This week the children in Lower Foundation have been discussing lots of different occupations and what they would like to be when they grow up.
They have learnt about many of the different jobs the staff do at Oakfield. The children met with Mrs Thompson last week finding out what she has breakfast and what she keeps in her desk, among other things. They have also had the opportunity to ask our caretakers lots of questions and this week met with our school head chef Angela.
The children enjoyed interviewing Angela and found out lots to do with her job. We now know Angela has 9 staff, feeds 420 hungry mouths a day and uses 9 large tins of beans for one school dinner. Angela also told us she wears an apron for protection from hot food, as it is quick to remove and keep clean.
Global Dress Up Day
This week we have been looking at Traditional Clothes from many countries around the world. The children loved dressing up in various costumes for their special Dress Up day and were able to explain the country they were representing.
Here are some of their lovely comments:
- "I am from Nigeria. It is a hot country in Africa. My mummy and my daddy have family there." Tambari
- "I am from Pakistan. My Nana is from Pakistan and she is a doctor. She lives in Pakistan - she lives on her own, because her family moved away." Sophie
- "I am from Scotland and I am wearing a kilt. Scotland is a cold country, because it is near the North Pole." Amaarah
In Maths, we have been sorting clothes to different seasons and climates around the world. Please could you reinforce this at home and talk to the children about what type of clothes they would wear for various seasons. It was so lovely to Freya’s grandma come in and speak about Ghana and share her knowledge and yummy food with us! Thank you so much.
There were many wonderful clothes made by the children in art on Thursday as part of their learning about Clothes Around the World. Well done to all those budding young designers in UFWN
Year 1 have had a fantastic time creating some elaborate stories for their puppet shows. We designed, created and directed a show to wow the crowds. The ideas for our collaborative plays were brilliant!
2MF have been learning how to measure accurately using a decimetre, a short ruler and a long ruler. They have also been testing materials to see if they are waterproof. Linking to their English work on Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit needed a new coat to visit London. The children tested 5 different materials to see which one would be the most suitable.
Meanwhile, Michael asked if he could play his cello for the class and we were treated to a mini concert in the classroom. 2MF were really impressed with his playing and reading of music!
In Year Three, we have been thinking a lot about kindness this term. This week we used two apples in our circle time to visually demonstrate the affects of specifically our words and comments upon others.
With the first apple, each child said an unkind comment and tapped the apple on the ground before passing it along. "You're a mouldy apple" "I bet you have worms inside" "Your stalk looks silly" etc. With the second apple, we each said a kind comment and passed the apple carefully onto the next person. "You are so healthy and full of vitamins" "You look ripe and juicy" "I love your smooth skin" etc. Afterwards, both apples looked similar from the outside however when we cut them open, they looked very different indeed.
We discussed how unkind words can hurt inside, that the 'bruises' are in fact very real and that negative comments can stay with us for a long time. All of the teachers were very impressed with the children's mature reflections and hope that it's given everyone some food for thought! Well done Year Three.
Science of Teeth
In Year 3 we have been studying 'Teeth and healthy eating' in our science lessons. We used egg shells to replicate our tooth enamel in an experiment to find out about the affect that different liquids can have on our teeth.
After 7 days, we were all shocked at how we could see clusters of sugar from the orange juice stuck to the egg shell, eroding it's top layer. We observed how both the coke and diet coke stained the egg shell to a dirty dark brown colour. It was interesting that the milk seemed to actually make the egg shell a bit tougher to break, whereas the egg in the vinegar had actually absorbed some of the vinegar and expanded! The vinegar had also completely eroded all of the egg's shell, turning the egg into squishy bouncy ball- not a very useful description for teeth! So it looks like it'll just be water for all of us from now on then!
Year 4 children tackled some investigations in their Maths lessons this week.
Investigation 1: Can you use the numbers all the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and any Maths operations you need to make the numbers from 1 – 20
We tried this as a whole group and this is what they came up with? Could you find solutions for the numbers 21 – 30? Have a go!
Investigation 2: An old chestnut of a problem! Two families of frogs are changing places across a pond. There are only 7 lily pads and they can only jump over one frog at a time. Year 4 tried it out using coloured cubes and white boards. Can you do it?
This week, children in Year 5 have been furthering their understanding of tessalation (definition: when shapes can fit together without any gaps)
They had 3 questions to investigate:
- Which shapes tessellate with themselves?
- Which shapes tesselate with other shapes?
Football vs Blackheath & Rosemead
On Thursday last week our U10 Boys played against both Blackheath and Rosemead Schools in a variety of matches. Everyone had lots of fun and the games were very close. Well done to all and a big thank you to the parents that came to watch.
Football vs Alleyn's
On Friday afternoon, our U11 Girls Football Teams played against Alleyn's. Our 3 teams played exceedingly well and a big thank you to the parents that came to support the girls!
Girls' Thomas' Football Tournament
On Saturday morning, our U11 A + B Girls Football Teams met at school very early and travelled to Barnes Elms Playing Fields, to take part in the Thomas' Football Tournament. Our teams played against many other schools, and both teams just missed out on playing in the semi-finals.
All of the girls played very well, and progressively got better! We won some matches, drew and sadly lost some matches. A big well done to all who played, and thank you to the parents who came to support and watch the matches.
Football vs Broomwood Hall School
On Tuesday afternoon, some of our Year 4 girls played against Broomwood Hall School in a football match. Our 2 teams played very well for their first Football Match in Year 4! Overall our teams scored 3 goals, and improved throughout the afternoon.
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