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Thurs 8th

Good Morning Oak Class! 

It's the last day of the school week but I have LOTS to entertain you over the long weekend. 

Firstly, I have been told I didn't post Mrs Cohen and her son Linus' Cheese biscuit recipe - I have now and I have been told they are amazing. 

Secondly, I have added another video to our PATINA tab ... we have been given our theme by Patina, and Mary our artist, has a task for us to do over the weekend. You'll need to get your thinking caps on and your felt-tip pens out! Watch the video to find out what era we have!!!!

Also, There is also a new tab on Other Resources where I have posted videos of 3 books shortlisted for the Children's Book Awards. They are picture books but don't let that put you off - I loved them! Have a listen, vote and possibly produce something for the author of the book you enjoyed most. There are details of what to do on the page.

For work today, there is another fraction challenge and some problem solving taken from the WhiteRose website - it's good so have a look and see what you think. For the next stage in our Time Capsule, you will be making the capsule and finding additional things to put in it.

Next, Mrs Cohen has sent you a really interesting message which fits brilliantly with this week's task!


Good morning Oak Class!


Every morning I have a look at our class page on the website and on Monday I was excited to see that Mrs Head has asked you all to keep a daily diary for a time capsule. As well as being a great project, I thought the diary keeping coincides brilliantly with Mass Observation Day on Tuesday 12th May. If you haven’t heard of it, here is the information Jasper received from Priory School:


Mass Observation Diary Day


Mass Observation is a fantastic historical archive that focuses on everyday life in the UK. The archive began in 1937 and has documents that focus on a wide range of topics covering Christmas cards, general elections, reality TV, Marks & Spencer, and the Royal family, to name a few. The resulting diaries provide a wonderful glimpse into the everyday lives of people across Britain and have become an invaluable resource for historians and researchers wanting to learn about ordinary lives.


Mass Observation are now repeating their call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. They are asking the public to write one page about their life on the 12th of May, including information about everything they experience that day, from what they have for breakfast, to their thoughts on the news. This would be a wonderful way to record such an unusual time in all of our lives and create a really valuable resource for future generations!

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They also say they would really welcome diaries from school children and that the diaries can be written in any style and can include drawings. So your diary will be of interest to you in the future and helping historians and researchers too!


Mrs Cohen

Finally, I hope you have a lovely long weekend. There is quite a lot to do with:  making Time Capsules, sharing your questionnaires, ideas for Mary and PATINA, mass observations diaries and voting for books! Hope you have fun! 

Mrs Head


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