Friday 9th July - Today was International day. We came to school in our country's traditional dress or national colours. We learnt about Africa. In the morning we made an African flag using handprints and played djembe drums to African music. In the afternoon we used paint to make an African necklace.
Summer term 1
This term our topic is 'Changes'. We will be learning about all the different changes we see in our classroom and local environment.
In our PE lessons we will be continuing to learn to throw, catch and kick a ball. We love to use these skills when playing with our friends at playtimes and lunchtimes.
We are continuing to work with Bird College who specialise in music. We are currently having weekly virtual lessons as well as our regular Charanga lessons.
We hope you enjoy looking at the videos and photos.
17th May - This week is 'walk to school week'. We have been learning how to cross a road safely.
10th May - We enjoyed looking at a range of books in our school library.
4th May - Today we explored handling 3D shapes. We built towers using cubes and cylinders!
Spring term 2
This half term our topics are 'Once upon a time' and 'Plants and Flowers'. We will be listening to lots of different traditional tales such as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will also be exploring traditional tales from different cultures - if you have any favourites please let us know.
As spring is approaching we will be exploring planting in our school grounds. Have a look out for the photos!
We are continuing our music therapy through virtual sessions. We are really enjoying learning new song and seeing our music teacher from Bird College each week.
Please continue to look at this page for news, updates and photos/videos of our learning.
17th March - Today we planted broad beans. We are looking forward to watching them grow.
15th March - We planted flower seeds and then watered them. We are going to water them them every day to help them grow.
Celebrating World Book Day!
Thursday 4th March - Today we planted cress seeds. First we put cotton wool into an egg carton, then we sprayed with water and finally we sprinkled on the cress seeds. We are looking forward to watching them grow!
Wednesday 3rd March - Today we explored mark making on the computer screen. We practised drawing lines and circles.
Signing the days of the week
24th February - This week we are learning the sound 'r'. Our Letterland character is Red Robot so we used boxes and a range of resources and skills to make our own robot. When our robot was ready we found sounds beginning with the 'r' sound and fed them to our robot.
This half term our topic is 'People who help us'. We will be learning about what our family and friends do to help us as well as different people in the community, such as police and firefighters.
We will continue to build on our social skills and our individual targets.
Our PE day is Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in full PE kit as we are unable to change your child at this current time.
Photos are regularly posted so you can see your child's learning. We hope you enjoy looking at them.
Miss Wills, Miss Quinn and Mrs May
Please have a look at the half term plan below to see what we will be learning!
Thursday 11th February - Learning sounds during a phonics lesson
9th February - Today we had lots of fun in the snow!
Friday 5th February - Today we explored the names of 2D shapes while we were printing with potato shapes.
4th February - Popping bubbles!
2nd February Music Time - We have been enjoying our virtual music lessons delivered by a specialist music teacher from Bird College. We are learning to shake musical instruments fast and slow!
What's in the bucket?
What's in the bucket?
Thursday 28th January - Ready...steady...SPLAT!!
Wednesday 20th January - Snowy hands. Today we made snowy handprints. Miss Wills shook flour on our hand and then 'ready...steady.... go'. Our handprint was there!
We enjoyed exploring shaving foam
Wednesday 13th January - story time
Friday 8th January - Today we explored floating. We put ducks in water and then used words and signs to describe what happened.
Wednesday 6th January - Today we developed our gross motor skills during a sensory circuit session
Autumn term 2
This half term our topic is 'Celebrations'. We will be learning about different festivals and celebrations from different cultures such as Diwali, Christmas and Guy Fawkes. We will also be celebrating ourselves and special times in our lives so please let us know of any occasions which you celebrate with your family or community and we can share this in class.
Miss Wills, Miss Quinn, Mrs Oparehene and Mrs May
Please look at the half term plan below to see what we will be learning!
14th December - Sensory play with cereal and mark making bags.
