Oak term 1
Term 1 - Our World, Our Home
Extreme Earth: Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
As our focus for this term is knowing our world, we will explore the destructive forces of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, learning how they work and locating places in the world where these natural features occur.
Building model Earths
We will develop our knowledge, skill and understanding of numbers and place value. By recognising the place value of 3-digit numbers we will look to improve our confidence in tackling number and practical problems up to 1000.
Outdoor maths learning of numbers and place value
Counting in different ways
Comparing and ordering numbers to 1000
Building numbers using base 10
In science we are studying our first chemistry unit, featuring Rocks, Fossils and Soil. Recognising what soil is made from, what different kinds of rocks there are and how fossils are formed.
Making model fossils
Hadlow village Rock Quest
Comparing and classifying rocks
This term our focus is on learning invasion skills in sports. On Tuesday’s PCS will teach the Harry Potter inspired sport of Quidditch, while on Wednesday’s Mr Knox will teach sports such as benchball and handball.
Practicing for Quidditch
For RE this term we are discussing and exploring what it means to be Christians in Britain today.
Harvest festival poems
This term we will develop our instrumental skills by learning to play the recorder. We will begin to read traditional musical notations and build our confidence at performing to others.
Our focus this term in computing is on internet safety with particular focus on how we communicate over the internet.
Our topic for French this term is ‘Moi’ (All About Me) where we will explore aspects of feelings, interests and conversations.
In PSHE we will explore what it means to be ‘Me in my world,’ with particular focus on understanding rewards and consequences, as well as electing members to represent our values in our school council.
Art and DT
Linking to our geography topic, we will explore the work of Nick Rowland and how we can create volcanic art using different textures and mixing of colours to make an eruption effect.
Oak Class Litter Picking Week
This week Oak class was responsible litter picking in our playground. Every day we went out to gather rubbish that was left on our playground in order to keep it clean and protect our environment. We then sorted what we found into different categories and discussed how we can better recycle the items we have found.