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Week Commencing 16th March 2015

We have continued to be very busy in Holly class! Here is a brief snippet of what we have been up to this term...

 

Mum’s into School Day

It was a pleasure to welcome the Mum’s in to school. We had fun with our global learning topic on toys from around the world, looking at countries that toys come from in the Atlas and making our own toys from recycling materials.

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Science

In Science this term we have been learning about materials, where they come from and how they are made. We have been doing some experiments with the materials to find out which ones are transparent, translucent and opaque. The children have tried very hard to learn these hard words! We used a torch to decide how best to describe what the material was. We have also looked at which materials are most waterproof and chose the best material that we thought would be best to make Winnie the Pooh a new umbrella.

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Geography/English

This term in Geography, we have been looking at ‘An Island Home’ which has linked to stories about Katie Morag who lives on the Isle of Struay. We have looked at island life carefully and how it compares to our local environment. The Isle of Struay is based on a real island in Scotland called the Isle of Coll. We looked at Google maps and took a tour of the island which the children found fascinating! When we had established what was located on the island in comparison to Windsor, we designed our own islands, which was fun! Here are some of our islands:

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In English lessons, we have been working on extending our sentences and making them more interesting by giving more detail. We have done this by adding some link words such as ‘and’ or ‘because’ to give more information to the reader. The children are doing very well at this and writing is progressing well. In our weekly handwriting sessions, we continue to practise how to write in cursive script.

 

Nick Sharratt Visits Oakfield!

We were very fortunate to have a real life author and illustrator visit Oakfield for World Book Day. We have been discussing words such as author, title and illustrator in English lessons and what they mean. Before Nick arrived, we had a look at his website to find out a bit more about him and discussed which books of his we particularly like, the favourite being ‘Shark in the Park’. Nick brought along some of his books to read to us and treated us to some fantastic drawings which he signed for us to keep! The children who ordered one of his books were thrilled with the comments he had put inside their personal copy.

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