• Monday 2nd November is a training day. We are looking forward to seeing the children back at school on Tuesday 3rd November.    

 

OASIS BLOG

Amazing organs

We learnt about some of the major organs of our bodies. We drew around our bodies and cut out images of organs. We talked about the organs, and tried to decide what the name of the organ was and what important function it performed. We then drew around our bodies, and tried to place the organs in the right area of the body. We checked if we were right by watching a film clip.

 

 

Rule Britannia!

In OASIS we have been learning about Britain. One activity was to create a crown. We learnt about the crown jewels and what they were made of. One pupil took their regal photograph very seriously!

Maths games

By clicking on the picture below, you will be able to play lots of fun maths games. 

 

Fun Science Experiments

I hope you are having a good half term so far. The website below has lots of fun science experiments to keep you entertained. Click on the picture below to have a look at some of the fun activities.

 

Monster Trucks!

Have you ever seen the size of the American monster trucks? They are MASSIVE! We watch a film showing the power and size of Monster Trucks, the wheels are SO huge! After watching videos and looking at images, we decided to try and make our own 3-D monster truck. This one is called Titanic, made by Ben. The Wheels are made from old Titanic life savers we made earlier in the year. It certainly captured the style of a monster truck with the TITANIC wheels! 

Have a look at the video below to see some real monster trucks in action.

Map of the USA

The USA stands for the United States of America. There are 52 state (or areas,) in North America. We studied the flag and counted the 52 stars on the flag that represent the 52 states. We listened to the national anthem of America, and children recognised the music from sports and films. We made a map, showing where Canada and America meet. Can you match the famous landmarks to the correct states? Have a go at matching them on our Working Wall.

Mississippi

We had a go at making our version of a 'Mississippi Mud Pie' Don't worry, it's not mud, it's made out of chocolate!

Animal Adventures!

If you are interested in animals then click on the picture below to see a wide range of different animals. London Zoo are offering virtual tours of their zoo, showing a wide range of animals from across the world. There are lots of videos to watch which means you will learn lots of new facts and information about some weird and wonderful creatures.

Click on the picture below to enter the animal kingdom!

Staying active with Leeds Rhinos Foundation

This video shows some good ways of keeping active even if you don't have a garden to run around in.

American week

We looked at all the fabulous food of America and the different types of food America is famous for. We made our own banana milkshakes using milk, bananas, squirty cream and ice cream! We also had a go at making pancakes from scratch, and successfully managed to flip them!

 

American music

Mr Forbes shared his music skills and taught pupils how to play Ukulele. He also discuss the history of the Uke, where it originated from, and how it influenced American music.

Craft, baking and outdoor science art!

Craft

We all aware of how hard the NHS staff and other Key Workers are working, to keep us safe and well. Some of us may be taking part in clapping every Thursday, out of our windows, to show our appreciation. Some people are drawing rainbows and chalking rainbows on paths to show we all care. In OASIS we created rainbows using tissue paper carefully following all the colours of the rainbow. We laminated them, and took them home to display in our own windows.

 

Baking

Staff and pupils were lucky enough to take part in baking Rocky Roads. They were absolutely delicious!

Science - understanding shadows

Pupils learnt about shadows and how they are created. We drew around the shadows our bodies were casting on the playground, and used coloured pastels to create shadow pavement art.

Construction time

What do all the buildings below have in common?

 

In this case, The White House, The Colosseum and Big Ben are all made from Lego! They look extremely realistic. I would like to see if you can make a famous building at home out of Lego (If you don't have Lego, be creative and see if you can use any other items around the house.
Staying active at home
Hi guys, below is a video that I made for the Swinnow Primary website. It is really important to stay active and keep our heart pumping. It would be brilliant to hear or even see the super ways that you are exercising. 

Whole School History

On Friday 8th May, the UK commemorates the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, Known as VE Day. This is the date that World War 2 ended in Europe. This week, leading up to that date would have been a whole school history focus week had we been together, learning at school.

So that we can still learn about this important time in British history, you can click on the picture above to access a pack of home learning ideas all focused on life during World War 2, and the celebrations of VE day. The pack can be used as a scheme of learning, where you work through the suggested activities in the order of pages, or you can dip in and choose to do anything you like the look of.

Guidance is given with each activity as to whether it is most appropriate for KS1, KS2 or whole school, including Early Years. We would love to see your VE day learning. You can send your work to use as oasis@swinnowprimary.com

Have a Happy History Week! 

Map of Europe

List of countries and their alliances during WW2

KS1 VE Day PowerPoint

KS1 VE Day Factfile

Winston Churchill Fact File

Significant People Writing a Fact File Template

The Royal British Legion - VE Day Information Powerpoint (KS2)

Write a Diary Entry Template

Morse Code Challenge

Folded Paper Spitfire Activity

Union Jack Bunting

Union Jack Flag

Note of Thanksgiving

Stay safe guys!

Happy weekend guys! I hope you are all staying safe and still enjoying time with family. It would be great to hear all about the great things you are doing at home. 

Please get in touch and share what you have been up to by sending work to the following email.

oasis@swinnowprimary.com

Animal pattern printing

We looked at a variety of animals and studied the different patterns of their skins. We choose a pattern and drew it into foam board with a sharp pencil. We used an ink roller to apply colour to our foam board, and carefully placed the foam board onto coloured paper. We pressed down on the foam board and carefully peeled it off the paper to reveal a print. We repeated this pattern six times.

