Welcome to Birch!
From Mrs Manwaring & Mrs Khan
14th March 2018
When our mums came to join us at school on Friday, we shared some of what we've been learning about recently with them. In Maths, we played a variety of games with our mums and talked about which aspects of our Maths we can improve from playing them. Lots of us enjoyed playing the times table memory games, in particular. We spent the rest of the day exploring the Romans. In History, we examined a range of different artefacts and answered questions about them. In the afternoon, we looked closely at a range of mosaics and thought carefully about how we could incorporate things we had spotted in the Roman mosaics in our own designs. We all chose something to do with the Romans and had a chance to make a mosaic with our mums.
Birch class have been working hard and enjoying our topic of The Ancient Romans this half term. In English we have been looking at the features of non-fiction text and are currently in the process of writing a non-chronological report. In Art and DT we have made our own Roman pots and next week will be designing and making our own Roman shields!
In Science, our topic is Rocks. We had the opportunity to go and visit Eton College where a group of students led us through some activities relating to volcanoes. We looked at different types of rocks, watched a video showing the effects of an exploding volcano, created art work, and even solved some tricky volcano themed maths problems! Birch class were a credit to Oakfield and I was very proud of them, particularly as there was no moaning about the rather long walk there and back!