Discussing Racism and Discrimination
As protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the world, we at Oakfield are aware that children may be asking questions and many parents will be thinking about how to approach discussion around the unrest with their children in an age-appropriate way. We have put together a list of literary resources for any family wishing to diversify their children’s libraries and open up discussion about racism and how to combat it. There is also a powerpoint available with inspiring quotes and ways into the topic to help open up discussion of these critical issues which we should all take time to reflect upon.
This week in Upper Foundation, we have explored the lovely story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have loved exploring money in Maths, writing instructions and character descriptions in Literacy and growing plants in Understanding of the World. Here are some lovely home learning examples, which we always enjoy seeing in school.
Otto had great fun opening up his own shop this week. He raided the food cupboard and chose his favourite foods, then drew up labels with prices from 1-20p. Otto had his own bowl of coins and had a very good try at working out the right amount of change for his customers.
Picture 2 & 3
I love Harry's Wanted poster for the Fox in last week's Gingerbread Man story, so I've included it along with a very nice postcard for Mrs Davey.
I love how Eloise used real coins to play a Bingo coin addition game.
Finally, I'd like to extend a big CONGRATULATIONS to Isaiah and Arya in UFSP, who have completed the MAGIC 300 KEY WORDS! This is a great achievement in reading and we are very proud.
Keep up the great learning at home and at school.
As always, stay safe and well.
Mrs Wendy Nicholson
It has been another busy and happy week in Year 1.
The children were eager to see their friends on Teams on Wednesday. They discussed ‘Changes’ in our PSHE lesson. The children took turns to say what they have in common with a friend or sibling and what is unique about themselves. It was lovely to hear the mature responses and respect when listening to one another.
In Mathematics the children have revisited work on measurement and capacity. All the children are confident in measuring in centimetres and have now extended themselves by looking at millimetres.
English was great fun this week. The children enjoyed hearing the story, The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allan. They designed knickers for various occasions. We had ‘Love Knickers’, ‘Wedding Knickers’ and even knickers for trampolining!
Our Topic for the next three weeks is about castles. The children have designed their ideal castle using pictures and photographs as inspiration. We have discussed the best recyclable materials to use and ideas to include. The children have sketched their castles adding a draw bridge, moat, arrow slits, turrets, towers and some children wanted a ‘spikey portcullis’ to stop the enemy from entering the castle!
Many of the children at home have been outside exploring and looking at nature. Rohan found a rather large Stag beetle and Achille was on the lookout for a bee after finding out about pollination.
Microsoft Teams meeting week 8:
- Wednesday 17th June 11:15am
The Year One Team
This week in Art, Year 2 have been created a silhouette picture of a safari sunset! Work from Harry, Deniz and Olive (who enjoyed creating her picture so much she practised different coloured sunset blending the next day too!).
The children at school were inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, who makes his sculptures and artwork using natural materials. They worked in teams to create a piece, using various natural objects from around them and explored different patterns and ideas.
Created with images by Charles Deluvio - "Japanese Calendar" • LOGAN WEAVER - "PORTRAITS INSTAGRAM - @LGNWVRPRTRTS EDITORIAL INSTAGRAM - @LGNWVRPHTO PERSONAL INSTAGRAM - @LGNWVR" • ROBIN WORRALL - "Vintage Prefect badge on old school uniform" • Tony Pham - "Crowd of young people enjoying a music concert with colorful stage lights" • Studio Dekorasyon - "Tree-lined alley" • Jared Rice - "A palm located in Nassau, Bahamas" • Aziz Acharki - "untitled image" • Virginia Choy - "The Roman Baths" • Zoltan Tasi - "Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a twelve-roomed farmhouse where Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child in the village of Shottery, Warwickshire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon. Spacious, and with several bedrooms, it is now set in extensive gardens." • Wayne M. - "Multicoloured Bunting" • Giorgio Trovato - "untitled image" • @plqml // felipe pelaquim - "untitled image" • Chris Curry - "untitled image" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake" • 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum - "untitled image"