We have had a very busy term in Oak starting with the topic ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. One of the Oak Mums is a veterinary nurse and she kindly brought in a selection of bugs and stick insects for the children to look at. She also talked about her role as a nurse and one of the children volunteered to be dressed up in a gown and face mask.
As a result of this visit the role play area was soon turned into a vets and it proved to be most popular and a real hive of activity as operations were performed, owners were consulted re the treatment of their pets, appointments were made and notes were made about each animal.
Pets into school day was a big hit as each child brought in a toy pet from home and together they participated in a myriad of activities – making rosettes, grooming pets, taking part in the agility course, filling in pet passports, painting pet portraits, measuring the pets and finally the day ended with everybody entering the show ring to show off their pet!
Our other topic this term has been around the theme of ‘water’. The children have made pottery fish, painted and drawn sea creatures for our seaside display and of course they have all had swimming lessons this term and are now so much more confident in the water. Well done Oak!
‘Dads into school day’ was fun! The dads joined in with all the activities from making pirate hats to junk modelling boats, reading, painting, playing football and taking part in a phonics session. In the afternoon we had ‘Sports Afternoon’ which was exhausting but good fun as we participated in all the ‘rugby world cup’ themed activities!
The children have also really got into their phonics and writing this term; we made a large class book on ‘Noah’s Ark’, the children have made and written cards and written lists for going on holiday. They have also been practising their adding and taking away skills. In fact Oak children have become real readers, writers and mathematicians!