Menu
Scroll to content
Moor Hey School
A Mathematics and Computing Specialist College

Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class

 

Class Teacher

Mr Branford

 

Class TAs:

Mrs Feeney

Miss Baker 

Miss Bell

 

Apri2021 - SummeTerm

Welcome back to school after the Easter Holidays and to the Summer term.

This term we will be doing our P.E. lessons on a Monday.

During our topic sessions we will be learning about Greece, Pirates, Woodland Animals, Monsters, Under the Sea, Robots and Summer.

In Science we will be learning about Animals including humans, habitats and hibernation and seasonal changes.

 

.............................

 

 

 

Week Beginning Monday

14th June

Monday

 

Literacy Monday 14th June

Today Mr Branford read a new story to us, it is called

"Sharing a Shell" by Julia Donaldson.

When the little hermit crab finds a shiny new shell he doesn't want to share it, 

not with a blobby purple anemone or a tickly bristleworm.

Can the three creatures find a

way to get along?

We then drew six pictures putting the story in sequence order and

wrote a sentence to describe our picture.

Numeracy Monday 14th June

In Numeracy we have been measuring using different weight and scales.

We had lots of fun getting the scales to balance.

Some of us also measured different amounts of water in trays.

We really enjoyed that!!

Topic Monday 14th June

Today we started our new topic

"Under the Sea"

Mr Branford read us a story in Literacy this morning called "Sharing a Shell" by the author Julia Donaldson.

 

Tuesday

Literacy Tuesday 15th June

Today some of us had written sentences describing the characters from our story in as much detail as we can.

Some of us have put a story board together in the right order

using pictures from the story.

..............................................

Week Beginning Monday

7th June

A big Welcome to our Spring Term 2!

Welcome back to everyone.  We hope you have a safe and

happy Half Term break.

 

This is our last term before Summer.  We have some exciting things

happening this term.

Please remember to check emails, newsletters and children's bags for any letters.

 

Monday

 

P.E. Monday 7th June

In P.E today we have continued to work on our ball skills, catching and throwing.

As usual we did our lesson on

the Primary Yard.

Literacy Monday 7th June

 

Today in literacy we have recapped on our book

"The Monster Surprise"

The animals of Little Nook are determined to solve the mystery of their missing food. Together, they search through the forest, unaware that they are in for a monster surprise!

Some of us recapped the story by drawing pictures and writing a sentence putting the story in order. Some of us did a finger paining of the Monster, whilst the rest of us did a cut and stick activity putting the pictures in order of the story.

Tuesday

 

Numeracy Tuesday 8th June

We are looking and learning about different ways we can measure.

Measurement is the quantification of attributes of an object or event, which can be used to compare with other objects or events. The scope and application of measurement are dependent on the context and discipline.

Today we have used a ruler.

 

Topic Tuesday 8th June

Wednesday

 

Swimming Wednesday 9th June

Today after lunch we went to our swimming lesson at

Bamber Bridge leisure Center.

We had lots of fun!  We like swimming.

Literacy Wednesday 9th June

Thursday

Art Thursday 10th June

Today we have designed our own Monsters.  We all have different ideas of how

our monsters will look, some are scary and some are nice, some are

big and some are small, some are kind

and some are mean.

 

Science Thursday 10th June

Friday

Topic Friday 11th June

Today is the last day of our Monster topic. We have had lots of fun creating our own Monsters and reading Monster stories.

Rewards Time Friday 11th June

 

During rewards time the children are able to choose an activity of their choice to complete.

Within this time the children can chose to play a board game, complete a jigsaw, access an educational computer website such as "Teacher your monster to read" "Educational City" or "IDL". The can even choose to read a book. 

Happy Weekend!!!!

Have a safe and Lovely time

Week beginning 24th May

 

Welcome back to our final week before

our

May Spring Bank Half Term Holiday Break.

Monday

 

Literacy Monday 24th May

Today in literacy we have started our new book

"The Monster Surprise"

The animals of Little Nook are determined to solve the mystery of their missing food. Together, they search through the forest, unaware that they are in for a monster surprise!

