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Themed Days and Events

Anti-Bullying Week 13th - 17th November

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This year, the theme of Anti Bullying week was ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. It was great to see so many children and adults coming in to school on Monday 13th November in odd socks to show our support of the Odd Socks campaign, where we celebrate what makes us all different and unique. 

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In classes, all the children spent their PSHE lessons think about how to be an upstander and not a bystander when bullying is involved. It was fantastic to have Open View Education visit year 6 to run workshops for us. The children picked up some great tips on how to use their ‘Shoulders of Power’ and a ‘Sentence of Power’ if they are ever in situations where someone is doing something they do not like.  

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Children in Year 5 thought about the difference between bullying and banter. Year 4 and Year 3 thought about ways in which they can use courage and kindness against bullies by watching an online show called ‘Time to Unite’.  We all enjoyed the week.

Year 4 Harvest Assemblies

Grizzly Bears, Snow Leopards and Falcons classes all shared a Harvest Assembly with their adults during the month of October. Each class told the story of ‘The King and the Seed’, which told morals of honesty and integrity before sharing how at Oatlands Juniors we support the Harrogate Food Bank with donations, helping those in need.

And of course, the assemblies included a few favourite songs: Cauliflowers Fluffy, Harvest Samba and Conkers. Thank you to all adults who were able to come and watch the performance and well done to the children who worked hard learning their lines and had huge smiles on their faces throughout.

French Week

During French week, we celebrated all things French. Pupils learned about the geography of France, its artists, its popular personalities and its famous landmarks. The week ended by everyone practising their language skills in the French cafe, where they were able to sample some popular French snacks. A performance of 'Le Navet Geant' by the French ambassadors was shown to the rest of the school. Throughout the week, we were also very pleased to have visitors to school to talk about their experiences of language learning and the importance it has played in their lives and careers. There was a real buzz around school - the artwork, attitudes and enthusiasm for speaking French were truly génial!  

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British Science Week

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At OJS, we are all scientists! Every year, we celebrate our learning and apply our knowledge by taking part in investigations as part of British Science Week. In 2023, the theme was ‘Connections’ and each year group took part in a related activity selected by their Science Squad members before the whole school ‘connected’ in a marble run challenge!

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WBD JJ GMTWorld Book Day is in March

This is a highlight on the OJS calendar where we celebrate our love of books and reading in many different ways. These have included dressing up as our favourite book characters, reading with our partner classes, books swaps, author masterclasses and creating beautiful reading scrapbooks or 'Reading Rivers'.

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MH weekChildren’s Mental Health Week 6th-12th February 2023

Find out what we planned at OJS

Find out what we did at OJS

Anti-Bullying Week is in November

The theme was 'Reach Out'. Children took part in different activities in class and started the week off by joining in the BBC's Live Lesson at 11am. The importance of e-safety was also reinforced. See our photos above, click the images to make bigger. 


National Poetry Day is in October

Each year there is a different theme, such as The Environment and Choice. We celebrate this special day by sharing poems together, listening to poets performing their work, and writing our own poems inspired by the annual theme.

National Poetry Day

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