Oak Class have been busy learning about the Easter Story both in class and out in the sunshine at Forest School. Last week in Forest School the children really enjoyed collecting logs, stones and leaves to recreate the Easter Garden and this week they had an exciting Easter Egg Hunt followed by tasty hot cross buns, marshamallows and hot chocolate around the fire.
Everyone has had fun learning the Easter songs for the service at church and in class there have been lots of creative activities. We have made Easter cards, baskets and, best of all, delicious chocolate nests filled with tiny chocolate eggs.
Happy Easter Oak Class! We look forward to hearing all your excing stories when we are back after the Easter holidays.
Oak Class have settled seamlessly into their new classroom and we have all been very busy preparing for our big event this week – our class assembly in front of the whole school and parents. To fit in with our topic of Fairy Tales, the children retold the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff with actions and sang the Three Goats song. They also described some of their favourite fairy tale characters for everyone to guess and showed their amazing drawings.
Oak class had also been thinking about Mother’s Day and everyone wrote a few sentences about why their mum was special to them. They all read these out in assembly and showed everyone the beautiful portraits they had painted of their mums. As a finale, the children presented their mums with a lovely, handmade felt flower.
Friday was Red Nose Day. All the children in Oak Class were very excited to dress up in red and help raise money for Comic Relief.
Oak Class had a very exciting time down at Forest School this week, discovering lots of signs that spring is nearly here. Snowdrops were blooming, birds were tweeting and we saw lots of buds on the trees and shrubs. We also played Kim’s Game, trying to remember all the forest school items hidden under the blanket.
World Book Day
What a great day we had dressing up as our favourite book characters. Everyone stood up infront of the whole school and said what character they were and in class we had a chance to tell our friends a little about our favourite book. In the afternoon, we shared some more books with our older reading buddies.
“Who are the famous characters inside our story books?”
This term our topic is “Who are the famous characters inside our story books?”
When you are sharing books/ reading with your child please ask them about the characters. Who are the characters? Do you like the character? Why/ why not? We will be looking at lots of storybooks and discussing the characters in each one. Each week we will look at a different book and ask different questions for them to solve. After reading the Jolly Postman we will think about what is needed to have a successful party. They will write invitations and letters and find out about the work of the postman. We are going to set up a Post Office outside and take it in turns to sell items. We will mainly use 1p and 10p coins – you could play shops at home and help them to count out amounts.
Oxford Owl – Find a Book
Phonic games / activities see the links on the Home page.
In our maths work we will be doing a lot of work on number bonds. This is the rhyme we will be learning in class:
0 + 10 big fat hen
1 + 9 is just fine
2 + 8 sit up straight
3 + 7 all the way to heaven
4 + 6 it’s a clever mix
5 + 5 do the jive
6 + 4 hit the floor
7 + 3 tap your knee
8 + 2 me and you
9 + 1 is great fun
10 + 0 I’m a number bond hero
Games they can play: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Number recognition and counting games
Oak class have had a very busy and exciting few weeks. Our topic has been ‘The Planets’ and the children all had lots of fun playing in our space themed home corner and learning lots of interesting facts about the planets.
Parents and grandparents joined us to watch the class retell the ‘How to Catch a Star’ story by Oliver Jeffers and the children were very confident standing up and sharing what we have learned about the planets.
In this week’s forest school Oak Class learned a little about Shrove Tuesday and helped to cook pancakes over an open fire. They tasted delicious along with a warming cup of hot chocolate.
It was a cold and frosty day for Forest School this week, so we all did lots of warming exercises before we had a fun session playing in the leaves and seeing how many children we could fit in the den!
We were all very excited to start our Christmas crafts and activities this week. Our home corner has been transformed into a winter wonderland and we love playing in the igloo. We have all helped to make our Christmas Cracker Advent Calendar and enjoyed making frosty snowflakes.
In Oak class this week we learnt the ‘L’ and ‘H’ sounds and made some great ladybirds and hedgehogs to go in our Percy the Park Keeper home corner.
In Forest school we made clay hedgehogs and collected sticks and berries to make our hedgehogs’ spines , eyes and noses.
In our maths we have been practising counting with money. We set up a shop and bought lots of toys!
Oak Class have had a very special week reading and sharing stories from around the world and colouring in our Reading Miles Passport. We chose Handa’s Surprise as our story to re-tell to the rest of the school and parents in Friday’s celebration assembly. We all practiced very hard, including during Forest School when we acted out being Handa carrying fruit in a basket on her head. It wasn’t easy! We also spent time every day sharing our favourite books with our reading buddies from Horse Chestnut class.
Heart Foundation skipping
After weeks of practising hard, Oak Class took part in the skipping challenge, raising sponsorship money for the Heart Foundation. Everyone had great fun and tried really hard.
As a special treat in Forest School this week, Oak Class collected lots of snappy sticks and crunchy leaves for Mrs Wilson to build a fire and then we toasted our own marshmallows. At the end of our busy session we all warmed up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate.