Following a suggestion by another pupil the school council have voted to focus on maths in the new year. The councillors will be undergoing some basic lesson observation training in preparation for visits into one another's classrooms, where we will be looking at the challenge set in mathematics lessons. As the term progresses, we will be asking classmates to offer their suggestions for how we can make maths more challenging and we will be conducting an audit of the equipment available to support us in maths sessions.
Harvest Festival 2016
This year's Harvest Festival was the school council's first formal engagement. They were responsible for sharing cakes
and biscuits and making conversation with the audience of Grandparents and invited guests.
The councillors decided that the UNICEF charity would receive any money raised through donations at the harvest celebrations to support their relief work in Haiti, following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. The councillors feel strongly that the children of Haiti get the support they need to ensure they have access to fresh water, food and warm shelters as these are some of our focus rights at Oakley Infants.
We are thrilled to announce that £241.09 was raised on the day and has gone to help support children that most need it.
School Council Elections
The Year 1 and 2 children took to the polls on Thursday 6th October to vote in their new school council. Throughout the week the candidates were campaigning in their classes. We were privileged to have a special guest join us on polling day; The Worshipful the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Jane Frankum.
We have had a very busy year for the school council. We launched an e-safety campaign across the school and led an assembly, aimed at informing our class mates on how to keep safe online. We made posters which are now displayed in all classes.
The school council conference was lots of fun. We had to prepare a banner, displaying our three school values. After consultation with the rest of the school it was decided our three values were; respect, resilience and collaboration. We proudly spoke in front of over 100 people about our Oakley Infant values before enjoying a day of workshops at Cranbourne School.
Basingstoke and Deane council have spent a morning working alongside the Infant and Junior school's councils too. They were interested in our perspective on the proposed 'Manydown Development'. We had to consider physical and environmental factors that have a positive or negative impact on where people live.