School Closure Update

Hello,

We hope that everyone is keeping well.

All children in Oak Class have taken home a pack with home learning suggestions to last from school closure until Easter. We have now also attached a home learning document to start after Easter. It has lots of educational suggestions as well as fun learning to try.

There are many well-known people doing lessons via You Tube, Instagram and Facebook. Our favourites include: Joe Wicks (PE), Steve Backshall (Science), Myleene Klass (music), Carol Vorderman (maths), David Walliams (stories) and Floella Benjamin (stories). There are also lots of programmes for children on BBC i-player.

Here is a link to White Rose Maths which we use in school! It has lots of fun maths activities to try:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

If you need any support with home learning, Miss Machin's work email address has been sent out via text.

Importantly, remember to play, have fun, make memories and keep safe!

Miss Machin and Miss Harris

OAK CLASS 2019 -20

 

The children have returned to school in Term 4 full of enthusiasm, eager to learn and keen to dodge all the rain we are experiencing!

Our English text in Term 4 is 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit which links to our Geography topic: 'Vicious Volcanoes' and draws on our learning in Term 1 about the Romans.

This term in Science we are looking at 'Living Things' and in early March we went to the University of Bristol where we visited the Life Sciences Department to be Scientists for the day dissecting owl pellets, looking at animal skulls and using microscopes amongst other things!

In Art we have made clay tiles and decorated them in the style of Mondrian who is our 'Artist of the Term' in terms 3 and 4.

In class we have enjoyed reading 'Demon Dentist' by Davis Walliams. In fact, the children enjoyed it so much that they have now requested that I read 'Boy in a Dress' also by David Walliams to them.

World Book Day 5th March; We have taken part in many activities in school. We have been fortunate enough to have a visiting author in class helping us to plan our own stories using a 'jigsaw' approach, where we identified - characters, setting, problem and resolution. The children loved planning their own stories.

 

During Term 3 our chosen English text is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and children have already used their junk modelling techniques to create their own iron men! As the term progressed we learned how to make an electrical circuit in Science and during DT lessons we added flashing eyes to our Oak Class Iron Man!

Have a look at the gallery of some of the children making their own Iron Man.

 

During Term 1 and 2 our History focus was the Romans. We read the book 'A Journal of Illiona', visited Caerleon, had a Roman shield in the classroom and totally immersed ourselves in everything Roman. We also spent time focusing on the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Oliver Jeffers which the children loved. They used descriptive language, expanded noun phrases and similes to describe the crayons and where they lived.

 

We have also been learning about poetry and enjoyed reciting 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough. We even wrote our own version using the sounds heard in school and we performed the poem to Mr Mepham, Mrs Harrison and Willow Class.

The Shield Road Sound Collector by Oak Class

A stranger called this morning

Dressed all in black and grey

Put every sound into a bag

And carried it away

The chattering of the people

The banging of the door

The scraping of the gravel

The creaking of the floor.

The tip-tap of the footsteps

The clanging of the gate

The babbling of the parents

The smashing of the crate.

The flushing of the toilet

The humming of the fridge

The tapping of the pencil

The clacking of the bridge.

The squeaking of the doorway

The scattering of the knives

The shouting of the children

The buzzing of the hives.

A stranger called this morning

He didn't leave his name

He left us only silence

Life will never be the same.