We left our prints to dry for a few days, then we worked into our prints using chalk pastels, picking out and highlighting different shapes and lines.

Italian Week

According to popular tradition, in 1889 Pizza Margherita  was created by the Italian pizza chef Raffaele Esposito, for Queen Margherita of Savoy. He created it to resemble the colours of the Italian flag. This is what we made today!

 

Map of Italy

As part of Italian week, we created a map of Italy on the floor of the classroom. We used masking tape to make an outline of the unusual shape of Italy, then we found different materials from around the classroom to make the land.

 

 

Recycling

Miss Crowther is keen to encourage us to help look after the environment. In a time where we aren't able to nip to the shop for everything, it is important to think of creative ways to use older things we already have. This can be done in many different ways. Some examples are:

  • Using old clothes in a different way.
  • Planting cuttings from plants to make new plants.
  • Making musical instruments out of recycled household items.

Click on the picture below to visit the Oxfam page and see the activities and resources that they have created.

Gardening

The children in OASIS have worked hard to clean the pond in the courtyard. They worked well as a team to pull up the moss, clear reeds and fill it up with fresh water. A tricky job, well done boys!

 

Colouring tutorial

If you want to improve your colouring skills then Mr Winterburn has found a great instructional video. Watch the video below, which teaches you how to draw a WWE logo in great detail. You could have a look at other instructional videos and send us your best efforts.

 

Stay in the loop

If you want to know what is happening in the world then Mr Forbes has a useful link to follow. Mr Forbes is an avid reader of the First News newspapers and has shared the link below so you can read some of the interesting reports.

Click on the picture of Mr Forbes below to visit the First News website.

Hello! Mrs Waterhouse here!

I hope you are all  finding enough to do and are not too bored! At least the sun is shining.  Some pupils have been in school, taking part in all sorts of activities including arts and crafts. I'm missing you all and I can't wait until we are all back in school and back to normal! Until then, I will post activities for you to have a go at, using materials you should be able to find in and around your house. We've done leaf printing in class before, so here is another type of leaf art, creating rubbings using coloured pencils.

Arts and crafts -  Leaf rubbing


Pupils and staff watched 'Virtual Zoo' at Chester Zoo, we saw Red Pandas at feeding time had a go at making paper animals.

Magic

Science

Have a look at this video all about materials. Then see if you can complete the challenges below.

Can you find materials that are:

  • Soft
  • Hard
  • Colourful
  • Malleable (bendy)
  • Transparent (see through)
  • Able to change colour
  • Bouncy
  • Light
  • Heavy

Write down some of your ideas and send them to our email - oasis@swinnowprimary.com. You could even take photos of the materials as you find them!

Funny faces game

You will need: paper, pens, a die and the attached key. It’s for 2 or more players 
You must roll a 1 before you can begin (as 1 is draw the head).
Take turns to roll the die and follow the instruction that corresponds with the number rolled.
The first player to draw their funny face wins. 
 

Hand print Art

Can you create some interesting creatures using your hands in different ways?

14 Different Hand Print Animals - Hand kunst, Kind knutselen en ...

Home Learning Examples

We want to see all the fantastic learning that is taking place in your homes. If you have a picture of some learning that you have done that you would like to share, please send it to us using the following email:

oasis@swinnowprimary.com

It could be:

  • Baking you have done
  • Lego models
  • Science experiments
  • Exercise
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Art work
  • Models

Or anything else you have been up to.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Brainteasers

Get your brains working on this sunny Wednesday by watching the video below showing some tricky brainteasers and illusions.

Daily lessons

If you are looking for some fun daily learning sessions to do, click on the link below to use the BBC Bitesize website. On the website you can have a go at all sort of fun things. 

BBC Bitesize

Home learning logs

I know some of you have been working hard on some of the tasks in your home learning logs. We have put together some extra learning to have have a go at. There are lots of activities to keep you entertained, as well as some fun crafty things to make.

Maths games

Keep your brains ticking over this Friday with some maths games. Challenge yourself and your family to see who can get the best score. Click on the picture below to see some of the game you can play.


Sporting challenge

I hope you are staying active during these strange times and not getting too bored. I have made a video with a sporting challenge for children and parents to attempt. Have a look and see how you get on yourself.

Message from Miss O'Connor

Hi there everyone, I can honestly say I am missing you all and I hope you are keeping safe, I am enjoying my calls to parents and the odd chat with pupils. It's great to hear you are okay. Please continue to keep safe and take care of each other. I will stay in touch.

Miss O'Connor

Message from Mr Phillips

Hi guys, I hope you are all keeping safe in these strange and difficult times. Whilst it is certainly an unusual time, it also gives us the opportunity to explore a different approach to our learning. 

I hope you have had a go at some of the fun learning tasks in your learning logs, as well as spending time with family. You will be getting a new learning log after the Easter break, with some brand new activities to try out.

As well as this, keep an eye on the website for fun activities, games and challenges to try at home.

I hope you all stay safe and look after each other. I look forward to seeing you when it is safe to return to school.

Have a look at some of the activities below.

 

 

 

Brainteaser

Here is a challenge for children and parents, can you work out the value of each planet?

Staying active

Hopefully you have been getting out of the house for some exercise once a day. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, there are lots of activities that you can do.

Dane from Leeds Rhinos Foundation tells us about some fun games that you can play in your back garden.

