School Closure Update
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:
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.