This term in Oak Class in English at the start of the term we looked at writing a non-fiction report about animals hibernating. Then we used the story ‘Meerkat Christmas’ and wrote about Sunny and his adventures we then wrote a postcard from Sunny on his hunt for the perfect Christmas.
In history we learnt about the role of the monarch and compared what life was like in the times of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We then had to invent our own rules we would create if we were the Queen or King. In science we have been learning about the habitats of animals, we looked at how animal adapt to their environment. We looked at what is a consumer and a producer and created food chains. In RE we have been learning about who is Jewish and what do Jewish people believe. In PSHE we have been talking about stereotypes and how we are all individuals and unique and can like all different things but still be friends. In PE we have been working on creating a dance based on an explorer’s journey and in health and wellbeing lessons we recapped the skills we learnt last term and in music enjoyed again playing the glockenspiels to a new song called ‘Ho Ho Ho’ and learning new songs for the Christmas Nativity. In DT we learnt how to make the slider and lever mechanisms and then used these to make a Christmas card using our chosen mechanism. Our artist of the term was Yayoi Kusama and we drew polka dots on satsumas and created pictures inspired by her art using bright colours and in black and white using charcoal and our music genres have been Classical in November and Funk in December. The term finished off very busy with lots of exciting activities such as Christmas dinner, Christmas disco, Christmas craft day, a visit to the Panto and Santa, Santa visiting us a school and a fabulous performance in the Nativity ‘The Bossy King’.