PE with Joe Wicks

I'm sure you will have seen some of his home PE sessions. Simply tune in, everyday to see the fun exercises that children and adults across the whole of the UK are doing. 

Arts & Crafts

Why not try to create some super arts and crafts from some of the items in your house. Rather than throw away toilet rolls or kitchen rolls after they have been used, create something fantastic out of them. Have a look at the video below for some inspiration.

 Paper Aeroplanes

Have a go at making a paper aeroplane using the video instruction below. You could have a competition against the rest of your family to see who can throw their plane the furthest. You could also decorate your plane to make it look more realistic. 

Think of creative ways in which you could measure how far it travels (e.g. tape measure, strides, hops)

Who will be the champion?

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We have had a very busy week in OASIS! There has been some super learning has taking place in both classes. During our Friday Assembly we celebrated the hard work has happened...

Coral

Writing - Troy - For creating a fantastic comic strip and taking part in drama.

Maths - Tyler - For creating his own sorting game and sharing it with others.

Star of the week - Lucas - .For completing all work set and taking part in drama.

Atoll

Writing - Toby - fro creating fantastic work on a graphic novel and sharing his ideas with the rest of the group.

Maths - Ben - For his practical work measuring different objects and comparing length.

Star of the week - Louie - For having a great attitude towards learning.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Aaron -  - For having a good last week at OASIS. Good luck in your new school!

Break Time Buddy - Well done to the first break time buddy of the half term. A cup of hot chocolate as a reward for good behaviour and trying new challenges at break times.

 

Have a look at some of the exciting activities Coral  have been taking part in this week:

Maths

We are still on the theme of shapes in Coral Class. We have looked at 3-D shapes this week and have created new shapes from two different shapes and have learnt how to recognise and sort shapes.  

English

We are continuing with the theme Mysteries and the Unexplained focusing on the Loch Ness Monster. We had to find adjectives that were hidden around the room, and sort relevant and irrelevant adjectives. The adjectives that best described the Loch Ness Monster were displayed on the body of the monster. As a class, we worked together to create the Loch Ness Monster out of card.

        

Have a look at some of the learning that has taken place in Atoll this week:

Maths

In maths this week we have been re-capping the learning we did before half term all about fractions. We used what we had learnt to solve some difficult fractions problems.

At the start of the maths lessons this week, we have been playing a range of games to help switch our brains into maths mode. Two of the games can be seen in action below.

They are Speed Noughts and Crosses - where you compete against someone else to be the first to get 3 in a row. There was a time limit on how long you take before playing your piece, which added to the pressure.

The other game is Memory Match - This is where you have to find as many pairs as possible by turning over one card at a time. if you find a matching pair on your two turns, you get to keep it. If not, you turn the cards over and it is your opponent's turn.

 

LEEDS Week

In school this week it has been Leeds week. This is where each class has chosen to learn about a different element of the history of our city. 

In Atoll we chose to learn about Crime and Punishment. We learnt about all sorts of interesting (and some quite strange) things that used to happen right here in Leeds. 

The first person we learnt about was Mary Bateman. She was known as the Yorkshire Witch and throughout her life she did some terrible things. She is said to haunt the Thackray Medical Museum to this day! To find out more about her crimes we watch a video about her life. You can see the video below...

We then used some of the lyrics and information to write an acrostic poem about her. Have a look at a super example below, written by Louie.

View document mary_bateman_acrostic_poem.pdf

The children were given the choice of three things to research: The life of Mary Bateman, Riots in Leeds or The history of the police in Leeds. 

Have a look at some of the fantastic work that the children produced, which was made into a class poster.

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It has been the penultimate week of the half term in OASIS and some fantastic learning has taken place. During our Friday Assembly we celebrated the hard work has happened...

Coral

Writing - Kai - For adding extra detail to his writing and taking great care with his presentation.

Maths - Lucas - For pushing himself to do extra challenges.

Star of the week - Kai - For being extremely welcome to new children in Coral.

Atoll

Writing - Riley - For independently using some super expanded noun phrases. 

Maths - Jacob - For ordering and comparing mixed and improper fractions.

Star of the week - Ben - For using super manners and having a positive attitude towards his learning.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Ben - For using kind words and speaking to people with respect all week.

Break Time Buddy - Well done to our new break time buddy winner this week. A cup of hot chocolate as a reward for good behaviour and trying new challenges at break times.

We have had a busy week! Have a look at what Coral have been working on this week:

Maths

It's all about fractions and sharing in Coral. Children had to hunt around the room to find parts to make a whole or equivalent fractions, Children also worked together helping each other write the right fraction of a shaded shape, using the interactive white board.

 

    

English

We have been learning about speech. We have added words to speech bubbles and we have used speech marks to show characters speaking in a text. As a group, we wrote a dialogue between two aliens, creating ideas of what they are saying and punctuating it correctly. We also wrote on yellow banners to show where speech marks go.

 

 Have a look at the super work from Atoll this week:

Maths

 We have been learning all about fractions this week. Some of the children have been challenging themselves with some tricky learning about mixed and improper fractions. 

As well as this, some other children used pizzas to visually see how fractions look.

 

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It has been a super week in OASIS and some fantastic learning has taken place. During our Friday Assembly we celebrated the hard work has happened.

Coral

Writing - Kyle - For using some wonderful vocabulary in his sentences. 

Maths - Kai - For some super learning about measuring the area of shapes.

Atoll

Star of the week - Shawn - For an improved attitude and effort towards all aspects of his learning.

