Oak class this week have been quite busy with Science Week! The school focus for this years science week has been exploration and discovery, encouraging us to think about everyday discoveries and to explore the science world around us.
The week began with us looking at how we perceive scientists and how anyone can have the skills to be a scientist. We were then given a task to think about how to survey nature in our school playground.
During the week we also focused on our science topic this term of forces, including magnets. We conducted an experiment where we had to measure the strength of different types of magnets with lifting metal paper clips.
Year 6 also created a very interactive science fair where Oak class were able to learn about many different discoveries of natural science found in our own environment. Summer said, 'My favourite parts of the science fair were learning about different types of slime and looking into different animal habitats.'
Oak class also took part in Hadlow's outdoor learning day. This day was themed around science week, where we explored nature in the school and allowed us to learn in many different ways from creating nature poems to conducting a playground survey on different plants. Luckily the weather cooperated and we were able to stay outside for most of the day!
This week in Oak class we have continued our work on multiplication and division for maths. we have learned how to multiply and divide by 3,4 and 8. We also had a go at learning to multiply using column multiplication. Using many different types of resources we are all starting to understand how multiplication and division work a real life setting.
This week we have also continued our work on the Iron Man novel by creating diary entries as the main character Hogarth.
'I have really enjoyed English this week as we have learned how Iron Man has scared the farmers of the town by eating all of their metal cars and trucks!' - Joey
This term in P.E. we are studying dance. looking at how to make a robot dance just like the Iron Man. We have been working individually, in pairs and groups. It is fun! - Max
This term we are exploring our first English topic around the topic of 'Imagination, muscle of the soul.' Oak class have begun to read the novel Iron Man by Ted Hughes. For our English work this week we have created some wonderful illustrated poems. As well as begun to create the Iron Man’s environment as part of our home learning challenge.