Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Oak Class Week 5

Yet another learning packed week with a mix of creative writing, science experiments and rapping!

We have been very busy in English writing our adventure stories, focussing particularly on creating tension in the build-up and dilemma section of the story. We have been copying the style and techniques used by Michael Morpurgo to create some very exciting sentences. 

Our thinking scientifically skills were used to full effect on Thursday when we planned and carried out a dissolving experiment.   The children thought about the factors they would change and what they would measure, alongside the things they'd keep the same to make it fair. We used proper test tubes, test tube racks, measuring cylinders and goggles to be real scientists.  We have learnt lots of new vocabulary to help us explain our new knowledge about dissolving too.

The highlight of the week was our class assembly - the first Family Assembly for a long time. It was brilliant to see such a packed out hall. The children in Oak have been learning about 'Harvest around the world' and how farming can be a struggle in certain parts of the world due to different environmental and social difficulties. We also linked this to our learning in RE lessons and developed our knowledge of places. The class's homework task last week was to memorise the words to a rap all about vegetables, which we performed to the parents. The children loved getting into role in their caps and sunglasses and really enjoyed performing to an audience.

Please could you look up this web link to help your child speed up their times tables recall. Some are very speedy already, but others need a bit more practice. This format is very similar to the Year 4 times table check that all Year 4's will take in the Spring term, but is also still very relevant for Year 5's too. 

Speed up your Times Table's Link