mexican hat dance.