Oak Class - Years 5,6
Oak class teacher is Mrs Lawrence
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Bainbridge
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This last two weeks in Hedgehog Class have been just super! Not only have we had Egyptian day- where we learnt about mummification and made Egyptian artefacts.
But we have also enjoyed a week of 'book week', focusing on Anthony Browne books and producing our own versions of 'Voices in the Park'. As well as this, we re-vamped our book corner with inspirational quotes and memes to encourage more children to read. I'm proud to say that our design caught the attention of Book Club and we WON the Book Club competition!
It seems that the class are on a winning streak at the moment, as the year sixes also took park and won the 2018 year 6 Rotary quiz. With only a team of four up against much larger schools, this was a huge achievement! Well done team Earith!
Finally, a huge 'well done' to Hedgehogs for entertaining the crowd on Friday afternoon with their super assembly. They've worked so hard and produced some fabulous work! :)
This week Hedgehogs have had a productive time being creative, imaginative, mathematical, logical and scientific. We've built structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows; made and tested water clocks; investigated the best amount of water for bottle flips; measured the perfect dabs; cut shapes out of paper with only one cut; designed and made our own helicopters and even invented and marketed our own products! Phew, what a fantastic week.
It's been a very active week in Hedgehogs this week! The class have enjoyed getting all the gym equipment out and exploring what their bodies can do.
In English, we have written our own play scripts and the children are busy now rehearsing these plays ready to perform to the class. We've been practicing getting into different roles and discussing characters' emotions and feelings. See if you can work out how the characters are feeling below!
It's been an exciting start to the term so far! We have launched our new topic- Famous Britons- and the children having been finding out about British legends who have changed our history. We've started reading Macbeth in English and used the witches spell to produce some imaginative pieces of writing- including: descriptive writing about the witches; poems in the style of Shakespeare and instructional writing based on our spells. Here's some pictures of us acting in the role of the witches:
As well as English, the class have been using Macbeth to learn a song in music and a 'witchy' dance in P.E.
In science, we have started looking at changing materials and discovered that cornflour mixed with water acts like both a solid and a liquid. In maths, we have been calculating the area and perimeter of shapes and the children have persevered with some tricky reasoning questions.
Well done to Mark and Rosie S for receiving certificates in assembly this week- very well deserved too!
We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all in
During anti-bullying week, the children learnt all about what bullying was; the different forms of bullying; why people might bully and how bullying affects the victim. We learnt a song, created posters and powerpoints and also took part in role-plays.
You can see us in role, in the following pictures. These plays taught others about bullying and how it is a deliberate and repetitive act that often involves an imbalance in power.