Writing - Jacob - For writing a super non-chronological report all about Jupiter.

Maths - Riley - For finding fractions of shapes and numbers.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Jacob - For dealing with difficult situations in a mature and responsible manner.

Break Time Buddy - Well done to our new break time buddy winner this week. A cup of hot chocolate as a reward for good behaviour and trying new challenges at break times.

Here is what we have been doing in Coral this week:

English

We have been writing and learning our spellings in creative ways, making pyramid word and displaying them on our working wall to remind us how to spell them. We have also worked on creating complex sentences, creating silly sentences with a given character, place and activity. Aaron's sentence included a talking chicken who went to the cinema!

 

Maths

In maths we have been learning how to show  a multiplication and division, even if we know the answer. This helps us visualise the answer by drawing it or showing it using counters. We are also working on times tables, choose times tables we are not sure of, and learning them so we can recall them quickly.

 

     

 

Art

We use our drawings of buildings to create houses. We looked at the art work from different artists, and decided what we would like our building to look like on the outside and on the inside. We use card, paper and various other materials to create our homes.

     

 

 

Here is what we have been up to in Atoll this week:

English

In English we have continued our learning on how to write non-chronological reports. Using the information that we researched last week, the children were able to write some super non-chronological reports. Within the reports, we saw some excellent punctuation, vocabulary, embedded clauses and conjunctions. 

Maths

In maths we have started to learn all about fractions. We learnt that a fraction is part of a number or object. We learnt that there are fractions all around us in everyday life. Through the week we have learnt how to find fractions of shapes, numbers, and also moved onto using mixed and improper fractions.

PSHE

During our PSHE sessions this week we have continued to learn about ourselves and how we can stay healthy. The focus this week was healthy eating. We looked at the 'eatwell' plate and how you can eat a balanced diet.

  

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Another week has passed and it is been a very productive week as usual. Some excellent learning has taken place and the children have achieved success in a range of areas. During our Friday Assembly we celebrated the hard work that had taken place through the week.

Coral

Writing - Lucas - For trying so hard with his English work all week.

Maths - Tyler - For an improved effort and attitude towards his maths learning.

Star of the week - Kai - For not letting small blips spoil his day and proving that he can turn his behaviour around. 

Atoll

Star of the week - Ben - For not letting a difficult day spoil the rest of his week.

Writing - Louie - For using some super conjunctions to extend sentences and showing a good attitude towards his writing.

Maths - Shawn - For showing improved effort and attitude towards his maths learning. He was able to confidently divide 4-digit numbers using remainders.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Anya - For showing a responsible attitude towards her transition back to her school.

Break Time Buddy - Well done to our new break time buddy winner this week. A cup of hot chocolate as a reward for good behaviour and trying new challenges at break times.

It's been a busy week in Coral have a look at what we have done this week:

English

Some pupils have been using positional language. They have use their favourite object to show on, in, next to, below, on top and under.

We have also looked at features of a newspaper. identifying the five W's ( Who? When? Why? What? Where?) in a newspaper article. Children were set a challenge to write questions. Their questions were for a fictional character who had been accidentally locked in Area 51, which is a top secret government building in America, where some people believe aliens are kept hidden! We focused on writing sentences correctly, using question marks in the right place.

we also looked at history of space travel, and ordered the events of each space encounter. We discussed and shared our opinions on how we felt about animals being sent to space.

Maths

We have all worked on different challenges this week, either finding perimeter of a shape, finding the area of a shape or estimating the area of an irregular shape. This has included brushing up on our adding and multiplication skills.  

 

Here is an insight into the super learning that has taken place in Atoll this week:

English

In English we have been learning about non-chronological reports. We learned that they are not written in time order so you can read any part of it and it will still make sense. We looked at what makes a good non-chronological report, finding features like: Title, introduction, sub-titles, paragraphs, conjunctions, facts, adjectives, subject specific language. To do this we looked at an example report about pandas. Have a look and see if you can spot all the things that we did...

View document wagoll_report_pandas_-_a4.pdf

 Maths

We have been learning about division this week. We have learned that there are different ways in which we can divide and tried a few of them out ourselves. We have been dividing 4-digit numbers and even worked out how to divide using remainders.

If you would like to test yourselves and see if you have the division skills of an Atoll pupil, there is a link to the game below.

Division with remainders game

PSHE

In PSHE this week we continued to learn all about ourselves. This week we focused on the job that our heart does. We talked about how the heart works harder during exercise and the importance of being active. As the muscles work harder, they require more oxygen, which is carried in the blood. As a result the heart then pumps more blood around the body. 

We measured our pulse to see how it changed as we did more exercise. It's safe to say we were tired out!

 

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It has been another great week in OASIS. The children have worked very hard and produced some excellent work. Have a look at the stars of the week below.

Coral

Writing - Aaron - For sharing his knowledge about Space with the rest of the class.

Maths - Lucas - For showing great enthusiasm towards his maths learning and pushing himself with difficult challenges.

Star of the week - Kai - For being a good role model to other children and trying really hard to use a quiet hand in class.

Atoll

Star of the week - George - For working well and co-operating with others.

Writing - Louie - For using some super conjunctions in his writing.

Maths - Riley - For showing a wonderful attitude towards his maths learning all week.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - George - For showing a great attitude towards his behaviour and learning.

Well done to Riley who won Break Time Buddy award this week. A cup of hot chocolate as a reward for good behaviour at break times.

