Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Oak Class Week 9 

It has been a 'Maths - tastic' week in Oak and the children have been enjoying a wide variety of maths activities. Each morning we started with mental maths and then spent the rest of the morning (most days) completing active maths activities. Over the  2 year groups we have covered: time, area, coordinates, angles, measurement and numerous mental maths skills. Every day we looked at a photograph of an image from the real world and tried to look for the maths in it. They wrote a huge range of questions about the photographs and it really made the true mathematician stand out!

We also had fun in science this week separating dirty water by changing either the number of layers of materials, different sorts of materials or counting how many times we did the test to get the cleanest water possible. We haven't quite finished the experiment yet as we needed more time.

On Friday we did our second food tech lesson and made some healthy sweet breakfast muffins. All of the children enjoyed the making, most the eating and all of them did the  washing up. Next week we will be making savoury breakfast options.

The highlight of this week week was definitely the Remembrance service. The Oak team and the rest of the staff were so very proud of how well the children read, sat and showed their respect to the lost soldiers of Ashton Under Hill. A very special memory made for this group of children.

On Friday a group of children from Oak also spoke to Harriet Baldwin MP, giving her their thoughts and feelings about environmental issues that they are concerned about. Mrs Shiels was extremely proud of how they spoke and the ideas they shared. 

Next week we are focussing on the anti-bullying campaigns 'One Kind Word' initiative raising awareness of the importance to be kind, one of Oak Class's core values.