Some of us recapped the story by drawing pictures and writing a sentence putting the story in order. Some of us did a finger paining of the Monster, whilst the rest of us did a cut and stick activity putting the pictures in order of the story.

 

I.C.T Monday 24th May

Today we have worked on Purple Mash.

It can be quite tricky to control a mouse so we have been doing jigsaws

using the mouse to help us gain control.

Tuesday

Topic Tuesday 25th May

Today we have started our new topic 

"Monsters"

We have designed our own Monster Masks using a variety

of different materials.

First we put glue all over our mask, then we added cotton wool, coloured tissue paper and coloured Cellophane.

 

 

Literacy Tuesday 25th May

Today we talked about what foods and drink we would have at a tea party.

Some of us then wrote a list and described each item.

A couple of us made puppets related to our story and some and the rest of us 

made a monster.

Numeracy Tuesday 25th May

We are continuing to look at patterns.

The children are continuing to colour their patterns with the correct

colour that comes next.

Wednesday

Literacy Wednesday 26th May

Today we wrote invitations to our friends inviting them to our

Tea Party on Thursday Afternoon.

We put on our invites what games we are going to play and the different types of party food we are going to have.

 

Communications Wednesday 26th May

Today we have be learning the sign for Monster.

Start with both your hands down in a claw shape. Then bring your hands up toward your face. The sign is augmented by making a monster-like face to add a bit of fun and emotion to the sign.

we then sang ....

 

A Monster came to visit you, it roared, it roared

A Monster came to visit you, it roared, it roared,

A Monster came to visit you his head was Green and his hands were Blue

and it kept on roaring, but did it frighten you.

 

Swimming Wednesday 26th May

Today we started our swimming lessons again.  We were all so exited to go to the swimming baths. 

Mr Cockerill drove the mini bus to our lesson at Bamber Bridge Leisure Center.

We had lots of fun!

 

Thursday

 

Art Thursday 27th May

Today we used different materials to decorate our Monsters.  We used straws, buttons, beads, polystyrene, tinsel and coloured pens.

We also used stamps and coloured ink to make patterns on our Monsters.

Science Thursday 27th May

Today we looked at what we need to live. When asked the children responded

with food and air.

We looked at different things that are alive, have lived but died

and never lived.  The children the put pictures of different things

into the correct category.

Friday

Rewards Time  Friday 28th May

Today in rewards time Mr Branford showed us a film related to our topic

"Monsters Inc"

We really enjoyed it, it was fun.

Literacy Friday 28th May

Following on from our Monster's tea party today we wrote about all the fun we had.

We wrote about the food and drinking chocolate, the games

we played and the prizes we won!!

Week beginning 17th May 

 

Welcome to another week in school!

We hope you all had a lovely weeekend

Have a Happy and Safe

Half Term!!

Monday

Literacy Monday 17th May

In literacy today we have started our story of the week. 

This week our story is called

"The bear who came to Babysit"

After we listen to the story we broke off into different groups. Some of us

retold the story in sequence through pictures and a sentence and some of us did a cut and stick activity.

Numeracy Monday 17th May

We have continued to work on our understanding of Shapes today.

We have counted the amount of side each shape has

and named the shapes.

Some of us have done a cut and stick activity whilst some of us have worked on our memory recall, with the rest of us being able to write the name of a 3D shape

beneath its picture.

I.C.T.  Monday 17th May

Today we have had some fun doing activities on Purple Mash. Purple Mash 

is a cloud-based platform for primary-aged children. It contains a wide range of age-appropriate, creative software tools for writing, drawing, coding,

animating, blogging and much more. Purple Mash contains digital tools for writing, drawing, painting and activities across the curriculum.

Tuesday

Topic Tuesday 18th May

In topic today we made Honey biscuits. Below is the recipe we used.

 

Ingredients

 

  • 100g soft butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 large tablespoon of honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 level teaspoon cinnamon
  • 180g self-raising flour
  •  

Method

  • STEP 1

    Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon until creamy.

  • STEP 2

    Next beat in the honey and the egg yolk.

  • STEP 3

    Add the cinnamon and flour,mix into soft dough.

