Oak

Welcome to Oak Class page

Oak Class is for year 3s and 4s and this page is where we share all of the exciting things we have been getting up to!

Autumn Example Timetable

Oak Autumn Learning Overview

The Rocks Stars of the world need our help!!!

We have received a very important letter! The Rocks Stars wanted their children to be able to come to their concerts, but they were worried about their precious hearing. The concerts are very loud; too loud for such young ears. Because we have been learning about sound and hearing, they asked us to design some ear defenders for the young rockers.

Designing and creating mountains

During our DT session we have been constructing a triangular frame which helped us to form our own mini mountain.

Living in the Mountains

Our English work is based on the real story about Raju – a boy that lives in the Kumaon Himalays. We had ‘hot seating’ activity when we tried to put ourselves in the child’s position when answering questions. We also have been attending Kumaoni school in Northern India. We looked at images of Kumaoni school and after that we discussed similarities and differences between Kumaoni school and our school.

Science Day -Accidental discoveries: Play-Doh®

Today we have been investigating if our play-doh was conducting electricity.

Good vibrations

We have been learning that vibrations from sounds travel through the medium to the ear.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Our new Creative Curriculum topic is about mountains. Today we have been exploring how mountains and hills are formed.

English

Please have a look at our working wall. Recently, we have been looking at mysterious animations and we have been working  in groups to predict what might happen in the story from details stated.

Listen Up – Sound Walk

Our new science topic is about sound. We have been investigating different sounds. We visited different areas of the school, inside and outdoors, and had to complete a sound sheet for that area. We tried to describe what kind of sound we heard and made a sensible guess as to what made the sound.

Enjoying Poetry

In Oak we are learning about poetry. We explored lots of different types of poems and enjoyed reading them to our friends.

Four Seasons in One Day

Our English work is based on the book ‘Story Orchestra – Four Seasons in One Day’. It is a story about Isabelle and her dog pickle, based on Vivaldi’s music – the book even plays the real music! We used musical instruments to create our own season themed music and played it while the story was read.

Planting Seeds

Anti-Bullying Day

For Anti-bullying day we all dressed in red clothes to represent STOP! Start Telling Other People. We discussed our school anti-bullying policy and what bullying actually means.

Secret Agents!

When Oak arrived to school one morning, the classroom had been taken over by lasers! Just like secret agents, we all had to make our way from one side to the other without being hit by a laser beam. We then started to learn about an agent from WW2 named Agent Fifi…

Oak Class Science Fair

Inspired by our science learning, we designed our very own science fair. In groups we worked together to design games that involved magnets. Each of our games had to teach people something about how magnets and forces work. Willow class came to our science fair and we had a great afternoon sharing our learning with them!

Our trip to the Science Museum!

We got to go on an amazing trip to visit the Science Museum in London. We got to explore lots of different parts of the museum as well as seeing the ‘Feel the Force’ show which was all about forces and magnets!

Andover History Afternoon

We had some very interesting visitors from the past come and see us! They taught us lots of interesting facts about the history of Andover.

 

Writing Station News

Everybody is really enjoying our new writing station. Look how many great ideas have been shared already!

Magic potions in Maths…

We have been learning about length, mass and volume. We made long worms and had to estimate and measure the lengths, we weighed items around the school and we even made potions! Mrs Richardson received a delivery from her wizard friend. The delivery included: Troll Bogies, Teardrops of Fairies, Dragon Blood, Frog Breath, Mountain Haze and Inky Slime!

 

Writing Station

The latest addition to Oak is a Writing Station! This is a place where children can come and write words, phrases and sentences they have thought of. They will be displayed around our Writing Station so keep your eyes peeled!

Fractions…with chocolate!

We have been learning about equivalent fractions. To do this we used Swiss rolls AND chocolate bars so that we could see which fractions were equal and which were not.

Dinosaur Update…

The baby dinosaur has officially hatched! At the moment he is tiny and we are trying to work out what we need to do to take care of a baby dinosaur! The larger egg has partly hatched but he was getting to big for his home. We have transferred him to a larger container so hopefully we’ll have more exciting news soon!

Dinosaur Discovery!

Whilst out on a nature walk some members of Oak made an AMAZING discovery…a dinosaur egg in the middle of the vegetable patch! We still need to confirm that it is definitely a dinosaur egg so we will begin the hatching process immediately – wish us luck!

Be Bright Be Seen Day

For ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ day, everyone was allowed to come in their brightest home clothes! We discussed the importance of road safety and how to stay safe when out and about. The class agreed that the day should be renamed – Be Bright, Be Seen, BE SAFE!

Volcanoes!

In creative curriculum we have been learning all about volcanoes. We painted volcanic eruptions inspired by Andy Warhol.

Rock Investigations!

We’ve been learning all about different types of rocks and what happens when different liquids are added to them.

Fossils

In Oak we are all very excited to be learning about fossils! Our English work has been about dinosaurs and in Science we are learning about rocks, soils and fossils.

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