This week Oak class took part in some testing for GPS, reading comprehension and math reasoning. While it was a stressful week, by the end of the week we were rewarded with our Breakfast with Santa! Oak class were greeted by the big man himself and given an early Christmas gift.
This week we continued our exploration of prehistoric Britain by learning about the Bronze Age and how people started to refine metal as tools and weapons. We learned about some specific monuments that still exist today from the Bronze Age, including Stonehenge! We also made some prehistoric jewellery using clay, leather and paint.
This week Oak class took part in anti-bullying week with many different activities to learn about what bullying is and how we can prevent it. The children created anti-bullying posters to warn people about the signs of bullying and what can be done to help against it.
This week we also had a visit from Oliver, who preformed to the class a play about prehistoric Britain. Below are some pictures of his performance. "The show by Oliver was really funny and I learned a lot about how people lived in the stone age." - Amy Z
This week in Oak class we continued our exploration of prehistoric Britain with a closer look into the Stone Age. In English we made Stone Age poems about living in the this time period. Mr Knox provided Oak class with 'Story rocks' that depicted different jobs, animals or tools of the Stone Age that the children then had to use in their poems. After our finals copies were written we then read our poems out in class.
'This week I really liked making my Stone Age poem because my handwriting was really neat and I tried to make my poem rhyme.' - Elliot T.
To add to our writing we also create cave art drawings related to our poems. We use chalk to recreate our works and make the as authentic as possible.
This week we also continued our work on calculations, specifically looking at addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Welcome to term 2 and to the exciting learning that will happen this term. This week started with the introduction of our first history topic, Prehistoric Britain - Stone Age to Iron Age. The children had the opportunity to become archaeologists, digging for the remains of objects from the prehistoric eras. Here are some pictures of their discoveries:
On Tuesday this week, Oak class took part in the first annual red carpet event at Hadlow Primary School. Pupils from Oak Class showed off their knowledge and understanding of their science topic on Rocks, Fossils and Soil in a ‘Rockfest’ showcase to parents. The children each prepared and presented facts, pictures and investigations to their parents about what they have learned on the topic. All the children should be very proud of their accomplishments they modelled during this event. Thank you to all of the parents that attended and supported the children with this.
'My favourite part of this week was the Rockfest. I really liked learning about fossils. It was a wonderful topic to learn about.' - Dylan.