Welcome Back and Happy New Year. This term we have lots to look forward to with our new topic ‘Romans’. For more information please read our Class Newsletter.
Roman Day 22 January
Oaks class joined Whaplode on a Roman day as part of our topic for this term. The children learnt about Roman life, weapons and how to build an Aquaduct.
Courage 9 January
Our first week back has been busy. We have been thinking about our new value: Courage. We thought about what courage is and how we can use it to help us overcome problems. The children wrote about courage on lion templates for our class display.
We have also been thinking about how important it is to have dreams and aspirations. Using inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr and BFG, the children created their own dream jars for another display.
Making a Roman Road 9 January
For English in Oaks Class, we are learning about Instructional texts and the children have had to write instructions but also learn to follow instructions to make a Roman Road which is linked in with our topic for this term.
Christingle 7 December
Yesterday Oaks class made Christingles ready for our Christingle service today.
Cadburys World 15 November
On Tuesday, Oaks class went to Cadburys World with Years 3 and 4 from Whaplode as part of our topic ‘Chocolate’. We had a wonderful time exploring the history of chocolate making, finding out about how Cadburys started their business, learning about how a bean becomes a bar and tasting chocolate too. It was an amazing trip and we have so much knowledge now ready to use in class.
Rainforests 19 October
In Oaks class we have been producing art work linked to rainforests using Oneone Hammersley.
Roots to Food 11 October
Oaks class had an exciting morning at Whaplode today for ‘Roots to Food’. We spent the morning learning about the importance of a balanced diet and what foods fit into which category on an ‘Eatwell plate’. Two teams with the help of an adult master chef then had to cook a balanced meal using different ingredients. Oaks class took part during the morning answering questions and then sampled some of the recipes. Blossom had to work out what the correct sized portion is for her age using the size of her palm and Andi was chef food taster with a team helping.
We have been learning about where the rainforests are in the world and showing this on a world map. We also have been researching about animals that live there and drawing pictures for our display. Also some children completed tasks during the holidays and we have displayed these in the hall.
We have been using the film, ‘Rio’ to help us with our writing. It has been great to follow the journey of Blu and Jewel in Rio de Janeiro. We have written diary entries thinking about feelings, described the setting and retold parts of the story.
We have been working hard thinking about place value. We have answered lots of different questions in our books, thinking about what each digit means and how to round numbers to name just a couple of tasks.
At the start of joining Oaks, we used a photograph of ourselves, cut them in half and then had to draw the rest of our faces ourselves. We had great fun doing this and making a class display.