This week in Upper Foundation we have been focusing on story structure, encouraging the children to write stories using a beginning, middle and end.
We have looked at a variety of fairy tales and traditional stories, and the children have talked about their favourite characters.
In Maths, we have continued work on 100 squares, looking at number patterns and filling in missing numbers.
It was great to see so many parents attending our Learning Journey afternoon. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the hard work your children have done.
Year 2 having fun on the Adventure Playground!
Science in Year 3
In Year 3 this week, we have been learning about rocks and soils in our science lessons. We have learned about the three main types of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, and how each of these are formed. For our experiment, we tested different rocks for different properties.
We have learnt new key words such as permeable and impermeable and talked about erosion. We enjoyed watching the chalk stone fizz with vinegar and saw how easy it was to erode pumice stone. The children confidently conducted a fair test and recorded their findings clearly on a results table. Well done Year Three!
Drama in Year 4
This term in Drama we are working on character. This is the final part of our learning journey for 2018/2019 : ensemble (autumn term), storytelling (spring term) and character (summer term).
Each week our sessions include, warm up, moving onto today’s chosen skills of focus and concentration and through to games and finally into performances. This week we played the Itch game, exploring building tensions and contrasts, we entered into a round robin chorus of tap dancing and we built character statues in ever changing number groups.
Here are some photographs of our work!
Year 6 Young Enterprise
Life is very busy in Y6!
This week, Year 6 had a talk by Jeremy Barnes as further preparation for their Young Enterprise project. They are setting up their own small business ready for the Enterprise Fair. Jeremy explain the basic principles of business and how to ensure that you make money! Very important! Each group is getting on well with their preparations so keep the afternoon of 24th May free!
On Wednesday afternoon four boys from Year 4; Hal, Matthew, Edward and Cole travelled to Royal Russell to take part in their annual Year 5 Maths Competition (Year 5 are in Spain!)
There were 4 rounds and in each round they had 2 puzzles and a list of written questions to answer, they then enjoyed a Maths Magic Show teaching us tricks to solve tricky maths calculations.
Well done to the boys for doing so well and representing Oakfield!
This week in Science Year 6 have been learning about Food Chains. Here are some of our examples.
Roll of Honour
A big well done to Mr. Bower and Mr. Watts, Issac (Year 6), and India's (Nursery) dad for running last weekend in the London Marathon!
Created with images by stokpic - "desk stationery pens" • AlexanderStein - "paper crepe crepe paper" • Mimzy - "back to school pencils rainbow" • Kelli Tungay - "Back to School" • AlexanderStein - "paperclip clip office" • domeckopol - "still life bottles color" • Libracesp - "curtain theatre las vegas" • Skitterphoto - "brushes painter work shop" • Nickbar - "lights scenario children" • annca - "tartan track career athletics" • Jordan Mixson - "untitled image" • Efraimstochter - "spain flag flutter" • padrinan - "green art wood" • ariesa66 - "slide rule count math" • domeckopol - "still life bottles color" • Michael Longmire - "untitled image"