This week we have been talking about travelling on the water. The children have enjoyed lots of practical floating and sinking experiments and used recycled goods to design boats. They wrote letters to friends and family as if they were marooned on a desert island, and we discussed why bottles with air inside float. The children thoroughly enjoyed their ‘Beep-beep’ Perform Drama Workshop!
In phonics this week, we have been learning the ‘or’ sound. Please recap on all sounds learnt so far and practise writing words containing these. Continue to find familiar and unfamiliar words in your child’s environment and encourage them to have a go at reading for different purposes.
In Maths, we have been looking at capacity and using the language of full, half full, empty, half empty, nearly empty and nearly full. We have also had a look at estimation, and the children have been making careful and considered guesses about how many objects there might be.
Round and round we go!
In topic this week the children continued to learn about forces.
What makes a good spinning top?
When you spin a top fast, it has a lot of angular momentum. This makes the top stable. The greater the angular momentum, the longer the top will spin. Friction between the top and the air and surface on which it is spinning eventually causes the top to slow down and lose its angular momentum.
The children had so much fun seeing how long their spinning top would spin for. There was a lot of fierce competition. We think Mr Roye’s spinning top spun the longest!
Have your pan-cake and eat it!
3CF learnt about Shrove Tuesday and followed a recipe carefully to make our own delicious pancakes! Miss Francis and Mr Meza even flipped them too! We all decided that they taste best when fresh out of the pan with lots of lemon and sugar. Yum!
This term in Drama we have been exploring character through shape. Trying to imagine how different shapes would move, sound and interact. Last half term, we took these shapes and created characters which were put into stories and performed to each other.
This week we have been creating human sculptures, building on our shape and character work. Here are some photographs of Year 5’s work:
JAPS Development Netball Friday - 7th Feb
Our 2 netballing teams took off from Oakfield on a cold and blustery afternoon. We kicked off our netballing season with re-establishing netball rules and games plans. We played many matches in a round robin tournament where each team played one another. As Oakfield had fielded 2 teams we had the unusual circumstance of Oakfield A playing Oakfield B.
All the girls played well with Marnnasha M and Niah NC being awarded Oakfield players of the tournament – well done.
Alleyn’s A team Netball tournament - 14th Feb
In preparation for the upcoming ISA Regional competition, Oakfield took our strongest team to Alleyn’s to play in a round robin A team tournament. The girls dusted off their Netballing skills and improved round on round, game on game and in the end came a very respectable 4th place. Congratulations to everyone who played. Oakfield player of the tournament was Lara A. Well done Lara!
Dulwich College Football Tournament
Both teams played 8 matches at Dulwich College and did excellently! Thank you to parents who came to watch and provide support.
ISA London South Regional Cross Country Finals- Radnor House Sevenoaks
The day had everything- very fast runners, slippery slopes, muddy puddles even some rain and hail! Thank you to the parents who came down to support, we always appreciate seeing you on the 'touchline'.
Well done to ALL our runners and special mentions to Miller and Conor who have now qualified for the National Finals in Nottinghamshire!
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