Welcome to Oak!
From Miss Mulholland, Miss Hudson and Mrs Elderfield
CLASS WEB PAGE UPDATE
22nd September 2020
Hello everyone and welcome to the Oak Class webpage!
We are really proud of all the children for how well they have come into school over the last couple of weeks and how they have taken our daily routines in their stride. They have had lots of fun exploring the classroom and outdoor area; the outdoor space has been particularly popular during this time with this lovely warm weather.
In phonics we have introduced the sounds ‘s a t p i n’. The children have engaged in a range of activities linked to each of these sounds, as well as learnt actions. The tiger’s tea party for our ‘t’ sound was a particular favourite where the children had to make toasties for the tiger using some interesting ingredients including tomato sauce, turkey slices and toothpaste (for the tiger’s bad breath of course!). The children also enjoyed making Incy Wincy Spiders for ‘i’, voting for their favourite apple at our voting station for ‘a’ and being Ninja’s for ‘n’. During each phonics session we look at how to form the letters, which we encourage the children to do during their free play time using chalks, water and brushes and paints etc.
As part of our new maths mastery approach, we have been exploring numbers in depth so that the children have a real sense of what a number actually is. So far we have explored numbers 1,2 and 3 and have started looking at number 4. We have been looking at how these numbers can be represented in different ways and how we can count a number of objects securely.
In PE we have been looking at different ways of travelling across a space and linking movements to different forms of transport; the children have been coming up with movements to represent each vehicle (the motorcycle was their favourite!).
We also had our first fine motor session last Friday, which was a great success! First we started with a finger warm up with some finger exercises. This was then followed by a selection of fine motor based activities for the children to choose from including play dough, mark making in corn flour and water and threading.
With the children being off school/out of nursery for an extended period of time and with the current situation we are making sure that we are having regular ‘check ins’ with the children, making sure that they are happy and enjoying themselves at school. Each child has been designated a Key Person, although they are encouraged to talk to any adult if they have any worries.
Below are a few more photographs that we have taken over the last couple weeks. We look forward to filling you in on what else we get up to over the next few weeks, leading up to half term.
Come back soon!
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Note to parents/carers – if you have not yet sent in your child’s ‘All About Me’ photo of their box or emailed it and would like your child to share it with the class, please do so. We will be sharing them over the next couple weeks.
2nd April 2020
Welcome back! Let’s have a look back at what we got up to when we returned from the half term break….
We looked closely at the traditional story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children learnt the story off by heart with actions, which helped them when re-telling the story. They also did a fantastic job at acting out the story in groups in front of a small audience.
The class received a letter from the troll, which the children had to think of and use their phonics to write replies to. Some of the children made bridges using the junk modelling and coloured in and cut out pictures of goats and trolls to act out their own stories.
In P.E we were very fortunate to have a gymnastics coach come in to teach us; the children learnt to create different shapes with their bodies such as a pike shape, tuck shape and straddle shape and looked at different rolls and ways to travel across the mats.
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Note to parents
I hope you are all well and staying safe! If you need any help or have any questions, please email the school and I will try my best to help
Hope to see you all soon 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.
Library day is: Wednesday
PE Day is: Tuesday (gymnastics) & Friday