Another wonderful week in Oak class!
The children have had a great time this week learning about our feelings and how all our differences make us unique. Learning across both the Acorn and Oak classes, the children have been engaging with so many different activities, from making faces from playdough and box modelling to making music with Mrs Boyce and in the classroom.
We went on a sound hunt in the forest looking for natural musical instruments - turns out there's a whole orchestra out there from "stone clackers" to scrapers with the rough bark we found in the log pile.
We also made Smelly Playdough together after someone realised the playdough smelled like flour and we wondered if we could make it smell nicer - turns out that pink raspberry scented playdough is amazing!
In phonics this week, we started to learn the next 5 sounds with i, n, p, g and o. We explored lots of different words and used our Magic Fingers to write them in the air. We also started playing our brilliant game "Teach Your Monster To Read" which the children have been accessing independently on Tablets in our new Information Station in Oak class.
At Forest School this week we were inspired by Andy Goldsworthy to create our own natural art which we are going to showcase on here and in the classroom so that everyone can see our wonderful creations.
Next week, we are going to be starting an exciting STEAM project. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics combining together to give us a range of challenges and problems to solve. We are starting with making and testing spinning tops so if you have any old CDs or DVDs you no longer need, feel free to send them in!
In Forest School next week (weather permitting) we are going to be tying and trying our own zipline for the children to fly through the air on - we will ensure many photos are taken.
Have a lovely weekend,