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All About Our School Dog


Jessie is our school dog. She is a five year old cocker spaniel and has been going to school since she was just 14 weeks old. Jessie has been at Oaklands school since September 2014. Just like all of our new children, it took her a little while to fit in. We spent the first couple of weeks showing her around the large school site - it's amazing how much there is to see. She especially likes the paddock at the top of the field - it's hidden away and she can run through the woodland area, go bug spotting and even have a sneaky peak through the fences at the old school swimming pool.


We also had to show her where to line up to get her lunch and where the toilets were. Just like our new reception children, Jessie was given a year 6 buddy to help her to settle in. 


These days, Jessie spends her days visiting the classrooms, joining in with PE lessons in the hall, listening to readers from across the school and sleeping in Mrs Petitt's office. Sometimes, Jessie even helps us out by looking after anyone who is feeling a bit sad - a little stroke and a look into her big brown eyes is enough to make anyone feel happy again.

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Dog blog 12.12.16 by Kaitlyn and Millie (Y6)

I was sniffing around the school when I heard year 5 beautifully singing christmas songs, so I went to investigate.  I found out that they were singing ‘Last Christmas'. Even more importantly, I discovered a nice scent coming from the kitchen, so I  panted up the stairs to find out that it was Wednesday roast day! I’ll come back later, when the food’s on the floor! It helps the cooks clean up too! I pottered over to the reception class. Some of them were playing with cars, and some were making handprints to put on my owner’s door. I accidentally walked over them and made paw prints  - oops! Luckily the reception class forgave me - Miss Mcgrath even gave me a treat.

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“Lick, lick” That’s the sound of me cleaning up the floor for the dinner ladies (until I get caught!). Suddenly, it was time for my walkies! This time, Millie and Kaitlyn were walking me! That meant another treat! It really is a dog's life at Oaklands.