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Have a look to see what exciting activities our Year 3s and 4s have been up to!

Some of our Year 3s enjoying their turn in our new book corner… We hope you are enjoying the new Read Every Day challenge as much as we are!

Who is Jesus?

To launch our RE topic ‘Jesus’ teaching and message’ we had a discussion about what we already know about Jesus, his purpose and some of the key things that he did. We drew our own picture of what Jesus looks like in our heads and discussed that it’s OK for them to all be different. Then, we compared images of Jesus from around the world.

Roald Dahl Day 2019

For our guided reading this morning we did a roundabout of activities linked to Roald Dahl texts. We practised and applied lots of different reading skills, including; summarising, predicting, using inference and clarifying meanings. 

10 more, 10 less, 100 more and 100 less

We have been using concrete resources and pictorial representations to represent 10/100 more or less this week. This became really tricky when we had to exchange backwards and forwards across the place value columns for certain numbers. However we were able to spot patterns and make generalisations once we had got the hang of it…

Muggles, Magic and Mayhem!

On Monday morning when we arrived at school Miss Chilcott was dressed as a Hogwarts professor and we all had a letter from Professor McGonagall asking us to become wizards in training for a top secret project. We even had the sorting hat sort us into Hogwarts houses and designed our own Hogwarts pet and a wand. 

 

 It has been lovely to have the children back this week, they have settled back into school really well. Even though we have only been back for 2 days we have fitted lots in already! We did some Philosophy 4 Children (P4C) about happiness and considered whether life for humans is better now than it ever has been. There were lots of really interesting thoughts about technology, medical discoveries and how everyday life has changed throughout history. 

In teams the children completed a boat building challenge in which they had to design a boat to hold as much weight as possible.  In addition to this, they did spaghetti and marshmallow tower challenge, in which their aim was to build the tallest tower. We talked about team work and what it actually means to ‘work as a team’. The children were able to use language from their P4C session such as “I disagree with that because…” to communicate their ideas in a polite way. 

Boat making

Spaghetti and marshmallow towers

Important info:

Oak’s PE days will be a Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure kit is in on these days. 

Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday.

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Oak Class Blog 2018-19