  • STEP 4

    Take a teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball.

  • STEP 5

    Then do the same to the other 29 cookies.

  • STEP 6

    Space out on a greased baking tray.

  • STEP 7

    Cook for 10 minutes at 175C.

We had lots of fun!

 

Science Tuesday 18th May

Today we looked at living and none living things.  We then placed them into groups.

Scientists use scientific classification to sort the world, but there are many other ways of sorting. One way we can sort things is by classifying them as living or nonliving.

Living things use energy. They move or change shape. They take in food and get rid of waste, and they have babies, or reproduce. Humans, insects, trees, and grass are living things.

Nonliving things do not move by themselves, grow, or reproduce. They exist in nature or are made by living things. There are three groups of nonliving things.

They are solids, liquids, and gases. Water is an example of a liquid. A rock is a solid. 

Oxygen is an example of a gas. Cars, pencils, and air are examples of nonliving things.

Literacy Tuesday 18th May

 

We recapped over the story again today.  Then some of us described how we would feel if a Bear came to babysit us!

A few of us designed a bears face and the rest of us did a cut and stick activity were we had to put the items in the correct room in the house.

Wednesday

Numeracy  Wednesday 19th May

A shape is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface, as opposed to other properties such as color, texture, or material type.

Today some of us have cut out our shapes and stuck them onto a bus.

Communications Wednesday 19th May

In communications we have been recapping our

Woodland Animal signs.

Topic Wednesday 19th May

We have made a Bear's face using a paper plate.

We coloured in the paper plate brown and added two black eyes.  Then we made a nose and ears.  It was great fun!

Thursday

Reading Thursday 20th May

 

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what's printed on the page. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve

their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It's important for them to understand how stories work too.

We have had our reading books changed today.  We each took it in turn to read our books.

Art Thursday 20th May

In art today we made a moving Bear.  

We painted a paper plate brown for its body. 

For its face we used the inside of a paper place and glued some brown paper on it.  Then using a felt tip we drew on its eyes and nose.  We cut out some brown paper ears and stuck them on. 

We then added legs with split pins so the legs can move. Finally we used pipe cleaners for whiskers.

Science Thursday 20th May

Today in science we have been looking at living and non living things. 

We made a list on the board of living and non living things. We had lots of fun. Some of us coloured in a work sheet.

For living things we coloured them in green and non living red. Then we played a board game.

Friday

Just Dance Friday 21st May

As its rained on and off all day instead of going out this morning to do our

Golden Mile we did Just Dance in the classroom.

We had lots of fun copying the dance moves!

Numeracy Friday 21st May

Exploration of repeating patterns can form an easy introduction

to some of the fundamental ideas of early mathematics. We have been learning about what repeated patterns are today.

Literacy Friday 21st May

Our book this week has been about a Bear who was a Babysitter.

So we designed a poster, advertising our own animal

babysitter.  Then we wrote three sentences describing our babysitter and

the reasons why they should be chosen for the job.

Happy Weekend!!

...................................

Week Beginning Monday 10th May

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

This week we will be starting our new topic......

Monday

Literacy Monday 10th May

As we are starting our new topic this week Mr Branford started off our literacy

lesson by reading us a story called

"Don't Hog the Hedge"

We then drew pictures and wrote a caption for each picture putting them

in sequence order of the story.

Numeracy Monday 10th May

Today we have been looking at different shapes. 

We have been making pictures with different shapes and learning the shapes names. We also counted how many

sides each shape has.

Rotations Monday 10th May 

In rotations we break off into different groups to do our work. Today some of us have been working on our Phonics using the SATPIN flash cards, whilst some of us have done some work on our fine motor skills doing some threading and play dough manipulation.  The rest of us used the computers and did some IDL. This is work set By Mr Branford to help improve our literacy skills.

Tuesday

Literacy  Tuesday 11th May

In literacy today some of us have described a setting, with what we would chose to have with us if we hibernated.

Whilst some of us have used masks of the characters from our story

"Don't Hog the Hedge"

and taken it in turns to act out the story using role play.

Science Tuesday 11th May

Today we were shown flash cards of different animals. 

