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The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to White Post Farm to learn about animals. They had the opportunity to feed and hold different animals. 

White Post Farm Visit


Some beautiful prints were created with the Japanese art form of flower hammering. Fresh flowers were placed between two pieces of cotton and hammered until the colours bled through. They look fantastic!

Japanese flower hammering


The amazing art of Chinese block printing. The children had such fun creating their designs. 

Chinese Printing


Take a look at the beautiful Christmas decorations that the Year 2 children sewed. The parents were a great help with this. 

Christmas Sewing


The children had an amazing time visiting Sherwood Forest to learn all about Robin Hood. 

Sherwood Forest Visit


Take a look at the amazing photos from our WHOLE SCHOOL TRIP to Wollaton Hall. He had such a fantastic day.

Last week the children from Mrs Gash's Dance Club, took part in a dance festival at Manor School. There were 9 other schools taking part. With their lively dance to "Let's Get Loud" they got everyone clapping along and were commended for their brilliant footwork. We are so proud of them all.

Key Stage 2 had a fantastic sports day this year. There were races, jumping, throwing and relays. Everybody collected points for their house.

KS1 sports day was a great success. Well done Year 1 and 2 for all your team work.

The children in nursery and reception were extremely excited. The sun was shining and they were having a paddling pool day with an ice lolly.

Year 3 played parachute games with Mrs Battiste this afternoon. They worked together to “pot” the ball in the middle hole. There were also a few sharks that caught Miss Greenwood! Argh!

10 lucky children from year 3 and 4 went to Sherwood Pines to attend a Forest Special Event. They took part in disc golf, den building, fun activities and even made their own smoothies by riding a bike!! A fantastic morning was had by all.


Year 6 have been looking basic life support this morning and following the DRSABC instructions.

This week the Year 6 pupils took part in a project which is being run by the Zest Theatre Group. The children were asked about their thoughts and feelings of where they live and what it is like to be a young person living on the Oak Tree Estate. They will use the children's words and ideas to create an installation called The Forum.

In the Stepping Stones room, we listened to music, we looked at the music patterns, danced and was able to touch the violin to make sounds.

London here we come. The children had an amazing time. Thank you to Mrs Warner and Mr Westerby for arranging it all.

The nursery children have have been having sessions run by the Children's Kitchen Project. They have been planting all kinds of vegetables in our new raised beds.

In You-HQ, some of our KS1 and KS2 children were able to enjoy Erika from Mish Mash accompanying their learning with beautiful violin music that matched their different emotions!

Year 6 we’re very excited to receive their leavers hoodies. Year 6 is now awash with colour. It’s great to see them so excited.

Congratulations to all the children who completed their Read Write Inc homework booklets. They all had a wonderful time listening to music, eating biscuits and receiving their book prize. Also a huge thank you to the parents who helped their children with their phonics reading.

What an amazing day! The fire engine came to visit and we all got ride on it!

Today year one had a visitor. Vicar Phil came to our class, read a story from The Bible and the children had the opportunity to ask him some questions as well.


As part of our Coronation celebrations, Year 3 made a Coronation Time Capsule. They wrote letters to their future selves, describing how they celebrated the coronation. Some wrote about their interests in Year 3. Then, they put their letters in a decorated box, the Time Capsule, and added some pictures of the coronation and a flag from our school crown parade. They put the lid on the capsule and sealed it up. Then, they took the Time Caspsule to Year 6. Miss Walker said that she would put it in their cupboard, There is a label on that says “not to be opened until 2026.” By then, our Year 3s will be in Year 6, so they can open their letters and read about their memories from the historic Coronation. Do you think they will remember...?!

Children’s Kitchen have been to visit nursery children this morning. We have looked at the texture and taste of carrots, peppers and cucumbers. The children then used their new knife cutting skills to safely cut up pieces of carrot, peppers and cucumber.

Year 6 enjoyed celebrating SATS being over yesterday afternoon. They loved decorating their cookies or donuts. Well deserved year 6.

Our KS2 Coronation Picnic. Sharing food together, thanking everyone who had made our picnic lunches and organised our celebration, and demonstrating some fantastic dance moves! Twisting, jiving, dancing to the Spice Girls! Year 4 need a special Shout Out for some fabulous dancing. As they would say on Strictly, A-ma-zing!

The Year 3s have been making pyramids with a difference in PE.

The Year 6s are ready for the Royal Crown Parade for parents.

To celebrate King Charles II's coronation, we had some special maths and art activities in school. The Year 3 and 4 children found about the St Edwards Crown, that was being used in King Charles’ Coronation Ceremony. They felt how heavy it is (2.23kg!) and how tall it would be, sat on your head, as tall as a 30cm ruler! There are over 400 jewels on the crown!

There were a record number of children in the VIP Lounge this week. 26 altogether!!! What an amazing effort by all the children!

Year 6 have are doing a treasure hunt with previous SATS questions. Learning and keeping fit at the same time.


Our Stepping Stones room has had some new outdoor equipment for the sensory garden and play area.

This term, Year 3 and 4 are learning about Ancient Egypt. Here are the Year 3s creating 2D Egyptian dance poses.

