In this last week of term Oak class took part in our class trip to Hever Castle. In connection with our History topic on Tudors, Oak class pupils learnt about how privileged people lived in Tudor Times, in particular Anne Boleyn. The pupils had the opportunity to travel back through time to the Tudor era and learnt about how Anne Boleyn became King Henry VIII’s second wife, the different classes of people in the Tudor period, and even learned how to play some traditional Tudor games. While it was a soggy day, this didn’t dampen the spirits of the occasion as the children also were able to play on Hever Castle’s new and improved play area, featuring a 3-storey wooden castle!
Here are some pictures of our day out:
On the last day of term Oak class took part in the annual egg rolling contest. With some very colourful and imaginative eggs the entire class took part. We are proud to announce that Dylan came first with Ben and Hannah coming second and third. Well done!
This term the children were set the challenge of making their own Tudor style miniature house. Many of the children took this task on and created some excellent pieces of work. To add to the experience we then built our own Tudor village with the houses, discussing the different parts of the village and how people during this time period would have lived.
This week Hadlow Primary celebrated our 'book week' with a many creative and inspiring activities all centred around the theme of Windows into Worlds. The children were given the opportunity to engage in creating reading and writing activities through the love of imaginary worlds and fictional settings.
Here are some of the highlights of this weeks' events:
This week we have been become inspired to think about different imaginary worlds through the novel 13-storey treehouse. We started the week by acting out some unlikely events that have taken place and how these events took us to different worlds. We then wrote an adventure story using these crazy ideas and the magical settings which they came from.
Although World Book Day was celebrated on the 1st March, Hadlow decided to celebrate our version on Friday this week. Below are some of creative costumes Oak class children came dressed in on Friday.
Throughout the week we have showed our love of reading by dropping whatever it is we are doing and pick up our favourite book to read when the bell sounded.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week Oak class created our own chapter to the whole school story called Windows into Worlds. The story was made collaboratively with the children contributing ideas about the adventure the main characters had while visiting our world 'Winter Wonderland'. To add to the experience, on Wednesday we teamed up with Maple Class to put together an art display to celebrate our chapter and all that happened in it.
On Tuesday this week, Oak class were treated to some drama and reading workshops run by some year 9 and 10 students at Hadlow Rural. The children of Oak class really enjoyed working with the older children and learning some new games in the process.
This week started off with a bang as we had another taster of Judo! We also continued our learning about measures and Tudors. However, the week was disrupted by the first snowfall of 2018 (and the first for many years)! We just couldn't resist and had to venture outside to play in the snow!
This week saw the beginning of our second history topic, The Tudors! We are going to go back in time to learn about what it was like living during the Tudor time, what people are famous from this period of British history and how it impacts our world today.
We have also started our new maths and science topics this term. In maths we are learning about measures, including money, length, mass, capacity and time. Where in science we are starting our first biology unit on animals, including humans. We will focus on nutrition, bones and muscles to keep us fit and healthy. Here are a few pictures showing what we have been up to.