We then had to interpret that animal, how it walks, the noise it makes.

Topic Tuesday 11th May

We have started our new topic today.....

"Woodland Animals"

The term woodlands usually refers to an in-between area, one that has more trees and shrubbery than grasslands or deserts, but not as many as dense forests or jungles. This allows for a climate that’s not as hostile as a desert, where the hot sun burns down on its inhabitants all day, but one that is still sunnier than a dark forest, where the large amount of trees creates a canopy that makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate. The healthy amount of sunlight allowed into a woodland area helps support trees that grow food like fruit and nuts. That food serves as nutrients for animals like bears, deer, rodents, squirrels and many types of birds. And while the woodlands do allow in the sun, there is also still enough shade and tree protection to house nocturnal animals like owls and raccoons.

Today we have made Hedgehogs out of clay.

Wednesday

Communications  Wednesday 12th May

In communications today we have been learning some new signs

for sign language.

As our topic is about Woodland Aminals we have learnt to sign the following:

Fox

Hedgehog

Mouse

Mole

Frog

Squirrel

The children are amazing at this and had lots of fun learning our new signs.

Topic Wednesday 12th May

Today in topic we made the Hedgehog from the story called

"Don't Hog the Hedge"

We use:

Paper Plate

Brown Felt tip

Glue

Scissors

Brown paper

 

 We folded the plate in half and coloured it in brown.   

Then using the scissors we cut strips of brown paper for the spines and

glued them onto the top of our folded plate.  We then drew a face on our hedgehog.

The Hedgehog in our story is called Hattie.

 Thursday

Eid

 

Eid Mubarak

Some children in our class won't be in school today

as they celebrate Eid.

Eid is a word for a festival or celebration,

while mubarak means blessed.

So to say Eid Mubarak means Happy Eid, or have a blessed holiday.

 

Oak Class wishes everyone a safe, peaceful and Happy Eid Mubarak

Art Thursday 13th May

Today we have really had lots of fun in art. We have painted a hedgehog using a fork. We did this by drawing a line on our hedgehog shape to show its head and body.

Using the fork we dipped it in brown paint and placed it on the hedgehog to create spikes. They look really effective.

Science Thursday 13th May

In Science today we have continued to look at animal habitats.   Some of us have cut out animals and then stuck them in the correct habitat and environment. 

Numeracy Thursday 13th May

In numeracy we are learning about shapes. We have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes

We have also been learning how many sides shapes have.

Friday

Numeracy Friday 14th May

In numeracy today we have been learning about symmetry.

Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it, to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same.

P.H.S.E.  Friday 14th May

Friendship and what being a good friend means was our lesson today.

We talked about what is important to us about a friend and what makes us a good friend.

Good friends are loyal and accept you for who you are during the good and bad times. Good friends are also honest and honest enough to tell you when you're not being a good friend yourself.  Along with good friends who are present, loyal, and honest, most people want friends who are trustworthy.

Sensory Time Friday 14th May

Sensory play is a type of play that activates and stimulates a child's senses. Often, sensory play focuses on stimulating touch, sight, and hearing as those senses are most accessible.  These senses are how they learn about the world around them and make sense of the many new things they're experiencing each day.

 

Happy Friday!!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone and stay safe and well!

.....................................

Week Beginning Monday 3rd May

 

Welcome back after the bank holiday weekend!!

It's a bit of a funny week this week as we are in school Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Please remember that Thursday 6th

May, is an 

INSET Day .

 

This week we have learnt about ....

Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021  

Tuesday

Science   Tuesday 4th May 

Habitats are places in nature that provide food, protection from predators and unfavorable weather, and a home in which to raise young. Habitats are characterized most often by climate and location. ... The animals and plants that live in a particular habitat have adaptations that allow them to survive there.

  Today we looked at different animals habitat. 

Then we matched each animal with their homes.  It was really good.

Literacy  Tuesday 4th May

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and

other valuable goods. Those who conduct acts of piracy are called pirates,

while the dedicated ships that pirates use are called pirate ships.

We have given our own Pirates a name today. We also added their age,

choice of weapons and treasure. 