Sandwich making in Year 2, before they write the instructions.


Easter Egg-stravaganza Organised by our Warm Welcome Group.

What a wonderful day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for our Year 5 and 6 classes! The children behaved so well and loved seeing all the animals we have been learning about in English and Science.

3/4 Athletics competition.


We took a team of children from years 3/4 to an Athletics competition and it was wonderful to see the children really go for it. The children had to compete in a variety of races which included, jumping, throwing and running.

The children were great and were a real asset to the school. They put in so much effort.

Well done children.



Aspire Science Day, Tuesday 14th March.

As part of National Science Week, all of the schools in our Aspire MAT carried out the same scientific investigation:  Building Index-Card Towers.

Every class used flat and folded index cards to build the tallest tower possible.  Steady hands at the ready...come and have a look at how successful we were!

Year 3:

We worked well in a team, taking turns to add cards to our towers.  The tallest towers we built were 8 storeys high!  When they fell over, we had a giggle and then gave it another try.

yes:    We all enjoyed the experiment.

no:    Sometimes people were so excited that they forgot to take turns.

enlightened:    An X shape made a really good base for our towers.

An amazing World Book Day 2023! Thank you to all the parents for helping your children with this year’s Book In A Box challenge. We had a wonderful visit from a local author and pupils had a great day.


Parent's are invited to our Stepping Stones room.

Challenges for Children's Mental Health Awareness week.

The Golden Cloud VIP Lounge.


KS1 had an amazing afternoon with Jungle Jo. The children go to learn about many different animals, where they live and how the adaptations their bodies have made to suit their habitat. We had many brave children holding and touching the animals.

Our Year 5 and 6 athletics team took part in the Mansfield Indoor Athletics competition. After valiant performances in running, jumping and throwing, we came in 7th place out of 14 schools. A huge well done!! You made Mrs Gash very proud with your determination, teamwork and passion!

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. Look at what amazing activities we have taken part in.

Take a look at our Year 2 cricket team. We had a fantastic afternoon learning all the skills of batting, bowling and fielding at West Notts College. What superstars!!

What a brilliant trip Year 4 had today to Mansfield Museum! Working with the Sherwood observatory on their Stargazers project, taking part in 'real Science!' We all learnt so much about After lunch, there was time to look around the museum, meet different people doing different jobs, and learn all about the history of time gone by. So proud of the lovely manners shown during our time there too.

Our Library is open after school for children and their parent's to enjoy books.

Some of the Y6 and Y5 School Parliament enjoyed a trip to meet the Elected Mayor of Mansfield and District today, and Councillor Henshaw of Oak Tree Ward. It was an amazing experience - learning about democracy, the right to vote, and trying on the Regalia, all in the Council Chamber. It empowered the children with the knowledge that their opinions really matter and that they can make change happen!


The Carol Service led by our Key Stage 2 children was magical. We also had a visit from Lesley, who is from The Life Church.

Christmas dinner was amazing!!

The local PSCO's visited the school. The children got to go in their van and try out the riot gear!!

Congratulations to all the children in KS1 for their production of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.

Attendance winners for this term are Roald Dahl Class. Well Done. Enjoy your extra playtime!

House Points are collected all year long, by the children, for a variety of reasons. The winners at the end of the summer, will be awarded The House Cup. Here are the totals so far.

Today we’ve had a visit from the police for a special educational workshop on the dangers of knife crime. Lots of probing questions from the students. Well done!

The Christmas Raffle organised by our Warm Welcome Group.

Mansfield Sports Awards Evening. We received our Gold Sports Mark pennant in recognition of PE and sport at Oak Tree. Well done to Ruby and Leece who attended with Mrs Gash.

Working hard on the big apparatus.


Year 3 at the Jingle Jog.

Sports Leaders

Children in Need.

Remembrance Day

Odd socks day for anti-bullying week.

Warm Welcome


Community Day of Action

This half term's roll of honour, on our School PE and Sports Values boards, where we celebrate children showing determination, self belief, respect, passion, honesty and teamwork. Well done everyone!!

Some of you might remember that several classes at Oak Tree entered some art work into the Spirted Arts Competition 2022 in the summer term. We found out this week.....we had a winner!! Paige Gibson won with her amazing artwork sent from Year 2. There were over 30,000 pupils this year to take part and over 400 schools entering, what an achievement! Only 40 prizes were awarded, and as well as a certificate, Paige was awarded a £25 Amazon voucher which has been sent on to her. Well done Oak Tree!

"Booklow" for Hucklow. You may recall in the summer term, the Year 6's organised a book collection for the Nightingale Centre at Great Hucklow in Derbyshire. For many years now, a group of Year ‘6 pupils have benefited from a week’s holiday at the Centre, which is funded by The Send A Child to Hucklow Charity. Three big bags of books were kindly donated, and this week some of the Year 6 children presented them to a member of the charity. They are delighted with the effort that has been made, and the books will be transported to the Nightingale Centre during half term. A big thank you to anyone who donated.

Basketball coaching for all of Key Stage 2


School Parliament Elections

The Tour of Britain. We watched from the road and some of us even got to visit the VIP area.