Good afternoon Oak Class. I have today set you a 2do on a new topic called 'Creating Pictures' which you might like to do. In this topic, you can research different styles of art and artist using the internet and any books you may already have at home. After the Easter holidays, around the beginning of May, I will set a new 2do focusing on different styles and artists.
The first artist is Claude Monet and his impressionist style of art. Once you have found out about him, you need to log in to your Purple Mash account, click on your 2Do and open the photo that says impressionism. You can choose what to paint. Remember when you have finished your picture, type your name at the bottom, save your work and hand in to me. I look forward to seeing your amazing art work. I'll share some of your work on the website
Take care and keep safe
Thursday 2nd April 20
Dear Oak Class,
First of all I would like to say how much I have enjoyed talking to you and your parents this week and to hear how you're getting on. It sounds like you are all doing well and making the most of this special time together. I have rung you all but still have a couple of families to actually speak to so I will keep on ringing!
We are going to have a new site where you will be able to send things you have been doing, pictures or writing or whatever you choose and I will be able to respond to you . So if there's something you would like to share with me, maybe with the whole class, look after it until I tell you how to do this.
Meanwhile for those who would like to, Mrs Asker has kindly offered to set up a 2Do for you on Purple Mash with instructions on how to access this. It's called creating pictures and involves researching an artist, finding out about their style of painting before having a go yourself. If you remember we researched Henri Matisse and you created your lovely snail paintings. Otherwise feel free to continue to choose your own activities from the websites listed under home learning on our web site.
It was interesting to hear some of the different activities you have chosen to do including reading, times tables (some of you have tried Rock Stars Times Tables), writing stories (lots of you plan to write a fantasy story to share), planting seeds, keeping a diary, playing a musical instrument, learning Spanish songs, looking for habitats, cooking for your family as well as playing in your garden or going for walks and bike rides.
So continue to have fun whilst staying at home and I will be in touch again soon.
Thursday 26th March 20
Hi Oak class,
I hope you are all well. I just wanted to let you know how lots of children are creating rainbow pictures which they are putting in their windows to bring a smile to each other. I wonder if any of you have already done this? When I go for my walk in the lovely sunshine this afternoon, I will look to see if I can spot any rainbows and I'm sure people will enjoy your picture if you join in with this activity!
I hope you and your family are having fun learning together!
Hi Oak Class,
I hope you are all well and enjoying home learning! As you can see, we have a home learning page with lots of interesting websites for you to use. I also sent home your common exception words and it would be fantastic if when I next see you, you were able to write them down correctly spelt! Working together we have already made good progress with spelling and it would be great to be even better! I also set Times Tables Rock Stars up for you to have fun whilst learning your times tables. In addition you have Mathletics where I will add new tasks for you over the coming weeks.
I have been tuning in to Joe Wicks daily workout and gradually getting better at each of the exercises! I hope you are able to spend some time outside particularly while it's so sunny.
I have sent your fantastic cards and letters to the nursing home and I am sure they will really cheer the residents up!
I will add more to our class page but meanwhile, keep learning and having fun!
We have been making domino runs!
The fabulous World Book Day costumes in Oak Class.
The children have used non fiction books and iPads to research and find out facts about grizzly bears for their information sheets.
Be Bright, Be Seen - Oak Class look fantastic in their bright clothes to promote road safety!
Oak Class have been looking at the work of Henri Matisse, in particular "The Snail" (1953).Initially they wanted to get an idea of the size of the original piece of art so measured the area and used pale coloured sheets of paper to make a snail shape. Next they mixed paint to create strong, vibrant coloured sheets which they used to create their own version of The Snail.
This term our topic is Alaska.
OAK CLASS CURRICULUM MAP
Children in Oak Class were excited to find an outline of a dragon in the playground this morning, together with bright, sparkly jewels, ribbons and material all scattered around. They set about investigating who had been in our playground and were delighted to discover a large, golden egg which they decided had been left by our mystery dragon!
On our return inside time was spent reading and finding out about dragons before the children thought that the dragon that had been to visit was a Draco Occidentalis! The egg is now in a warm, safe nest.
Curriculum Map, Summer Term
The children really enjoyed watching the Theatre Royal production, The Goose Who Flew and the follow up drama workshop. Here are some pictures of the children in action!
This afternoon children in Oak Class enjoyed a taster cricket session which they found a lot of fun!
Erupting our volcanoes!
Curriculum Map Spring Term
We are beginning to understand what an algorithm is and that computer programs execute by following precise and ambiguous instructions. In pairs, we took it in turns to read a shape algorithms using the commands forward, backward, left, right, move and turn. The child following the instructions had to guess what shape they were making.
Next, we wrote our own algorithms for different size squares and rectangles. We learnt new commands - left 90, left quarter turn, right 90, right quarter turn and half turn.
In ICT, Oak class have been practising logging on to the computers using their own username and password, learning keyboard skills and having a competition to see who can locate the letters quickest.
If the children would like to practise their skills, please click on the link below:
Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018
As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -
Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water
Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help
Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency
Emergency - know what to do in an emergency
The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.
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.