Then we wrote two sentences about our Pirates.

Topic .. Pirate Flags  Tuesday 4th May

Carrying on with our Pirate topic, we have designed our own pirate flag.

The Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack, during the early 18th century.  We used a piece of material and felt tips to draw and colour our designs.

Wednesday

Numeracy Wednesday 5th May

Some of us have been continuing to count objects up to ten, whilst some of

us have be subtracting from 30 using a number line.

Topic ...  Pirate Boats  Wednesday 5th May

 

We have made Pirate Boats this afternoon.

 

 

You will need....

 

  • paper plate
  • brown paint
  • paintbrush
  • paper  (black, yellow and white)
  • craft stick
  • glue
  • scissors

 

Step 1: Start by painting the outside of the paper plate brown.

Step 2: While the paper plate is drying, cut out 2 rectangle top parts out of yellow paper, 3 boat windows and one flag out of black paper. You can cut out the pirate skull yourself.

Step 3: Bend the paper plate in half with the painted side on the outside.

Step 4: Glue the three windows on one yellow rectangle.

Step 5: Glue one yellow rectangle at the top of the paper plate and glue the stick at the back of the yellow part. Glue the other yellow rectangle on the other side.

Step 6: The skull will go on the flag and then the flag on the craft stick.

Literacy Wednesday 5th May

We have learnt all about the different parts of a sailing ship today and what they do.

While the romanticized days of swashbuckling pirates who pillaged and plundered their way through life is long gone, the notion of such a carefree lifestyle remains

in the hearts of many.  Although historically most successful pirate captains didn’t command flashy or extravagant ships, their homes upon the sea were an essential

part of amassing their wealth.  

Thursday

Thursday 6th May

 

Inset Day

 

School is closed today for voting ....

Friday

PHSE  Friday 7th May

Emotions are the names given to our feelings. They describe the way we feel at different times and enable us to process the situation we are in and how we are responding to it. Our emotions can change quickly from one moment to the next and sometimes certain emotions can last a long time. Some emotions are nice to feel and some are harder to deal with but all emotions are important and it is okay to talk about our emotions with others. There are 6 main categories that emotions can be divided into: happiness, anger, fear, sadness, disgust and surprise, with numerous words being used to describe different degrees of each emotion. It is important that you can start to identify which emotions you are feeling and why - as well being able to tell what emotions are being felt by those around you so that you can respond in an appropriate way.

Today we coloured in our own Feelings Monster and finished off by

adding a sentence about it.

Cooking  Friday 7th May

Today we made rice Krispie cakes. It was great fun, we really enjoyed

smelling the chocolate and mixing the ingredients together. 

Below is the recipe that we used.

 

 

  • 60g/ 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 table spoons golden syrup
  • 1 x 100g bar milk or dark chocolate
  • 90g/ 3 oz Rice Krispies
  •  

How to make them

  1. Melt the chocolate in small bursts in the microwave or over a bain marie (in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water)
  2. Add the butter, cut in to small pieces, stir in till melted
  3. Add the syrup, stir
  4. Add the Rice Krispies and stir in to the chocolate mix, gently
  5. Spoon in to 12 bun cases
  6. Leave to cool

Rewards Assembly  Friday 7th May

This is when we get together with our other Primary classes and celebrate each others achievements. 

Our teachers award us with certificates for a variety of different things we have done during the school week.  It could be excellent work or kindness, it makes us feel very proud.

 

 

Happy Friday!!

have a lovely weekend

...................................

Week beginning Monday 26th April

 

please remember that this

Friday 30th April

is an inset day

 

This week we are starting our new topic ......

Religious Education Monday 26th April

We have been learning about the Islamic Religion.

Islam strongly asks Muslims to treat animals with compassion and not to abuse them. The Holy Qur’an states that all creation praises God, even if this praise is not expressed in human language. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) often chastised his Companions who mistreated animals, and spoke to them about the need for mercy and kindness.

Numeracy Monday 26th April

In numeracy we have been continuing with our counting.  Today some of us have counted out different amounts of items. Whilst some of us have done number line addition.

