Oak Class Archive

Oak Class 2019/2020

Week commencing – 16th December 2019

Party Time

In amongst the craziness of our week, we only got a few photos of the party!

Week commencing – 9th December 2019

Lights, Camel, Action 2! The Sequin

WOW, are we proud of Oak and Ash Class for their incredible performances. What absolute credits they are to us and yourselves. Take a look at some rehearsal and show night photos.

Art

We created our versions of Starry Night this week. Each painting is individual and really encapsulates their impression of the famous Van Gogh masterpiece. Just look in our classroom at their finished products.

Topic

We looked into our topic work to consolidate our learning this week. We also introduced the children the ‘human’ and ‘physical’ features of geography. It was quite a tricky one to grasp, but we were so impressed with their stickability.

PE

This week was very Christmas themed. The children worked together on their balances and stretches to create a pose of something Christmassy! We had all ranges from snowflakes to crackers and chimneys to a tree.

Week commencing – 2nd December 2019

English

We’ve been completing some recount writes this week. I’ve been so impressed with the independence that has been shown by the children. What an incredible journey since September.

Christmas Decoration Morning 2019

What a successful Christmas Decoration morning! Only at Christmas would we ever see this much glitter!!

PE

Some fantastic balances and ranges of travelling through our gymnastics lessons this week. The children have been really good at refining their movements safely and confidently. I was most impressed with their balances.

Art

We are creating a visual piece of Art in preparation for weaving inspired by Van Gogh. This week, we began to get our backgrounds completed. I was really impressed with the mixture of tones the children created.

Christingle

Our annual Christingle making session was a hit! We celebrated later in the church with a service.

Christmas Dinner

We ALL had a great time this week having our Christmas dinner together. They particularly enjoyed the pudding!

Photos to come!

Week commencing – 25th November 2019

English

This week, we finished our Owl writing and began to think about what we had learnt in our phonics this year. We rotated round the stations applying our sounds to writing and reading in all of phase 3 as well as the ones we’d learnt so far in phase 5.

Topic

We were super lucky this week to have a tractor visit us! Mr Haselhurst spoke to all of us about the tractors work and how they have helped the change farming over the years.

PANTOMIME

Another successful pantomime completed. I feel very proud to have such a well-behaved and enthusiastic class!

Week commencing – 18th November 2019

English

This week in our English, we have been planning and writing our own version of the Owl Babies story, where we got the decision in where Mother Owl went. We had some great ideas, including flying round the world, to Africa, getting lost and going to a birthday party! Check out our new display next week.

Maths

We introduced subtraction to the children this week and have been using number lines to count back to reach the answer. We’ve also been trying to solve some equations in our head by repeating the same ‘lock it in’ method and counting backwards using our fingers to help us. In amongst the week, we also used looked at our memory about systematic approaches to finding all the possible addition ways to make a number. The children used monkeys and trees to reach their answer.

Science

This week we all participated in a senses experiment where the children were ‘Sense Detectives’ – We rotated around 5 different tables where the children had to use each sense to identify the clue that was needed to solve the puzzle. The children were fantastic and are all now certified sense detectives!

RE/PSHE

We have been thinking about Mitzvah’s in our RE sessions and linking this to good deeds. This week, the children each received a fake £1 coin and had to think carefully about a charity they would give it to, using the word because to share their reasoning. The children were really empathetic and thought deeply about their choices. We even had some children who couldn’t choose between them all, so swapped their pound coins in for smaller amounts, but all equal so that they could be supported and looked after.

Week commencing – 11th November 2019

English

This week we began our Owl Babies topic. The children have fallen in love with the story and have began to memorise parts. We thought about the characters thoughts and feelings and have began to introduce this into our writing by using the conjunction ‘because’. We’ve also been doing some role play to re-tell the story as well as thinking about ‘hotseat’ questions we could apply.

Maths

This week we’ve been looking at some really tricky missing number problems, as well as some problem solving around the number 10. The children have been sensibly using their manipulatives to solve their answers and have grown much more independent over applying and solving them independently.

Kindness Week

This week, I gave Oak Class the challenge to ensure everyone in the class has someone to play with and be a friend to all. It has been incredible to see how well they accepted the challenge and how loving they have been to one another. Well done everyone!

Science

We explored our senses this week by completing a carousel of different objects, thinking carefully about the senses they experienced whilst using it. Unsurprisingly, their favourite was the sense, taste!

Music with Year 3

A few weeks back, we performed our music to year 3. This week, it was time for them to show us. We were blown away and all very proud of them. We loved going to see them perform!

