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19.10.23 Part of their RE work today was drawing Rangoli patterns. It was great to get out in the playground and have the chance for large scale artwork.

Hooke Court was amazing. Our 3 day stay in Dorset really supported the children's History learning, giving them a really in-depth experience. The children were busy with pottery making, jewelery making, learning Greek Writing, cooking Greek food and much more.

10.10 Mental Health Day. To mark Mental health day we all thought about how we like to relax and keep ourself in a good place mentally. Do you like to count in your head, do something sporty, be creative and draw or make something or sit and read quietly?

5.10 In Science we continued to investigate Sound.

4.10 PSHE today followed our SCARF scheme and focused on collaboration. Being robot machines they had to mime making something, with each child playing an important part. It was fun trying to guess what they were making.

4.10 The children who are part of Brownies showed us their badges today and sung us a few Brownies songs.

29.9.23. Whole School Walk. The children did incredibly well for our long walk today, made even more fun by plenty of puddles and mud.

22.10 We had our Harvest workshop this afternoon. The children thoroughly the visiting the van and seeing and weighing the different vegetables.

19.9.23. The children met my Quiet Critters today. We talked about good learning behaviours and what qualities we like in a work partner. Everyone illustrated and signed our 'contract banner.'

19.9 Learning about expanded noun phrases this morning, our 2 volunteers got stickered. 'Black socks with a sparkly heart' ,'clean yellow shirt with a school logo.' 'black shoes with a Nike logo', 'blonde brown hair with white strands' . These were a few examples. Hopefully they could explain to you what they were and if they cover the fridge or you with post-its I apologise.

18.9 . The weather was awful this morning so our morning exercise was chair aerobics with sit-ups, chair burpees, tricep dips and press ups.

14.9.23 Mrs Hill continued their work on sound by setting up experiments for them to do which demonstrated the vibrations caused by sound waves.

12.9. Our PE focus was balance and movement. They started by creating balances on different parts of their body then played a version of Stuck in the Mud, but to be freed they had to match the person's balance.

This week we have been learning the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The children acted out the story which was a lot of fun. Each group created freeze frames to show part of the story.

7.9.23 Creative Thursday. The Minotaur was half man and half bull. They have created their own creature to go in the labyrinth, in their own story next week. Can you work out which 2 animals their creatures are made of?

6.9.23 What wonderful weather we have had to start the term. We were able to use the field first thing this morning for our Early exercise.

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13.7.23 NOT the sports day that we hoped for but we went out on the field for vortex and hammer throws, sprints and then for those still standing, a long distance run. Great team spirit and encouragement for each other.

4.7.23 French day. Part of the morning was spent with the children taking on my challenge. Given 5 sheets of newspaper, 1 sheet of sugar paper, a limited amount of masking tape and scissors, which group could build the tallest most stable Eiffel Tower. They demonstrated great cooperation and a few groups actually managed to produce something that stood up by itself.

4.7.23 Having told them that I couldn't get snails or frogs legs but that I had sourced French worms instead, we couldn't believe how many were keen to try them.

7.6.23. Today, as part of the Gods Acre churchyard nature survey, where churches throughout the country have a census of nature in their grounds we had a session looking at the different flowers and insects around the church. Organized by Mrs Gibb we went equipped with identifying sheets and clipboards. Jo Pullin led the insect and bug hunt, helping the children to identify what they found. As a class we found 27 different types of bugs, beetles, spiders, caterpillars, flies,etc.

6.6.23 Hunting for angles. Having learnt about acute, obtuse, reflex angles and right angles we went out side to see how many we could find.

To finish our topic on South America, we talked about fruits that grow in England and fruits that come from warmer countries. They tasted mango, papaya, pineapple, passionfruit, lime, dragon fruit and figs. They were all brave enough to eat most of them or at least have the tiniest of tastes or lick. As you can see from their faces some fruits were a bigger hit than others.

22.5.23 We had a fantastic morning learning about Samba instruments and rhythms.

The weather was perfect, so we were able to do our Samba parade out on the field. 

Click the links to watch  a few clips. 


Samba 1

Samba 2

Samba Parade 1 

Samba Parade 2

17.5.23 With headdresses all finished it was time to Samba.


Click the link below to watch Oaks' Samba dance with Jess.


Samba dance

5.5.23 Happy Coronation Friday everyone

28.4.23. Well done to the children who were chosen to play in the football matches this afternoon against Winkleigh school.

26.4.23 Our English lessons have focused around the book The Great Kapok Tree. After learning about the harmful affects of destroying the rainforest they created a poster style story to share these facts. These are their first drafts and the focus was then on performing their story for an audience. Their recordings will follow.

24.4.23 Today we took advantage of the dry weather and had our Maths lesson outside. Using different equipment they measured and worked out the perimeter of different things around the playground. Back in class we converted the measurements from cm and m.

21.4.23 We finished our mosaic tiles today. Definitely a messy job.

Our Spring term portfolio task was colour mixing to paint these beautiful roses. The children did a great job.

24.3.23. Our Roman mosaics are coming along well.

22.3.23 It was lovely and sunny this morning for our morning exercise. The children continued to work on their skipping skills and stamina.

22.3.23 The children used their Science skills and knowledge of electric circuits and their History knowledge of Romans to create their Roman Electric matching board. Some of them showed Mrs Jacob (our History lead) and explained how they had made them.

16.3.23 I'm not sure what the Romans and Boudicca would have made of Oaks class today.... they certainly looked scary.

10.3.23. We have had a creative week. The children have continued to work on their roman sandals for their DT and their Roman mosaic designs.

2.3.23 World Book Day

27.2.23 We had a really enjoyable afternoon at Holsworthy College for the Tag Rugby festival. There were 6 different activities to help us learn the skills before playing a game.