It has been another very busy week for Year 1 and another half term has passed in the blink of an eye!
A big thank you for sharing all the great activities and learning the children have been involved in this week. It makes us feel part of their learning even if it is in a small way.
A bonus has been the lovely weather we are having at the moment. So many of the children are sending in photographs and sharing with us their experiences of planting fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers and creating lovely artwork.
We concluded our Roald Dahl theme with the Twits this week. Over the last three weeks the children have enjoyed writing character descriptions, designing chocolate bars, making Mr Twits disgusting beard and creating their own Dream jars.
In Topic the children have been researching their family history and telling us a little about their families.
In Mathematics the children continued to work with money and work with change through word problems. Some of the children emailed us to let us know how much fun they had on the ‘money treasure hunt’! We heard some of the children set up ‘shop’ and were selling all sorts of things. The shopkeepers as well as the customers were ensuring they received the correct money or change!
The children are happy they can now see more than four friends at a time on our Teams calls!
After half term we will continue with our Team calls. This will include the children who are in school and those children who are learning from home.
Microsoft Teams meeting week 6:
Wednesday 3rd June 11:15am
Have a lovely half term.
The Year One Team
Year 2 have been learning about Islam in RS this term. Deniz in 2CS handed in some excellent and very interesting work about how Ramadan is celebrated in Turkey, where he lived before moving to London and Oakfield. The YouTube link below is also very interesting!
In Art Year 2 have been creating underwater pictures using mixed media.
Roman these lands...
Year 3 have been learning all about the Roman Invasion of Britain in their humanities lessons. They have learnt all about the Celtic tribes rebellion to the Roman’s attack by fighting back and keeping rule over their land. This week in English, the children were asked to write a speech from Boudicca's perspective. Boudicca was the leader of the Iceni tribe and she tried to encourage the Celts to work together and fight back to protect their land and human rights. Ophelia in 3CF even dressed up for the occasion and attached a picture to her speech!
In Maths this week, Y3 have been revising their knowledge of fractions. Sebastian used an apple to show his understanding of equivalent fractions. For example one half of an apple being the same proportion of the apple as eight sixteenths. Well done for being so creative and visual with your maths learning! And he did a very detailed advert for a Roman Bath using his ICT skills.
Charlie in 4SN has done some fantastic learning and has made his science lessons on The Human Body into a mini TV series. Each week a superhero joins Charlie to teach us about moving and growing. This week's hero is 'Super-Muscle.' Be sure to watch to the end for a blooper!
While in 4JM the following things have been going on (and special mention to Ayla's great Tudor painting at the top of the Newsletter!):
5JA had some challenges to complete this week:
As part of this week's assignment on evolution of life, Year 6 have been investigating fungi.
Please find below fungi that Sophie C found growing in her compost bin, a book about fungi written by William's grandad and a factsheet from Niah
Fungi in action!
Sketching Challenge: Become a Painting
This week we had some great portrait contributions. The full gallery will go onto our Oakfield Flickr account but here are a few entries below - can you guess who they are?
We thought we'd try something different this week and invite you to take part in The Creativity Cup Challenge. To join in you need to re-create a famous art work, it could be a painting, print, drawing or a sculpture, take a photo of it and send it into the gallery.
You will have two weeks to create your piece for submission, so plenty of time to research an art work you would like to re-imagine and think of how you might go about it.
Here are a couple of examples below:
Please make sure you send a copy of the original piece along with your own submission, name and class, to go into the gallery by Friday 5th June.
Have fun and get creating!
Created with images by Michel Catalisano - "Female violinist at a concert" • Tim Bennett - "untitled image" • Masaaki Komori - "untitled image" • Jared Rice - "A palm located in Nassau, Bahamas" • Aziz Acharki - "untitled image" • Virginia Choy - "The Roman Baths" • Robert Keane - "untitled image" • Wayne M. - "Multicoloured Bunting" • Giorgio Trovato - "untitled image" • Annie Spratt - "Child completing maths homework" • @plqml // felipe pelaquim - "untitled image" • sydney Rae - "untitled image" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake" • 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum - "untitled image"