OAK BITES 17th June 2020
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Dear Fair Oak Family,
Happy Wednesday! The children are settling in to the ‘new normal’ of our school routine and looking around there are lots of happy smiling faces which says it all I think. Firstly, we would like to thank of all of those parents/guardians who managed to complete the questionnaire indicating friendship choices for the children (in readiness for the new school year). We had an amazing response which is really helpful.
This Friday we will be sending out some important information about how our PHSE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) programme of education will be delivered going forward in school. Please take the time to have a look if you are able to.
Have a super end to the week.
Mr De Silva
Reminder…. INSET DAY THIS FRIDAY 19th JUNE……
Keyworker parents will hopefully be aware of this already, as it was stated in the keyworker email last Tuesday (and the register link only offered Monday to Thursday). N.B. The school office will also be closed on this day.
Last week was STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) WEEK. I could not have been prouder of the amazing response from the children and I loved seeing the big smiles as the children were clearly having fun. Remember the videos can be viewed anytime on our school YouTube channel and the children can join in and share their work with me on the Purple Mash blog anytime, even if they didn't have a chance to join in during the official STEAM Week.
The bottle rockets proved to be a challenge for most of us! Some of the bottles had a very strong seal which is perfect to prevent spillages but prevented some of them from taking off. Tip - Push the top down fully and then pull it back a little. When the pressure builds up, the rocket should take off and soar into the sky (Emma's even did an impressive loop-de-loop).
Lots of children had fun making and playing with the lolly stick catapults. Emma, Ben and Anna's looked particularly impressive and I think they may have had better aim than me!
The STEAM skills applied by the children to transform a toilet roll tube and a milk carton were incredible. Zach made a fantastic model T-Rex and boosters for his hover board. Asha made the butterfly feeder and a paddle boat. Ben made a cup which he decorated brilliantly with Pokémon art and a catapult and slingshot. Tom made a shiny rocket. Isaac made a marble maze. Anna and Tom both made pulley system, winches and Mia-Louise made a maths game. All of their ideas can be seen on the blog if you would like to see them and the video shows you how to make a maths game and a bird feeder out of a toilet roll tube as well as how to make an elephant out of a milk carton. (I am so proud of my elephant that it is sitting on my desk!)
Alongside the STEAM suggestions, Abigail made slime and repeated the activity with a different 'recipe' to compare and contrast and Edwin investigated and observed yeast. He also had some delicious buns to enjoy at the end of it. Great science skills both of you.
The week finished with an ice-cream treat. I know Esme and Anna enjoyed their efforts and it was lovely to hear that parents joined in too. I think we all agree that we haven't quite got the Ben and Jerry's touch yet but it was really good fun trying. A big well done to everyone that joined in.
I love science and I hope that our pupils have been inspired a little bit by some of the experiments and activities they have seen. There are lots of science videos which can be joined in with or just watched and enjoyed on the Fair Oak YouTube channel at anytime.
LUNCH MENU Week 22nd June 2020
Cheese & tomato pizza
Chicken goujons in wrap
Vegetarian nuggets in wrap
Pork sausages and potato wedges
Vegetarian sausages and potato wedges
Chicken grill in a bun
Quorn burger in a bun
Fish fingers and chips
Vegetable goujons chips
Following the trial this week, we are delighted to continue the hot food option. Please sign up!