Week commencing – 4th November 2019

English

We’ve had a very busy week in our English – so much so that we haven’t taken our pictures. This week we introduced the word adjective and started to think about how adjectives can be used with our link to fireworks. We thought about them in every link to our senses. We also learnt about the Gunpowder Plot with more of an understanding as to why we celebrate Bonfire Night.

Maths

This week, we introduced the children to systematic approaches when solving number bonds. For example: 7 + 0 = 7, 6 + 1 = 7, 5 + 2 = 7, 4 + 3 = 7, etc. The children could notice a pattern in both the number sentences as well as a visual aid when using double sided counters.

RE

To consolidate and finalise our topic on Baptism, we had a visit from the Vicar in our classroom before he welcomed us to the church where we had a pretend Christening and spoke about the meanings behind the symbols.

Week commencing – 28th October 2019

Lord’s Prayer Enrichment Day

Have a look at Mr N’s activity for the Lord’s Prayer Day. We all participated in learning songs, learning sign language, making bread, creating a God’s eye piece of craft, writing prayers and creating a piece of art work.

Seed to Tree

Oak Class have completed their first step of our Seed to Tree (Forest for our Children) project. They were fantastic and have all planted their own tree which they will now mind and mulch in their second step when they’re in Year 2.

Computing

This week we re-introduced the children to BeeBots. The children refamiliarised themselves with the controls and what to do to reset it. Challenge 1 and 2 were completed! Build a bridge and get your BeeBot to travel through without touching the sides, as well as getting their BeeBot to do a full turn.

English

This week we’ve introduced the children to adjectives (describing words). The children went on an Autumnal Walk and collected items which they felt represented autumn. When we returned, we used all of our findings to create a mind-map, applying our adjectives accordingly.

Week commencing – 14th October 2019

Music

Watch our very awesome, independent music performance of our song: Hey You!

Week commencing – 7th October 2019

English

This week, we started our story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. The children have had a great week exploring the story and coming up with their own plan for how to save the fine prize cow. I’ve been really impressed by the continued independence that is developing across the class.

 

Maths

We’ve had a really busy week in maths this week. We introduced the number pairs song (which the children LOVE) – See link below, and some part-whole models. Have a look at some of our learning.

PE

Tom conducted a carousel this week which enabled the children to explore their hand-eye co-ordination this week.

DT

This week, the children made their designs that they had created the week before. They really refined their cutting skills and the different ways to explore and create different tastes.

Week commencing – 30th September 2019

English

I’ve been blown away by some of the writing produced by Oak Class this week. They have been writing a recount following our trip to Hollow Trees last week. This week, Oak Class will be completing their first Big Write using all of their ideas taken from their trip. Keep your eyes peeled for more pictures to come!

Maths

This week, we’ve completed our unit on place value. The children have been representing numbers on a number line this week. We started with looking at the beginning and end, before locating our mid point and then filling in with the other numbers we knew. Many of the children went off to complete their own number line independently!

Science

In our Science this week – we have been looking at the trees in our local area. We identified the most popular around our local area (Oak and Horse Chestnut) as well as some other class names including Ash, Lime and Elder.
We later looked at and are now able to identify the difference between deciduous trees and evergreen trees!

PE

We took to the dance floor this week by looking at our unit of dance. The children’s focus was to be able to travel and make different movements, thinking carefully about the music they could hear and how it made their body change. They became really involved and really began to appreciate and listen to the music.

Week commencing – 23rd September 2019.

Hollow Trees Farm

Have a look at some of the pictures following our awesome trip to Hollow Trees Farm with links to our topic of Farm and Fooding.

English

This week, we used the book ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ as our stimulus. Of course, we HAD to make some sandwiches of our own! We also wrote some pretty impressive instructions too which I was very pleased with. (more photos to come!)

Music

We’re loving our music this term! We’re looking at a rap/hip-hop song called ‘Hey You!’ This week, we got out the glockenspiels and incorporated them into our music. I was amazed at how well the children could keep up with the pulse and follow this consistently with a piece of music. Well done, guys!

RE

This week in RE, we reminded ourselves about Tom and Tessa as we began our unit on Christianity. We further looked into our meaning of feeling safe and being part of a family. The children each built/designed somewhere they felt safe and shared the reason they had chosen different things. These ranged from homes, to Daddy’s taxi even to planes. The children were confident in explaining why they had chosen these.

We later read the book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and explored the meaning behind the book. I was really pleased that the children all took away the meaning of the story and how important it is to tell those you love how much you love them.

