Last week, Lower Foundation enjoyed a fun-filled, space-tastic space day!
They went on a space adventure with a Perform Workshop. They made moon, galaxy and milky way biscuits – which were delicious!
They decorated aliens and even turned into aliens themselves by making alien headbands!
LFLS children also worked as a team to build their very own rocket; to infinity and beyond Space Invaders!
Message from EYFS Lead
Dear Parents in Upper Foundation,
A gentle reminder that you have access to a wonderful tool to gain insight into your child’s educational experience at Oakfield – TAPESTRY!
You can view observations, like and comment on your child’s progress and see how they interact with others in school. Moreover, you could contribute to your child’s learning journal by uploading a picture or video with a short comment to show your child’s achievements at home.
There is a handy app that can be easily downloaded onto your mobile phone: https://tapestry.info/features/android-ios-fire-apps.html
Here is a link to more information: https://tapestry.info/parents-carers.html
At the end of this year, you are able to download the entire Learning Journal document and enjoy your child’s complete learning experience of Early Years at Oakfield!
If you’ve not registered, please email your child’s teacher to subscribe to this service.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of staff or enquire via email.
I hope this message inspires a greater contribution from all parents and Upper Foundation teachers are very excited to see many likes , comments , and uploads on Tapestry!
Wendy Nicholson, EYFS Lead
This Week's News
This week we have been learning about travelling to Space. We have loved exploring stories, making rockets and looking at the different planets in our solar system. We have thought about what an astronaut needs and made lists in our literacy lessons.
In Maths we will continue to work on halving and doubling next week, along with the concept of sharing equally through practical activities.
In phonics this week, we have been learning the ‘ir’ sound. We are also working on building sentences with ‘ir’ words and key words, to consolidate the children’s learning. Please practise this at home.
We had the most brilliant day at the London Transport Museum. The children were taken round by Charlie and Monty the Mole, who needed help finding his way home. We looked at the difference between the old and new types of transport throughout the museum. The children had a go at driving an underground train and driving a single decker bus.
This week in Year One the children have been learning about forces and discovering magnets. The children made predictions and planned a fair investigation with one question: Which of our different magnets is the strongest?
The children tested this by attracting metal paper clips to their magnets, seeing which one could hold the most.
On Tuesday 10th March, Year 3 enjoyed a day full of Egyptian themed activities linked to their humanities work. They travelled back in time to over 4000 years ago and took part in several drama sketches from ancient Egyptian times, measured each other using royal cubits, learnt some Egyptian dancing, saw real artefacts from Tutankhamen's tomb and even took part in a pharaoh's funeral procession!
The children dressed up for the occasion and all looked brilliant, thank you to the parents/carers for their time and efforts with the children's costumes. The children were able to draw upon their humanities learning to answer several questions and learnt lots of new facts too! Well done for engaging with this topic so well Year Three, you were a credit to yourselves and to Oakfield.
In last week's newsletter I included a wonderful account of the day but I neglected to include any photos of the trip to Harry Potter Studios. Please don't take it personally Ms. Marshall and just to prove it did happen please see some wonderful images below.
To kick off the start of our Oakfield Diploma we had a visit from a company last week called the Rap project. It was a Year 6 workshop that focused on promoting a positive body image, E-safety and the transition from Year 6 to Secondary school.
ISA National Netball Finals
Even a poorly minibus couldn't stop our amazing U11 netballers from getting to Rugby School on Wednesday and performing admirably in the National Finals. They won all their group matches except one and Oakfield are officially 8th best in the entire country. CONGRATULATIONS!!
U11 Boys Dolphin Hockey Tournament
On Friday 6th March some of our Year 6 boys travelled to Brixton to play against Dolphin School in their annual hockey tournament. Well done to all of the boys that played!
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