In English the children have looked at features used in poetry. They discussed characters in Overheard on a Saltmarsh, inferring from the text and building further relevant vocabulary. They read and discussed A small dragon by Brian Patten which they then produced a story map of events in the poem. The children used A small dragon as a writing frame for organising phrases to be used in their own poems with a similar theme.
In Science we have continued looking at ‘Understanding Plants’. They have investigated how water is transported in plants. The children explained the roles of different parts of the flowers in pollination and fertilisation and understood and ordered the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant. They were able to describe the process of reproduction in plants.
In Geography we have looked at making comparisons between England and Greece. They children carried out research to find geographical information on England and Greece before making comparisons of similarities and differences.
In DT the children planned and designed products to sell. They researched recipes and tasted different products which enabled them to plan their final products. The children were very successful making and cooking: tomato salsa, tomato soup, tomato pasta sauce and Greek stuffed tomatoes. Selling the products was a great success – well done Oak class! They then finally evaluated what went well and what they could do differently next time.
Oak class enjoyed preparing for Year 6 leavers assembly and we will be very sad to see them leave Tonwell. We wish them all the best in Secondary School. Before leaving, the children enjoyed an outdoor adventurous activity day at The Edge with climbing and orienteering. It was great fun and the children showed brilliant resiliance and perseverance.