    

Science

Following our planting last week, we checked in on our plants to see if there was any progress! It seems like these seeds are a little more reluctant to grow to our time scale so the children have been carefully nurturing and watering them to help them grow. Excitingly, there seemed to be some sprouting from one of the seeds on Friday afternoon so next week should be an exciting outcome!

PE

The children continued to work well together in their tennis lessons with David Hall. I was really impressed to see the cooperation and stickability they showed whilst working together.

Maths

We’ve been scrubbing up on our number knowledge this week, focusing predominantly on numbers 0-20. I’ve been thrilled by their skills in number and can’t wait to get them looking into some more complex operations.

Topic

Oak Class really developed their topic understanding this week as we went on our Autumnal walk. We observed the seasonal changed and looked at the fields that had recently been ploughed, talking about the process. We were even lucky enough to observe a tractor in action!

 

PE

Oak Class have been really impressive with their multi-skill sports with Tom Bigg and even in Tennis with David Hall. Great job! 🙂

Oak Class 2018 / 19…

Forest Schools-

 

 

In science, we have been investigating materials.  This week we found out which material would make the best umbrella for a teddy.

 

Science- investigating properties of materials-

 

Before we broke up for Easter, we had lots of fun!

We designed and made out own house in DT which linked to our History and Geography topics – The Great Fire of London and Katie Morag’s Island Home.

In Maths, we used balance scales to measure objects using non standard units like wooden blocks. We also had great fun measuring the capacity of containers!

In science we went on a hunt around the school grounds  for plants and blossoming trees.

ster, we had lots of fun!

We designed and made out own house in DT which linked to our History and Geography topics – The Great Fire of London and Katie Morag’s Island Home.

In Maths, we used balance scales to measure objects using non standard units like wooden blocks. We also had great fun measuring the capacity of containers!

In science we went on a hunt around the school grounds  for plants and blossoming trees.

We have had a busy first week. We have been partitioning numbers in maths and impressed both Mrs Bolton and Mrs Simpson. The week before half term, we did some great measuring using non standard measures and cm’s.

We had a great time in both of our PE slots this week.

Rugbytots:

We wrote about our half term and have enjoyed thinking about ‘An Island Home’ where Katie Morag lives. Some of us loved helping set up the post office role play area and others enjoyed using the mud kitchen things with the sand.

We have had another busy week writing diary entries. I was very proud of the children as they were brilliant! We made some ‘city’ pictures linked to our topic (The Great Fire of London) in the style of the artist Paul Klee.

On Tuesday (5th Feb) we had a really exciting afternoon. We imagined what it was like  to be an eyewitness to  ‘The Great Fire of London’ – we made a human chain from the ‘River Thames’ to the fire and passed buckets of water. We saw how quickly real fire can spread!

We have had a busy first week. We have been partitioning numbers in maths and impressed both Mrs Bolton and Mrs Simpson. The week before half term, we did some great measuring using non standard measures and cm’s.

We had a great time in both of our PE slots this week.

Rugbytots:

We wrote about our half term and have enjoyed thinking about ‘An Island Home’ where Katie Morag lives. Some of us loved helping set up the post office role play area and others enjoyed using the mud kitchen things with the sand.

We have had another busy week writing diary entries. I was very proud of the children as they were brilliant! We made some ‘city’ pictures linked to our topic (The Great Fire of London) in the style of the artist Paul Klee.

On Tuesday (5th Feb) we had a really exciting afternoon. We imagined what it was like  to be an eyewitness to  ‘The Great Fire of London’ – we made a human chain from the ‘River Thames’ to the fire and passed buckets of water. We saw how quickly real fire can spread!

We are now experts at partitioning!

We have been writing our own versions of a Traditional Tale with actions. We have created our own characters and story maps. We enjoyed telling our stories to a partner.

We had a great day on World Book Day. Look at our wonderful costumes!

 

We had a very exciting pancake day, the children chose their own toppings for their pancake and then tasted their creation! Some were yummier than others.  We then joined Ash class for a pancake race.

 

In computing this week, we recorded our cookery programmes, describing how to make a sandwich.

On Thursday (7th Feb) we had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year with our friends in Acorn class. We tried Chinese food, made masks, lanterns and dragons. We used chopsticks and had a go at writing in Chinese!

On Tuesday (29th Jan)  it was our annual Bird Enrichment Day for Acorn, Oak and Ash classes – we looked for birds on the grounds and entered our data as part of the RSPB Big Bird Watch. We made bird masks, nests and bird feeders. It was a great (but cold) day!

