WELCOME TO OAK CLASS
Oak Class went on a very sunny Spring walk and observed many creatures in their habitats.
Linked to our topic, we have designed and made Totem Poles.
We all enjoyed a drama session which encouraged us to think of ideas for our fantasy story writing.
During RE the children learnt, then acted out the parable 'The Lost Sheep' before writing their own version of the story. (Photos were taken by members of the class.)
The children have enjoyed carrying out a scientific investigation where they were given specific materials to chose from to produce a house which is water resistant. This afternoon they worked together in groups of threes with children who had chosen the same materials. It was great to see the collaboration and problem solving that took place. There were many interesting discussions and debates while the children predicted which materials to use and then adapted when necessary, their ideas to achieve their goal. We have yet to test the water resistant properties!
In Oak Class during music we used the song 'In The Groove' to sing, clap and move to whilst finding the pulse. We then used Glockenspiels to accompany the song following simple notes on the interactive whiteboard.
The children are enjoying yoga in their PE lessons where a story is used to encourage a wide variety of movements.
The children really enjoyed visiting West Stowe where we went to the museum and the Anglo Saxon village and learnt more about life as an Anglo Saxon. We also managed time to play in the playground.
ON OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE CHILDREN ENJOYED GOING ON A HABITAT HUNT AROUND THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. THEY RECORDED THEIR OBSERVATIONS NOTING HOW FEW CREATURES THEY COULD SEE AND HOW COLD IT WAS IN CONTRAST TO OUR AUTUMN HUNT.
We have been thinking about ways of belonging to different groups, including families, schools, clubs and religions. We decided to make our Oak village using lego working together to provide a school, playground, swimming pool, food and clothing shops, houses, cinema and camping area!
This term we have been finding out about the Anglo Saxons using the internet and information books. One day we enjoyed role playing the journey across the sea to Britain! We then wrote our own diary entry describing our voyage.
We have been making Anglo Saxon villages and jewellery as well as shields!
In Science we have been looking at the changes in season around the school environment and recording our observations.