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This week in maths, Oak Class have been learning about the different parts of a circle and how to work out the radius, diameter and circumference of a circle. They used paint and bubbles to create different size circles, before measuring them and working out the different measurements.
Oak Class have been learning and understanding the story of Romeo and Juliet through drama. They have been using drama to help them with their writing, when describing key characters in the play. We will be using this story to inspire lots of our writing this term, as well as using the characters and their circumstances in a court trial later on this term.
This week, we have been learning about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Following on from the Christmas play, the children have worked in groups, to produce a script, that would fit in with the Christmas play. They have worked hard on researching Christmas around the world; making props, writing their scripts and performing their scenes. The Oak teachers really enjoyed watching their performances!
The life of a tree
The tree shakes his stiff branches
His leaves start to mount over him,
Like a cave
The tree observes the careless children
Stampeding down the hill,
Like a herd of buffaloes,
The tree starts to tremble
As the bell rings for lunch,
Like a fire alarm,
The tree takes a sigh of relief
When lunch is over, it is peace for the rest of the day.
Like a snake in the bushes,
The tree lay his bold head on a cloud-like pillow
He could feel an owl fluttering around
Like an ant on your leg,
The tree's leaves
The tree opens his eyes and stretches
Brushes off dead wood and fallen leaves
Like a rejected pet,
He is abandoned, alone in the park.
The tree's eyes wonder the park
He catches sight of a gate
Like an opening mouth, the gate swings open,
If only he could wonder out.
The tree hunts for attention
Like he is too small to notice,
The tree was being ignored
It started to poor, as kids rushed out of school,
Like an umbrella,
He sheltered them.
The tree watched over the park,
The groundskeeper planted a seed,
Like thoughts, the seed grew,
He has a new friend, who does not ignore him.
The cloud's day
The cloud awakens
Fluffs up his plushy self,
Like floating cotten
The cloud roars,
Hungry for lunch,
Like a ravenous bear,
The cloud wails,
Disrespectfully teased by the sun,
Like a rushing river,
The cloud yawns,
Turns pink in the sunset glow,
Like rose quartz,
The cloud sleeps,
Floats into the night,
Like a dark dream,
The tree's leaves start to change to a fiery orange,
His bark, brown to auburn
Like he's changing his clothes
The tree takes out a dark, murky-green grass coat to wear.
Heavy drops fall on his fiery hair
Mushroom umbrella up.
The tree starts to get weary,
Blinks in despair,
Stretches its roots like a yawn.
The tree's branches glimmer and shimmer
Lights from the house windows flicker
Like a hotel,
The tree's lights turn off one by one
Like a Mexican wave
Lights out and sleep.
The watch's day
The watch springs to life.
It wails at the dozing child.
Like a scream from a cyclone.
The watch observes the children
Getting dizzier and dizzier,
Like a child on a roundabout
Running into class.
The watch's eyes fill with emotion,
As the child leaves it for lunch,
Like a mother leaving its child at the gate,
The watch leaves for home.
Its bouncing off the roof,
Like a child who has a sugar rush,
The watch leaves for home,
A smile grows on his face.
Like a child with a Mum.
The sun's job
The sun puts on his magnificent clothes
He wakes everyone who is in his beam
Like a dog waiting for their owner.
The sun springs around the world,
Every single day
Like a roundabout spinning
Making children dizzy.
The sun sings and dances,
Like a beautiful choir,
Singing a peaceful song.
The sun checks from above,
Through the window,
Like a teacher checking on a student,
To see if they're safe.
The sun turns off his light,
And he throws his blanket over him
Like a cheery child,
Cuddling his yellow bear.
This week, the children in Oak have been learning about personification. They have looked at a range of poems featuring personification and have learned and been performing a poem all about the activity of the sun in a day. The poem is called 'The Day's eye'.