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Welcome to The Good Plant Guide… where Oak have been learning all about… PLANTS!

We started our investigation four weeks ago into what a plant needs to grow. We had a control, one with no light, one with no air and one with no water. After four weeks, we found that the one with no water didn’t grow at all but the one with no air grew the most! We had a discussion about this and discovered that the glass cover the cress with no air acted as a green house, keeping all the warm air and moisture inside.

We then presented our Good Plant Guides in our groups; a programme about how to look after plants, using our experiment to inform us.

We’ve been learning all about the life cycle of plants, focussing on how new plants are made through pollination and fertalisation.

We got to learn about all the different parts of a flower and what each part does!

We have also been practicing our running skills this half term in PE and showed excellent resilience when we had to keep running and running, even though we were exhausted. We all showed reciprocity by working with our team and cheering everybody else on.

Similarly, we’ve been showing lots of resilience in our English by showing off all of our incredible knowledge that we’ve been learning so far. We wrote a fantastic story about a dragon which Emily has described in her blog of the week. Here is Faith’s story, using past tense, 1st person, adverbs and fronted adverbials, exciting language and speech.

Emily’s Week in Oak

This week, Oak’s blogger is Emily M.

On Monday we were all very excited to make our Christmas cards.We have stated to write a short story using pictures. The fist picture was of thunder and lightening and rain pouring down. We have been learning how to say the days of the week in French.In maths we have continued to practice our time tables and division. We are all looking forward to the half term break with our families.

Josh’s week in Oak

This week, our blogger is Josh.

We went to Buster Ancient farm and it was really fun. We got to make jewellery form copper which was a bracelet or a ring. After we got to make a wooden fence in partners of two with thin flexible wood. We also got to go into a round house that had a wooden box bed and a deer skin rug on the floor. It had a fire pit in the middle with a cooking pot above it. The house was made from wattle and daub and a straw roof. We also did an archaeological dig and found flint, cow jaws and animal bones. We did chalk carving with flint and dyed it with different types of leaves so it turned green but with my leaf it went a shaded green. We carved patterns in to it with flint and I made a cross pattern. I learnt that little boxes in the houses that we saw in a picture in class was actually their beds and they liked to sleep sitting up! We got to see what a stone age toilet looked like and they had to dig a hole for the toilet in the ground. I had a really good day and my favourite part was probably making the jewellery.

Louie’s (last) week in Oak

Last week, Louie was our blog author.

Last week, a magnificent baby dragon hatched in Oak’s class cupboard. Mr Haycock had found the eggs on the roof and he gave them to year 3. It hatched in the middle of English and we got to ask questions about the dragon. I asked questions like, “where is his family?” and “do you have brothers and sisters?” Everyone in Oak took a picture with the dragon but we couldn’t stand too close otherwise it might bite us! We got to write a newspaper report about it for everyone in Liss! We also got to write it up on the computers.

The week in Oak

This week, we have been extremely busy in Oak.We have had a fantastic trip to Butser Ancient Farm, transferred our cave painting design onto clay and even written a newspaper report about a dragon we found last week!

Keep reading to find out all about our amazing week...

Back in Time at Butser

Yesterday, Oak travelled back in time when they enjoyed a fantastic day out at Butser Ancient Farm. The day started with a visit to a replica Stone age building and we then had the chance to visit buildings from the Bronze and Iron ages. All of the buildings have been built using the materials and tools that would have been available to people thousands of years ago, including animal poo in the mud wall coverings! Oak class tried their hands at archaeology, chalk carving, wattle fence making and Bronze Age jewellery making.

Bonnie-May had such a fantastic day that she went home and wrote all about it:

“Yesterday we went to Butser Ancient Farm. We looked at a long house. On the walls there was animal poo, mud, clay and very bendy sticks in the middle with a straw top roof. Then we went to a house with wooden beds and for the cover, it has animal skin. There was meat hanging down from the roof and there was a little table and sofa. Last of all a metal pot on top of the fire. Then we did chalk carving and we used leaves and flint and it was very fun. We also did jewellery making with copper metal. You could make great big ones if you had enough metal.”

Faith also had her very own home learning Butser experience, creating art with outside resources, soap carving and even wattling with sticks and leaves.