Have a look at what we have been up to in Coral:

English

In English we have been revising synonyms and antonyms. We had to sort the words, then choose different words and create interesting sentences.

We have been looking at how we have day and night on planet Earth. We learnt facts about phases of the moon and how it orbits our planet. We used a torch and a globe to demonstrate how the sun shines on different parts of the Earth making in day or night.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been studying perimeter. We have worked on finding the perimeter of different shapes and using our working wall to work out worded problems.

Art

In Art we are studying architecture. We have looked at different architects and the different types of  building they have designed. We drew out shapes of buildings on black paper using chalk, and used watercolour to create a striking sky line.

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The first week of 2020 has flown by! We have had a great week in both Coral and Atoll class, with some super learning taking place. On Friday we celebrated our success in our assembly. Have a look at the children who have impressed staff this week:

Coral

Writing - Aaron - For sharing his knowledge about Space with the rest of the class.

Maths - Lucas - For showing great enthusiasm towards his maths learning and pushing himself with difficult challenges.

Star of the week - Kai - For being a good role model to other children and trying really hard to use a quiet hand in class.

Atoll

Star of the week - George - For working well and co-operating with others.

Writing - Louie - For using some super conjunctions in his writing.

Maths - Riley - For showing a wonderful attitude towards his maths learning all week.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - George - For showing a great attitude towards his behaviour and learning.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A well deserved award!

Have a look at what we have done this week in Atoll:

Topic

Our new topic in both Atoll and Coral is Space. The children have learnt about the order of the planets. In Atoll we used a pneumonic to help get the planets in the correct order. Have a look below and see if you can do it too...

My                                Mercury

Very                             Venus

Easy                             Earth

Method                      Mars

Just                             Jupiter

Speeds                       Saturn

Up                              Uranus

Naming                     Neptune

Planets                      Pluto     (dwarf planet)

We also watched a video which had a rather catchy song.

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It is the end of the penultimate  week in OASIS.During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to win an award:

Coral

Writing - Tyler - For using some great adjectives in his Victorian menu.

Maths - Kai-Harrison - For setting difficult maths challenges for both Coral and Atoll.

Star of the week - Kai-Patrick - For settling well into Coral class.

Atoll

Star of the week - Anya - For showing role model behaviour towards the younger children in OASIS.

Writing - Ben - For using some wonderful descriptive language in his Victorian menu.

Maths - Jacob - For working independently on a range of difficult calculations.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - George - For showing a great attitude towards his behaviour and learning.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A well deserved award!

This week OASIS, as well as the rest of the country, was gripped by election fever! 

The children visited the polling station to see what it looked like. They were also able to vote in our very own general election. The two parties who were bidding for children's votes were the Panda party - led by Miss O'Connor, and the Teacher Party - led by Mr Phillips. The children took part in a question time-style grilling of the candidates, where they laid out their manifestos. 

The Panda Party were keen to reward children with sweets and chocolate, where as the Teacher Party wanted the children to watch a DVD.

After some serious questioning of both leaders, the children were able to vote in our very own polling station. Have a look at the pictures below to see how politics took over for the day.

 

 

 

 

 

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The weeks just keep flying by! It has been another super week in OASIS.During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to win an award:

Coral

Writing - Kai - For using some great expanded noun phrases in his writing.

Maths - Aaron - For working well individually and also as part of a group.

Atoll

Star of the week - Jacob - For persevering and overcoming difficult situations by using his words.

Writing - Anya - For finding and using some wonderful menu language.

Maths - Ben - For using measuring skills to measure the perimeter of the whole of Atoll.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Aaron - For improved attitude towards his learning.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This reward was a simple one this week because of his super behaviour and interacting well with others.

Here is what we have been up to in Atoll this week...

Maths

Following on from our learning about area and perimeter, the children became builders. They were tasked with measuring the area and perimeter of the whole of Atoll, using only a metre stick! The children cracked straight on with the job, putting on their hi-vis jackets and safety helmets before putting their measuring skills to the test. 

 

 

 

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Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For an impressive attitude towards many aspects of his learning.

Writing - Kai - For independently writing a super diary entry.

Maths - Kyle - For sorting numbers into size order.

Atoll

Star of the week - Anya - For having a positive attitude towards her learning.

Writing - George - For showing great enthusiasm when writing a diary entry about a day in Pompeii.

Maths - Riley - For independently measuring and calculating the perimeter of shapes.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Riley - For settling well into a new class and showing a much improved attitude.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This reward was a simple one this week because of his super behaviour and caring attitude towards others. 

Have a look at what we have done in Atoll this week...

English

In English we carried on our learning about Mount Vesuvius and the eruption that devastated Pompeii in 79AD. We put ourselves in the bodies of those who lived in Pompeii at the time and wrote some super diary entries to re-tell the events of that day. The children learned how to improve their sentences by using expanded noun phrases

Maths

In maths this week we have started to learn about area and perimeter. We learnt that perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape and area is the amount inside. When measuring the area and perimeter of various items in class, the children used a range of skills, including: addition, multiplication, measuring, doubling as well as problem solving.

 

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We have had another great week in OASIS. During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to win an award:

Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For consistently trying hard with his behaviour.

Writing - Aaron- For showing great enthusiasm when learning the different parts of a volcano.

Maths - Regan - For trying to work more independently with maths problems.

Atoll

Star of the week - Riley - For handling difficult situations in a more positive manner.

