Welcome to Oak!
From Miss Mulholland, Miss Hudson and Mr Taylor.
27th November 2018
We have been thinking about the changes happening around us and explored our school surroundings whilst on an autumn walk. For Harvest, the children demonstrated great skill and focus when cutting their vegetables and also shared their understanding and knowledge of healthy eating and how to be safe when using knives. The children were brave eaters when trying the soup, which smelt delicious! We also used some of the spare vegetables for our maths work, by sharing them out fairly between story characters and weighing them.
For Halloween, the children enjoyed making potions when exploring capacity; they worked in small groups, taking turns to pour different ingredients into their cauldron, following the teacher’s instructions.
For Remembrance Day the children made some fantastic poppy field paintings.
We also introduced our new topic “Tell a Story, Sing a Song!” and have been looking at different traditional tales including ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children were set a challenge as part of our Three Little Pigs topic to work with a partner to create a house for the ‘Three Little Pigs’ to live in using junk modelling. The children did a great job working together and came up with some interesting house designs. Once constructed, each pair had to describe their house and the materials used before testing their house using a hair dryer, to see if it could withstand the wolf’s 'huff and puff’.
In phonics, we have finished looking at our Phase 2 sounds and have been working on putting these sounds together to build words to read and write. In literacy, the children have been using their phonics to write simple sentences for their Three Little Pigs booklets too. They have worked very hard and should be proud of themselves.
Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, we will be looking at The Jolly Postman/Christmas Postman and will be rehearsing for our Christmas Celebration performance.
We will be starting Phase 3 for phonics and in Maths we will be looking at one more, one less and odd & even numbers.
Note to parents: You may have heard about our Hungry Caterpillar reward system that we have in place in Oak class, where the children have to earn caterpillar segments by working together as a class, demonstrating good choices and by following the Golden Rules. If they manage to collect all ten segments, they receive a class reward such as time on the climbing frame, a short story DVD or a treat to eat (a marshmallow or handful of popcorn). We are aware of allergies and will find alternative food treats for those children affected but if you have any questions regarding this please feel free to ask a member of the team J
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Oak Class X
Throughout the year in Saplings there are occasions when we offer the children small amounts of a variety of foods to taste, to fit in with our current topic. We are aware of dietary requirements already supplied, should there be any changes, please inform the school office and we will take note of this when providing food to your child.