Physical Education Monday 26th April

This week we had a go at throwing a ball to each

other and catching it.  It was great fun.  We also played a game of stand by

the code colour that Mr Branford shouted out.

Topic .....     Pirates Tuesday 27th April

 

 We have started our new topic "Pirates." The children enjoyed making Pirate biscuits.

We mixed the butter and sugar together with our hands.

We then added flour and once the mixture had binded together we roled our cookie dough into a ball.

Science Tuesday 27th April

We are continuing to learn about animals. Today we have been

looking at African Lions. 

Our task today was to label the parts of an African Lion. 

Literacy Tuesday 27th April

We have been looking at the Pirate Black Beard. We made a list of what we can see in the Picture of Black Beard.  Then we wrote a sentence.

We also wrote a list of ingredients we need to

make our biscuits and we finished off by writing a sentence 

about what our biscuit was going to look like.

 

 Numeracy Wednesday 28th April

Some of us have continued to count objects up to 10 and some of us have completed adding up to 20 using a number line, with some of us working out number problems up to 50 filling in the missing number.

Literacy Wednesday 28th April

Today we had to put into order of sequence the instructions we used to make our Pirate biscuits.  We finished off by writing our instructions above the pictures.

Some of us also did a coin treasure hunt in the sand pit.

Topic.. Pirates Wednesday 28th April

Today we designed our own Pirate treasure maps.  We had to put a big where the treasure is buried. We added a line of dashes that lead to the treasure.  We also put a compass so it was clear which direction needed to be followed.  To finish off our map we dripped a tea bag over the paper and used a brush to spread it around to make the map look old.

To finish off we went on a treasure hunt and found some chocolate coins that Mr Branford had hidden.  It was great fun!!

Phonics Thursday 29th April

Today we have been looking at the letter "a"  

We have been practicing how to form our letter "a" when writing.

Using our finger we traces around paint in cling film on the table, it was great fun!

Rewards Thursday 29th April

We had rewards time this afternoon as we are not at school tomorrow.  Rewards time is when we get to choose our own activity for the last lesson of the day.  We have rewards time for being good and producing excellent work during the week.

Art Thursday 29th April

Today we made Pirate telescopes using paper towel tubes. 

We cut and stuck our designs onto the tubes. Then we made an eye patch and used

wool to tie them around our heads.  We finished off our lesson by

making our very own pirate ship out

of the lego big blocks. 

Have a wonderful Bank

Holiday Weekend!

.........................

Week Beginning Monday 19th April 2021

 

This week we have been learning about ...

 

I.C.T. Monday 19th April

How we make a powerpoint presentation.  We each chose what we wanted to make our presentation about.

Microsoft PowerPoint is an electronic presentation program that helps people present a speech using a collection of slides. A PowerPoint presentation is a collection of slides that can be used to create oral presentations.

 

 

Literacy  Monday 19th April

As we are still learning about Greece in our topic this week we have pretended that we are on holiday in Greece and designed our own post card. We wrote to someone of our own choice describing our holiday. We then added an address ready to post.

Literacy Tuesday 20th April

The Jolly Postman

 

Mr Branford read a story to us today about The Jolly Postman.  There are lots of fun characters such as the 3 Bears, Cinderella, Big Bad Wolf, a Witch, Goldilocks and a Giant.  We then did a story sequence in our literacy books on the characters in the story and drew pictures.

Science Tuesday 20th April

In science today we have been looking at senses.

Humans have five basic senses, 

touch

sight

hearing 

smell 

taste 

The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us. 

We have been using our senses with different types of food.

Topic Tuesday 20th April

 

This week we are continuing with our topic on Greece...

 

Today we have made Greek Wraps

 

A gyro or gyros is a Greek dish made from meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie.  Like shawarma and tacos al pastor, it is derived from the lamb-based doner kebab. In Greece and Cyprus it is prepared most often with pork or chicken, whilst beef, chicken, and lamb are common in other countries. It is typically served wrapped or stuffed in a Pita, along with ingredients such as tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce.

 

 

Wednesday 21st April

Communications

We have been learning to sign our senses today.

