EARTH DAY 2021
Earth Day was recognised and celebrated to the max at Oakfield! Children wore green to raise money for environmental causes, lots of learning took place about challenges the globe faces including endangered wildlife, climactic change and single-use plastic which we can all do our bit to reduce.
Indeed, all the children took part in creating a huge outdoor artwork of the world made from chalk. Well done to Mrs Fidler for organising the amazing global canvas for the children to complete. It shows how we all have our part to do to help fix the problems the world faces and it is down to us to step up to the challenge
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Before the holiday, Year 6 had chosen their options and on Monday morning they were all excited to see which of the six different options they had been given: Law, Photography, Environmental Science, Philosophy, 3D design or Media Studies.
Each group got stuck straight in and really enjoyed exploring new areas of learning. 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.
The 3D Design group did an excellent job of displaying our Oakfield 6 Cs of Care, courage, creativity, curiosity, challenge and collaboration, as they tackled their first models in wood. It was great to see everyone working together to build their structures. They can't wait to show you the finished results.
ST GEORGE'S DAY
Our catering company Harrison's pulled out all the stops for St George's Day today!
Year 2 have enjoyed participating in Earth day. The children had great discussions and ideas on how to look after our amazing planet. We discussed the importance of pollination.
‘Without bees, we wouldn’t have food’ Anastasia
‘We should plant more trees because we are cutting down so many’ Oliver
‘Trees improve the air we breathe' Tippi
In English the children participated in drama. They have been focusing on the story by Drew Daywalt, The Day the Crayons Quit! The children worked in pairs and had to express how they were feeling and show their emotions through drama. They had great fun!
The children linked their Science work to Earth day. They planted sunflowers. All the children are keeping a weekly chart reminding them when to water their plant and how much water to give it.
Great fun was had exploring and playing inside and outside this week!
Created with images by stokpic - "hands world map" • jarmoluk - "hands friendship friends" • Larisa-K - "garden flowers butterfly" • derwiki - "palace london parliament" • stokpic - "hands world map" • athree23 - "board chalk feedback" • Comfreak - "book landscape nature" • FeeLoona - "child tower building blocks" • DariuszSankowski - "eve drink crystal" • Pexels - "hangers clothing shopping"