Welcome to Oak!
Welcome to our class page. Here you will find updates on what the children have been learning about and some important information.
This Term's Topic
This term the children will be learning all about the local area and the school grounds in the topic 'Do We Make the Most of What's on Our Doorstep'.
In oak class we have been learning about Kensuke’s kingdom in English. Today we have written a poem about Michael sailing into a storm. We have made storm noises and related them to the real storm. Then we read a poem called storm by David Windle then we talked about storm words and then we set of to write our own poems.
Below is a recording of our class storm poem.
Our P.E. days are Monday and Friday. The children need to have both indoor and outdoor kit, including a pair of trainers so that they can use the field when it is wet.
Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday. They will be set maths, grammar, spelling and times tables. Please ensure that it is completed and handed in promptly.
The children should be reading an age appropriate amount at least 3 times a week at home. Reading diaries should be signed by parents each week and will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis.
Our topic this term is volcanoes. So far the children have learnt all about Mt. Everest and how mountains are formed and will soon be learning about the different types of volcanoes.
In science they have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and have tested the viscosity of a range of liquids and recently took part in a challenge all about air.
In art the children have been learning about pop art and have looked at the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. They have created a Ben-Day dot portrait and used a popular fizzy drink logo to experiment with complimentary colours.
Keep checking for more updates- photos and examples of work to follow soon.
Monday 26th June 2017
After a long and arduous journey on a coach fit for the Queen, the children arrived excited, happy and eager ready for the afternoon of activities. A quick tour of the site was followed by the first challenge (and possibly the most difficult) of making their beds! We saw some interesting techniques, but teamwork and perseverance saw them all fit for a good nights sleep. Dinner was next and they all scoffed down delicious lasagne and chicken ready for their first activity, which was archery. All of the children had zero'd in to the target and showed skills worthy of a place in Robin Hood's band of merry men! After Archery it was time for scrap bottle rockets. Using all of their expertise from the space day, they managed to keep their water balloon shaped astronauts alive and earned the privilege of bursting them over the instructor’s head! A quick cup of cocoa before bed and it was time to rest and dream about tomorrow’s exciting activities.
Tuesday 27th June
Having slept well and feeling refreshed the children started the day with go-karting and were all speeding around the track, although they were not quite ready to be let loose on the roads! However, there were a few budding Nigel Mansells! After go-karts was the leap of faith, in which the children all challenged themselves and had a great time encouraging each other- even Miss Walker! Then the rain came, but didn't dampen the children's spirits, and after night line where the blind led the blind around an assault course, it was time for caving- the driest place on the site! The children found out all about wartime defences and many faced their fears of the dark and small spaces. A delicious roast dinner filled them up ready for low ropes and disco, where the children and staff cut some shapes. The last full day has been excellent and the children have been a credit to themselves and the school. Now their thoughts turn to packing up and coming home having had a truly memorable time here.