Welcome to Oak Class.
From little acorns great oaks grow!
For some music action try ButtonBeats Use the different ‘music cubes’ for easy fun.
Oak Class had a great time at Lostwithiel Fire Station, thank you Max and Stuart. The children especially enjoyed the hose !!!
Oak Class had a visit from Mr Hainsworth on his motorbike, as part of our topic. We learnt a lot about what you have to wear to be safe and the parts of the motorbike. Thank you!
Summer Term’s topic is Forces and Motion. We will be learning about different types of transport, so if you have an unusual car, truck, motorbike, bicycle etc that you can show the children, please let the school know.
As part of the Forces and Motion topic the children made some paintings with toy cars to make ‘paint tracks’…
Oak Class would like to thank Mrs Smith from Pelyn Veterinary Group for bringing Bess, her dog, and for showing us and telling us about dogs. She reminded us about what to do when meeting a strange dog; ask the owner first, then hold your fist for the dog to smell and then stroke it gently on the shoulder.
The class were treated to a shadow puppet show, thanks to Jago, which linked with the Home Learning task. It was great fun !!
We must also thank Jago for letting us see and stroke his rabbit…
Despite the very wet weather, Oak Class had a great time at Newquay Zoo. A huge thanks to all the parents and helpers and to the staff at the zoo. The children enjoyed the animal encounters as well as looking, smelling and hearing lots of the animals.
The topic for the second half of the Spring Term is Animals. We will be visiting Newquay Zoo and learning lots about animals. We will make a vet surgery as a role-play area and we also hope to have a visit from a local vet. If you have any toy animals which we could use, then please bring them to school. The children have had the Home Learning task of making a picture or model of an animal. Their pictures and models will be on dispay in the classroom.
Oak Class enjoyed an interesting tour of Lostwithiel Museum. The children learnt lots of things about Lostwithiel. We were all surprised to find out that Lostwithiel used to have a cinema! It was also strange to think that during the Second World War the women of Lostwithiel would take turns sleeping in the building when it was a fire station and then have to fight the fires. We would like to thank Gill, Mary, Esthermary and Christine for their informative tours.
Our Lostwithiel topic has been interesting. We have started to discover all sorts of unusual facts about some of the buildings. We have already visited the Guildhall and the Mayor’s parlour; a very big thank you to Mrs Parsons for showing us around and dressing up in her Mayor’s robes! We have arranged some more visits to special places in Lostwithiel. If you want to know something about the school ask a child in Oak Class for some facts…
Oak Class would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The Spring topic is Lostwithiel. If you have any old photos or maps of the town which we could borrow please let Mr. Wilsher know. Or, perhaps you know someone who has some we could borrow…
The Materials topic is well under way… The children have been making dens with Mrs Webber and are going to use these skills to make mini-dens for their dolls and teddies. Some children have already made special capes for their toys. We have also been making and using saltdough to create Christmas tree decorations; watch out for all that glitter!! The children have been measuring and comparing leaves and using this information to create Venn diagrams. They also collected information about shapes in parts of the school building, they made tally charts and then interpreted bar charts. The class have learnt the story of The Chrokee Little People and lots of ideas of a story set have been made. The class had a great time finding things to show opposite adjectives; long/short, old/new, clean/dirty, wide/narrow, etc.
Oak Class have had a busy half term!! The visit to Eden was great, with lots of plants showing how flowers change into fruit. The children have learnt the story of The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin. We have also changed it and created some interesting alternatives, ask your child about them. Some children have made Pumpkin Cupcake recipe PDF, which were delicious. While other children made playdough so that we could make models for the Old Woman story. The class made their own balances from boxes and sticks and then used them to weigh different things in the wooded area. With Mrs Webber, the class have continued to use the wooded area and made dream catchers and cooked apple pieces on an open fire. After the week holiday the class topic will be Materials. The children will be making all sorts of things…
Autumn 2012. Welcome back to school. I hope all the children and parents had a great holiday. This half-term the class topic is PLANTS. As part of this we will be visiting The Eden Project, exploring plants in and around the school, identifying and naming plants, eating and growing plants and learning and making stories about plants. In fact we will be having a ‘plantastic’ time !! (sorry!). If you have any plants which we could borrow or plant knowledge which you can share then please let us know. We will need some adult helpers for some of the events and activities, please help if you can, thanks.
