A favourite saying of every Forest Schooler is “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” and this week I would say oak class well and truly proved this as we embraced the rain and hit the mud with wellies and waterproofs galore. Seeing the children flying on the zip line and sliding in the mud made the weather worthwhile and it’s perfect for helping our new willow tunnel to grow.
In maths this week, the children have been sorting things by whether they are the same or different in as many ways as they could. I was very impressed with their shape knowledge when we got our brand new box out.
In phonics, we introduced our “green words” this week and began decoding words using the sounds we know already. I’ll be sending out a set of green decodable words and red tricky words in the next week or so to give you plenty of time to practise them with your children and see how they are progressing within the Read Write Inc Programme.
Please don’t forget to send all books back on a Tuesday and Friday so we can change them and make sure the children get a good variety of books to read at home- if they don't come back, we can’t send them home with someone new.
Next week, we are going to be looking at houses and where people live, we are hoping to make our own box model town so any boxes etc will be greatly appreciated.
We are starting to get our deliveries of our new exciting resources now so the children are getting to play and learn with new equipment almost every day at the moment. Be sure to ask them about their day and find out what exciting things they have been doing.
This week I am going to send out a form to update photo consents and permissions, please return it as quickly as you can so I can post more wonderful pictures of the children’s learning here and on dojo.
From this week Sam Kelley and Abbie Luxton, both of whom worked with your children last year, will be joining us in Oak class to further enhance the learning opportunities and support all the children.
Hope you are embracing the wet weather and having some fun this weekend,