Earith Primary School

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Oak Class - Years 5,6

 

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 Oak class teacher is Mrs Lawrence 

Teaching Assistant -  Mrs Bainbridge

 

Oak class have been busy completing more assessments in preparation/practice for their forthcoming SATS in May and enjoying some STEM activities in the afternoons: balloon-powered cars, cotton reeled tanks, spaghetti structures and chairs, which if you are reading this, I do hope managed to hold my weight without me making too much of a fool out of myself (see latest news page). There have been some fantastically-fashioned Greek pots and some of the Parthenons you have built with your children have been truly creative – thank you parents.

oakHappy Half Term from Oak Class

Oak class have been drumming away and their progress in sessions is evident. In maths, learning has focused around coordinates and translating & reflecting shapes. In literacy, they have read Aesop’s Fables and are currently writing their own. Greek pots have literally started taking shape and there’s been plenty of thrills (but thankfully no spills) in the gymnastics arena once again.

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Oak have started the design process for their Greek pots; enjoyed learning the story of Theseus & The Minotaur linked in with their own descriptive writing and have written their own travel agent’s persuasive brochure pages, enticing us to visit Crete. There’s been fun with fractions, too!

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Welcome back to the Spring term

In Oak class, the text Percy Jackson and the lightening thief has ‘bolted’ the children into action this New Year in Guided Reading; there has been poetry based on Pandora's box: from battle passes to pets and tornados to tractors, we have seen all sorts of items in their own, rhyming Pandora’s Boxes!

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There has been practical lessons in maths, converting between metric and imperial and the top of Ancient Greece has well and truly been launched in class.

We are proud of our board displaying our topic

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Well this half-term has literally flown! The highlights have been: Hilltop; the writing and artwork the children have produced on 'Hugo Cabret'; science investigations; tons of tricky maths, very loud singing and the clocks made in DT. It's been six weeks of discovery, enthusiasm and bravery! 

I wish everyone a well-deserved break and look forward to our next set of adventures to come!

I'll leave you with a few of the awesome clocks the children made last week.

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Welcome back to a new school year! And what a great start we've had. We hit the ground running and went straight into our learning on Thursday. In English, we've started reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' and written descriptive pieces about the setting of the story. Check out these fantastic passages the children wrote on Friday:

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In Science we've learnt about how light travels and took part in a test to find the line of incident and reflection. See us in action below:

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