Oak Class have had another fun week of learning. In maths the children have enjoyed role-playing the story Mr Gumpy’s Outing as they solved problems and explained their reasoning. We solved questions such as ‘how many legs are in the boat?’ and ‘how much space is left?’.
The children have collected data using tally charts on clipboards. They have recorded favourite colours, fruits and sea creatures and used their data to work out which choice was the most or least popular.
In RE this week the children learnt about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. We listened to the story of Hanukkah and enjoyed learning how the festival is celebrated. Some of the children were so curious that they produced their own menorah pictures.
Thursday was transition morning and Oak Class moved up to Chestnut Class for the morning to meet their new teacher and become familiar with their new classroom. The children were very excited and had lots to discuss when they returned to Oak Class. The children drew pictures and wrote about their favourite moments and were keen to share these during a class discussion.
On Friday we enjoyed practicing sprint races, hurdle jumping and sack racing. In our Saints PE we took part in collaborative team games such as jellybeans, mirror mirror and relay races. Oak Class are becoming great at celebrating the winning team and managing their feelings if they lose.
This week we have enjoyed exploring and making the most of our outdoor area. The children have made clay nature prints using a variety of natural objects. There has been pirate play, ships and planks and a lot of collaborative play.
Our role-play area has been transformed into a beach café which has sparked imagination and conversation about the children’s own experiences. We have designed menus, written orders and introduced money into our role-play.
In maths our learning theme has focus has been around spatial reasoning. We have enjoyed opportunities to replicate construction models as well as use positional language. The children particularly enjoyed taking their maths outdoors and providing their friends with a positional instruction. We had children on top of logs, between trees and behind stumps!
On Friday we have had a wonderful time celebrating differences for Rainbow Day. The children wore rainbow clothing, took part in rainbow themed crafts, maths and the whole class produced an enormous handprinted rainbow. We had discussions around our likes, dislikes, and our talents. The children were respectful of each other and were able to ask each other questions.
We have enjoyed being imaginative this week with cardboard box play, den building and café role-play. The children are captivated by our ready, steady, go theme and have enjoyed discussions about holidays and travel. We talked about what makes a healthy lunch and the children made healthy lunches by cutting, sticking and categorising lunch items.
In maths this week, the children have been creating patterns of doubles on tens frames and learning how to share a quantity of objects into to equal groups. We have used practical objects such as numicon, counters and pegs to notice patterns and talk about odd and even numbers.
On Thursday, we were joined by a couple of very helpful Year 3 children who listened to Oak Class read and together they spoke about the stories, characters and plot.
We ended our week with a nugget treat. Oak Class voted for a pyjama party which was full of music, games and dance. Well done, Oak Class.
This week we have been learning that double means ‘twice as many’. The children have built doubles using a variety of objects and their fingers. Next week we will continue our learning by creating patterns of doubles on tens frames as well as learning how to share a quantity of objects into to equal groups.
In PE this week we started our week with sports day practice on the field. On Friday, the children played team games including kick rounders, learning to support the opposing team in their win or loss. The children were very compassionate towards each other and displayed good sportsmanship.
During RE the children discussed their favourite stories and reasons why. We talked about the stories we have learned so far from the bible and why these are important to Christians. Next week we will continue to explore important stories from a variety of religions.
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