Friday, 27 September 2019

Natural Artwork and Celtic Weaving

Year 4 have been working outside recently. In History, our Celtic tribes assigned themselves roles to help craft a protective wall for their villages.

Later in the week we produced environmental artwork inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy, the subject of our reading texts.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Y6 Victorian Day

Year 6 children stepped back in time today as they experienced a day in a Victorian school (well most of it).

The children went through the daily routine of inspections and health checks; the 3 Rs - Reading, 'riting and 'rithmatic; Drill, playground games and they even had a go at using ink and pen during a calligraphy lessons.

The children's costumes were great and certainly looked the part! But could they keep a straight face? Could they follow instructions without talking? Would they make a mistake and find out how a Victorian teacher sorted out behaviour in their classroom.

Friday, 20 September 2019

First few days of school in YR

Our new Reception children have just completed their first two weeks of school. They have enjoyed their mornings and lunch times.

They have settled in really well, adapted to our routines, made new friends and have had lots of exciting experiences exploring through play and having fun.

Have a look at what we have done so far!

Oakwood Groundforce Day

On Wednesday we were joined by volunteers from the Ordnance Survey and some willing parent helpers to dig, cut, chop, pull, push, heave, jump away from frogs, sweat and generally work every muscle they have to prepare some of our outdoor areas for the start of something new. We are so thankful to each and everyone of them, without their hard work we would not be where we are now.

Over the next few months classes will develop their areas, spend the money we raised from our Move'athon and our donation from The Barker Mills Foundation. There may even be another Groundforce day! Ask your child about their area for more information.

Showcase at Oakwood

We were lucky enough to have Alex and his team from Showcase perform live for Key Stage 2 in assembly this week. What a fun, entertaining and inspirational start to our morning! Thank you Showcase!

P.S They will be coming back soon for Key Stage 1 - watch this space!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Inspired by Nature

Last week in our reading sessions we learnt all about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. Inspired by what we found about how he uses only nature to create his art, we went onto the playground and created our own land art.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Year 6 Wacky Races!

Year 6 had an exciting first week back taking part in a Design Technology and Science week - Wacky Races! The children worked in small groups to design, make and power their 'wacky' racing cars. They put them to the test in several races and competed for three winners' awards - fastest car, best design and best teamwork. Well done all Year 6 for a fantastic effort!

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Buoyancy? What's it all about?

As part of our Titanic hook day, Year 5 spent the afternoon invetigating 'Buoyancy' and 'water displacement'. The children learned all about 'Archimedes' and how the Titanic (which weighs about 50,000 tonnes) actually stays afloat.