Cave Art

We have been learning all about the wonderful cave paintings in Lascaux in art and have designed our own using different resources that were available to the Stone Age people. Today, we used tracing paper to trace our design, then we had to pat down the clay and transfer our final design using a sharp pencil to trace over it onto our own clay. They will be going into the kiln on Monday after they have dried, ready for us to paint next week.

Dragony English

Did you know that year 3 found a baby dragon! Well, we thought this was so incredible that we had to write an article about it. Louie has also written a blog about it for last weeks blog (posted today), so don’t forget to check that out. Have a look at the list below and have a look at how fantastic Oak’s work is!

Announced… Our Class Councilor

The votes are in and Oak has chosen their class councilor! Congratulations to our Eco Councilor, Faith, and to our School Councilor, Amy.

Well done to everyone who participated and wrote and presented their incredible speeches. You all showed excellent resilience in writing and presenting and showed respect towards yourself and others.

Our Week Told By Amelie

This week we have started a new book in English and our blog author of the week, Amelie, has been excited to write about it.

In English we are learning about a book called ‘How to Train your Dragon’ by Crassida Cowell.The characters are Hiccup, Toothless, Hookfang, Fishlegs and Gobber .We’ve had some pictures about ‘How to Train your Dragon’ story and we have been describing what’s in the picture. We then wrote it up in our books in best and used better words. We have also been reading the book. We’ve started to watch a bit of the film today!

By Amelie

Faith’s Dragon Poem

Faith is this week’s blog author and has decided to write about a poem we studied and wrote in English.

In English we have been learning about a poem called Lost and Found by Lilian Moore. We read the poem in a book called Dragon Poems by John Foster and Korky Paul. We have wrote our own ones inspired by the poem. The best thing about writing your own is that you can put really exciting adjectives in it. Before we did the real thing we had to think of some exciting language and then we had to write a rough plan. When we had to write it up in neat we had special dragon paper to write it on.

Faith’s ‘Lost and Found’ poem:

Lost:
A supreme, loving pet
Rather mammoth-sized with amber, orange eyes
May be famished and thirsty
Please feed him 12 rabbits an hour.
P.S. Reward.

Found:
A horrifying, fierce dragon who stinks out the WHOLE house with his bin like breath
He would EAT ME if I let him!
Please move him back to your house.
P.S No reward necessary.

‘The Magic Finger’ by Amy

This week, Amy is writing about our week in Oak.

In shared reading we have been learning about this book called the magic finger, this book has characters of a girl, and “The Gregg family”. The girl has a magic finger and she hates hunting, so she decided to put the spell on them. The Gregg family had switched lives with 4 ducks!!! They turned small and grew wings instead of hands and also started flying around the room. They got very confused about what had happened to them. It was actually the girl who did it. It didn’t just happen to the grown ups, even to Philip and William, the whole family! In the end they learned their lesson to not shoot and eat birds.

Happy Monday

Hello Oak Class. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the little bit of sun we had.

The next pack is available on Teams. I would love you to share any of your work on there which you can do through the paperclip symbol or the picture symbol. If you would like me to see anything straight away or to contact me on here, please press the @ symbol and write my name (otherwise I won’t be notified).

There will also be no maths videos going forward but if you need some help, BBC Bitesize is great! If you are in the learning pit then let me know and I will do my best to help as soon as I can.

I will also be doing calls on a Friday morning, so if you haven’t already booked then you can do so. I have a few more slots available if you want to have a chat.

Have a fantastic week and I am looking forward to seeing all of your amazing work. Miss Wilson x

Outstanding Oak

Good afternoon Oak Class,

I hope you have had a fantastic few weeks! Myself and Mrs Newman are missing you and are loving seeing all your work and home learning.

It’s sad news that we might not be coming back to year 3 but remember that Mrs Myers is doing all that she can and working hard so that, when we do come back, everyone is safe and happy.

Our classroom has temporarily turned into ‘Penguins’ for the emergency care bubble and it has been so lovely to see some of you in school. Having a new bubble has been lots of fun but it is very tiring and doesn’t leave me much time to blog or to call you all. I have booked in some time on a Friday morning so that I can talk to you and I am looking forward to hearing all the amazing things you have been up to.

