We've had another great week in Oak class this week, and are really settling into our class routines. I've been so impressed at all the hard work from the children this week - we've been rewriting a story about 'The Miracle of Fire' during the Stone Age, thinking about place value in Maths, and in History we thought about which animals we might see if we visited a Prehistoric Zoo!
We've also been practicing a dance to Footloose all week, and taught it to the whole school in our celebration assembly on Friday. Be sure to practice it so that our morning dances next week are amazing!
See you all again on Monday!
We've had a wonderful first week in Oak class, I've really enjoyed getting to know all the children, and I can't believe that the first week has have gone so quickly! Now that we have established our class routines, I'm really looking forward to our learning this half-term - we'll be continuing to learn about sentence structure, before going onto writing instructional texts (based on the book 'How to wash a Woolly Mammouth') in English, and continuing to work on place value in Maths. We'll will also be diving into the Prehistoric Britain and the Stone Age in History this half term - keep an eye out for all our hard work on the class blog!
Thank you all for your support in the first week, and thank you Oak Class for being AMAZING!
Welcome back for the new year here in Oak Class. We will use this space to tell you what we have been up to and to share pictures of our learning.
We had an exciting start to this week in oak class. The children were filled with awe and their drinks bottles with air, after our exciting online session from Wonderstruck.
In the session, the wonderful Peter demonstrated how to build aeroplanes and rockets from paper and a humble straw. We used our bottles as a launcher and once our projectiles were loaded, it only took one short, swift squeeze and we were away!
The initial build process was fiddly at first but once the Oaky dokes got their basic chassis’s constructed, they used their newfound knowledge of the forces: thrust, lift and drag, to make slight adjustments and improve their designs.
As you can imagine, the classroom was like a pre-Covid Heathrow without an air traffic controller!
Mr Frewin tried his best but he left his ping pong bats at home and therefore had no control whatsoever. Most of his time was spent dodging supersonic straws and dishing out sticky tape so unfortunately no photos were taken. Sorry!
It was a super afternoon and fun was had by all.
Using different persuasive writing techniques we are all getting on well with our Greek travel brochures.
Who doesn’t like travel brochures? Feel inspired to take a trip to the magnificent, beautiful and stunning country in the south east of Europe after you read our super brochures.
We have started a new topic in maths this week and will be looking at measurement with a particular focus on time. This is a great one for parents, friends and relatives to help out with at home. So, lots of time checks please guys.
I hope you all enjoy your weekends.
Mr Frewin and Miss Barton
This beautiful weather is helping us imagine we are off to Greece! Oak class are beginning to writing leaflets all about Greece. They have used there research from last week, with Mr Frewin they have been thinking about persuasive writing and try to write paragraphs to encourage people to visit Greece. The end of the week we thought about adding adding rhetorical questions to improve the paragraphs further in their persuasive power.
In art, the children were tasked with recreating the famous roof top vista of Santorini. Oak class are always amazing at rising to the task and created the most amazing pictures.
In our Geography lesson, the children were given an atlas and a 'unknown' country (which the children quickly decided was Greece) they used the atlas to find Greece and add detail to there maps to match the atlas picture.
Another amazing week for Oak class!
Greek Myths have been a real hit in Oak Class. They have enjoyed retelling the story of Medusa and Perseus in their own words some thinking about using descriptive language to engage the reader.
In science, the children have been recreating the story of Daedalus and Icarus.
During History, we looked at some artefacts found by Heinrich Schliemann in 1893 believed to be artefacts found in the ancient city of Troy. The children came up with some great questions during the enquiry stage and answered their question once they had researched the artefacts.
We are going to miss the topic of Greek Myths but next half term will be exploring Greece itself.
Have a great half term and we'll see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday 7th June.
It has been so amazing watching the children really engage and share with us, their excitement for learning the next Myth in our journey. They have really enjoyed Perseus and Medusa, they made character cards to show their learning. The children has also learnt about the 12 most important Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology.
In computing, we are starting to support the children to independently log-on to their chrome books and explore basic computer skills.
Our art lessons over the past few weeks have been looking at Greek pottery, how they decorated the pots and the columns. Here are the children recreations of their pots and columns.
This week, in maths we have been recapping our knowledge of fractions. Investigating halves and quarters of number and shapes. Some of the class investigated how many times a piece of paper could be folded in half. Can you find all 8 ways?
In English, we have learnt about a new Greek myth Icarus and Daedalus. Having read different version the class were really interested the idea of the idea of differences in story telling.
In the afternoon, the class looked at the differences between Sparta and Athens. We looked how education, government, Geography, life of boys and girls were different in the two areas In Ancient Greece. The class then enjoyed a debate about where they would rather live with some interesting ideas. See below.
" Athens because you get a choice of what you can do" Jack
" Athens as you get to go to school" Murphy
"Sparta because girls would be trained to box" Grace
" Athens because I can choose to be in the army" Rafi
" Athens because you had a tiny bit more choice. Sparta because I would get to go into the mountains. (But I'd prefer Postbridge or Chagford, honestly!)" George
In French we have been looking eye colour, hair length and appearance. Can they tell which they have?
Here is some help. ( The red id some help with pronunciation).
We had a very theatrical start to the week this week. Continuing our Ancient Greek myths topic we turned our focus onto the story of King Midas. The children took great delight in bringing his character to life by role playing and then writing out dialogue between him and The Satyr who granted his wish. It was great to see everyone show off their greedy, selfish and eventually remorseful sides.
In maths the children have been experimenting with and investigating perimeter. They have used a range of methods to calculate the distance around the outside of many different shapes. They have used their previous knowledge of rectangles and squares to work out perimeters in efficient ways.
We hope you all had a fantastic Easter. The children have been sharing their Easter adventures which sound like lots of fun!
Welcome back to the summer term and the lovely weather that has joined us too.
This term, we are exploring Ancient Greece and have started enjoying Greek Myths in English. We has really captured the children's imaginations.. learning about Pandoras box and Arachne the spinner.
Our maths we have started looking at length, looking at equivalent lengths, comparing lengths and adding lengths of objects.
As 22nd April was Earth Day, we had a class discussion about saving our planet and listing ways in which we could help make an impact on global warning. The children had lots of brilliant ideas so we made Earth day books.