Writing - Anya - For having a positive attitude towards her writing.

Maths - George - For a super attitude when learning about Roman numerals.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Ben- For a positive attitude this week,

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. For the first time this year, Miss O'Connor was joined by a girl.

Here is what we have been learning in Atoll this week:

Maths

In Maths we have been learning about Roman numerals. We learnt that the Romans used to used letters instead of numbers when writing. After we had learned the basics, we put our knowledge to the test by playing some fun, interactive games. Click HERE to play the game yourself.

Topic

this week we have started to learn about Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii. We found out that in the year AD79 (79 years after Jesus was born) Mount Vesuvius, in Italy, erupted and covered the town of Pompeii. We learnt about the different parts of a volcano and what they were called. After that we made our very own models of Vesuvius and even staged a real life eruption!

 

 

Science

we have become skilled scientists this week, learning even more about electricity. We used what we learnt in previous weeks to  help draw accurate diagrams of an electrical circuit.

We were also able to experiment with making a homemade switch to control the when the bulb lit up.

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We have had a super week in OASIS. During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to win an award:

Coral

Star of the week - Regan - For much improved attitude and behaviour.

Writing - Harry - For great contributions during English when learning about newspapers.

Maths - Aaron - For working independently and persevering with difficult learning.

Atoll

Star of the week - Ben - For using fantastic manners all week and trying hard with his behaviour.

Writing - Riley - For contributing well during group work and using some wonderful vocabulary in his newspaper report.

Maths - Jacob - For working hard when multiplying 2-digit x 2-digit numbers.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Regan - For improved attitude and behaviour all week.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This was a reward for great behaviour at break times. Have a look at the break time buddy enjoying a lovely warm drink.

English

In English this week we have been learning about newspaper reports. We looked at how a newspaper looks and the features that they have. We then looked a bit more closely at the 5Ws (Who, What, Where, When and Why) that need to be in a report. 

Another thing we learnt about, which is a key part of newspaper report writing, was using speech marks. We used large speech marks to show where they should be placed in a sentence. 

 

Towards the end of the week we then started to write a report about an exciting gladiator battle. 

Maths

In Atoll this week we have been learning how to multiply large numbers. We have been using a written method to multiply 2-digit numbers. Some of the children have also been learning how to multiply using 'lots of'.

 

Science

This week in science we continued our topic of electricity. This week we looked at which materials are conductors and which are insulators. The children experimented by connecting a range of items into their electrical circuit.

 

Remembrance Day

To mark Remembrance Day this year in Atoll, we learnt about the importance of the poppy and what it resembles. The children took part in a meticulously observed 2 minute silence.

 

 

 

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We have had a start to the new half term in OASIS. During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to achieve an award:

Coral

Star of the week - Kyle - For improved attitude and making positive behaviour choices.

Writing - Regan - For working well when learning about the Tudors and making a Tudor house.

Maths - Kai - For working independently on some difficult maths problems.

Atoll

Star of the week - Anya - For having a super first week in Atoll.

Writing - Jacob - For showing a great attitude during reading sessions this week and thinking carefully about his answers to the questions.

Maths - Riley - For working well when learning about time.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Anya - For being friendly to everyone and always having a lovely smile.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This was a reward for great behaviour at break times.

English

This week we have been learning about Romans. We looked at the gladiators that fought in the colosseum and all the horrible things that they had to do. We have also looked at newspapers and will be learning how to write a newspaper report about our very own gladiator battle. 

Maths

We have done some fantastic learning in maths this week. Our focus has been on learning how to tell the time and the children have been enthusiastic about learning new skills.

Science

Our new science topic this half term is electricity. In the first session we looked at what an electrical circuit is and what it is made of. Our task was to try and make the light bulb shine. See how the children got on below.

  

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We have had a great end to the half term in OASIS and the children have definitely earned a week off school. During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to achieve an award:

Coral

Star of the week - Harry - For working independently and persevering when things didn't go his way.

Writing - Aaron - For using great imperative words when learning about instructions.

Maths - Regan - For independently working well when learning about time.

Atoll

Star of the week - Riley - For settling into Atoll well and showing a positive attitude.

Writing - Harrison - For some super descriptive language and also helping a younger child with their learning.

Maths - Jacob - For working independently on some difficult data handling questions.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Jacob - For helping welcome two new children into class.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This was a reward for great behaviour at break times.

Trip to the farm

On Friday, the whole of OASIS were fortunate enough to visit a working farm. We travelled by minibus and car to Swillington Organic Farm. 

Whilst at the farm we...

Met, and even got to stroke some lovely cows.

 

Collected freshly laid eggs from chicken coups and also met some of the friendly chickens themselves.

 

Used our gardening skills to dig up potatoes and also collect apples from the orchard.

 

Fed the sheep with special food and used the apples to feed the pigs.

 

 

It was a great day and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day. 

 

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Life Skills

Following on from our trip to the Co-op, we used the food that we bought to create a delicious feast. The children made a scrumptious spaghetti bolognese, as well as a tasty chicken and potato curry. Have a look at the action unfolding below.

   

 

 

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It has been another busy week in OASIS and there has been some excellent learning taking place. During our Friday assembly, we celebrated our success. Here are the children who managed to achieve an award:

Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For working hard in all areas of learning.

Writing - Kyle - For trying really hard when learning new phonic sounds.

Maths - Harry - For persevering with difficult maths problems. 

