Athletics Success

Close run thing, but runners win.

On Thursday 27th March the year 3/4 athletics followed earlier success by the year 5/6 team, by winning an indoor event at Samworth Academy. There were running, jumping and throwing events. Everbody did really well, including, in one case falling over and getting up to finish and gaining important points.

Earlier this year the year 5/6 team won a similar 7 team competition at QE school.

Sport Relief

The Oak Tree Trot 2014, in aid of Sport Relief, Friday 21st March 2014

Every Class, teachers and classroom assistants, we all joined in.

Lots of the nursery and reception children ran 500m,

Lots of key stage 1 ran 1000m.

Lots of key stage two, ran 1500m.


go to the nursery’s page for even more photos


Improving our environment

Press releases March 2014 Oak Tree Primary School – Improving Our Environment.

Year 5 pupils at Oak Tree Primary School took part in a tree planting event and litter pick on the 5th March.

All thirty four children worked in small teams to plant their own tree and are going to look after them, making sure they become quickly established and mature into healthy trees. We are looking forward to eating the fruit in the future!

The funding for the trees was secured from the Greenwood Partnership and the school thanks Nik Wort from NCC, for his support with this project.

All the children had the opportunity to work with Jess Kemp, MDC Neighbourhood Warden – picking up litter around the school site. They collected lots of litter – some of which was thrown onto the school grounds by members of the public. Jess also gave a talk to the children about litter and the impact it has on wildlife and the environment.

This is the third time the school has run a tree planting and litter pick event and has been happy to link this with the International Clean up Mansfield initiative, which is taking place at the beginning of April.

Head Sarah Moore says

“We are so pleased to have the support of the Greenwood Partnership who gave us a grant to buy trees. Planting trees that will bear fruit will help the children understand about caring for trees and our environment as well as healthy living.”

For more information contact Corinna Brown, Extended Services Coordinator  0797 424 9449

Creating a nest box together.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in school for the day.

Oak Tree Primary School welcomed The Wildlife Trust into school on Tues 25th March.

Ed Tripp, from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, delivered five nature sessions through the day, focused on helping young people understand why and how we can support local wildlife.

The sessions were funded by Mansfield District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which supports the Trust’s Sherwood’s Historic Heathlands Project.

The classroom sessions were focused on nocturnal animals and the children dissected owl pellets to find out what the owls eat.  Six families worked together after school, using a hammer and nails, to put together a nest box. The children took them home to put up in their gardens, to support spring nesting birds.  Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have also supported Berry Hill Primary School’s Eco Club build nest boxes for their school grounds and they are also delivering nature sessions at APTCOO and Mind as part of this project.

Ed Tripp from The Wildlife Trust said “It is great to help people find out more about the wildlife in their area and to develop their awareness and knowledge of what is on their doorstep. The Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife and we need to let young people know what they can do to help our wildlife”

The Wildlife Trust also supports a monthly ‘Wildlife Watch’ group for young people. The next session is on 5th April. Contact Sarah Spurry, Watch Leader, email:  or tel: 07885 169111 for more information.

World Book Day

World Book Day – Thursday 6th March

All the children and staff at Oak Tree had great fun dressing up as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day. There were lots of princesses. Where’s Wally?, witches, dragons and fairies not to mention a Bob the Builder or two!

The children took part in a ‘Book Character Parade’ and the teachers chose a winner from each class. These children were presented with prizes from Mrs. Gomersall – well done!

But it wasn’t just the winners  who were able to take a new book home – everybody got a chance to take a new book home by taking part in the Oak Tree Book Swap – happy reading everyone!