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    Interview with Mrs Katrina Carroll BEd, the Headteacher at Oakfields Montessori School, Upminster

    16th August 2017

    Our journalist recently sat down with the latest member of our Oakfields family, Mrs Katrina Carroll to discuss her vision {...}

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    Glastonbury dream come true for Oakfields’ teacher Lucy

    28th June 2017

    Beloved teacher by day, musician rocking the stage at Glastonbury by night, Upminster Oakfields Montessori School teacher and resident Lucy Kitt took to the acoustic stage {...}

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    Saracens at Wembley

    8th April 2017

    On Saturday 8 April, parents and children enjoyed a memorable occasion at Wembley Stadium when Saracens rugby took on Harlequins for their […]

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    Communicating with our Children

    31st March 2017

    I was recently asked to comment during a meeting with potential 11+ candidates and their parents, upon the mounting concern of late about the deteriorating mental health of an increasing number of children and whether or not I had noticed any trends linking this deterioration to the pressures of 11+ tuition [...]

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    Growth Mindset

    16th December 2016

    The promotion of Carol Dweck’s principle of a ‘Growth Mindset’ early in September really challenged the children to rethink their capabilities and the true purpose of education. Dweck has shown that there are two kinds of learners, those who have a [...]

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    Our Oakfields Community

    28th November 2016

    As I returned from the Cognita Global Conference this week I felt so immensely proud of all the staff, children and parents that contribute to our Oakfields Community. Furthermore, realising that Cognita recognises Oakfields is geared, in everything it does, not just to get its children over the Key Stage [...]

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    Remembrance Sunday

    11th November 2016

    Children and staff assembled this morning under the big plane tree at the front of the school to commemorate and remember the thousands of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives over the years in order to defend the rights and freedom of others. Mrs Ciftci reminded the children to keep [...]

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    Wobbly Wednesday

    2nd November 2016

    Today is Wobbly Wednesday – Nystagmus Awareness Day and our Reception class wanted to do something to raise funds for the Nystagmus Network as they are aware that their classmate – 4 year old Mia – has the condition. So they had their very own special non-uniform day and wore [...]

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    A tremendous week of sport

    14th October 2016

    What a tremendous week of sport here at Oakfields starting on Tuesday with an unprecedented victory for our boys’ football team (4-0) against Branfil Primary and putting us firmly on the map. Last night - and with Oakfields putting forward three teams to ensure all had the opportunity to play [...]

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    FUZE Coding Workshop

    5th October 2016

    Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic FUZE Coding workshop on Tuesday morning, when they turned into computer programmers! They had the opportunity to write code which created a sequence of flashing lights, to position circles on the screen (creating wonderful Mickey Mouse ear silhouettes) and to move a robot arm. The [...]

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    Art Trail and Pop-Up Drama

    3rd October 2016

    Under the creative direction of Lloyd Warbey - the presenter of children’s TV show Art Attack - and Oakfields’ own Art Coordinator, Elaine Finch, who each helped piece the artwork together, the whole school took part in creating an art trail in the woods using recycled items during the course [...]

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