We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

Our topic for Autumn 2 is Bears!

We had a special visitor who left foot prints in our classroom! We predicted it may have been a bear and went on a hunt in our forest. We found Paddington Bear in a tree! We decided to make a house for Paddington to stay in.

Welcome to Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Oak Class. This is the final foundation year for your children, they will have access to a range of areas of learning including:

Four Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Three Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language

Forest School:

On a Thursday afternoon we go to Forest School, during this time the children will have chance to explore the outdoor grounds. They will have the chance to build different objects, explore the outdoor musical instruments, search for minibeasts and take part in lots of nature walks. The children should have a pair of wellies and waterproofs in school at all times. The school can supply a purple all in one waterproof suit for a small cost, if you are interested please speak to one of the Reception team.

PE:

Oak class take part in PE on a Monday afternoon & a Friday morning but PE kits will remain in school at all times. Please ensure that every item is clearly labelled.

Science Week

We have had a fantastic Science week in Year 1. We have learnt how to make bubbles, been on nature hunts, made music out of bottles and even found a brand new material to make tea bags out of. We have all worked so hard and at the end of the week achieved our Crest Star Science Award and we even got a badge for our book bags.

SeaLife & Lego

For our trip this term we went to Sea Life Birmingham and Lego Discovery Centre. Our topic is An Island Home and we have recently been looking at the coasts around our country. We were fascinated by the wildlife that lives in our seas so decided to go and see them. We saw sharks, turtles, jellyfish, spotted Nemo and Dory as well as our favourite, the cheeky penguins. We then ventured over to Lego Discovery and used the earthquake tables to construct our own lighthouses and saw if they would withstand an earthquake and they all did. We also watched the 4D Lego movie and saw Birmingham in miniature, seeing how many local landmarks we could spot. We had a wonderful day out and the children were a real credit to Year 1.

Outdoor Learning

In Year 1 we love to get outside and learn in the great outdoors. Every week we do Forest School but every single morning we take part in independent activity outside. From construction to art, gardening with Mrs Phillips or maths with the wood, we do it all!  One morning we created an entire island for Katie Morag working as a class team. We have also created an under the sea world using fish and shells.

Parent Reading

This term we have focused on our reading at home and have taken part in the 5 times a reader challenge. We have won so many prizes! As part of the challenge we invited our parents in to come and read with the children, sparking a real love for reading. Thank you to all our parents who came in to read. Look for more dates next term.

Yoga

This term we have been very lucky to do yoga with Mrs Rusbey from Yoga Wellbeing. We have had lots of fun practicing our skills and working on our stillness. We have had lots of fun and also practiced at home as part of our homework.

Book Week 2020

 

Book week has been fantastic!

We have shared stories with our parents, grandparents and friends, came to school dressed as a book character, on World Book Day, done DEAR (ask your child what that means) brought a ‘shelfie’ to school and enjoyed lots of Rudyard Kipling and World Book day stories.

Key Stage 2 Golf lessons

The Key Stage 2 children are enjoying their golf lessons with Mark from Worcester Golf range.

He has been very impressed with our putting skills.

Orchestra of the Swan

The Year 4 children spent the morning at Droitwich Spa High school, last Friday.

We started with one of Mr Aitchison’s warm ups and then we were entertained by a strings quartet from the Orchestra of the Swan.

It was very entertaining and now we all know what we are aiming at in our Violin lessons, at school!

Rainforest Dance

We have loved our Dance lessons with Clare from Dance Fest, this half term. Our Rainforest Dance is now complete and we performed it to Year 3 at the end of our last lesson.

We have got to keep practising though, until we perform it at the Droitwich Pyramid dance festival, later in the year.