Oak class were challenged to create their own rainforest dioramas to show their learning from the term.
I was so impressed with their attempts, I had to share them.
This week has been a real challenging one for Oak class. The maths work has meant a few of us have had to show real perseverance to gain full understanding. We have been using our times table knowledge to scale up different amounts. A massive well done needs to go out to Grace who is relishing the challenge and providing not only correct answers but astute observations in her working.
We have continued to read the Iron man and learn how strong friendships can be a great benefit for all involved.
The children turned part of the story into a newspaper report ensuring they included all of a newspapers features.
Kit produced a masterpiece that he should be very proud of. Well done Kit, perhaps a fruitful career as newspaper awaits you!
We have been looking at Henri Rousseaus artwork as part of our topic of rainforests.
The children have produce some amazing artwork.
This week has been an exciting one for Oak class. There has been lots more live sessions and the class’s engagement in these lessons has been really fun. Learning is just so much better as a shared experience.
We started our book study of the Iron man this week. Mr Frewin has been really enjoying reading the story over google classroom and receiving some fantastic examples of work.
Leading on from our poetry topic we have been primarily looking at the poetic techniques Ted Hughes uses to bring the story to life. We have looked at metaphors and similes and the children have been using them in their own writing. Check out Ollie’s fantastic piece of writing from a seagull’s perspective. Can you spot his two similes?
We gave the children a choice of tasks one of them was to write a poem using Rhyming couplets. George went a step further and not only included rhyming couplets but also all of the poetic devices we have been studying. Superb effort George.
We started our poetic journey thinking about the impact of word choices on our reader. We experimented with the use of synonyms and onomatopoeic words to evoke emotions. We imagined we were at the beach and how that would make us feel.
Fred bravely challenged himself to explore his emotions of eating a Donut and shared his poem with us.
We continued our journey to explore past tense and present perfect tense. Looking at things which that make you feel happy.
We finished our journey with some brilliant anecdotes. We had to think of an event in our lives and break it in to stanzas to share.
Brilliant lockdown learning in school and at home. Well done Oak Class
This lockdown life is tough isn’t it??
Thanks to everyone that has been submitting work and checking in with us online. Even if it is only via a screen it is still lovely to see all of your faces and hear about your lockdown news.
This week we welcomed Edith to Oak class. She has arrived here from Wales and made an excellent impression on us all. I’m sure she will be a valuable member of the mighty Oaks team.
It is really fantastic seeing all of your responses to your school work thank you again for sharing them with us. A big well done must go to George for his spectacular model of the healthy meal plate.
As you can see he made the perfect plasticine model of a healthy meal- making sure he included the right proportions of food from each food group.
Arnold has also been very busy at home this week, he sent in a very confident video of himself retelling an anecdote which we all enjoyed watching in school. As well this he created a super skeleton puppet. Keep it up Arnold!
But Arnold wasn’t the only one pinning bones together this week. Molly made her skeleton dance and Murphy made a great looking skeleton. Can you work out why it is a bit short?
Brilliant work Oak Class.
Hello Oak Class!
We're missing you all lots. The classroom is so quiet!
We're hoping you've all had your log- in details for Google classroom? If not please let us know.
You should find English, Maths and topic work everyday.
We look forward to seeing your working soon.
Mr Frewin & Miss Barton
We would like to welcome you all back and wish you a happy a new year but this seems strange to say in these weird times. So this is a virtual Happy New year and Welcome back from both Miss Barton and Mr. Frewin.
As the email sent out to you states, all learning until Feb half term will take place at home- except for the children of key workers.
Until further notice, we will be uploading work via the class blog.
We will aim to keep the organisation of work fairly standard.
There will be a powerpoint and/or video for the children to look through before they undertake a task that is described on the presentation.
We don’t mind if work is completed digitally or using a pen or paper. We will leave that up to you to decided.
If the task requires any resources such as texts or work sheets they will be available to download from the day’s learning folder.
We will aim to have the children’s learning tasks online the day before they need to be completed.
Regarding the checking of work: We ask you to have a lookover what the children have done and keep a copy of it so that we can check it in the near future- we are still working out the best way to do this.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing yo all again in the not too distant future.
Mr. Frewin and Miss Barton
It’s the last week of term! But this hasn’t affected Oak class’ focus; they have continued to work really hard in all areas of their learning.
This week they finished writing their own versions of Michael Foreman’s “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole”- A book we have all enjoyed reading immensely. Each child used dialogue and descriptive phrases to help build and guide their reader through their imaginative worlds.
Santa is not the only recent visitor to the school! This week the class were visited by the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning who travelled through time and space to answer the class’s questions. After a thorough Q and A session, Oak class learned about her early family life, the love she had for finding “curiosities” and all about her great find the Icthyosaur fossil. The visit helped the children write her biography.
Be warned: Time travel must do something to the faces hair follicles as Mary was a lot hairier this week than she looks in old photographs!
In Maths, we answered questions to reveal the punchline of some Christmas jokes. Ask the children 'What do you call an old snowman?'.......
We experimented with shadowing, in art, we hope you like them!
English- we have enjoyed reading books written and illustrated by the celebrated author Michael Foreman.
The children looked in detail at the language Foreman used in “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole” to build tension and evoke a response from his audience.
Later on in the week, they read different Foreman books and looked for similarities between them to establish Foreman’s illustration and writing style. They presented their findings to the whole class and concluded that Forman has a distinctive style when illustrating his stories. The children noticed that the stories’ characters were drawn in the same way. Arthur made the perceptive observation that a character from “Wonder Goal” was an older version of the central character in “Ill take you to Mrs Cole”.
Kit, Rafi, Murphy and Jake noticed that Foreman likes to write from the perspective of one character making the comment “each story sounds like a diary”
All of the children really impressed with their analytical skills and the confidence they each showed sharing their opinions in front of the whole class.
Oak class continued to hone their observation and analytical skills in our science lesson. They were given the task to develop a fair test in order to classify a set of rocks into the three different rock types- can you remember what they are? Ask your little scientist for clarification.
The children tested the hardness and permeability of each rock spotting similarities and differences and grouping them accordingly.
The children created some M.C. Escher master pieces! They were really inspire to create their own so- called impossible drawings.
Mr Frewin and Miss Barton