Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Oak - WB 3rd October 2022

We have absorbed the autumnal season this week into our lessons and used it to produce some poetry. The children have learnt how to structure two different types of poems:  a sonnet and a diamantes. They learnt about how Shakespeare wrote his sonnets and read "Shall I compare thee to a summers day" to spot all the features such as, rhyme patterns, how many syllables and the number of lines. We learnt that they were split into quatrians each with their own rhyming pattern. After studying, we got to write some of our own. They did a very impressive job of sticking to the rules and produced some excellent work. We also wrote diamante's which are written in the shape of a diamond and each line has a different focus and different number of words. This really helped the children to differentiate between the different classes of words such as nouns, verbs and adjectives. They were very effective. We performed a selection of these in the Harvest Assembly - if you were there, we hope you enjoyed listening to them.

Our Egyptian portraits were completed this week, we used charcoal pencils to add some shading and definition. We also took an artistic theme for our Learning outside of the Classroom and created a portrait using natural materials they could find outside in the playground. Look in the gallery for examples of our masterpieces!

In PSHE we are learning about news and images that can be deceptive and how we are tricked by different photographs used in the media. We looked particularly at miscaptioning and forced perspective where objects are made to look much closer or further away for effect. We created some of our own examples and had lots of fun in the process. See the results in the gallery.

We hope you enjoyed the Harvest Assembly, the Oak team were very proud of the classes performance this morning and it was lovely to welcome so many people into school.