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.

Wednesday Challenge

Good morning Oak. Your challenge today is inspired by Tilly; leaf rubbing prints. Create a picture by finding a leaf, bark or another natural material, place a sheet of paper over it and then use a pencil, chalk or a crayon to rub over it and you’ll create an amazing rubbing art piece. Here’s Tilly’s:

Miss Wilson x

Monday 4th May 2020

Hello Oak Class.
It was so lovely talking to you all today and I am so impressed with all the activities and learning you have been doing. I know lots of you are missing school and missing your friends so I thought I’d share a little bit of positivity. Why don’t you share some positivity and tell a friend of a family member something kind.

Speak to you soon, Miss Wilson.

Our Wonderful Week

Good afternoon Oak Class! Well done for your hard work over the last two weeks, it has been a very tricky one and I’m glad you’ve shown lots of resilience towards your work. You will be happy to know that the upcoming work is a little more fun as you’ve got all the tricky learning out of the way.

Here is a round up of what you have been up to over the past two weeks. Ned has been learning lot of facts on World Earth Day and created a way of recording the contestants scores against his mum’s on PopMaster and Tilly has been sewing outfits and a cushion for her doll, as well as documenting her time during lock-down and has even started writing her own super-powered story. Wren has been creating hedgehog key rings and found created an amazing poster about Mary Anning facts and Mollie has also made a fantastic poster on Mary Anning and written a beautiful story about the magical frogs.

What exciting activities have you been doing this week? Remember to email me anything you have been doing.

Have an amazing weekend Oak Class and stay safe. Miss Wilson.

Outstanding Oak

Look at how amazing and hard working you have been over the past few weeks! Now that I can add photos, I will be adding your pictures every Friday so we can share what we’ve been doing. Keep your eyes peeled…

Miss Wilson x

Tilly’s Letter to Herself

Dear grownup Tilly 

Right now, in 2020 there is a virus called coronavirus and all the shops are closed apart from food shops. Also, only one parent can go to get the food. We can’t go to people’s houses and we have to stay two metres apart. Two metres is two supermarket trolleys. School is closed and we are home schooling. Mum is trying to teach me but she isn’t very good. We can only see my friends on Facetime and it is really boring. 

The virus started in China. Lots of people are very poorly and we have to stay at home to help stop the spread of the virus. The NHS are working hard to stop people from dying. Every Thursday at 8 O’clock we go out of our house and clap for the NHS. There is an old man called Captain Tom who is going round his garden 100 times and he is 100 years old. He is doing it to raise money for the NHS. The old man used to be in the RAF and he is still alive. 

I am locking forward to see my friends and going back to school.

Welcome back!

Wow, it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted a blog (this is mainly due to a few teething issues on my part with the blog).

I loved talking to some of you last week and looking forward to talking to you next week again.

I have been receiving so many amazing pictures and work from you and I’ll be updating the blog with your word too! (With a little help from Miss Duncan)

So, I thought it would be nice to update you on things that I have been doing…

I have been in school 2 days a week, getting stuff sorted for you, teaching those of key workers and calling you. Our class room looks very empty even though it is very clean.

I have also been trying to record videos for you for maths which I am having to be very resilient with.

In my spare time, I have been taking walks around the Heath, looking at all the nature and birds that reside there.

What have you been up to?

I will be updating this more regularly as I have been resourceful and inundating Miss Duncan for her help.

My wish for myself is to learn how to learn the blog expertly, do you have any wishes to improve on your skills?

I am so very proud of you and the work that you have been doing, your resilience and hard work you have been doing over the past weeks.

I will be posting the video for comparing fractions with mixed denominators soon, hopefully before 12 o’clock.

Speak to you soon,
Miss Wilson x

Monday 30th March

Good afternoon Oak Class.
I hope you have all had an amazing first week and been busy learning new skills and adapting to a new way of learning.


I am very proud of you all and love seeing your learning that you are doing at home (don’t forget to send me any pictures or work you have done and want me to see). I will post some pictures of you that I have received once I work out how to do it.


Your challenge for this week is: Find 5 words on your spelling sheet that you don’t know and write a sentence that includes that word. It could even be a really funny sentence. Don’t forget to comment with your favourite sentence.

Please don’t hesitate in letting me know how you’re getting on or any questions you may have.

Well done for you’re resilience,

Miss Wilson.

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Oak Class.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to start your new adventure.

Throughout the coming weeks I will be posting challenges for you to complete and let me know how you’ve got on.

Our first challenge is:
What is something new you’re going to try this week?

My something new is to learn how to use this blog and learn how to touch type.

I can’t wait to hear what your something new is.

Take care,
Miss Wilson.

Snow Day Work

Due to the weather, school is closed today (Friday 1st February) However, please complete this work for Maths and English.

Maths – practice Times Tables Rockstars.

English – Write a diary entry about your day in the snow. Don’t forget to use the features of a diary, adjectives, adverbs and interesting vocabulary.

Please also complete the Education City for this week.

I hope you enjoy you time in the snow, stay safe and wrap up warm!

Gymtastic

Oak have been working hard in gym lessons to learn new shapes with their bodies. This week they learned the bridge, shoulder stand, back support, dish hold, arch hold and front support. It took a lot of concentration. We also practiced tuck jumps and safe landings.

Back in time at Butser Ancient Farm

Year Three recently 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. The children had a brilliant day and will now use their experiences to further develop their learning.

Inter-colour Basketball

Year Three enjoyed an inter-colour sports challenge this week, with each team playing basketball and a new challenge called ‘Rock, Paper, Snake’. Year Three points will be added to the other year groups points later in the week. They all participated with great enthusiasm and we wait to see which team has won…

BIG Write adventures

As part of our English lessons, Year Three are beginning Big Write sessions each week. This is an opportunity for the pupils to write for an extended length of time and let their creative ideas flow. This week the children wrote about Zoya, a girl who has secretly hatched a dragon’s egg and is now on a mission to keep the baby dragon safe.  Where will she go? Who will she meet along the way? Can she keep the dragon safe from harm?

Sport Challanges

This week Oak Class faced two demanding team sport challenges with CM Sports. The first part of their challenge involved running circuits of the field for 20 minutes which was really exhausting but all the children persevered and kept going. Every lap scored a point for their team and some teams showed great determination. The second part of the team challenge was a mini-basketball tournament. Each team played a game against all of the other coloured teams. Competition was very fierce and pupils applied all of the skills they had learned the previous term. Great work Oak class.

Petersfield Trip

Oak Class recently enjoyed an exciting trip to Petersfield as part of our geography topic. The class have investigated local travel links to nearby settlements so on Tuesday 13th March we took the train to our local town. Once there the pupils surveyed how the land was used in the town centre – commercial, residential, leisure or industrial. We also made some field sketches of the buildings in this area noticing if they were older buildings or had been built more recently. The pupils made some excellent observations about the town and we will be able to use these over the next few weeks as we complete our topic in class.

Liss Village Trip

Last week Oak class undertook some Geography fieldwork in the village centre. Pupils had the opportunity to visit the River Rother and identify key features that we had been learning about in class. We spotted meanders, tributaries, a flood plan and a waterfall during our time at the river. The class then moved onto the centre of the village to survey the different amenities of offer within Liss village. The pupils were really surprised by the number of shops and services they had access to in the village

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