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  • Wednesday 8 May 2024 Oak - Geography in the Garden Oak Class have been looking at aerial views of the school garden using Google Earth. We were surprised how little you can see from a bird's eye view - just lots of trees. We decided to go to the garden to see what you can see from a ground level view and used observational drawings to record our favourite things.
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 Oak - Matisse Snails Oak class have been looking at a picture, L’Escargot, created by the French artist Henri Matisse. We were a little surprised when we found out that it was a depiction of a snail! Matisse created his picture with collage which he called ‘Painting with Scissors.’
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 Oak Class at Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow We had the most amazing afternoon yesterday. Jonathan brought some fascinating creatures to show us. We were able to hold a giant millipede, saw a huge katydid, saw a baby blue tarantula and her bigger orange sister and even got kissed on the nose or the hand by a snake!
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 British Science Week The theme of this year's Science Week was time. Oak Class created pictures using time and light which they were very impressed by. They made their pictures using card shapes and double-sided sticky tape and we left the sunlight to do the work (not that we've had much sunshine recently!) We discovered that the black sugar paper left no imprint behind, but the other colours worked well.
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 Oak World Book Day Today was World Book Day. The children were asked to come dressed as a word to help broaden their vocabulary and they did an amazing job! We had a 'constellation' and a 'pollinator,' we had 'powerful,' 'creative' and 'fragile' and many fabulous words besides. The children also had the chance to take part in a book swap where they could choose donated pre-loved books to take home and keep.
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Oak Class Fire Engine Visit We had a really exciting afternoon. Firefighters Steve and Neil brought the Northleach fire engine round to school today. They showed us the equipment, we were able to climb up into the back of the truck and the best bit was using the hose to spray water all over the school field. One of the children said afterwards that it was 'the best day ever!' Many thanks to Steve and Neil for their time.
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 Oak Class Aboard the Digibus Oak Class had the most amazing time last Thursday when they had the opportunity to experience Digibus. The children were able to program robots, create their own cafe website and even went on a virtual roller coaster ride around a dinosaur theme park. They had an incredible time.
  • Wednesday 24 January 2024 The Police Visit Oak Class On Monday afternoon, Oak Class had a visit from the police. Officers Kim and John came to school and talked about how we can stay safe. They showed us their uniforms and what they carry with them. We even got to try on their vests - they're very heavy! We then went outside to look at a police vehicle and got to climb inside. The sirens were very loud!
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Paisley Patterns On Christmas Jumper Day we continued our theme of patterns and India to create our own Paisley patterns. The children began with a simple teardrop shape which they carefully elaborated, adding their own patterns. They loved the activity and you can just see their concentration and focus in these photos.
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023 Patterned Hands Oak Class have been using different grades of pencil to draw lines and patterns in art this half term. Yesterday, they saw images of Indian hands that had beautiful henna patterns on them. The children created their own patterns on an hand outline and focussed brilliantly on their work.
  • Sunday 19 November 2023 Indian Food Tasting We have started a new topic this half term, learning all about India. We began by tasting some delicious Indian food: samosas, poppadoms, nan, bhajis and mango chutney. Some foods were better received than others as you can see from the facial expressions!
  • Wednesday 1 November 2023 Sandwiches for Paddington Oak Class decided that it wasn't very healthy for Paddington to be eating marmalade sandwiches all the time and that we should try and design a much healthier sandwich for him. We tasted various healthy fillings, and then designed a sandwich following the criteria that it should be healthy and contain at least two different fillings. The children were great at independently buttering their bread, preparing their fillings and then building their sandwich. The bit they enjoyed most was tasting them! I wonder which one Paddington will like most?
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 Our Local Area In Geography (for Year One) and Understanding the World (for Reception), we have been thinking about where we live. We know that the United Kingdom is made up of four countries and that we live in England. We found Northleach on Google Earth. Reception are busy recreating important places in Northleach and Year One spent time looking at Northleach and listing the human and physical features we could see.
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 In The Garden Our new starter Reception children loved exploring our school garden, ably led and helped by Year One. We found the hedgehog house and enjoyed twirling sycamore keys and finding interesting leaves.

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