Our News items

OoSC returns to more flexible times!, by Mrs Moulsdale

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 12:10pm


We are excited to announce that from this Monday (17th May) , Out of School Club (OoSC) is once again able to offer more flexible drop off and collection times!

Breakfast Club – you can now drop you child/ren off at either the earlier time of 7.45am or a later option of 8.05am

After School Club – you can now collect your child/ren at any time before we close at 5.45pm.


Remember, OoSC can be used for one-off, occasional bookings as well as regular patterns.  You just book and pay for what you need. 

If you're not registered for OoSC but want to be, see the dedicated page on our website or get in touch with the school office.

Arts & Crafts Galore!!!, by Mrs Graney

Date: 11th May 2021 @ 2:20pm


Thank you so much to one of our lovely parents who obtained a grant from Asda Foundation for some craft supplies for school!

Year 2 Winners, by Mrs Hughes

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 8:46am

A huge congratulations to Elsie, Isla, Harry and Callum who were winners in virtual speed bounce and long jump competition! 

Llewyn was also the Merseyside Speed Bounce Champion. A fantastic achievement! 

Food Bank Donations, by Mrs Moulsdale

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 10:53am

Thank you to everyone for your donations which were taken to the Hope Centre Food Bank today.

Our newly appointed Head Boy, Joe, and Head Girl, Maisie are delighted with how much we collected. Thank you.

COVID-19, by Mr Weston

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 5:16pm

Further information about COVID-19 and current measures being taken in school has been sent out to parents by letter today (Monday 16th)  following on from an initial letter on Friday 13th.

The key message at present is that if anyone has symptoms of a new, continuous cough, or high temperature, they should not be in school, and should stay at home for a period of seven days from the onset of the cough or temperature.

The trip to Liverpool Cathedral for Year 2, and the Children's University ceremony, have both been postponed.

If you wish to seek further guidance, the government helpline can be found on the 'Information for Parents' tab on this website under 'Infection Control'.

Macmillan Coffee and Tea Afternoon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 6th Oct 2019 @ 9:31am

What a fantastic afternoon drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. Most importantly though, raising £450 for an amazing charity. Oakdene were proud to be part of the worlds biggest coffee morning! Thank you to everyone who supported us with cake donations and for those who could join us for the event. 

Oakdene Moveathon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 10th Mar 2019 @ 6:44pm

We did it! 90 minutes of non-stop moving from Oakdene. What a brilliant ideas from School Council to raise money for Comic Relief. Our children have been amazing today. Some absolutley fantastic dance moves! 

Year 2 do World Book Day!, by Miss Barlow

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:10pm

Year 2 spelling Bee Champions, by Miss Barlow

Date: 13th Feb 2019 @ 1:19pm

Well done to Our Year 2 spelling champions. They took part in the spelling competition and won! 

Shoebox Appeal 2018 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:41pm

A huge thank you to everyone who dontaed to this year's St Helen's Rotary Shoebox Appeal. We donated 70 boxes in total which is just fantastic!

Our Beautiful Christmas Tree, by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:29pm

This moning, we held our annual Bauble Sevice. All our children hung a bauble on the tree. Doesn't it look fantastic!

Year 2 Nativity- A King is Born , by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:13pm

Just over a week away until our fabulous Year 2 peform this Year's Nativity- A king is Born. They are busy practising their lines and singing the songs.

Revision Books, by Mr Weston

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 3:04pm

Many thanks to all parents who attended Parents' Evening yesterday. Hopefully, the meeting proved useful. Certainly for me, it's fantastic to know that we have such supportive parents and that I know we're all pulling in the same direction for the benefit of our children.

A couple of parents asked about revision books. I did show a book by the publisher 'Haslam & Hall' which is a small revision guide for both Maths and English (the Maths is probably the more useful of the two), and costs £2 from their website (or £3.99 for a Kindle version on Amazon). Also, we will be buying revision workbooks for the children, which parents can then purchase from us. Traditionally, this has happened early in the Spring term. I will let you know as soon as we have these ready as I know some of you are keen to get your hands on them already!

Art week, by Mrs Heskett

Date: 28th Jun 2018 @ 3:09pm

Reception have been inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy this week.

the children have worked hard to produce some amazing art.

SAT Revision, by Mr Weston

Date: 18th Apr 2018 @ 4:04pm

Year 6 has been working hard this week revising for the upcoming SATs. We especially had some really positive results from our practice Reading test (the 2017 SAT paper).

On Tuesday, we watched this video to help explain the punctuation of 'commas for clarity'. Pink zebra crossing!


Battery Hunt! , by Miss Barlow

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 3:03pm

We have had an amazing response to the Big Battery Hunt collection. Our battery bin has been inundated with batteries to recycle. A huge well done to all our pupils for taking part. A special metion to Alex in Year 6 who made an extra effort to spread the recycling message. He put posters up in his mum and dad's work place. He even put a message up on his grandad's running club's FaceBook page. He clearly got the messge across as he collected 1230 batteries! Well done Alex- our Battery Hunt Champion!



Oakdene Primary School's Bug House, by Miss Barlow

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 2:59pm

Check out our new bug house. It is fantastic! A huge thank you to Mrs Graney for putting it together for us. She did a far better job than Miss Barlow! We hope it will bring new wildlife to our school and will be used in our science lessons.

We enjoyed number day!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 2nd Feb 2018 @ 4:36pm

All of our work in Year 4 today was number related - even English! We created our own acrostic poems about maths. Take a look at a couple of them.

Times table challenge, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 25th Jan 2018 @ 4:37pm

Some of Year 4 have represented our school against 6 other schools in our network today. Well done to Harvey, Amelia, Logan and Rosie on your fantastic times tables work :) We came a very credible 2nd!

Spring 1 curriculum plan, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 10th Jan 2018 @ 9:25am

Look at what we have learned on Ancient Greece, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 10th Jan 2018 @ 9:12am

Thank you!, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 21st Dec 2017 @ 3:47pm

Mrs Hamlin and Mrs Garton-Pope would like to say a huge thank you to all of Year 4 and their families for all the Christmas gifts and cards. Your generosity is unbelievable!

Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. See you in 2018 smiley

Have you seen our tweets?, by Mrs Garton-Pope

Date: 14th Dec 2017 @ 9:26pm

Please find us on Twitter if you haven't done so already. @DickKingSmith has retweeted our writing and replies have commented on the amazing handwriting. Well done Year 4.

Reception Share Christmas Workshop, by Miss Barlow

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 2:20pm

 Reception Christmas Share took place this afternoon. The children thoroughly enjoyed making a Christmas snowman with their parents. Thank you to Miss Wendy who organised the afternoon and got everyone into the festive spirit. 


Rotary Shoeboxes Collected, by Miss Barlow

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 2:13pm

A huge thank you for all the Rotary shoeboxes you donated. They were collected today and we just about managed to squeeze them into the car!

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