There are five senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing.

Our senses help us to understand what’s happening around us.

Our senses send messages through receptor cells to our brain, using our nervous system to deliver that message.

There are four kinds of taste receptors on the tongue – bitter, sweet, salt and sour.

Some parts of the skin are more sensitive than others – this is because they have more receptor cells.

We taste food using both our sense of taste and smell.

It’s fun to experiment with your senses – for example, make a chart of what foods taste bitter, sweet, salty and sour.

If you cup your hand around your ear, you’ll hear more things – this is because you’re helping your ear gather more sounds.

Not everyone is able to use all five of their senses. If someone cannot see, they are blind; if someone cannot hear, they are deaf.

We can use all five of our senses at the same time without even realising it!

Literacy

Mr Branford read the Jolly Postman story to us again today to remind us of the character sequence in the story.  The children then took it in turns to play a character from the story, with Mr Branford playing the part of the Jolly Postman delivering the letters. The children then took turns to be the Jolly Postman.

Some of us then wrote sentences using joining words because and and. Below is an example we all did together.

The Postman didn't drink the Witch's tea because it was green and nasty.

Numeracy

we have got groups that we work in for numeracy.

Some of us have been looking at numbers 1 - 10.  We have been matching the numbers with the pictures.

A few of us have been working on numbers 10 more or 10 less, whilst the rest of us have been working on numbers 1000 more or 1000 less.

...................................................................................................

Thursday 22nd April

 

Phonics and Handwriting

 

Today we have been looking  at 'O' and how to curvise write with Mrs Stuart.

Art

 

 The earliest decorated mosaics in the Greco-Roman world were made in Greece in the late 5th century BCE, using black and white pebbles. Mosaics made with cut cubes (tesserae) of stone, ceramic, or glass were probably developed in the 3rd century BCE, and soon became standard.

 

carrying on from last week today we did mosaic pictures of our names that have been translated into Greek.

Science

 

We continued looking at our five senses today.  We started by playing an interactive game were we had to choose the correct picture to go with each sense.

We 

Friday 23rd April

Happy St. Geoge's Day!!

 

Saint George's Day, also called the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including Bulgaria, England, Georgia, Portugal, Spain.

Saint George's Day is normally celebrated on 23 April. However, Church of England rules denote that no saints' day should be celebrated between Palm Sunday and the Sunday after Easter Day so if 23 April falls in that period the celebrations are transferred to after it. 

We have been decorating our own flags for St. Georges Day today.

P.H.S.E.

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject that our children will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

PSHE education helps children to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life and work in modern Britain. 

 

Today we have been looking at what make a good friend.

Happy Weekend!! 

 

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Week Beginning Monday 12th April 2021

 

This week we have been learning about ...

 

 

 We have started our topic 

 

Greece

 

We have had lots of fun this week and learnt many fun facts !!!

Below is a brief outline of what we have covered in our lessons.

 

 

The Minotaur and the maze

Due to the Minotaur's monstrous form, King Minos ordered the craftsman, Daedalus, and his son, Icarus, to build a huge maze known as the Labyrinth to house the beast. The Minotaur remained in the Labyrinth receiving annual offerings of youths and maidens to eat. He was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

 

We then designed and drew our own maze.

 

  

 

 

Greek pottery

 

We looked at the different types of pottery used by the Greeks. 

 

The pottery that was produced by the ancient Greeks, is important both for the intrinsic beauty of its forms and decoration and for the light it sheds on the development of Greek pictorial art.

It is made from fired clay pottery, which is highly durable. The painted decorations of these pottery items has become the main source of information about the process  Greek artists used to gradually solved the many problems of representing three-dimensional objects and figures on a flat or curved surface. The large number of surviving examples is also the result of a much wider reliance on pottery vessels in a period when other materials were expensive or unknown. The Greeks used pottery vessels primarily to store, transport, and drink such liquids as wine and water. Smaller pots were used as containers for perfumes and unguents.

 

Using clay we made our own Pottery.