Thursday 26th November - Today we enjoyed making robots from cardboard boxes. We had so much fun decorating the boxes and then engaging in role play with each other.
Friday 20th November - This week we have been learning about different festivals and celebrations. We used coloured rice to decorate a rangoli pattern to celebrate Diwali. We also made some handprints to start creating a piece of work for a celebration coming up soon. We will finish it next week so keep looking for updates!
11th November - Remembrance Day - Today we made poppies using red card and and black paper. We tore the black paper into small pieces and added to the middle of the poppy. We finished the poppy by decorating with red glitter. At 11am we sat in our circle time and took part in the two minute silence.
Friday 6th November - This week we have been learning colours through our fireworks activity. We used different coloured paints to make circles and then used our fingers to mix the paints to create the firework. We then added glitter. It was a little messy! We also enjoyed making marks in glitter during a handwriting session. We have enjoyed developing our gross motor skills in the outside area.
Autumn term 1
This half term our topic is 'All About Me'. We have an exciting few weeks ahead of us where we will learn about ourselves including what makes us special, body parts and the important people in our life. We will also be exploring our emotions and finding out what makes us happy or sad. Please look at the plan below to see what else we be learning this term!
The Oak 1 team are looking forward to working with you this year.
Miss Wills, Miss Quinn, Mrs Oparehene and Mrs May
See the plan below to look at what we will be learning this half term
21st October 2020 - Dressing up and celebrating Black History Month
12th - 16th October - This week we have been using cubes to explore counting and matching equal sets of numbers. During a music session we enjoyed exploring the different sounds of instruments through tapping, banging and shaking. We have also enjoyed time in the outdoor area and we are become more independent with the equipment particularly with the bikes and the scramble net climbing frame.
5th - 9th October - This week we have been learning about 2D shapes. We made a collage of shapes from different materials including paper, felt and foam shapes. We also enjoyed engaging in our therapy sessions in the sensory room.
28th September - 2nd October - This week we have enjoyed developing our skills in the outdoor area and the dining room. We are becoming more independent in using cutlery to feed ourselves.
21st-25th September - This week we have enjoyed learning in our outdoor environment. We are beginning to engage in role-play situations. In phonics we have been learning the 'a' sound. We used the interactive whiteboard to practise the letter formation before practising on paper. We particularly enjoyed a new activity called 'shake shake' in our attention bucket session. We had to shake flour over numbers. It was a little messy!
Friday 18th September - Today was Art and DT day! We coloured rice with green food colouring to make a cactus plant. We also sprinkled sand on card to create a desert effect. Keep looking on the website for our finished work! In the afternoon we went to feed to school chickens. We enjoyed feeding them apples.
Friday 11th September - Oak 1 has settled well back into class. We also have two new friends! This week we have enjoyed taking turns in phonics to practice our letter formation. We have enjoyed going back to the sensory room and joining in with sensory circuits.
PE is every Friday morning. At this present time your child will need to come to school in their PE kit as we are not changing the children in school. This means they will be in their kit all day so please be mindful of the weather that day
Your child will receive a reading book every Friday. Please take time to share a book for 5-10 minutes every day and make a comment in the reading record
Help your child develop their independence by encouraging them to become independent in everyday tasks e.g toileting, putting on their coat, washing their hands etc, If you need any advice please speak to a member of Oak 1 staff
It is important that your child understands the importance of keeping healthy. Please provide a water bottle with your child's name on. The pupils have access to their bottles throughout the day and we refill when necessary.You may also want to provide a healthy snack for your child to eat at snack time (no nuts please).
Any communication between parents and staff will take place either on the gate for the pupils brought to school by parents or through a telephone call if your child travels by taxi. We are not currently giving out any paper notes so if a member of staff indicates they need to talk to you please ensure you stay and wait if necessary or answer any calls from the school
Please ensure ALL uniform/property is named. If any items are not named we cannot guarantee a safe return.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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