This term our topic will be about developing the garden areas within our school grounds. We will be applying the skills that we have learnt in English, Maths and Science as we work towards achieving the Level 1 (and hopefully Level 2!) gardening award from the Royal Horticulture Society. More information on this can be found on the RHS website
Our class will be divided into two different groups, each responsible for developing their own area of garden. Year 5/6 will be developing a wildlife garden towards the back of our school field and Year 3/4 will be improving our vegetable garden. If you would like to support us to achieve these awards please let us know.
Visiting St Lamberts Hall Farm
We had a fantastic time visiting St Lamberts Hall Farm and learnt lots about how food is grown in our local area. Particular highlights were digging up potatoes, sitting in a combine harvester and enjoying a tractor and trailer ride around the farm. We would like to thank Mr Oldershaw and his farm manager James for inviting us and making the morning so enjoyable and informative.
Teacher: Mrs Walker
Children: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Homework are given out every Monday.
Spellings are tested on Mondays.
PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon and swimming will be on a Thursday afternoon.
Experimenting with colour
As part of our work in art, the children have been experimenting with colour mixing. They have created their own colour wheels and have also been making tints and tones. They have used their new skills to create beautiful backdrops to their Stone Henge pictures.
Easter Celebrations! 28 March
During a conversation about celebrating Easter, lots of the children said they had never eaten hot cross buns before, so as part of our Easter celebrations we have a tasting session!
Year 5 and 6 Science 16 March
During their work on living things, years 5 and 6 have been looking at the parts of eggs. They have used their iPads to create PicCollages showing what they have found.
French 23 February
In French we are learning Quelle Est La Date Aujourd’hui? (What is the date?) In our first lesson we looked at Les Mois (Months of the year) We played a game of noughts and crosses to practise our pronunciation of the months in French.
Science Morning 22 February
We have really enjoyed our science this term. The children have been developing how they can investigate scientifically. They have all designed, created and tested their own boats to see which one would be the most successful at holding the most weight. Children had to think about a whole range of skills to ensure that their boat was successful.
Children very much enjoyed doing these investigations and they thought carefully about the way in which to add the weight to make it as successful as possible.
Odd Socks Day
A visit to the South Holland Centre
As part of the START project, our year 3 and 4 pupils visited the South Holland Centre to watch Tales of Birbal. The pupils were very excited and many said it was their first trip to the theatre. The children particularly enjoyed the chance to ask the actors questions at the end of the performance.
The Oaks have been super busy creating their own Egyptian pots. We looked at how the Egyptians mummified other Egyptians and found out that they keep organs in special pots so we created our own using clay. They look fabulous!
The Year 3 and 4 children have had fun taking part in the START workshop. They took part in lots of acting activities and made their own crows from recycled materials. We are excited to see the crows in The Tales of Birbal show!
Earth and Space
The Year 5 and 6 children have been looking at Earth and Space in Science. We have been finding out about how the Earth orbits the Sun whilst spinning on its axis and how the Moon orbits the Earth. The children created models on this. They look great!