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Author: Kerry Smith

Before Christmas, Year 6 classes wrote letters to pen pals in Spain.  They described themselves and their families in Spanish and told them about English Christmas traditions. This week, 6KI and 6KE were delighted to receive some letters from the Spanish students.
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Year 2 had a fabulous day yesterday visiting the pantomime at Westlands in Yeovil. The children loved getting involved and are now even more excited for Christmas!
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Year 1 have been learning about Seasons and Weather and had a lovely welly walk to Nine Springs. They used their senses to explore the woodlands and collected lots of Autumn treasures along the way.
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As part of our learning on Christianity we are have been asking ‘What is a baptism?’. Year 3 were invited to church by Reverend David Keen who told the children why and how people are baptised. He then explained the ceremony itself and the importance of the role of godparents. The children then acted out a baptism before having the 
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In Cooking Club we have made a variety of things: sweet and savoury. Some of the pupils tried cous cous for the first time with a cous cous salad. Another meal we made was spaghetti bolognaise and we learnt that mushrooms are not very popular! We had fun making treats for Halloween: a pumpkin, a spider, a monster and a 
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Year 6 had a fabulous time at Nothe Fort as part of their WWII topic. The pupils all dressed as evacuees and activities included an evacuee experience, an air raid experience, learning about shopping, washing clothes, cooking and experiencing a school lesson.
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Last week Year 1 had a very special visitor. Mrs Sherwood introduced us to Zippy the tortoise and told us lots of interesting facts. We loved having Zippy in class and wrote some fantastic fact files all about tortoises.
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On Friday, we came together as a school to celebrate European Languages Day. In our school, we have 21 different languages spoken!
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The police have been in to visit our EYFS classes… The children got to sit in the cars with the lights on, asked the policeman some questions whilst he showed them his radio, looked at the special clothing and even radioed control to say hello!
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Over the summer Oaklands School received our accreditation to the Artsmark award. The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. The award celebrates our commitment to arts and cultural education for all children and young people and demonstrates that we have embeded arts, culture and creativity to support our broad and ambitious 
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