Oak Class

Oak Class is currently home to our EYFS, Y1 and Y2 children. It has an internal door which opens directly into Cherry Class (Nursery). This means that the EYFS children have the best of both worlds - some time with older children but also 'continuous provision' in Cherry. 

 

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This term, grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives! This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists. At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.

Topic Focus

Geography

English

Recounts, captions, nursery rhymes, instructions, adverts, diary writing

History

Changes within living memory, significant people, places and events in the local area

Art & Design

Famous local artists, portraits, views from the local area

Computing

Photo stories, algorithms

D&T

Selecting tools and materials, baking, sign making, designing buildings

Geography

Fieldwork in the local area, human and physical features, using and making maps with keys, looking at aerial images

Mathematics

Time, data handling

PSHE

Belonging to a community, improving the local area

Science

Identifying and comparing everyday materials, identifying plants in the local area, Science Week

 

Help your child prepare for their project

Become street detectives and explore your local community. Why not visit a local museum to see what the local area was like in days gone by? You could also look up at the roofs of local buildings to spot interesting carvings and chimney shapes. Alternatively, read the book A Street Through Time by Steve Noon together to see how one street has changed over thousands of years.



 

 

 

 

 

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Book list Street Detectives 28th Jan 2020 Download
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Parent and carer information Street Detectives 28th Jan 2020 Download