Art inspired by Jackson Pollock

Today we looked at Jackson Pollock and how he was a key figure in abstract expressionist art. We looked at some of his famous pieces of work where he used the the technique of drip painting. We put our white card on to the floor (like he use to do) and then splattered and dripped paint onto our work. Pollock often used his art to express his feelings. We looked at the colours and shapes that would help show happiness, sadness, anger etc. We also added our own twist by using miniature car wheels to add a different texture and shape to our work. We had lots of fun and got paint everywhere!

Ashmolean Museum Trip

We had a fantastic day at the Ashmolean Museum today and learnt lots of facts about Ancient Greece. We were even able to explore artifacts that are 2,500 year old! This is what some of the children thought... 'Today was brilliant! I loved looking at the pots and handling the artifacts that the Ancient Greeks created a very long time ago.' Eve 'I found going to the Ashmolean a great experience. Also, the vote for which god to have in front of our school was fun.' Emily 'Today I had a great time at the Ashmolean. The highlights were holding the 2,500 year old artifacts. I would love to go again!' Thomas A

Oak week 3

Reception's first week full time - done! They have all been absolute superstars and have settled into the school routine excellently. Teachers and other children have commented on how polite they are around the school and they have shown brilliant listening skills in collective worship with the rest of the school. As usual they Year 1's have been working hard to settle into their new routine of more formal learning but they are taking it in their stride and becoming lovely role models for our newest members. We are now starting our new topic of 'On The Move' which we kicked off with a walk around the village to see how many different types of transport we could spot. This week Reception will

Elm Class - a great start to the new school year.

Elm Class have all settled in very well; the new year 4s are enjoying being the 'older ones' in class and have been super role models to our new year 3s. Meanwhile, the year 3s have made a great start to Key Stage 2! We have now finished our whole-school topic on Ten Pieces of music which has been fabulous. The children loved the variety of activities and responded creatively to each piece of music. They especially enjoyed deciding on some of the activities! In maths, the children have been consolidating their place value knowledge; year 3 looking at 3 digit numbers and year 4 now working on 4 digit numbers. They have also been learning about fractions and using bar models to find fractions

Oak Week 2

This week the children have met Monica the Monster who loves to teach Phonics! Phonics is the first ‘formal’ style of teaching the children in Reception have had but the ‘Fab Four’ Year 1 children have been studiously working away in their own special section of the classroom. All of the children have impressed us with their willingness to learn and take part in activities…..Reception have been dying to join in with some of the Year 1 activities so I have no doubt that they will be more than happy to be at school full time! We have already had 3 children reach the top of the behaviour chart, meaning that they get to take home a certificate, and I'm sure that many more will follow next week.

Week 1 in Oak

What a fantastic week! It has been a real pleasure getting to know all of the children in Oak Class and I am excited for Monday already! For those of you wondering what we get up to, here is just a few of the things: Made mud pies and mud stews, built roads for cars and experimented with water, performed on the stage, wrote on tables (covered in paper of course!), made shapes in playdough and wrapped them up as presents, read stories to caterpillars, created beautiful pictures, fed the dolls and put them to bed in the cupboards, enjoyed the home corner and cooked meals, read magazines and even had a picnic…..this is to name just a few. You will never guess what our favourite part of the day

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