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Here you will find occasional updates about what we have been doing and any information that may be of use to you.
Please find below a copy of our topic overview for this term.
PE days - Tuesday & Friday
*This is a change from last term, please ensure that your child wears pe kit to school on a Tuesday and Friday for the summer term.
Topic Overview - Stones and Bones
Tudor farming and an exciting find!
It has been so good to have ever body back together again this week. The buzz of socialising and learning are again filling Oats classroom. Well done to all of the children for making this return week such a success.
Tudor farming and an exciting find.
As part of our 'Rural to Urban' topic, this week Oats class have opened our very own Tudor Pea Farm. Using only Tudor tools (spades, forks & human effort) we have begun to turn a patch of the Forest Power area into a small field to grow our peas. We have discussed the importance of peas in fertilising the ground and compared this to modern farming techniques. After one hour of digging by 31 children, we concluded that the life of a Tudor farmer was definitely hard work!
Excitingly, part way through our labour, Brandon struck treasure! We all stopped digging and scarecrow making to look at Brandon's incredible find - a 1913 George V Penny. This led to further exploration back in the classroom where we researched early 1900's steam powered farming machinery to help us to understand what the farmer might have been doing when they lost their penny.
We can't wait to get digging again to see what else we might find!
World Mental Health Day - Saturday 10th October 2020.
The theme for this year’s World Mental Heath Day is ‘mental health for all’. As such, today children have learnt more about feelings and emotions, and explored the different emotions they might feel.
Using a ‘design your own monster’ activity, children have learnt that we may often feel similar emotions, but we often may feel different to each other too.
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