Mrs Evans, Mrs Dance and Mrs Withers

This half term's topic is called 'Why do squirrels bury their nuts?' It focuses on exploring Autumn and woodland animals.
Homework is given out every Friday and is due back in on Wednesdays. Children must also read a minimum of 4 times a week to be one of our Homework Heroes! Oak children will have 3 reading books matched to their phonics reading ability which they should read and reread. Books can be swapped every Monday but book bags should still come to school every day so that the teachers can record when the children have read in school time too! Also look out for fun themed scrapbook homework each term!
Library visits are on a Monday where children can choose a book for pleasure to take home alongside their reading books which are matched to their phonics reading ability. Please ensure Library books are returned each Monday in order for them to be exchanged for a new book.
PD is on a Monday. Sometimes we need to get changed into a kit and sometimes we don't, so please leave a named PE Kit in school for the whole of a half term.
Forest is every Friday. Children need a full change of clothes which should include a long sleeved top and long trousers/joggers/jeans or a waterproof suit. They will need their wellies and a hat and gloves for colder days. Children are sent home in their forest clothes...apologies for being muddy but remember we had fun!
Drop-in Sessions: We welcome families into class at 3:05 pm every Tuesday (as from 2nd October) to look at your children's books, share their pride in their learning experiences and talk to their teachers.
REMINDER: All children should have a named water in school. Thank you

Mental Awareness Day

 

We've had fun making poppies for our Remembrance Display

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On Friday 23rd March we took part in Sport Relief where On the Move Education sports
coaches came in and did some activities with the children on the field which was great fun!

We enjoyed celebrating Mothers Day by spending the afternoon

with all the lovely ladies who care for us and support us

Oak and Rowan Class had fun in the forest on Friday. We had an Easter egg hunt! Every child found an Easter egg and Alfie found the special chocolate bunny!

On Tuesday 20th March we enjoyed a visit from the talented and humorous KeyStrings. We learnt about the history of music, compared violas, violins and Chellos and learnt that the bigger the string instrument the lower the pitch of the sound it produces. We clapped out rhythms whilst Jayden played the drums! Some super smart listeners were chosen by the magic bow to perform in assembly!

On Wednesday 21st March we enjoyed performing our friendship song and showing our friendship dolls at Emmanuel Church, as part of our yearly Easter Celebration Assembly. Some of us were really brave and performed with Mrs Allen-Brown on the stage.

Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on 1st March. Look at some of our wonderful costumes! Can you guess which character we are and which book we feature in?

We visited the Blue Planet Aquarium on the 15th February as part of our 'Under the Sea' topic. We had lots of fun! We watched divers feeding the sting rays and fish, saw sharks when we walked through the glass tunnel and enjoyed playing pirates on the giant pirate ship playground! We even managed to find Norman (goldfish from our story called Not Norman)!
Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed the Polar Explorer Day on Tuesday 6th February. We enjoyed learning about different animals that live in the polar regions and exploring clothes that people would wear to keep warm. Spencer looked very warm in his polar explorer coat outside in the snow!
QUOTES:
"The polar bear has a thick fur coat so he keeps out the cold," said Emmie-Mae.
"The polar bears live on the ice and hunt for food," said Elijah.
"Penguins live in the water and the land, they get fish out of the water," said Olly.

Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed helping to raise money for the NSPCC during a special Number Day on Friday 2nd February. The children dressed up in number clothes and we realised that we wear numbers all the time; finding them on our labels and in our shoes! We enjoyed many activities including building a Numicon number school, hand painting and exploring counting in the forest using a tens frame. Come and see our display

Fun in the Forest
The children really enjoy our afternoons in the forest. Have a look for yourself! The children enjoy looking for minibeasts, discussing how the leaves are changing with the seasons, building dens, climbing, getting muddy and having fun with friends.

We had a visit

from Santa!