Atoll

Star of the week - Jacob - For embracing new challenges with a positive attitude.

Writing - Riley - For showing a super vocabulary and leadership when writing for a group.

Maths - Harrison - For showing perseverance when solving difficult maths problems.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Kai - For ignoring negative behaviour and concentrating on his own learning.

We had a new Break Time Buddy this week who earned the chance to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. This was a reward for great behaviour at break times.

Here is what Coral  has been up to this week:

English

We have been learning about imperative verbs this week. We watched how Little Miss Bossy used bossy verbs to tell people what to do! We designed and carved our own pumpkins for Halloween, and wrote down instructions of how we did it.

 

Maths

We have been measuring time in Maths. Some of us have been learning the days of the week and months of the year, and some of us have been learning how to tell the time using analogue clocks, and understanding how many seconds are in a minute, minutes in an hour and hours in a day. We are starting worded problems involving real life problems such as baking a cake or planing a journey.

 

Here is what Atoll has been up to this week:

English

we have been learning about descriptive writing this week. We are going to be describing our very own hybrid dinosaurs. Earlier in the week we learnt about how to improve our writing by using conjunctions. We did some great work as a group, discussing which conjunctions could extend sentences correctly.

We used large paper, split up into two parts of the sentence and wrote a conjunction on a whiteboard to join them together.

 

We used some of these conjunctions and worked as a group to write a super description of Dennis the monster. The children worked well as a group and contributed some great ideas.

 

Science

As part of our forces topic in science, we learnt all about water resistance. We discussed what makes objects float or sink. After that, we tested different objects to see whether the predictions we made were correct.

 

  

PE

During our PE session this week we played some great games linked to rugby. The children worked well as a team and showed some excellent skills along the way.

 

  

 Life Skills

As part of our Life Skills sessions we took a visit to the local shop. In the last few weeks we have learnt about road safety, money and how to behave in different environments. The children put this into practice and were brilliant ambassadors for OASIS!

  

 

 

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We have had an action packed week in OASIS this week, with some fantastic learning taking place. Have a look at the stars that we celebrated in our Friday assembly:

Coral

Star of the week - Harry - For improved behaviour and attitude in class.

Writing - Riley - For giving super contributions and ideas when writing a comic story.

Maths - Aaron - For challenging himself to complete difficult maths calculations.

Atoll

Star of the week - Harrison - For showing kindness and being supportive of others in class.

Writing - Jacob - For writing a wonderful set of instructions to explain how to make a pre-historic fossil.

Maths - Riley - For working hard to mentally add and subtract large numbers.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Riley - For improved behaviour and attitude across the entire school day.

Have a look at the Break Time Buddy enjoying a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A reward for excellent behaviour during break times all week. I think the smile says it all!!

 

Here is what Coral have been up to this week:

English

We have been looking at phonics and handwriting. We have been using our fingers to form letters in paint, and our challenge was not to take our fingers off until the whole word was formed!

We used letter blocks to form words we have been learning about in our phonics lessons.

 

 

Science

In Science we were given the challenge of making a car that was powered by an inflated balloon! The class each chose different pieces of Lego to create a car. They soon realised through experimentation, the lighter in weight the car was, the more likely it was to move, and faster! We had a record or 3M! We experimented with different surfaces to see what made our cars go faster.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what Atoll have been up to this week:

English

In English this week we have been learning how to write instructions. We have been using imperative verbs, adverbs, as well as looking at how a good set of instructions should look.

We then used our computing skills to type up the super writing that we had produced. Have a look at the instructions that Jacob wrote below.

View document fossil_instructions.pdf

PSHE

During our PSHE session this week we looked at kindness. We spoke about what kindness means and the impact that it can have on the lives of other people.

We also watched a video, which you can see below.

 

This then inspired us to try and spread a bit of joy ourselves. The children wrote notes on card and delivered them by hand to staff around school. The smiles that were created were infectious!

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We have had another great week in OASIS this week, with some fantastic learning taking place. Have a look at the stars that we celebrated in our Friday assembly, which Mrs Naylor was also present for.

Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For showing a a great attitude towards his learning and behaviour.

Writing - Kai - For writing a super story with great adjectives.

Maths - Riley - For completing independent maths work!

Atoll

Star of the week - Riley - For improved attitude and behaviour in class.

Writing - Harrison - For enthusiastic learning when finding out all about fossils.

Maths - Jacob - For working hard to add numbers with more that four digits. 

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Harrison - He has had a week of GOLDS which is why he fully deserves the award this week.

Have a look at the Break Time Buddy enjoying a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A reward for excellent behaviour during break times all week. I think he more cream ended up on his nose than in his mouth!

In Coral this week we have been very busy! Have a look at what challenges we have taken part in...

English

We challenged ourselves to make as many words as we could. Some pupils had to find three letter words, and some pupils challenged themselves further, to find four and five letter words.  We also 'stole' words from each other to make bigger words.

We tested our memory skills and listening skills playing rhyming pairs. We also played rhyming bingo to check how many words we could remember that rhymed.

 

Science - learning about air resistance

The class were challenged to build a parachute that would allow a ping pong ball to fall slowing, instead of dropping quickly and bouncing.  They created different types, with different designs. The class were very creative, and discussed with staff what they were doing and why they thought it would work better. It was a fantastic experience working together, then we watched the sky diving record for the highest parachute jump.

 

We have been up to all sorts in Atoll this week. Have a look at some of the exciting things that we have done...

