Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Oak 

Welcome to Oak Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Day

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gould (Mon-Thurs) & Mrs Finol (Fri)

Mrs Stevens will be teaching Oak Class on a Tuesday afternoon.

Take a look at some of our learning below!



What we are learning about:

This term we are going to be doing a geography topic: Journey Through India ! Find out how we will be exploring our topic in all areas of the curriculum by downloading our topic plan here and our knowledge organiser here. We will discover more about the amazing country of India, looking at the culture and it's geographical features. 

India Country Profile - National Geographic Kids

 

If you would like to do some additional home learning based on what we are doing in school, here are a range of super resources for you to use! 

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Multiplication practice

https://uk.ixl.com/ - Maths and English 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znmmn39 - Science (States of Matter)

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/geography/countries/article/india - India Country Profile

 

 

PE Days

Our PE days over Term 3 and 4 are Monday and Friday. We will be doing Basketball on a Monday, which will be outside, and on a Friday, we will be doing Indian inspired dance. PE kits will need to be in on those days please.

Reading:

Everyone in Oak Class will be given a reading bookmark and a reading book to read every evening. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school.

Homework:

Homework will be set on Fridays and handed in by the following Wednesday. Homework set each week will alternate between Topic, English and Maths work. 

Snack:

Please could you ensure that your child has a small, healthy snack for snack time. They could bring in a piece of fresh or dried fruit, or vegetables (e.g. carrot sticks, cucumber etc). Please also remember that nuts are not allowed in school due to allergies. Thank you! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class email: oak@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk

 

Our Learning:

 

 

 

Taj Mahal's using Bleeding Tissue Paper

We created some pieces of art using bleeding tissue paper. First, we sketched the outline of the Taj Mahal (a famous Indian building) and then we added tissue paper around the outside. We needed to add water onto the tissue paper to make the ink 'bleed' through. Finally, we outlined our sketches with a black pen to make it really pop! We hope you love our Taj Mahals as much as we do. 

Also, take a look at a piece of artwork created by Joshua and Rieco in our class. How amazing!

Growing Roman Herbs and Flowers

Take a look at the herbs and flowers that we have been growing on our balcony. A big thank you to Mrs Finol for teaching us all about how the Romans used different herbs for medicine and for other purposes.

 

Our Odes

We have been writing odes in our English lessons. Here are a couple for you to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

12th October - Trip to the Roman Baths

We had a wonderful time on our school trip to the Roman Baths in Bath. First, we explored the museum using audio guides to learn facts about the baths. Then we investigated some real Roman artefacts that were 2000 years old and tried on some Roman clothes. Finally, we became archeologists and dug for artefacts and explored Roman relics. Take a look at the photos of our day!

2022 Oak Roman Baths Trip

 

 

26th September - Our Roman Mosaics

We have been learning about how the Romans used mosaics to decorate their homes and buildings. We investigated the technique and then had a go at creating our own. Don't they look amazing?