Oak Class Archive

Oak Class 2019/2020

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…..


Writing postcards imagining we are visiting Mr and Mrs Grinling from ‘The Lighthouse Keeper ‘s Lunch’……..

We tried hard to use our writing  toolkit, adjectives and conjunctions!

Some children from year six came to read with us-

Photos from our last forest schools session-

Our seaside topic…..

In maths we have been learning about repeated addition, arrays and ‘lots of’ ….

In science over the last two weeks we have made rain gauges, recorded the weather, visited our school garden and made wormeries.

In PE with Tom Bigg we were developing our cricket skills………

Easter team treat…………

We had great fun measuring capacity in maths…….

We had great fun in our Forest School sessions!

In science we learnt about germs and keeping clean and had a go at making our own slime/germs-

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Sports Relief was great, we enjoyed running the  ‘Lawshall  Mile’ with Acorn.

We have been weighing in maths.

We made our own islands in small groups, it was great fun!

We also made chalk islands.

We have been learning about ‘Traditional Tales’ and learning our own oral story.

We have also been drawing and painting maps linked to our Geography topic ‘Katie Morag’s Island Home’. The children have enjoyed using the new role play area – ‘Katie Morag’s Post Office’.

In maths we have been partitioning numbers and finding one more / one less than a given number.

We have had lots of fun learning!

I hope you are enjoying the snow as well as keeping warm inside! As we were only at school on Monday and Tuesday I will not be sending any pupil passports home this week.

Mrs Lamb and Mrs Kemp were very brave and drove out to Lawshall! ( I didn’t!!)

In science we had a very exciting time making fossils.  We were all very impressed with how  well they turned out .  Great listening and cooperation skills Oak class!

In ICT the class worked in small groups to produce a short video of how to make a sandwich.  We are all looking forward to watching them during the next session.

We had a great day celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday with Acorn class. We made dragons, lanterns, tried Chinese food, Chinese writing, had a ‘chop stick challenge’ and learnt the story behind the Chinese New Year – The story of the 12 animals.  2018 is the year of the dog!

We had a brilliant FS / KS1 ‘Bird Enrichment Day’. We had great fun and saw lots of birds that live in and around our school grounds. We also made bird feeders and bird masks. This afternoon we worked in teams to build bird nests, we used many of the Learning Behaviours including Cooperation! 

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We are learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We talked about London today and looked at some pictures. We were told the story and made pictures of houses. We also great fun acting out the story, hotseating and asking questions!

We had great fun in the dark tent this week. We tested lots of different light sources!

In maths, we focused on adding 10 to different numbers – we got really good at this!

In Literacy we described the penguin from ‘Lost and Found’ using adjectives and wrote sentences using the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’.

In gym, we had great fun exploring the apparatus!

In Science we have been learning about lifecycles. The children all made a butterfly or ladybird lifecycle-

We have been measuring height and length in maths by comparison, using cubes and using our hands. Mrs Bolton set us the challenge of getting into height order!

….Christmas fun!

…..Here are a few from our play!

…..We had a delicious Christmas lunch!

…….We had an awesome time at the panto, ‘Oh no we didn’t! Oh yes we did!’ 😉

…..We had a brilliant time making decorations. The classroom looks great but don’t  worry , the decorations will get sent home pre-Christmas!

…..We made some delicious Christmas tree biscuits, we followed a recipe and wrote our own instructions!

This week we have been counting in maths.

We have been writing facts about owls using the Learning Behaviour ‘cooperation’.

On Friday we visited the church as part of our RE unit on Baptisms. Reverend Parsons then joined us at school to act out the baptism of Poppy the teddy.

We recreated some of the symbols linked to baptisms…

… We have been acting out the Owl Babies!

Here are some of the photos from our Seed to Tree session:

…… We have been enjoying our new garage role play area.

We have been learning about autumn leaves and pumpkins. We had fun investigating them!

In science we have been investigating waterproof and absorbent materials-

….We had a brilliant day on Wednesday making bread hedgehogs for harvest. We thought  about the story of bread and linked it to our topic. We also had a local farmer who brought his tractor to school and told us all about it. We got to sit in the cab!

We had fun practising our basketball skills in PE😊

We all really enjoyed the Diwali enrichment day last Friday. Take a look at what we got up to-

We had a great time at Hollowtrees farm 🙂

…We have been writing some brilliant recounts of our trip to the farm😊

…… Oak drew some lovely chalk pastel pictures of fruits and vegetables with Mrs Lamb.

……… We have been very busy. We have been ordering numbers and estimating amounts in maths.

We went on a walk to look at fields as part of our topic and literacy lessons, we described what we saw.

In PE the children were working as a team. They were listening to a relax kids CD in class too!

In Science we started thinking about the seasons. This will continue throughout the year .

In ICT the children wrote instructions to move our pirate teddies around a map.  This will then progress to programming bee bots.

We had a brilliant time on Seaside Day!!

…… We have been learning about the story of Grace Darling and had a go at acting it out in small groups!

….. We went to the Theatre to see ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’.

We also had the Theatre to our school to perform the story we have been learning about – ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, they were both brilliant!!

We made a really coooooooool card for our daddies, they will need it in all this heat!!

…..Indee – Mai brought in her puppies for us to look at, they were very cute!

….. We have been working hard at learning to read alien and real words in preparation for our screening test, we were great at making made up words!


… We have been practising our bat and ball skills in PE….

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