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PINK Class – Spring Half Term Update

February, 2018

With almost indecent haste we find ourselves at the halfway point of the Spring term and we are all looking forward to a break over the next week.

We concluded last year on a high with Pink Class hitting the Bowling Alley in Finchley for a morning’s fun and games to celebrate the successful end of 2017. There was much good sportsmanship and camaraderie on display as we racked up game after game before enjoying lunch and then heading back to school. Despite being the receiver of many ‘tips on how to successfully bowl’ and many quiet nods of despair from the students it was a resounding success for this first-time bowler whose strike rate was unparalleled throughout the morning.

We look forward to further outings as the year continues its course. It was heartening to report back to Mr. Y that every student had given a good account of themselves and that Pink Class was a credit to Oaktree with their manners and their decorum.

The curriculum has been meaningful and varied throughout the term and in English the class has nearly completed their study of ROMEO & JULIET and they have moved on to an acting component of the course, with many good reports about the abilities of individual students.

In Maths they have been busy in their continued studies of fractions and decimal places and every student has recorded a level of progress towards their end of year grade.

In ICT students have been looking at communication by telephone and email - with a continued emphasis on e-Safety.

In PSHE they have been looking at the Relationship strand of the curriculum – particularly at consent and relationships.

Music has seen the challenge level elevated as they prepare for entry level exams – which will, hopefully, take place in the second part of the term.

Food Tech has seen us exploring a variety of food options and ways of cooking and every student has been able to extend his or herself in ways we approach cooking and in the ways we cook food for lunch. There is a high level of safety awareness in the class and, I am pleased to say, a high level of regard for the talents that each student brings to the class. It is safe to say we all look forward to spending Thursday morning’s together.

Geography has continued with a look at the world at large and where particular countries fit in on the world map.

We have also introduced Newsround into our week as a way of gaining information about what is happening. These tri-weekly situations tend to generate plenty of discussion and it is heartening to hear how students are formulating their own opinions as well as validating the opinions of others in the class.

We will be in touch shortly after the start of next half term to make appointments to accommodate those who were unable to make Parent Consultations or to make appointments for those who have Annual EHCP Reviews.

We wish you a happy and restful half term break and looking forward to welcoming Pink Class back as we slide down to the Easter holidays.

Sincerely,

PJ & Sibel.

PINK Class – Spring Half Term Update

February, 2018

 

With almost indecent haste we find ourselves at the halfway point of the Spring term and we are all looking forward to a break over the next week.

We concluded last year on a high with Pink Class hitting the Bowling Alley in Finchley for a morning’s fun and games to celebrate the successful end of 2017. There was much good sportsmanship and camaraderie on display as we racked up game after game before enjoying lunch and then heading back to school. Despite being the receiver of many ‘tips on how to successfully bowl’ and many quiet nods of despair from the students it was a resounding success for this first-time bowler whose strike rate was unparalleled throughout the morning.

We look forward to further outings as the year continues its course. It was heartening to report back to Mr. Y that every student had given a good account of themselves and that Pink Class was a credit to Oaktree with their manners and their decorum.

The curriculum has been meaningful and varied throughout the term and in English the class has nearly completed their study of ROMEO & JULIET and they have moved on to an acting component of the course, with many good reports about the abilities of individual students.

In Maths they have been busy in their continued studies of fractions and decimal places and every student has recorded a level of progress towards their end of year grade.

In ICT students have been looking at communication by telephone and email - with a continued emphasis on e-Safety.

In PSHE they have been looking at the Relationship strand of the curriculum – particularly at consent and relationships.

Music has seen the challenge level elevated as they prepare for entry level exams – which will, hopefully, take place in the second part of the term.

Food Tech has seen us exploring a variety of food options and ways of cooking and every student has been able to extend his or herself in ways we approach cooking and in the ways we cook food for lunch. There is a high level of safety awareness in the class and, I am pleased to say, a high level of regard for the talents that each student brings to the class. It is safe to say we all look forward to spending Thursday morning’s together.

Geography has continued with a look at the world at large and where particular countries fit in on the world map.

We have also introduced Newsround into our week as a way of gaining information about what is happening. These tri-weekly situations tend to generate plenty of discussion and it is heartening to hear how students are formulating their own opinions as well as validating the opinions of others in the class.

We will be in touch shortly after the start of next half term to make appointments to accommodate those who were unable to make Parent Consultations or to make appointments for those who have Annual EHCP Reviews.

We wish you a happy and restful half term break and looking forward to welcoming Pink Class back as we slide down to the Easter holidays.

Sincerely,

PJ & Sibel.

 

February, 2018

With almost indecent haste we find ourselves at the halfway point of the Spring term and we are all looking forward to a break over the next week.

We concluded last year on a high with Pink Class hitting the Bowling Alley in Finchley for a morning’s fun and games to celebrate the successful end of 2017. There was much good sportsmanship and camaraderie on display as we racked up game after game before enjoying lunch and then heading back to school. Despite being the receiver of many ‘tips on how to successfully bowl’ and many quiet nods of despair from the students it was a resounding success for this first-time bowler whose strike rate was unparalleled throughout the morning.

We look forward to further outings as the year continues its course. It was heartening to report back to Mr. Y that every student had given a good account of themselves and that Pink Class was a credit to Oaktree with their manners and their decorum.

The curriculum has been meaningful and varied throughout the term and in English the class has nearly completed their study of ROMEO & JULIET and they have moved on to an acting component of the course, with many good reports about the abilities of individual students.

In Maths they have been busy in their continued studies of fractions and decimal places and every student has recorded a level of progress towards their end of year grade.

In ICT students have been looking at communication by telephone and email - with a continued emphasis on e-Safety.

In PSHE they have been looking at the Relationship strand of the curriculum – particularly at consent and relationships.

Music has seen the challenge level elevated as they prepare for entry level exams – which will, hopefully, take place in the second part of the term.

Food Tech has seen us exploring a variety of food options and ways of cooking and every student has been able to extend his or herself in ways we approach cooking and in the ways we cook food for lunch. There is a high level of safety awareness in the class and, I am pleased to say, a high level of regard for the talents that each student brings to the class. It is safe to say we all look forward to spending Thursday morning’s together.

Geography has continued with a look at the world at large and where particular countries fit in on the world map.

We have also introduced Newsround into our week as a way of gaining information about what is happening. These tri-weekly situations tend to generate plenty of discussion and it is heartening to hear how students are formulating their own opinions as well as validating the opinions of others in the class.

We will be in touch shortly after the start of next half term to make appointments to accommodate those who were unable to make Parent Consultations or to make appointments for those who have Annual EHCP Reviews.

We wish you a happy and restful half term break and looking forward to welcoming Pink Class back as we slide down to the Easter holidays.

Sincerely,

PJ & Sibel.