Building Shelters in Oak Class


As part of their outdoor learning, Oak Class enjoyed building shelters in the playground.  Firstly, they investigated different types of shelters before creating their own designs. The children collected various materials to ensure sturdy structures. Additionally, they considered what materials would help to increase levels of water proofing. The children found that moss and leaves helped to keep some of the water at bay!

Spring term 1 newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a short half term since Christmas but we have certainly packed a lot in! Our amazing children have been incredibly busy in and out of school, developing their skills in everything from dodgeball to instructional writing – how to make a honey sandwich! We have been praised by other schools’ staff for our exceptional behaviour at sporting events.

Our PTFA have thrilled each class with beautiful new books for their libraries, and Lime enjoyed theirs at the new Lime Reading Club.

Oak have swimming next half term, starting on the first Monday back!

Have a lovely half term break!

Mrs Keeling-Paglia

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.
This year the campaign will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:
• Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
• Using the internet to make change for the better
• The changes young people want to see online
• The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote at Sheriffhales and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety
messages we deliver throughout the year.
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, for the UK Safer Internet Centre have created some free activities and information for parents and carers which are available at:
Whether you have 5 minutes to start a conversation or hours to spare, there are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.


Programming Micro:bits

In Computing today, we have been learning how to use conditions to run a program. We had to create a code using the ‘if…’ blocks. This meant that we could make the the micro:bit complete actions in different scenarios.


This week in Oak Class we have been creating circuits.

The children worked in pairs to discover how to light a bulb using wires and a cell.

Additionally, the children discovered that by adding a switch they could control the flow of power to their circuits. Finally they added a buzzer and explored any changes.

We are currently developing a fairground game which buzzes on contact…photos to follow!