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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success



Welcome to the gallery! Special events through the years at Cherry Oak.

Palace of Westminster

On Monday 10th July, 11 pupils, 5 parents and 5 staff travelled to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. This trip was planned by the school council following their visit from Steve McCabe, local MP. He invited the school to see where he works. 

After a 6.00am start and a 4 hour journey due to road works and closures the pupils arrived full of excitement and curiosity. They were amazing and represented themselves and Cherry Oak school really well. They amazed the staff and guides with their knowledge and understanding of Parliament and their excellent behaviour.

We are really proud of our future MP’s. 

And to top the amazing day off we stopped off for a late lunch at Pizza Express.

World Book Day 2022

This is a much-loved day where Cherry Oak pupils are invited to dress up as favourite book characters. It’s a day to focus on books and reading to support our pupils’ enjoyment of reading within a range of fun activities.

Cadbury World Class Trip


Maple Class have been learning about the history of Bournville. They visited Cadbury World and learned all about the history of the Cadbury family and of course all about the production of chocolate!

Sports Champion of the week

Design Technology At Cherry Oak August 2021


Willow Class have been working very hard in Design Technology, making their own furniture. 

Emily (Technology lead) and Ross went to have a look and try out the furniture, and were both super impressed and would definitely ask Willow Class for help and advice when choosing furniture in the future!

The Euros 2020 Football Tournament At Cherry Oak


Well done to all the pupils and staff who took part in the Euros football tournament yesterday organised and delivered by Footiebugs and myself. 

All the pupils were amazing and made us proud! From either showing us their fantastic football skills to cheering on their teams from the side. 

World Book Day 2021


Celebrating World Book Day
For World Book Day, Cherry Oak was set a very special task of: writing our own super hero book.
Every class worked incredibly hard to design, create and write their very own page for our book. Some of the children who were working from home that week also helped us.
On Friday, we had a special zoom assembly where our Head Teacher Ross came and read our story to us for the first time- and we loved it!
The book will be kept in our library and please see the pictures of the book below.

Well done Cherry Oak- together we have a created a wild and whacky masterpiece... The Adventures of Superhero Sid!



Competitive Christmas Games December 2020


Pupils participated in safe, social distanced team games in their bubbles throughout the week to win the points for their class team. The class with the most points won.  


Game 1 - Santa's Sleigh - Curling

Aim: To push the curling stone (Santa's present) into the target (Santa's sleigh

To score: 5 points in the sleigh 

               1 point to hit the target




Game 2 - Build a snowman Boccia

Aim: To roll the ball into the hoop. 

To score: Yellow hoop (Closest) - 1 point

                Red hoop - 2 points

                Blue hoop - 3 points 

Each time you get a ball in the hoop you receive a piece of the snowman to build. First team to build the snowman receives 5 extra bonus points 




Game 3 - Reindeer Relay 

Aim: To participate in a relay running race on the track. Each time a pupil runs they collect a red balls to complete Rudolph's nose. 

To score: Complete the relay in the fastest time

 Fastest team wins 10 points, 2nd 5 points and 3rd 1 point. 


The Results 


Class Team 

Build a snowman


Santa's Sleigh


Reindeer Relay Score
Willow  3 48 1 52
Sycamore 16 15 5 36
Rowan 25 67 10 102
Maple 25 35 0 60
Fern 21 39 1 61
Elm 24 67 0 91
Clover 3 47 0 50
Daisies 39 21 0 50
Bluebells 39 21 0 50
Acorns 39 21 0 50


Congratulations to Rowan Class

and a special award went to Anderson for most points scored by one player throughout the competition. Well done Anderson! 

Cherry Oak's Physical Zone Extended - Trim Trail 25th June 2020

A new physical activity area has been added to our Outdoor Learning area. The Trim Trail was carefully selected and designed by Jo Gavin with help from the school council and Jacqui Hanna-Jones our Behaviour & Sensory Lead. Pentagon play installed the equipment.


Trim Trails provide children with a variety of physical challenges to develop balance, climbing confidence, upper and lower body strength, core stability, coordination and gross motor skills.


Cherry Oak's Trim Trail consists of the following equipment:


Clatter Bridge

A slatted timber deck bridge that sways under foot as it is crossed. The handrails over balance as your children improve their stability control and footwork with the moving deck. The flat-top beams at each end of the bridge deck provide a sturdy start and finish point and assist in developing confidence before taking on the bridge!


Double-Sided Timber Climbing Wall

 A traversing climbing wall constructed from timber with over 50 colourful climbing holds. The challenge develops both upper and lower body strength, flexibility, core stability, gross motor skills, and gripping the climbing holds improves hand strength contributing to fine motor skills. Features assorted colour climbing holds so the climbing challenge can be varied.  


Log Weaver

A balance beam with vertical logs either side, to create a twisting, balancing challenge as the posts are negotiated like a slalom. Great for core stability and speed challenges as you slalom quicker to the other side.


Swing Log Traverse

Suspended log steps make up this adventurous traversing challenge. The swinging logs - unstable under foot - will challenge your children’s balance, core stability, and lower body strength as you struggle to keep your feet from slipping away and your legs from spreading apart. A physically demanding challenge, this is perfect for physical development and improving strength, gross motor skills and coordination.


Trapeze Swing Traverse with Step Up Logs

An overhead crossing challenge featuring trapeze holds suspended from a timber beam, this challenges your children’s upper body strength, grip and coordination to the fullest. Not only a strength task, this challenge teaches your children about momentum and its development of hand strength will assist in developing fine motor skills.

World Book Day 2019

Matilda The Musical

Cherry Oak: Officially A

Matilda The Musical Champion School!


Last year, 2018, Cherry Oak School was selected by the Royal Shakespeare Company to become a "Matilda The Musical Champion School". This meant that with support from the RSC, Cherry Oak would put on its own version of the  multi award winning West End and Broadway Musical !

Matilda The Musical is an adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel; Matilda, the story of a bright, rebellious young girl with special powers. Sadly for Matilda life has dealt her a rough hand, with neglectful parents and a terrifying headteacher! Thankfully with the support and help of her teacher, the ever caring Miss Honey and her school friends, Matilda learns to stand up to the injustices of the world she lives in and along the way discovers her special powers!


Musical Directors, Choreographers and Stage Directors from the West End production of Matilda the Musical trained and supported some of our staff led by Jacci Cottam.


Every Pupil was involved in the production and starred in the show. We are so proud of them all and what they achieved. The performance was watched by Parents, Governors, representatives from the Royal Shakespeare Company and people from the local community. It was a resounding success and all who watched the show said how amazing our pupils were and how hard they must have worked!


Below are just a few highlights from the performance. 

Cherry Oak School continues to work in partnership with the RSC and Birmingham Hippodrome


Bonfire Night at Cherry Oak School 2018

Something Special!


Justin Fletcher aka: Mr Tumble, came to visit Cherry Oak school! He filmed an episode of the Cbeebies programme, Something Special. It was a very exciting time for the pupils and parents. 

The programme aired on the 1st of March 2018 and pupils and parents had the opportunity to watch it together in school.


The episode is available to watch on Cbeeies iPlayer:


Something Special:- Pairs