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Class Weekly Update - 4th July 2019

Mr Rutter - 04 Jul 2019

Another busy week in Oak Class! 

In our English work we have been looking at 'The Koala Who Could' - a story about Kevin the koala who discovers that trying new things is great! This really reinforces our growth mindset that is so important to our learning. We started the week by mapping out the story, then we started to think about other animals we could put in the story instead of Kevin. The children had lots of interesting ideas. We had 'Jacob the Jellyfish', 'Tallulah the Turtle', 'Eric the Emu' and many more. Mrs Peacock has said she would love to read some of these stories so we had better get them finished off tomorrow morning!

We also had some exciting 'e-post' from Australia - we recieved some letters from Seven Hills State School, Brisbane. We loved hearing about their school and can't wait to hear more from our Australian pals. 

We had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine on Wednesday - we had a picnic followed by games with our friends from West Tanfield. Then at the end of the day we watched as the new KS2 classrooms were formally 'opened'. 

In our maths work we have continued to refine our problem-solving and reasoning skills. We have investigated a different number each day and tried to find as many ways to make or represent that number as possible (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, doubling - and even using shapes!). Today we investigated some missing number problems like this one:


Once we were secure with simple ones, we tried multi-step problems. There were some very positive maths discussions going on! Some children spent this time investigating shapes further - making comparisons using playdough. 

In our topic work we challenged ourselves to make the strongest bridge after looking at some pictures of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. There were some impressive structures and great teamwork. Some of them managed to hold 2kg without breaking! 

A couple of general reminders:

- The weather is very warm at the moment. Please ensure that the children bring in sunhats and suncream. Please note that we remind the children before and during their lunchbreak to apply suncream. 

- You should have received an email regarding the last day of term. Please note that if you are joining us in the morning for the Leavers Assembly, you are free to take your child home earlier (before lunch). Otherwise, school finishes at 3pm on Friday 19th July. 

- Please note, bikes and scooters are not permitted to be ridden on the playground or along the path before and after school. This is to keep everyone safe. Please ensure that your child(ren) are not riding on them when they come through the school gate or until they have left the school premises at the end of the day. Thank you. 
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