Week 16 Update

We began this week by meeting with police lady Chloe – we enjoyed asking her questions about her job role. We made arctic animal soap sculptures in art which we really enjoyed! We have also been showing all our PRIDE values this week during our mock SATS. We just have one more test to sit this week!

Week 15 Update

In Oak class, we made circuits and learned how to record these using diagrams in our books. We then asked investigation questions to see how variations would affect the components in our circuits. We worked on symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes in Gymnastics. We have been continuing to work super hard in maths with adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions – the adults in our class are so impressed with us!

Week 14 Update

We’ve had a busy week in Oak class. We have been learning about daylight in the polar regions in Geography – we enjoyed this hands on activity to understand it better. We have been making strong and sturdy bridges whilst sticking to a design criteria in DT. We have also been practicing our fundamental gymnastic skills in PE.

Week 13 Update

We have had a lovely and calm start to the new term in Oak Class. Miss Flynn, Mrs Kenna and Mrs Stephens have been so impressed with how mature and engaged all the children have been! We have been securing our knowledge of equivalent fractions before we start adding and subtracting fractions in maths next week. We also went on a ‘polar expedition’ today. We were explorers and we wrote a blog to explain the weather, wildlife and people in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Week 12 Update

We have had such a lovely last week of school in Oak Class. We enjoyed playing in the snow and celebrating Christmas after all the hard work we have done this term. Merry Christmas everyone!

Week 11 Update

Oak class have been very busy in maths this week. We have been naming, classifying and drawing 3D shapes. We have also been drawing the nets for these 3D shapes. This has been tricky but we are progressing because we are showing determination.We have started to write our narrative stories based on ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’ – we can’t wait for you to read them. We have also been creating our own pieces of art based on black history. We conducted investigations using our own questions based on heart rates – this was very successful!

Week 10 Update

We have been working super hard this week in maths. We have been classifying 2D shapes based on their properties and we have been drawing 2D shapes when given angles. We have found drawing the shapes with the correct angles tricky, but we have showed resilience and determination!

We have also enjoyed practicing our handwriting, reading our stories and meeting Elfie the elf!

Week 9 Update

Willow joined us in class this week! We used instruments to perform our class poem, ‘December’ by Valerie Bloom. We have been busy learning about the angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons this week in maths. We also examined aerial photos and maps of Tuffley in Geography. We determined what type of settlement Tuffley is and researched how it has changed over time.

Week 8 Update

Oak class have been working super hard in maths to convert between percentages, decimals and fractions. We finished our ‘trailblazers’ paintings this week – they are beautiful! We enjoyed meeting Joesph Coelho on zoom. He taught us about poetry writing. We also met Fleur Hitchcock at the Wild Reading Festival. We ended our week by sorting foods into food groups. We had a discussion about what foods are healthy and unhealthy by breaking down the nutritional value.

Week 7 Update

We have been busy in Oak class this week writing a setting description in English and learning how to order and compare fractions in maths. We showed great determination in these subjects. Although, the highlight of our week was cooking a healthy meal with our friends! We enjoyed chopping and measuring the ingredients and seeing the ingredients cook on the hob. We especially enjoyed tasting the food. Although, I think the fajitas might have been a bit spicy for some of our boys – enjoy the photos!

Week 6 Update

We’ve had a very busy first week back at school! Year 6 sat their first mock SATS exams this week. We had a lot of fun building in the construction workshop. Cain and Helen came in to teach us about cerebral palsy – Cain got us to write our names with our feet, put shirts on with one hand and we even got to feed Miss Flynn some yoghurt! We ended the week with a science investigation. We investigated whether there was a correlation between a person’s resting heart rate and how fast they can sprint.

Week 5 Update

In Oak Class, we have had an exciting week! The bikeability tutors taught us how to ride our bikes safely on the roads. We got badges!! In Science, we measured our heart rate. We wrote our English poems up neat which we performed in our class assembly. Mr. Mortimer visited our class to tell us all about Holmleigh Park. In Project, we learned all about the events which lead to the abolition of slavery. We ended the week, with a Halloween movie night – we loved the treats Mrs. Arthur, and Miss P bought for us. Have a great half term everybody!

Week 4 Update

We have had a lovely week in Oak Class. We showed determination to finish our beautiful landscape paintings! We went out of school to complete some fieldwork on road safety. We even interviewed a pedestrian to find out how safe they thought Stroud Road was and if they had any ideas on what would make it safer. We also enjoyed a drama lesson role playing the events of the Amistad mutiny! We can’t wait to write newspaper reports about this.

Week 3 Update

In Oak class this week, we practiced travelling and passing in hockey. We created separated blood in science to further understand the four components of blood. We have been working very hard in maths with dividing 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. We have also been working super hard in English to create acrostic poems based on our story, ‘A Tower to the Sun’. Please enjoy reading a few of our poems 🙂

Week 2 Update

What a fun we’ve had in Oak class! In DT, we worked together to make bread and we loved tasting the finished product! In science, we dissected a sheep’s heart to understand the structure and function of a heart. We also worked in groups to make towers using spaghetti and marshmallows before we read our new class story, ‘A Tower to the Sun’. In art, we used our knowledge of colour theory to start painting landscapes. We are also very excited that Willow is joining us for the rest of the week.

Week 1 Update

Wow! What a fantastic start we have had in Oak Class. We managed to get to 9 days in a row of 100% attendance – what an achievement! Congratulations to Kaiden and Harry for being voted as our new PRIDE champions. We started our project based on the History of Africa. We created colour palettes in art based on a landscape and some of us even named the colours. We can’t wait to show you what we get up to this week.