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

August 16, 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

June 28, 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

April 8, 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

March 31, 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

December 16, 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

November 28, 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

November 11, 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

November 2, 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

October 14, 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

October 5, 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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