This week we have been continuing our learning about travelling to Space. We have loved exploring different ways of travelling on the moon by making lunar modules and creating space pictures using Tux paint in ICT. We have looked at the features of each planet and painted them. We wrote letters home as if we were astronauts in space which the children adored. In Maths we have continued to explore doubling and have focused on halving and sharing equally.
I know my fractions!
Year 1 have been learning all about fractions.
The children have enjoyed folding paper and tortilla wraps into halves and quarters!
Annabel “I know how to halve my tortilla, oh look now it’s a whole again!”
Nikayla “This is fun! I’ve got two quarters and that also makes a half! I hope we get to eat these!”
“This is the best day ever in my whole 6 years!”
On Monday Year 2 had a fantastic visit to Dulwich College to see Ernest Shackleton's boat James Caird. We were inspired by the story of Ernest Shackleton's bravery and resilience!
We asked our guides lots of interesting and thoughtful questions that we had planned in our Humanities lessons beforehand. Our trip really brought our new topic 'Explorers' to life and we are very lucky to live so close to such an important piece of history.
Jack and the Beanstalk
In Year 2 we have been reading the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We thought of some questions that we would like to ask Jack about his adventure and his experience meeting the big, bad Giant! We then took it in turns to play both an interviewer and Jack.
Year 6 Trip to London CLC
Year 6 had a fantastic time figuring out how to program Lego EV3 robots, whilst on their trip to London CLC.
On Sunday 17th March, 58 of our Gymnastics Squad took part in the BSGA - British Schools Gymnastics Association London Region Novice Competition.
We had gymnasts from Years 2 to 6, for some of the children it was their first competition and everyone did very well!
U9 Boys L1 Team: 2nd
U9 Girls L2 Team: 4th
U9 Boys L2 Team: 2nd
U11 Boys L1 Team: 2nd
U11 Girls L2 Team A: 2nd
U11 Girls L2 Team B: 3rd
U11 Boys L2 Team: 1st
ISA Cross Country Regionals
On Wednesday, 24 of our Oakfield Cross Country runners took part in the ISA Cross Country Regionals. Everyone ran extremely well and a big well done to Daniel Owen who came 2nd in the U11 race, and Monty Richmond who came 8th in the U9 race. This means that they have both qualified for the Nationals.
On Thursday, Oakfield competed in the ISA Indoor Athletics Regionals, at Riverston School. They participated in some new events, and everyone had lots of fun!
Mother’s Day Competition 2019
All the Mother’s Day portraits were sent off to the Dulwich Trader competition last Tuesday and I received this lovely email from Dan Rigby, the organiser, this week:
‘WOW - what a wonderful response, we received over 500 fantastic entries from 11 local schools! (Alleyn's Junior School, Dulwich Village Infants, Dulwich Hamlet, Heber Primary School, St Johns & St Clements, Paxton Primary, Oakfield Preparatory, The Villa, Harris Primary East Dulwich, Rosendale and DUCKS). Our judge, Julie Bennett, was once again blown away by the talent, creativity and passion on display.
Thank you all so much for your help in making this such a great celebration of local children's creativity.’
Well done to all the children for the fabulous work they produced but particular congratulations to Cosmo Bradly, who was the winner for our region.
Dulwich Trader will be displaying many of the portraits in their window over the next couple of weeks. Those that are not on show will be returned in time for the children to give them to their mums on the special day. Those displayed will be returned the week after Mother's Day.
Make sure you go along and have a look and celebrate our Oakfield artists, but remember, all of the work from years 2 to 6 will be displayed in the school hall on the 3rd April during our Creative Arts Concert.
Created with images by Ankush Minda - "Lets bring our child out once again.." • qimono - "earth globe moon" • Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • AlexanderStein - "paperclip clip office" • padrinan - "green art wood" • alex1983 - "cup medal diploma" • annca - "tartan track career athletics" • Tim Arterbury - "When inspiration strikes"