English

In English we are learning about fossils. First of all we learned about how a fossil is made, which was extremely interesting. We also became paleontologists, searching for dinosaur fossils.

 

 

We going to make our own fossils and use what we learn to help write instructions to show how we did it.

Science

In science this week we were learning about renewable energy. We talked about how coal mining was a massive part of life in Yorkshire and across the UK many years ago. Now though, people are looking for better ways to provide energy. We looked at pictures of wind turbines and discussed what their purpose was. This fitted in well with our topic of forces so we were set the task of creating a wind powered car. To do this we used balloons and lego. Some great learning took place, which included some great engineering! Have a look at the pictures below to see how we got on.

 

 

  

Behaviour Reward

Well done to one of our pupils in Atoll who has earned 10 stamps. This means they have met their individual target for 10 days. On this occasion, they chose to make (and eat) a scrumptious bacon sandwich. A well deserved treat! 

 

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We have has another great week in OASIS this week, with some fantastic learning taking place. Have a look at the stars that we celebrated in our Friday assembly.

Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For showing a positive attitude towards his learning, particularly in Art where he showed great flair!

Writing - Harry - For attempting spelling challenges independently.

Maths - Kai - For completing some very challenging maths problems.

Atoll

Star of the week - Jacob - For showing enthusiasm towards his learning and having a smile on his face.

Writing - Riley - For using some wonderful expanded noun phrases in his setting description.

Maths - Harrison - For completing some very challenging problems containing extremely large numbers.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Kyle - For using brilliant manners all week!

Have a look at the Break Time Buddy enjoying a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A reward for excellent behaviour during break times all week. I think he enjoyed the cream!!

 

See what we have been doing in Coral this week.

Science

This week in science we carried out an experiment to test how air resistance works. We ran from one goal post to another and timed how long it took. We then held a bin bag above our heads and ran the same distance (To make sure it was a fair test). All results showed we were faster without the bag!

 

Maths

Some pupils used tweezers in maths, to carefully pick out numbers from the sand pit.  Then, they practised forming the numbers.  They them ordered the numbers from smallest to largest.

Two pupils worked together problem solving. They showed great skills working together, building a marble run to try and make the marble run through the tunnels. They counted their pieces and chose which pieces would be linked together.

 

 

It has been an interesting week in Atoll.

English

In English we have been learning about setting descriptions. We looked at the different places that dinosaurs live and how varied their habitats were. In order to prepare for writing a setting description about a dinosaur habitat, we ventured into the world of the dinosaurs!

Have a look at the pictures below which shows when we went exploring to see what we could see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

 

 

  

 

 

We will be using this valuable research to help write super setting descriptions.

We have had a great week in OASIS this week and the children have done some super learning. During our Friday assembly we celebrated those children who have particularly impressed staff with their attitude and learning.

Science

This week in science we carried out an experiment to test how air resistance works. First of all the children ran across the playground. We used a stopwatch to time how long it took. We then held a bin bag above our heads and ran the same distance (To make sure it was a fair test). Have a look at the pictures below to see how the air got caught in the bag and slowed us down.

 

 

 

 

 

During our Friday assembly, one of the children in Atoll brought in a sporting certificate. It was a certificate for martial arts and showed that they had moved onto a brand new belt. It is great to see the children achieving and enjoying sport outside of school.

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Here are the stars of the week for both classes:

Coral

Star of the week - Kai - For achieving a gold+ (which is very rare!) and also not letting a setback spoil his day.

Writing - Harry - For using wonderful adjectives when describing a dinosaur.

Maths - Aaron - For completing extremely challenging maths problems independently and also working well with a partner.

Atoll

Star of the week - Kian - For showing a big improvement in his behaviour and attitude towards learning.

Writing - Kian - For a wonderful presentation about velociraptors.

Maths - Jacob - For outstanding effort when learning about place value and rounding. He was able to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000.

Miss O'Connor's Panda Award - Craig - For a super attitude in OASIS.

Have a look at the Break Time Buddy enjoying a delicious cup of hot chocolate with Miss O'Connor. A reward for excellent behaviour during break times all week.

Here is what we have been up to in Coral this week:

Maths

We are learning  place value, and have been adding three digit numbers using column addition. We challenged ourselves to find different ways of making the same number. Some pupils completed an extra Pokemon challenge where the answer was given and missing numbers from the question had to be found. 

 

English

We have been using adjectives in our writing to describe our dinosaurs. We used the adjectives to form sentences.

We have been focusing on the SH and CH sounds in phonics. We dug in the sand to find different objects and animals that had those sounds and sorted them into groups.

 

Here is what we have been up to in Atoll this week:

Maths

We have started to learn about negative numbers. We discussed where we might see them in real life. We might see them in a few months as winter gets closer!

We looked at where negative numbers fit on a range of different number lines and also played a game on the whiteboard to practice. 

Have a go at the game and see what score you can get by clicking on this link Negative Numbers Game.

Science

Continuing our topic all about Forces, we looked at how gravity and air resistance work. We watched a video online of a skydiver and talked about why the parachute slowed him down. Have a look at the video below and watch the moment the air resistance hits the parachute.

We then made our own parachutes out of different resources, with the aim of protecting a delicate plum. The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

Road Safety

As part of our Life Skills sessions, we learned all about road safety. We talked about the dangers that are on the roads and how to cross a road safely. We then put this into practice by walking in the local area.