Welcome to our class
We’re fast-moving winners, independent and smart.
We believe in ourselves and go for it!
“Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for a might-have-been.”
We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea - Arthur Ransome
Homework is set on a Monday and is due in the following Monday. Children are expected to record their reading books in their homework diary and for this to be acknowledged weekly with a signature. We also ask children to practise their times tables and related number facts regularly.
PE days: Monday and Friday (Children wear their PE kits for the full school day)
Library day: Monday
For World Book Day this year, Y6 have been studying 'Macbeth', they learnt all about the characters and story line, learnt and performed the play in just 20 minutes, before watching a live stream of the performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The children really enjoyed the performance and we even had one of our tweets shown on the big screen. Take a look at Cheetahs' play in 20 minutes below!
Y6 have been studying 'The Last Wild' by Piers Torday. In the book, all of the animals have been killed by the deadly 'red-eye' virus and only one of each species may remain. For our debating competition, we chose one species of animal that we thought was the best to go up against our own classes then through to a final. Animals ranged from bees and sea turtles to chickens and the Gambian pouched rat. The children and teachers learnt so many interesting facts about all of the animals and enjoyed the sessions. Well done to our runners up and to our winner, Ferdy, who was campaigning to save the 'humble bee'.
Cheetahs and all of the other classes at OJS enjoyed an Active Play session this week, led by staff from Kings Camp holiday activity camps. They taught the children (and staff!) games that they can play in break times to keep them active. Our play leaders can also encourage and remind the younger children of the games at break; and our sports leaders may be able to use these games as warm-ups, when running lunchtime or after school clubs.
On Friday 7th February, Oatlands Juniors took part in the National Number Day to raise money and awareness for the NSPCC. Each class chose a special number, which became their focus for the day. Some classes created stories containing their number, solved mathematical puzzles, took part in quizzes and even made artistic angle stars. Every class also attempted to fill their number with silver coins to raise money for the NSPCC. As a school, we raised a total of £276!!! Thank you to everyone for supporting this great event. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all! This year, Cheetahs raised £24.80 for the NSPCC. We had a great day learning all about our chosen number 2020!
'This is the story of a boy named Kester.
He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet.
All he knows at this very moment, is this:
- There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom
- They are talking to him
- His life will never be quite the same again...'
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all of Cheetahs Class and their families.
This term in Cheetahs class we will be learning about:
In DT the children have been learning about mechanisms. They have made their own pulleys for a 'Christmas Window' display, they have worked hard on ensuring their mechanisms are accurate and work well. They have decorated them beautifully to form a big Christmas window.
Many children from Year 5 and 6 attended the Christmas Disco. DJ Ollie played lots of well-known music, which the children all sung and danced around to. Children played party games like, The Tickle Conga, Girls vs. Boys Can-Can and Musical Dab – prizes were available for the winner of each game. The children also enjoyed a well-deserved break, everyone was exhausted after all the fun! Thank you to DJ Ollie, our teachers and parent helpers for coming along.
What a lovely lunchtime we all spent together. There was lots of festive cheer and everyone had a super time. This year, we opted for eco-crackers they were great fun but without the plastic!
A huge thank you to the PTA for funding a fantastic anti-bullying workshop. Every child accessed the workshop via their own virtual reality headset, and worked through various scenarios, discussing the best option for the characters they met along the way. This was a very engaging and thought-provoking activity that the children really enjoyed. We really appreciate all the fund-raising that the PTA do to enable us to give the children these wonderful opportunites.
We recently enjoyed another exciting visit from Image Theatre with their musical performance of ‘Robin Hood’. Everyone got involved in the fantastic songs, and some even got to try out their acting skills! Highlights included an amusing archery competition, the songs with their actions and plenty of jokes!
On Monday 2nd December the whole school took part in Christmas Bauble making workshops. It was really exciting to paint our own baubles to hang on our Christmas trees at home. Take a look at some of our designs!
All the children looked fantastic in their pyjamas today. Thank you for sending in your donations for Children in Need. We all had lots of fun taking part in the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks; it certainly warmed us up, especially those wearing onesies!. We have raised a fantastic £314.59!
Cheetahs have been learning about why why still remember those who have fought in wars. As an act of remembrance we have made our own poppies out of clay, painted them and formed a wreath. This is now on display in our classroom; come down and take a look!
What a super week away the Year 6 children have had!
To celebrate European Languages Day, our French Ambassadors lead an activity. We had to have a go at reading 'Good Afternoon' in many languags from accross Europe - some of these were very tricky! Thank you to Miss Barrett and Mrs Gerry for helping us to celebrate this special day.
We always welcome visitors into school so if you have any extpertise in the areas we are looking at and are willing to sahare these with the class please do not hesitate to contact you child's class teacher.
As we do every year, children in Cheetahs Class have worked hard preparing speeches for the class about why they should be elected for a role. We have carefully selected the following children to represent our class in the pupil voice groups:
Cheetahs have a a settled start to the new academic year. We have had fun getting to know each other as well as becoming familiar with our new rules and routines. With being the eldest children in the school comes lots of responsibility, we are looking forward to our Vice and House Captain speech house assemblies as well as our Pupil Voice Group elections.
We have started our new class novel in our English groups. We have chosen The Explorer by Katherine Rundel. The novel is about a group of children who become lost in the Amazon Jungle, we are intrigued to find out if they survive on their travels!