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Ms F Ward
Mrs S Attrill
Happy New Year and welcome back to Oak Class! We hit the ground running this week, diving straight into practising SATs skills (something that will be a large feature of our work, this term!). However, we have found time to make a study of different structures as part of our Design and Technology. We investigated a range of famous landmarks, looking at materials, shapes and use of forces in making them strong and stable. Next, we tried out our ideas on paper, in an attempt to find the strongest shapes and joins. Finally, we looked at the work of the architect Zaha Hadid, and her truly amazing designs.
The last few few days of term have been the usual, wonderful round of Christmas activites, shows and fun. Thank you to everyone in Oak Class for a fabulous first term together, and thank you to the Oak Class paretns who have been so supportive with homework and all the other activities. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and we are looking forward to seeing you again in the New Year.
On Thursday, Year 6 were set an electrifying challenge: Using all of their knowledge so far, they were asked to design and build a Christmas decoration that had a working electrical circuit, complete with bulbs, buzzers, motors and switches. The results had varying degress of success, but the teamwork and the imagination involved were fantastic. Well done, Year 6!
As the final lesson in our Anglo Saxons and Vikings topic this term, Oak class attempted to change History! We learnt about the 3 contenders for the throne after the death of Edward the Confessor - Harald Hardrada, Harold Godwinson and William of Normandy - and decided to hold an election to see if we could change the course of History! In teams, we planned an election campaign for each candidate, that involved speeches from the candidiates themselves, speeches from contemporaries, campaign songs (indcluding some fantastic rapping from the boys,) posters and rosettes. The children worked extremely hard in their groups and resulting presentations were excellent. William won - but only by 2 votes! Thanks to Mrs Attrill for all her help with this.