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Herons

Mrs Acreman and Mrs Curtis

assisted by Mrs Cox

 

In 2016 we gave all our classes new names.  Our Year Four/Five class is called Heron, previously we had Year Four in Willow and Year Five in Chestnut.

 

 

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2016-2017

 

 

Term 3

 

Pointillism pictures inspired by our topic 'Take One Picture'.

 

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Term 2

 

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Dance based on Narnia and performed at the Oxford New Theatre.  

 

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Our visit to Narnia at Dorchester Abbey.

 

Term 1

 

Weaving paper, cross sticks and wool.

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Learning about the planets and investigating shadows.

 

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Space Science day at Rutherford laboratories 

 

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2015-2016

 

Maths is fun Year 4   Spelling is fun Years 3&4

 

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In art we painted watercolours of Mount Fuji in the style of Hokusai. They were so successful we mounted them in clip and glass frames. This one is by Melody Pepper.

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These Roman mosaics were created during Forest School sessions in term 5.

 

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HillEnd

On 25th and 26 April Willow and Beech classes joined forces for a two day trip to Hill End. We had an amazing time and enjoyed the experience of being away from home. The picture shows an activity called 'Night line' which encourages trust and communication skills.

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Willow class have been working on persuasion and organised themselves into groups to promote one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. They presented their cases in a whole school assembly and then asked the whole school to vote. The winning 'Wonder' was Chichen Itza in Mexico. The word on the playground was that it was their amazing rap that clinched it for them.
Well done to the whole class for a great team effort!

 

Willow class have been cooking this term with Mrs Watkins-Rowe and Mrs Garner. We have made and enjoyed eating Cheesy Frittata and Spicy Carrot Burgers. Recipes have been sent home with the children and are included here.

 

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Easy Cheesy Frittata [serves 4]

2 spring onions
4 tablespoons of frozen peas, defrosted
1 courgette
2 slices of ham
100 grams of grated cheese
4 eggs
seasoning

 

Put the oven on to 180 C.

Cut the spring onions and combine with the peas in a bowl.

Grate the courgette and add to the bowl.

Cut the ham into small pieces and add.

Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, whisk and add salt and pepper.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients into one bowl.

Heat a little oil in a family sized ovenproof dish over a medium hob heat. Add the frittata mixture.

Cook for five minutes before sprinkling grated cheese over the top.

Transfer to the oven to bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

Enjoy, served with salad and crusty bread.

 

Spicy Carrot Burger [serves 4]

2 medium carrots, grated
1x 400gm tin of kidney beans
Half a large onion, chopped
1 egg
Half a teaspoon of curry powder
75gms fresh breadcrumbs
1tblsp oil

 

Fry the onions and carrot in a little oil until soft.

Drain, rinse and mash the beans.

Put them in a mixing bowl and mix with the carrot, onion, curry powder and half the egg.

Put the breadcrumbs on a plate and whisk up the remaining egg.

Shape the burger mixture into 4 patties.

Dip each into the egg and cover with breadcrumbs.

Fry gently in the remaining oil until crisp and golden on both sides.

All kinds of beans can be used in this dish if you prefer.

 

 

 

 

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As a culmination to our work on Ancient Egypt we had a fun and fascinating visit from Hands on Heritage.

 

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Term 1

 

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Water collage inspired by the work of Jenny Beavan

 

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Visit to Henley River and Rowing Museum

 

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Term 4

 

Willow class took part in the annual Federation Country Dancing event at Blewbury School. Everyone concentrated very hard and enjoyed the morning.

 

Roman Workshop

 

  


 

We are responsible for looking after and handing out the playground equipment

 

Enjoying Forest school

 

 


We made wind turbines as part of our Eco school project on renewable energy.

 


 

Term 3

 

Art work as part of our whole school Indian elephant head project

 

Drawing Rangoli patterns in the playground


 

Open classroom – end of India topic     

                             

 

Working with the artist Korky Paul

 

 

100 Day. Writing stories in 100 words!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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