Mrs Acreman and Mrs Curtis
assisted by Sam Cox, Abi Panzeri & Lisa Cross
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.
Pointillism pictures inspired by our topic 'Take One Picture'.
Dance based on Narnia and performed at the Oxford New Theatre.
Our visit to Narnia at Dorchester Abbey.
Weaving paper, cross sticks and wool.
Learning about the planets and investigating shadows.
Space Science day at Rutherford laboratories
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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.
These Roman mosaics were created during Forest School sessions in term 5.
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.
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.
Easy Cheesy Frittata [serves 4]
2 spring onions
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
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.
As a culmination to our work on Ancient Egypt we had a fun and fascinating visit from Hands on Heritage.
Water collage inspired by the work of Jenny Beavan
Visit to Henley River and Rowing Museum
Willow class took part in the annual Federation Country Dancing event at Blewbury School. Everyone concentrated very hard and enjoyed the morning.
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.
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!