Let’s see what you’ve all been up to…

Ben has written a lovely ‘The Door’ poem using fantastic vocabulary.

Harley has written a fantastic ‘The Door’ poem too, which uses imaginative expanded noun phrases. He has also been practicing his measuring for maths and baked scones which tasted lovely (even though his daddy got the recipe wrong!)

Isabella has also been practicing her maths skills and baked a rainbow loaf and sugar-free flapjacks, as well as working really hard on her time telling. Isabella has been busy planting potatoes and a courgette plant.

Louis has been enjoying writing his ‘The Door’ poem and particularly liked using a thesaurus to improve his words which we can see in his work. He has also been enjoying learning about parts of the body and colours in French, the healthy eating exercises and the Roman invasion and baths, especially. He has also made a fantastic Powerpoint about how to stay safe.

Mollie has been super busy this week week with her learning and wrote an amazing story about a spaceman and his spacedog.

Molly has written a fantastic ‘The Door’ poem using exciting and adventurous expanded noun phrases.

Wren has been busy enjoying the sun with her mum and has really loved learning about homophones. Check out her fantastic sentences!

Well done to our past two (oops!) Times Tables Rock Stars rocker superstar who have been working hard on their times tables.

Isabella

Richard

And a huge congratulations to this weeks rock star…

Ben

Here is you weekend challenge: list 5 things that you are looking forward to.

Thankyou to Isla for her kitten names, she is now nearly 6 weeks old so I can share some pictures with you when she gets a little older!

Have a fab weekend Oak, Miss Wilson x

Maths video for the week!

Apologies for the delay in the videos this week, Miss Duncan and Miss Wilson are back at school! It is very strange without you all back together but we are thinking of those of you who are not at school. Here is the video for the maths tasks this week – you are all superstars at measure!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08c9y5j/bitesize-57-year-olds-week-4-6-teacher-talks-measuring

Miss W and Miss D x

Outstanding Oak

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and are having a fabulous start to your half term. I’m sorry that I haven’t been very active over the past week, I had a really bad allergic reaction and so I was a little bit poorly but we shall continue on as normal.

Well done for all your hard work over the last week. I am super impressed and I am glad that you are enjoying your learning. So, lets take a little look at our outstanding work.

Wren has been busy collecting data for her charts and used a heart as a picture for the pictogram as well as writing a fantastic Rescue from the Storm story. She has also had a riverside picnic in Meonstoke and some hugged some amazing trees in Buriton woods.

Faith has been gardening and recycling and is going to see if she can get carrots to grow in the way that her mummy saw on the internet. She has recycled the washing tablet tub and cut a cherry tomato in half to plant and she has also planted the seeds from her apples and strawberry tops. Faith is very excited to see if she can grow these plants.

Charlie has thoroughly enjoyed the book from last week, ‘The Train to Impossible Places,’ and he has even asked his daddy to buy the book. He is looking forward to finding out whether his predictions and inferences about the book were accurate.

Isabella has been showing her resilience and editing skills when writing and then re-drafting her ‘The Door’ poem by checking her spelling, grammar and improving her work. She has also been enjoying her maths work and her French, working super hard by being resourceful. Isabella has also been busy writing a story and enjoying sitting in her favourite place: her tree.

Ned has been especially enjoying his English and is he is very impressed with his ‘I will Put in my Box’ poem where he has been resilient with his creative writing. He has also now adopted a new plant as his one from Mrs. Newman had a little accident with a kicked ball.

Eli has written an incredible ‘The Door’ poem and has been working super hard on his handwriting.

Please remember that this is your half term so there is no set work apart from Education City and TTRS. If you are wanting something to do, have a little look at the 30 day challenges I posted a week or so back.

Well done to last week’s rockstar whose time per question has improved by over a second!

Isla

Don’t forget to check out teams to see Mrs. Newman’s videos, she is also missing you loads and is enjoying seeing all your amazing work.

Also, some exciting news from me, I’m getting a kitten at the end of July! She’s a silver spotted British Shorthair and is so cute. Caan you help me with some names?

