Easter Celebrations

Easter Assembly 2014

On the last day of the Spring term the school hall was absolutely packed with parents and carers to enjoy our Easter assembly. Each of the classes performed a range of lovely items, including songs, poems and dances. A special mention goes to Ben Onody who read his own poem, for the very first time in an assembly. We raised the rafters whilst singing Easter songs and Vicar Phil led us in a special prayer for Easter.

The assembly was tinged with sadness when we said good-bye to Mrs Gomersall, but we were happy to wish Miss Thomas every happiness for her future marriage. Sophie Speed was the winner of the 100% attendance award for the Spring term and Heidi Gemmell won the Easter raffle.

A huge thank you to all the parents and carers for coming to the assembly to share in the celebration. Mrs Moore has promised that next year it will be held in the Sports Hall so we won’t all be so squashed!


Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Bonnets, Egg Decorating, Egg Rolling and prizes……

    Egg Decorating, and Egg Rolling

  In My Easter Bonnet, With all the Frills upon it.


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 scaesc@oaktreelane.notts.sch.uk  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: sarah.spurry@ntlworld.com  or tel: 07885 169111 for more information.