This week Oak Class have been on safari in Africa. We have watched different videos, completed 'wild work outs' and themed yoga sessions and also had plenty of time for crafts and art, for our expressive arts and design element of our curriculum.
Have a look at some of the learning our children have been completing this week. It has been great to see the children enjoying the Spring sunshine during their daily exercise too.
The children have been writing captions, labels and sentences about photos of African animals and game safaris. Their use of Fred talk to help them segment words into sounds has been fantastic and I am so proud of the time and effort they have put in to this.
In Maths, we have deepened our learning and understanding of numbers up to 10, combining two numbers to make a total and comparing quantities.
This week we have been looking at the sounds 'ar', like in card, and 'or', like in fork. This has been a challenge but the children have engaged well and I am so pleased with how they are learning to correct themselves with their reading.
Take care and keep up the fantastic work. :)
This week we have been learning all about Dinosaurs in Oak Class. On Monday, the children made story boards using photos and captions to tell the story of Stan (a dinosaur at Manchester Museum). The took Stan on an adventure around their homes and gardens - have a look at some of the great final pieces they have produced.
During our Zoom sessions, we have explored a Non-fiction book about Dinosaurs together using screen share. This has been a great opportunity for some of our little Dinosaur experts to share their knowledge with peers... and to correct my pronunciation of their names!
This week we have been looking at the sounds 'oo', like in Zoo, and 'oo', like in book. This has been tricky but the children have engaged well and I am so pleased with how they are learning to correct themselves with their reading.
Writing this week has been incredible - the children have used their Fred talk and word banks to write fantastic sentences about Dinosaurs. The children have watched videos and created their own dinosaurs with Latin names, using the key characteristics to match them to their drawing. The have been labelling pictures too.
We have had a very busy half-term full of fun and learning. Enjoy the half-term break and don't forget to look out for Mr Foreman's challenge on Dojo.
Mrs Nuthall :)
This week, Oak Class took part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was express yourself and we encouraged children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. When we express ourselves we don’t have to be a great artist or a wonderful dancer. It’s not about being the very best at something or putting on a performance. Let’s encourage each other to find lots of different ways to get creative and express ourselves. The children explored resources suggested by Place2Be alongside this week's home learning. On Friday, we all 'dressed to express ourselves' wearing our favourite clothes, colours and things that made us feel happy, like dressing up clothes and even face paint too. Have a look at this calendar that we have introduced to the class.... it is full of lovely ideas for a friendly February - just what we need in this strange time.
In our home learning this week, we have introduced new graphemes 'ow' and 'igh' - the children have learnt these well and have even demonstrated them in their rainforest themed writing. The children have engaged fully in our Rainforest topic, completing arts and crafts, writing, rainforest layers and models.
Overall, you are all doing amazingly well in these strange circumstances, but if you are struggling in any way please let us know. I am looking forward to seeing lots of photos this week. Keep in touch and please do continue to message if you need any help or guidance.