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Durrington C of E VC Junior School

Every child, Every chance, Every day

Welcome to Oak Class 2019-2020

Miss Sanders and Mrs Batty/Mrs Bird/Mrs Spencer

Term 1

(September - October 2019) 

We kicked off the year by learning about Vincent Van Gogh for the school's Art week. During this time, Oak painted beautiful Sunflower pictures. 

In term 1, Oak class did some fantastic diary writing linked to their Roman Topic. They described a day in the life of a Roman. Through this, the class practised their sentence structure and revisited the word groups: nouns, verbs and adjectives. We also treated ourselves to some chocolate and wrote a descriptive piece on what this was like!

During Numeracy lessons, Oak have been working on their place value knowledge of numbers up to 3 digits! They have then been using these numbers, in more formal methods - like column addition and practising the process of exchanging. The children are going to use these skills, later in the year in other contexts, to secure their understanding. 

In Topic, Oak class have loved learning about the Romans. We have looked at the entertainment, the diet and the Roman Army. Our 'Romans on the Rampage' book in Guided Reading has also taught us about the chariot racing and Ancient Roman family life. The children have drawn their own villas and will be making their own Roman mosaics. 

The class have been developing their catching and throwing skills, in PE. They have started to intercept and shoot, during small basketball games. Alongside this, Oak have been attending swimming lessons at the local Durrington pool. 

Most recently, we took part in #HelloYellow to support World Mental Health Day. Oak enjoyed dressing in yellow and found learning about mental health interesting.