We’re the Snow Leopards!
Welcome to our class
We’re adventurous explorers, brave and bold.
We try new things and never ever give up!
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Playtime poster winners!
Very well done to Seth Kennerley and Charlotte Bearne for their eye-catching and informative poster designs! These will be displayed around school along with the other school winners to help keep our children safe and happy during playtime.
Playtime Class Posters
Our school has started the new year with a school resolution to play safe on the playground. Miss Weir has tasked each class with creating colourful posters with the theme of staying safe and helping others during the school break times. The posters below are just a small selection of the eye-catching and thoughtful designs created by Snow Leopards this week. Some posters even include raps, rhyme and poetry. With so many excellent designs it's going to be difficult choosing two overall winners from our class!
Year 4 Christmas party
Year 4 had their Christmas party on Tuesday. They enjoyed lots of party games and dancing to Christmas music followed by a banquet of festive treats. All the children had much fun and were very much in festive spirit.
Christmas has landed!
Snow Leopards have been busy putting together their class Christmas display. Each class has a different Christmas subject and, for Snow Leopards, this is the Christmas Wreath. The children created the wreathes by drawing around their hands on different shades of green paper. The decorative baubles each contain a Christmas message written by the children, their Christmas hopes and wishes for the future. Emmie hopes that 'people are more eco-friendly in the future'. Joseph B hopes that 'in the future, there are no more wars'. Ciara hopes that 'everyone in the future has homes and food to eat'.
The central Advent Wreath shows the five Advent candles that are a popular tradition in the Christian religion. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. The wreath candles are lit on the four Sundays during Advent and the white candle is lit on Christmas day.
Snow Leopards are really looking forward to all the Christmas celebrations in the coming weeks!
Wind in the Willows - Image Theatre
Image Theatre visited Oatlands Junior School on Friday, performing Wind in the Willows. Tom and Millie were selected to dress up and take part in the production, and everyone joined in on the songs throughout the performance.
Class reading book
This term we are reading 'Bambert's Book of Missing Stories' by Reinhardt Jung and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Bambert lives in his attic home. Alone and out of place in the world he finds solace in the character he creates in stories. The books has been a useful opportunity to learn some new interesting vocabulary and find out about historical characters.
The children have been enjoying learning about healthy eating and creating a healthy meal in their science lesson. They have been finding out which foods belong to which food groups and how much of each food group they should be eating in their daily diet.
This week 4G had their last swimming lesson at the Hydro Pool in Harrogate. The children have all done incredibly well in their weekly lessons, gaining life-long skills and confidence to help keep them safe whilst being active and having fun in the water. In the last session, they got to play in the pool with the floats and toys to celebrate their achievement.
Children In Need
Last Friday was Children In Need Day - Spotacular! The children made a super effort coming to school dressed in spots and we raised lots of money for Children In Need. We also collected round pounds.
Last week was also Anti-Bullying Week. This year the theme for Anti-Bullying week was ‘All Different, All Equal’. We explored the different kinds of bullying, the verbal, emotional and physical types of bullying and what to do if your or someone you know is being bullied.
We created a colourful class display of our hands which celebrated our talents and individuality. We then tried to decipher which hand belonged to which child!