Have an amazing week and don’t forget to check out the challenges. Miss Wilson x

Be Sun Smart

Good evening Oak! I hope you are all having an amazing week and enjoying the sunshine. I know we’ve all got to keep safe and wash our hands but we also need to remember to keep safe in the sunshine. Make sure you drink plenary of water to keep hydrated, wear sun cream, stay in the shade and wear a hat and sunglasses. Miss Wilson x

Task 2 (SEN)

Good morning, we are experiencing a few technical issues with uploading the SEN video to YouTube. I will try to upload a new one as soon as possible, but in the meantime please use the resources provided (dienes alongside the coins) to support your task. Sorry for the inconvenience, Miss W x

Monday Thoughts

Good morning Oak Class.

I hope you all had a lovely and restful weekend and are ready for another fun week of learning before half term. How quick had this term gone?! I’ve been busy this weekend learning how to use Teams which you should all be able to access now. On Teams, you will be able to view work, share your work, ask questions and have easier access to videos. I will still be sharing most things on the blogs, like our Outstanding Oak Friday round ups, daily challenges and other bits but after half term, all the maths videos and other learning will be posted only on there.

Also, I have decided to start posting handwriting lessons which I would advise you to use if you’re wanting to get your pen licence when you come back and I will also be posting videos of makaton signs that we can all learn together.

Well done to all of you for carrying on with your Education City and TTRS! Last weeks winner was Harley, who is going to be out star rockstar this week? Remember, you’re chosen on progress so the more you practice, the quicker your scores will be.

There will be no work set over half term but I was thinking that we can do a project over half term. I would love you to share your ideas.

For our Monday Motivation challenge this week, I would love you to write a sentence using only 5 words about what you are proud of. Don’t forget to share so we can all celebrate.

I am looking forward to speaking to you all today, have an amazing week and I cannot wait to see your learning. Miss Wilson x

Outstanding Oak

Good afternoon Oak Class,

What a busy week you’ve all had! I’m so impressed with all your learning and activities you’ve been getting up to. I’ve loved seeing your pictures and your engagement with the daily challenges. I have also seen that you have been super busy on your TTRS and EducationCity so well done to you all and give yourselves a big pat on the back.

A few little updates from me: you may have heard about Teams, I will be setting up our class one this weekend and will let you know on Monday what the plans are. Also, I will be beginning to upload handwriting lessons for you from next week. Remember that you have an amazing opportunity to perfect your handwriting ready for when we come back… and ready for your Pen Award!!

So, lets see what amazing learning you’ve been up to…

Isla has written her story about the storm, using amazing descriptive language, paragraphs and past tense.

Eli has been busy exploring his environment by gathering leaves and recording these on his tally chart to use for his graphs.

Tilly has written a beautiful Magic Box poem using fantastic vocabulary, alliteration, similes and expanded noun phrases. She also has recorded a video of her reading it.

Isabella has been busy this week participating in the 30 day reading challenge, reading The Cat in the Hat (a book that has been made into a movie) and has read it to her doggy, Aria. She has also sausage pop overs from her cookery book which were delicious. Isabella died her hair for VE Day and has also been helping cut her daddy’s hair with the clippers! She has also written an amazing Magic Box using exciting vocabulary and using her computing skills to type it up.

Mollie has been super busy finding leaves for her tally chart to use for her graphs and used her data to write some questions!

Seb has also been super busy with his maths and has enjoyed creating charts using the data he has collected about leaves that he found in his garden. He has also made this incredible London city out of Lego.

Charlie has been super busy with his work too this week. He has created a fantastic timeline, ordering the dates outside. He has also written a lovely Magic Box poem using exciting vocabulary and alliteration. He has made a video reading it as well.

And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our rock star of the week…

HARLEY!

Well done to you all, how amazing are Oak Class! Have an amazing weekend and look forward to hearing you on Monday. Miss W x

Task 4

In this video,we are looking at how to ask questions on our data which will help you think of your own questions.

The most common types of questions are:

  • How many more?
  • How many less?
  • Which is most frequent?
  • Which is least frequent?
  • How many does ____ and ____ have altogether?
  • If I add ____, how many do I have?
  • How many more until?
  • How many less until?