During this half term, our school communication team were hard at work bringing our friendship stops to life! They had meetings with Mrs Slater, set up class meetings where all pupils could vote on the colour and held a competition for every class to submit slogans they had come up with themselves, that would be put on our Oak Tree stops!
Alongside this, the team were also gathering ideas off the pupils for what they would like to do in Autumn Term to help those less fortunate than us, the winning vote was to raise money for charity. The team got straight into planning a fundraising day for children in need. They planned an interactive assembly: Pupils Vs Teachers, a quiz for each Key Stage and a 'dress dotty' day! The fundraiser was a huge success!
Towards the end of this half term, the communication team were finalising their projects before they handed over to the new team that would be elected in Autumn 2. They delivered an assembly summarising everything they had been working on over the year (see summary Powerpoint attached on this page to see what they were up to!) and they were celebrated by their peers for all of their hard work!
This half term, our lovely new communication team were elected. The new team is ran by pupils from Year 5 and 6 and everyone was given their new role, from social media updaters to staff liaison officers! They took to their new roles brilliantly and started to form a plan for how we could tackle an idea that had been brought to us by a Year 6 pupil during Autumn one, how to make sports opportunities inclusive for all at Oak Tree! The previous communication team had met with Miss Walters, our lovely PE lead, who started the ball rolling by ensuring our lunchtime sports rota's were fair for different year groups as well as boys and girls. Since then, we have created a girls only football space, with a select number of girls attending coaching sessions to learn different skills they can then pass on to their peers at the sessions. This has developed our pupils confidence in football massively, meaning more girls are wanting to get involved in our other sports opportunities at Oak Tree.
We held a pupil voice where a group of children could voice how they felt about sports at Oak Tree and how we could improve the experience for all, we then met with our sports coaches to outline different 'non-negotiable' rules we could implement, to ensure that lunchtime sports are enjoyable for all.
Our friendship stops arrived! We got the previous communication team members back for one last hurrah, as they unveiled the stops to the whole school and discussed how these would be used at playtimes. See the attached Powerpoint 'Friendship stop assembly' to take a look at the presentation they created and delivered to all the pupils!