…. Oak Class have been reading with some of the older children.

……We have been very busy. We have started to learn about The Great Fire of London – we have thought of lots of fab questions and made lots of flames using our hand prints, please come and look at our display!

We have been brilliant at counting in 10’s from different starting numbers and using numercon to ‘make’ numbers.

We have started to learn about the the story ‘Lost and Found’. We asked the penguin questions, thought of adjectives to describe him and wrote sentences with the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’.

In science, we have started to measure and record the weather.  It was great to be able to measure some really cold, wintery weather!

   

We also drew the clothes we wear and what trees look like in winter-

The children had great fun investigating ice-

We had a great gym lesson exploring the apparatus.

We went to the church on Monday for our Epiphany service, our crowns looked great!

In science we have started to learn about our next season- winter. We made icicles and snowflakes to add to our science display.

…….We had a brilliant week last week, we used Santa’s workshop, wrote letters and performed our play.

……… We had a great time making decorations.

…….. We made Christingles on Monday.

…….. We visited the church and learnt about Christenings on Friday.

………We had a great time at the panto.

….We have been painting the Owl Babies. Come to our class and see!

…..We have started learning about the story ‘Owl Babies’. We acted the story out in small groups and were ‘hotseating’ as some of the characters.

….We were great at using the ten frame to help us learn our number bonds to 10.

 

In science we have been using our 5 senses to solve a puzzle!  We had to use clues and our senses to find Ella’s lost teddy-

…….We have a had a firework week! We made some brilliant pictures and wrote some great poems, thinking carefully about adjectives.

……We have had a great time using the new Oak mud kitchen.

We went on an Autumn walk. We thought of lots of adjectives to describe what we found.

In science, we identified and named our body parts-

On Thursday, we learnt about All Saints’ day.  We learnt about some of the different saints and then we created our own dragon or puppet scene from St. George and the dragon-

On Friday we had a WWI enrichment day.  The Children created a class poppy wreath. and their own split pin poppies…

As part of our WWI enrichment day, we learnt about food shortages, rationing and  created our own allotments.

Captain Spike gave the children a talk about life in the trenches.

We went to Frithy wood and collected acorns as part of our Step 1 – ‘Seed to Tree’.

  

We have been baking flat breads for our harvest celebration.

Richard, a local farmer came to visit us and told us about his tractor! He even let us sit in it!

We have been drawing different fruits and vegetables using chalk pastels.

In maths, we have been using the ‘part whole model’ and used ladybirds to help us split numbers.

This week, in science, we made rain gauges and weather vanes.  We are going to use them to record the weather.

During our R.E. lesson the children wrote questions about photos of Christenings.  We are going to see if we can answer them over the next few weeks.

The children really enjoyed reading with Elder class-

We have been busy writing about our trip to Hollowtrees, we used the ‘writer’s toolkit!’

We had a fantastic day at Hollowtrees Farm, we were so lucky with the weather too!

We have been very busy this week. We walked to a local field and talked about how it had been farmed.

We have been getting used to the classroom and learning lots and lots!

We have been using our farm shop as we are learning about farming.

We have been recognising and ordering numbers to 20.

In PE we have been catching, throwing, aiming and developing our team work skills.

In Science this week we have learnt about garden plants.  We studied them closely with magnifiers and thought about the ones we have in our gardens.  The children then planted pansies and spring bulbs in our garden.

Oak class showed off their amazing writing- Mrs Guy and I were very impressed!

We then went on a wild plant hunt to find out which was the most common.

The class also created some lovely plant pictures either by printing or using collage-

….. Transfer day!

Oak Class 2017 / 18 …

In science over the last two weeks we have grown our own herbs in mini rainforests.

We also learnt about desert habitats and started our cactus investigation.

Our plants grew really well in in their rainforest habitats…

We have been counting and ordering numbers……..

We have been learning about direction and position in maths……

We have been busy thinking about halving shapes and a number of objects this week. We made sandwiches and thought about how we cut the bread…….

We made clay fish for our rockpools and painted stones…..

We made lighthouses out of strawberries and bananas!

We had a lovely ‘Prince and Princess Enrichment Day’ on Friday.  The children learnt about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in assembly.  They made cheese straws, crowns, bunting flags and designed wedding cakes.  We also talked about wedding ceremonies and the union Jack Flag.  After lunch the whole school had a tea party on the field followed by lots of games.

 

We made ‘sea biscuits ‘ for Mr Grinling…..