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Last week in the Photography class the children experimented with light and reflection, using mirrors and gels to change the angles and the colours with some dazzling results. Some of these shots would not be out of place at the Tate Modern.
This week, the Year 6 Diploma Photography class has been exploring the world of detail through Macro photography. It is amazing what you notice when you look really closely. Did you recognise the dried sunflower head? And what about Dexter's wildlife photography of the snail in the cherry blossom? Snails might be slow, but they are certainly curious; we had to keep our eyes on them, or they went off exploring the art room on their own!
Nati playing the National Anthem on the French horn in 3CF for St. George's Day!
The Year 1 children were excited to learn about our new buddy bench in our playground! This is a space for children to find new friends and to talk to help their peers if they are down. Care and kindness are important qualities to exhibit on our buddy bench as well as across all of Oakfield and beyond our school gates.
This week in Upper Foundation we have continued looking at The Magic Paintbrush and used it to discuss morals of stories and what this means.
We have looked at a variety of fairy tales and traditional stories, and listened to some on cassette tapes, which were unfamiliar but very exciting for the children to experience! By the end, the children were navigating the cassette player and changing the tapes independently, and we had some very interesting ideas about how they worked.
The children have also created their own fairy tale characters, devising names, back stories and descriptions for our new display. We loved seeing how creative they were and the detail of their descriptions was very impressive!
In Maths, we have continued to look at sharing and have done this in numerous ways, including verbal discussions and sharing out food for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
We have also started growing pumpkins and squash and will be monitoring their progress over the coming weeks!
We have also filled in questionnaires for the school’s Rights Respecting Schools Award. We thought about how the school responds to our needs and how we are treated at Oakfield.
Next week, we will be focusing on the story of Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love. We cannot wait to explore the myriad themes in the book.
- Wednesday 12th May: UF Dress Up Day
- Thursday 13th May: Vision Tests
- Thursday 17th June: Perform Workshop
Who knew cornflour and water could be so much fun!
We learnt the real name for slime is ‘mucus’, that snails love to live in wet, damp places and that they mostly come out when it’s raining and at night! Did you know snails love fruits, as they have thousands of sweet teeth!
‘Snails must be strong!’ Freddie
‘Snails are brown like mud to be camouflaged!’ James
‘Imagine carrying your house with you all the time….. I would get tired!’ Camilla
Created with images by stokpic - "hands world map" • JillWellington - "amusement carousel amusement park" • derwiki - "palace london parliament" • cocoparisienne - "sütterlin handwriting typography" • stokpic - "hands world map" • Comfreak - "book landscape nature" • FeeLoona - "child tower building blocks" • Pexels - "hangers clothing shopping" • moshehar - "step architecture outdoors"