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Children’s University at Oakwood Primary School

What exactly is the Children's University?

It's an organisation which signposts you to exciting learning activities which take place outside the normal school day - it could be before school, during lunchtime, after school, during weekends or holidays etc. The activities are all voluntary, it is up to you to choose what you do and when, and the learning always has a link to something you could go on to do at a 'grown up' university. 

 

The places that offer CU approved learning activities are given the title of Children's University Learning Destination and they will visibly display the black and gold Learning Destination poster. At Oakwood this means that all the clubs you attend have been approved by the Children’s University representative from the Local Authority.

Children’s University at Oakwood Primary School

What exactly is the Children's University?

It's an organisation which signposts you to exciting learning activities which take place outside the normal school day - it could be before school, during lunchtime, after school, during weekends or holidays etc. The activities are all voluntary, it is up to you to choose what you do and when, and the learning always has a link to something you could go on to do at a 'grown up' university. 

 

The places that offer CU approved learning activities are given the title of Children's University Learning Destination and they will visibly display the black and gold Learning Destination poster. At Oakwood this means that all the clubs you attend have been approved by the Children’s University representative from the Local Authority.

How will I know when I have collected enough hours for a certificate?

Your school co-ordinator will check your Passport To Learning and tell you when the next set of certificates will be handed out. For your bronze level certificate, you will need 30 hours, 65 hours for silver and 100 hours for gold. If you have completed your gold level you may have the chance to be presented with your certificate at a special graduation ceremony organised by your local Children's University.

What does it all cost?

All of the clubs run by school staff are free. However some of the clubs run by external coaches in school do have a session fee. Please see the termly club list for details. The usual charges will apply for public clubs and places of interest.

Mrs Lisa Darcy is our Children’s University Co-ordinator at Oakwood. She is a member of our Local Advisory Board.

Our Graduates from the Children's University

Enjoy some photographs showing a sample of the clubs

on offer at Oakwood!

Environment Club - March 2016

Our Singing Clubs at the Church of the Holy Spirit Fayre - November 2015

FS/KS1 Singing Club

On Wednesday our singing group visited Southway Library and entertained its members.  Despite our CD player failing halfway through a song, our audience enjoyed the festive singing and dancing!  We also presented the library with an Oakwood calendar and homemade Christmas card.  Many thanks to the parent helpers who attended.  Well done children for your beautiful singing and not complaining about our lovely British weather when walking there and back!

Manor House Residential Home - December 2015

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Christmas Carol Singing at Manor House Residential Home - December 2015

Last Thursday children from year 5 and 6 singing club entertained the residents of Manor House with some delightful singing and cornet playing. There were lots of smiles, foot   tapping and joining in with our singing.  One of the residents, Irene, gave the children a large box of sweets as a” thank you” much to their delight!

 

Carol Singing in the Community - December 2015

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KS2 Singing Club - December 2015

The Singing Club took part in the Lord Mayor’s Carol Service, in the Minster Church of St Andrew on Friday 11th December. It was a lovely service, the children looked so smart and they performed brilliantly. Thank you to all the parents who came and joined us.

 

The singing group also went to sing carols at Schneider (the factory building opposite school). To our surprise we were greeted by over 250 people seated in the canteen eagerly awaiting us to sing! The children didn’t disappoint them! They were great! As a “thank you” each child received a present which made their day!

Singing Club - Exciting News!

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KS2 Singing Club News!  November 2015

We’ve made it..........!

Radio Devon announced on Sunday morning that the Oakwood Singing Group had made it through to the last eight of Radio Devon’s A Star for Christmas competition!  This is a fantastic achievement, to have made it to the last 8 is a real credit to the children. The club was presented with a special certificate to commemorate this accolade.

Well done!

 

 

Reading Club

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Reading Club  2

Mathletics Club

Mathletics Club 1
Mathletics Club 2