This half term (Summer 2012) we are learning about WATER. Use a couple of the links here to find out about the water cycle ( or try this animation of the water cycle) and pond life. We looked at pond life when we visited Heligan Gardens. While at Heligan Gardens we took a close look at the Mud Maid and the Giant’s Head so that we can make some Mud Children at school !! A huge thanks to Jim Briggs and other staff at Heligan Gardens for making the day so memorable. Also, thank you to all the adults who came along and worked so hard; without you the visit would not have been possible.
The class have used tie-dye to make T-shirts in different patterns and colours. They do look great! Come and see for yourself…
We have been using coins to help with multiplication… click here to try some of the questions.
As part of Myself and My Family the children have been making clay faces…
Can you guess who is who?
The class have been listening very carefully to sounds in the school grounds. We have thought about words to describe the different sounds. We have also started learning a poem by Roger McGough, click here to read it and one by Mr Wilsher!
We have also been using shapes in buying and selling activities…
The Summer term topic is Myself and My Family We will be looking carefully at ourselves, creating portraits, models, family trees and information books/slide shows about things we have done and what we like. Please have a look for some photos to bring to school to share.
As part of Myself topic the children have been measuring hands, arms, feet and legs. They have also compared and ordered the lengths to see if the person with the longest hand had the longest feet, or if the person with the longest arm had the longest leg. Ask the children what they discovered !
Some children from Oak Class decided to paint the Tyre Park !!!
What do you think?
Oak Class really enjoyed the Skipping Day, which we did with Apple Class !
The Eden Project photos from Friday. A huge thank you to all the parents who helped.
Use this link to find photos of nocturnal animals.
Can you work out these half and double number questions?
Growth is the topic for the second Spring half-term.
We hope to visit The Eden Project on Friday 16th March.
The children made vegetable soup, it was delicious! recipe : soup
We have been playing in the Adventure Area, look how good we are at balancing!
Can YOU solve these caterpillar problems? Special Caterpillars 26.2.12
The class will be growing plants, making model plants, cooking with plant ingredients, making art using ideas from plants and learning all sorts of facts about growth.
The children have already started learning a new story in Literacy lessons, click on the link to read it…
The class have made some tasty noodles…
We have also made porridge with apples and raisins in it, mmm.
The children finished the first Spring half-term with some acting on the school field. They wore their Three Little Pigs masks and performed to the rest of the class. There were some very scary wolves and some really brave pigs!!!
Happy Setsubun!!! The children made masks and acted out a Japanese story about new year. They then took turns throwing beans at the demons, and there were some scary ones! Here are a couple of photos to give you a flavour.
Here is a quick link to some photos from the internet about Lostwithiel.
From mid January the class will be using the story The Three Little Pigs . There is also an audio version of The Three Little Pigs. We will also be making puppets and homes in the school grounds linked to The Three Little Pigs; can the wolf blow them down?The class had a very exciting time making the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf. They used clay and natural things. Soon they will be making house for them… As you can see from the photos we had to help each other … little pigs 1 little pigs 2 little pigs 3 little pigs 4
Would you like to try some extra reading activities? Just click here!
In the Autumn term we were studying Light and Dark.
As part of the learning the child are engaged in we have been telling and writing stories which are set at night.
See if you can make a story using the pictures and words on the link:
The children have followed the instructions ‘ How to make saltdough Christmas decorations’. The decorations are almost finished and will be ready for the Christmas Fayre on Friday.
The children have also been using actions to help remember all the instructions… See if you can remember all these instructions! Follow this link to see the instructions; Saltdough
Oak Class had a very special visit to the church and Father Philip very kindly gave us a tour. The children learnt so much about the church and we are looking forward to another visit in the new year. The adults and children were lucky enough to see the altar close up without a cover, we saw the five crosses!