What an action packed, learning filled week!
in English, we exploring art in our work. We created poems linked to colour and emotions after having talked about how colour makes us feel.
The most amazing images were created in our minds from the words used.
Here are a sample.
We continued our Stone Age journey to explore Stonehenge. We enjoyed a class discussion as to how the stone were set in place and the different methods that may have been used to move them. Benji continued his learning of the subject at home and shared some really interesting facts with the class... historians believe that Stonehenge was actually moved from a site in Wales and that the site was possibly a healing site. Great work!
As part of our English we read the beautiful story The Promise,
'Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old'
The class were tasked to make seed bombs, to take home and decorate somewhere that needed brightening up and make others feel happy. They wrote some magical stories of spreading their own joy of planting in a grey place.
We also took on the role of a Stone Age person, the children had the opportunity to whittle spear heads from soap. We had some natural whittlers in class, who demonstrated great acts of kindness, to fellow class mates by offering help to those who were struggling.
Friday saw a classroom full of creative characters for our celebration of world book day.
My Sunday evenings are usually filled with fear and anxiety when I think about what horrors await me on a Monday morning (only half kidding!!) But I was genuinely excited last Sunday about the prospect of coming into school and teaching a full class of willing and happy children. I am pleased to say that everybody lived up to my expectations and I have left school each evening feeling content and energised after working with such an interesting jolly bunch.
If you have been around Oak class this week you will have noticed a very distinct motif. I have been telling myself that it has been my influence, although I’m not sure that’s the case. The very popular theme has been the wearing of facial hair. Many children have been keen to get involved exemplifying the general silly and good humoured spirit of this fantastic bunch.
The first week back has certainly been fun. We have been working in small teams to solve problems and confront challenges. The teams have been tasked with creating boardgames and building paper towers. The children all worked extremely well together; listening well to others and respecting their ideas.
In English we have been having lots of meaningful and purposeful discussions about feelings; looking at various colours, images and stories that evoke powerful emotions. We started the week reading the secret sky garden and got the paints and pencils out to create our own happiness kites.
Another Lockdown week complete! Well done everybody.
This week, In English we have continued to explore non- chronological reports. We ventured in to the library to explore the different characteristics of a non-chronological report. Can you name any?? (Title, subheadings, technical vocabulary) The children were then given the task to create their own creature to write a non-chronological text about. Here are few examples of the amazing reports the children completed.
In art, we've been exploring Van Gogh's Starry night. Oak are such a talented bunch....
We are really looking forward to all the children returning to school on Monday. We are dressing up for world book day next Friday. I wonder what characters we will see!