Welcome to Oak Tree Class 2019-2020!
Welcome to Oak Tree Class 2019-2020!
We have been very busy this term exploring our new curriculum and finding more about the beautiful world around us. We are proud of our work so far and we continue to strive to do our best learning.
In RE, we are learning about God’s Creation. We have been exploring ‘The Story of Creation’ through drama, art and by looking very closely at God’s words in the Bible. We are grateful for the wonderful world God has created for us but we also understand that we are responsible for looking after God’s creations.
During English lessons, we have been learning how to write a postcard inspired by the book Journey by Aaron Becker. We also wrote acrostic poems about SUNFLOWERS inspired by the sunflowers from the school garden. We are now working on a new story of the enormous....vegetable from the school garden!
During Science lessons, we have been learning about habitats. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful garden where we can admire God’s creation but also to explore micro- habitats. We found lots of little creatures under the logs, in the flower beds, up in the trees and even in the pond! We know that we need to respect everyone’s homes so that all the living things can stay healthy and safe.
This term in Art, we have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. We learned lots of facts about his life and we admired his wonderful paintings. We looked at the sunflowers from the school garden to develop our skills of sketching and painting. It’s great to be an artist!
In Geography, we are learning about Continents and Oceans. We have used atlases and globes to help us learn about the world we live in.
This term, we welcomed some opportunities to develop new skills such as playing chess. We were also very excited to welcome Metabugs and we learned lots new and exciting facts about different bugs. We watched them, held them and a great day was had by all!
Autumn is here…
We are very proud of the Autumn Projects created by Oak Tree Class. What a wonderful range of creativity; amazing poems, art work, 3D projects. Come and see our Autumn Display in the blue hall!
During Science lessons we have been learning about food chains. We had so much fun playing ‘Find your food’ game and it really helped us understand what animals eat and how the weather effects different food chains. We have a challenge for you:
Find the longest food chain and share it with the class!
Setting up science investigations
We all know how to plant a bulb. But what happens if…..
We will have to wait and see!
Spud and Yum
To celebrate Black History Months, we had very special guests who joined in singing and storytelling to teach our about the Caribbean culture.
Once again, the children in Oak Tree class wowed us in their spooky costumes as we joined in the Halloween parade. A fun day was had by all! Congratulations to the winners.
Today, the 1st of November we celebrated a wonderful mass with Monsignor Reader to mark All Saints Day. As we begin the month of November, we remember and pray for all loved ones who have died in our families and communities.
NO PENS DAY!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we had no pens...
Well, today we had a chance to find out….no pens were allowed….. and we still learned so much!
We used laptops to create fact files about St John Henry Newman. We used data branching during computing lesson. We read books and shared our own stories with the Reception children. We did mental Maths, we played games and we did not miss pens at all!
a ten minute bounce is the same as a half hour run?
This term, we have been learning about Materials. We buried some materials to find out which are compostable and non-compostable. We are very excited to find out what happens to them after few months.
We also tested a range of materials to cover our tent. What materials would you choose to keep you warm, dry and safe this winter?
Adding and Subtracting
We have been learning different methods to help us with adding and subtracting. We can use tens and ones to partition numbers, a number line to help us counting on and back, dienes to show tens and ones and Numicon! We can add and subtract!
The Great Fire of London
Inspired by our history and the past events which happened along the River Thames, the children have shared some wonderful projects to enhance their learning about the Great Fire of London. Once again we were amazed by your creativity and great home learning.
Monsignor Roger Reader
Oak Tree Class 2018-2019
As we returned to school after Easter, we were very lucky to enjoy once again this wonderful opportunity of watching the chicks hatch! The children have gained so much from this worthwhile experience, seeing first hand new life and all the awe and wonder that it brings. Each morning the children and staff joined in the excitement of the happy chicks. This will help us with our learning and writing about the life cycles.
As part of learning about Healthy Lifestyle, we love exercise in Oak Tree Class!
But this week, apart from jogging around the track, we enjoyed trampolining!
Did you know that a ten minute bounce is the same as a half hour run?It also stimulates your metabolism, increases oxygen capacity, improves your sense of balance, increases oxygen circulation to tissues, strengthens the heart, increases energy and sense of vitality, firms and tones the muscles. But most of all, it makes you smile, laugh and is great FUN!
THE LIFE BUS
The Life Bus has arrived! We were very excited to join the Life Bus, which supports the children’s learning in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). The children took part in a workshop about their bodies and how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with their emotions and how to work together.
THE SCHOOL GARDEN
It has been a busy term in the school garden. The children have been working hard on designing, preparing the soil and sowing vegetables in the garden beds. We can’t wait to see them germinating and growing in the warmth of summer!
We learned a lot about the life and amazing discoveries of Mary Anning, one of the greatest Palaeontologist of all time. Inspired by the workshop about dinosaurs and fossils led by Science Dome during the Science Week, the children made their own fossils using clay and plaster of paris.
MOTHER'S DAY ACT OF WORSHIP
It was a pleasure to welcome all mothers during the Mother’s Day Act of Worship. We were delighted to share songs, poems and prayers in celebration of this very special day.
The children made beautiful cards and they presented their loving Mums with flowers and scented bags of lavender and mint collected from the school garden.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Once upon a time…
Inspired by the story of The Little Red Riding Hood, the children reinvented their own versions of the story. The boys and girls worked very hard writing, editing, illustrating and publishing their stories and proudly shared them with their Grandparents during the Grandparents’ Day.
We have been learning about Sustainability and Recycling.
We know where paper comes from and we also learned how to make our own paper using recycled materials such as old, scrap paper and cardboard. We used the hand made paper for bookmarks for our Grandparents. We had so much fun making the paper and it helped us to write a set of instructions.
It has been such a wonderful week of learning about SCIENCE ALL AROUND US.
The children demonstrated excellent presenting and explaining skills showing off their Science experiments.
We have raised money for Winston’s wish and contributed gifts to Love in a Box.
Great Fire of London!
Autumn - was a busy time in our school garden. We have made bird feeders, planted bulbs, prepared experiments on compostable and non-compostable materials and watched the life cycle of the sunflowers. Recently, we have been learning all about food chains, which often start right there in the garden.
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs Saiz and Miss Moriaty