 

 

Greek Pizza

 

Greek pizza, is a style of pizza crust and preparation where the pizza is proofed and cooked in a metal pan rather than stretched to order and baked on the floor of the pizza oven. A shallow pan is used, unlike the usual ones used. Its crust is typically spongy, airy, and light, like focaccia but not as thick. The crust is also rather oily, due to the coating of oil applied to the pan during preparation.

 

 

below is a typical traditional recipe that is used.

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

  • 16 oz pizza dough , homemade or store-bought
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil , divided
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella , chopped into pieces (regular low moisture mozzarella would be fine too)
  • 4 oz feta , crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any variety)
  • 1 cup diced grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olivesor black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

 

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza stone in oven and rest 30 minutes. Meanwhile combine 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and garlic in a small bowl.

  • Spread and shape pizza crust into a 12 - 13 inch round over a sheet of lightly floured parchment paper, while creating a rim along edge of dough. Brush pizza dough evenly with olive oil mixture.

  • Sprinkle evenly with oregano, basil, thyme (leaving rim uncovered with herbs) and season lightly with salt and pepper. Top evenly with mozzarella and feta cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven 12 - 15 minutes until crust is golden. Meanwhile, saute peppers in a skillet in 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat until tender (you could also just add them on without sauteing).

  • Remove pizza from oven and immediately top with peppers, tomatoes, olives, onion and parsley. Cut into slices and serve.

 

We made our own version of a Greek Pizza.  We used pitta bread, pasta sauce, and feta cheese.

 

 

Mosaic Art

 

A mosaic is a pattern or image made of small regular or irregular pieces of colored stone, glass or ceramic, held in place by plaster/mortar, and covering a surface. Mosaics are often used as floor and wall decoration, and were particularly popular in the Ancient Roman world.

 

We then had a go at doing our own Mosaic.

Using different coloured tissue paper we designed a border around our initials.  We then used coloured cellophane to do our initials.

 

 

Communication

This week we have been looking at how we sign different body parts.  The children are fabulous at signing.

 

 

 

 

Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip

Our whole school have been remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip today.  Each child from every class has produced a piece of work reflecting and remembering The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.  Our class designed a flower. Some of us wrote a note to The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip to say goodbye.

Outdoor Area

 

Over the Easter holidays our School Site Manager Mr Tiller, has made our class an outdoor area. We are able to use this throughout the day after we have completed our work.  We have also been able to do some of our learning in our area in the nice warm weather this week.

Thank you Mr Tiller!!!  we really like our area.

P.E.

 

This weeks lesson was all about ball tricks.  We each bounced a ball around the Primary Play Ground.  We then threw the ball up in the air and clapped our hands together before catching the ball.  We had a competition to see who could do the most claps.

Golden Mile

Each morning after registration and arrival work has been completed we walk to the primary yard.  Once there we walk around the yard with our teachers and complete a mile in steps!  This is our daily exercise routine.

Each lap of the yard equates to 100 steps!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!!

                     .......................................................................................

September 2020 - Autumn Term

Welcome Back to School! 

There are lots of new children in Oak Class.

We are working on our Rainbow Recovery Curriculum. This will allow children to catch up on missed learning and to explore how they feel about the world around them. 

There are lots of exciting topics for us to cover, Including: Invaders, Amazing Asia, Science Fiction, Significant People, Cavemen, Weather and Christmas. 

 

At the moment we are not doing swimming lessons or formal P.E.

Update on Life in Oak Class  28.09.20

We have had a very busy start to the new school year. We have just got two new pupils, so our class is now full.

We have been working very hard.

In Maths, we have just completed a unit on shape and space.

Here are some photos. Some of the boys have been out searching for symmetry in nature. We managed to find some symmetrical leaves. 

We have also been making models of 3D shapes. The boys loved moulding the playdoh.

 

In Literacy, we have been reading stories with repeating patterns. This week we are going to

create our own.

 

 

In Topic, we have been learning about Viking Invaders. The boys built and tested their 

own Viking Longships!

We went to visit the owls. We saw lots of different birds and put on a special glove so that we could hold them.
We have been learning about animal habitats. We went to the forest area with an ipad and a magnifying glass to see what we could find.
Top