Our New Topic

“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 Are Busy Learning

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.

Winter Days are here…

Forest School
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!

It’s Christmas!
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.


Oak’s busy learning…

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!

Read Around the World

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.

Mrs Newton

Forest School

Forest school

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.

Making Apple Juice

Oak Class had a fantastic time learning how to make apple juice. We all had a turn at doing the different jobs! The apple juice tasted delicious. Thank you to all the adults who helped us.



A Hardworking Week

Well Done everyone – you have been busy in all your learning.  Have a look at us having fun at Forest school, counting and making number lines, riding our bikes!