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?

It’s back… TTRS!!

I have received news from the rock stars themselves that Oak ClassI have completed the most TTRS since school closed! A massive congratulations, although I am not surprised because you are all fantastic!

Because of this awesome news, TTRS is back and class rockstars will be announced in the Friday Flyer.

Keep rocking!!

Magical Monday

Good morning Oak Class. I hope you had a lovely long weekend and celebrated VE Day safety. Here are some pictures of Mrs Newman celebrating.

Tilly also celebrated by sewing her own bunting and made a delicious looking cake!

I know this weekend has brought very windy weather and further uncertainty so our Monday (motivation) challenge is going to be based around Growth Mindset which is all about learning from our mistakes and being resilient. So, I would like you to think about:

  • What is your favourite mistake?
  • Have you ever shown Growth Mindset over something that was tricky?
  • How can you change your thinking today about something that has gone wrong to something that you can learn from?

I hope you are ready for some amazing learning and proudly showing the 4 R’s. Have a fab week Oak Class and I can’t wait to see all of your spectacular work. Miss Wilson x

30 Day Challenge

Whilst we’re all trying to find new things to explore and keep ourselves busy, I thought this would be a good opportunity to start a new challenge. I found found some amazing 30 day challenges that you could enjoy. Pick one that you like and get started. Don’t forget to take pictures and create a challenge collage full of your achievements.

Outstanding Oak

Wow, what a wonderful week you’ve all had! I am so amazed by all your learning and adventures that you’ve been getting up to.

Ben has been drawing a masterpiece of lines and angles in chalk.

Charlie has been exploring different angles and lines in nature and giving directions using his knowledge of clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Isla has been busy drawing beautiful pictures about how staying at home is not only keeping us safe but is helping our world.

Mollie has written a beautiful story about ‘Rescue From The Storm’ using adjectives and conjunctions. She has even used a complex sentence that starts with a time conjunction.

Louis has been doing lots of Lego building and making short films for his friends. He has also baked bread and has clay modelled dinosaurs.

Faith has written an amazing article on ‘Tuesday’ using quotes and lots of incredible time prepositions.

Charley has been busy learning how to use a sewing machine and has been making scrub bags for the NHS. He has learnt how to sew correctly and what each part of the machine does, learning how to thread the needle, redo the bobbin tension and of course why we sew things inside out. He has been checking the chlorine and pH levels are right in his hot tub with his brother, using dipping sticks to see if the hot tub is safe. Charley has also been making slime and practicing roundhouse kicking because he has been set a challenge to complete a 720 roundhouse kicks above his head!

Albert has been resourceful and found loads of interesting information to make an amazing Mary Anning poster.

Wren has enjoyed exploring the work of Kit Wright and has written her own poem about her Magic Box using noun phrases, adjectives and similes. Wren was also busy planting at the allotment with her parents.

Freya has been super busy with her brother learning how to start the construction of a shelter with a loop knot and then gathered materials for the construction of her shelter. She needed to use teamwork and communication with Harry and said, “team work makes the dream work.” She has also been spotting wildlife, including an adder and learnt about cattle and what they eat.

Isabella has been working really hard in maths and english, creating her own lines and angles masterpiece and exploring the vocabulary, as well as working on her Mary Anning poster.

And finally, what have I been doing… Well, apart from writing your reports, I have been going on walks around Petersfield Heath and exploring places I have never been to before. I found loads of different leaves and saw the ducklings in the lake. I have also created my own lines picture and learnt that I need to be really careful when I’m drawing parallel lines. How many different types of lines and angles can you see?

Have an amazing weekend! Miss Wilson x

VE Day

Information from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749 and https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18427231.explain-ve-day-children-lockdown/

Today we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day.’ VE Day marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland with one million soldiers.
France and Great Britain decided to support Poland, so declared war on Germany. This was the start of World War Two. The Nazis were a political party in Germany, officially called the National Socialist German Worker’s Party and their leader was Adolf Hitler.

Many people believe that World War Two started because Germany was one of the countries that lost World War One, from 1914-1918, and was blamed by many countries for the war. Germany had to sign an agreement that said they were to blame for the war, that they had to pay a fine, lose some of their acquired land and be allowed only a small army. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis ignored the agreement and secretly started building up their army and taking back lands they had lost.

Those who fought against Germany were known as the Allies. Those who fought with Germany were known as the Axis. The Axis countries included; Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Bulgaria. The Allied countries were; Great Britain, France, United States, Greece, Australia, Canada, Belgium, India, Poland, South America, and many more.

During World War Two, the Axis troops captured and occupied many countries, including France and Poland. However, by 1944, many of these countries were being freed by the Allies. Italy changed sides in 1943 and declared war on Germany. Germany and the Axis powers were losing.

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On 8th May 1945, the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, made an announcement on the radio at 3 pm that the war in Europe had come to an end after Germany had surrendered the day before.

Many people were extremely happy that the fighting had stopped and there were big celebrations and street parties. Huge crowds – with lots of people dressed in red, white and blue – gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London. They cheered as King George VI and his family, including Princess Elizabeth (the current queen) and Princess Margaret, came out onto the balcony to greet everybody. Princess Elizabeth and her sister were allowed to leave the palace and celebrate with crowds outside, although they had to do it secretly. The future Queen described it as “one of the most memorable nights of my life”.London’s St Paul’s Cathedral held 10 services, which were attended by thousands of people.

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This photo shows Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside the Royal Family (Princess Elizabeth, who is currently the Queen, is seen on the left)

But VE Day was also a moment of great sadness and reflection, as millions of people had lost their lives or loved ones in the conflict. Though VE Day marked victory for Europe over Germany, it did not mark the end of World War Two. In his VE Day announcement, Winston Churchill said: “We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead.” Even after 8 May, many soldiers, sailors and pilots were sent to the east to fight against the Japanese, who had not yet surrendered. The war officially ended all around the world until 2nd September 1945.

If you would like to learn a little more about it, here is a fantastic video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Happy VE Day, let me know how you are celebrating! Miss Wilson.