Living Land

Young Oaks enjoyed a day out at the Living Land exhibition this term.  The annual event is aimed at educating young children in the areas of farming, agriculture, countryside and healthy eating.

Our pupils got the opportunity to see and touch farm animals, taste local produce, see dancing sheep at the “Sheep Show”, Birds of Prey and many other displays and demonstrations. Most of the activities were interactive, and the children particularly enjoyed pressing fruit using cycle power, and stroking some of the animals.

Young Oaks are rocking!

Young Oaks took part in an exciting science workshop with lecturers from Canterbury Christchurch University. They explored how layers of rock from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were laid down and eroded to expose fossil layers. The children also investigated how fossils were formed in sedimentary rocks using bread and sweets! The children really enjoyed their work and learnt a lot about the geological processes involved.

The Earth’s Layers

Young Oaks have been studying the layers of the Earth, and used seeds and other materials to make collage depictions of the different layers.  Can you identify and name them?

Edible gardens

Children from Young Oaks used recycled materials to construct “edible gardens” as part of their design and technology project last term.

The children planned and created their gardens to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, courgettes, spinach and lettuce. The children finished their project by selecting and planting the seeds to create the final result!


Christmas homework

During the Christmas holidays, your teachers would like you to:

  • Spend time with the people that you care about
  • Do the things that you enjoy
  • Eat food that you love
  • Watch your favourite programme or film
  • Make someone laugh or smile
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Visit your favourite place
  • Play with your toys

And finally…

  • Come back to school ready to learn!

The teachers and staff of Brook School would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2017!

Young Oaks Nativity figures

Young Oaks have been getting into the swing of Christmas by making Nativity figures.  They’ve also been rehearsing along with Key Stage 1 children for the Nativity production.