Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home.
Alistair Bryce-Clegg, who has inspired the Early Years ethos at The Oaks, has begun to gather some practical, fun activities to try at home here (there are more being added each day).
Share good quality online stories and enjoy fun Literacy and Numeracy activities here.
For mixed Literacy and Numeracy activities and links to other sites.
Term One - Getting to know you!
We welcome all of our new Butterflies, Bumblebees, Dragonflies and Blackbirds to Year R at The Oaks. We are very excited to get to know you better, and begin your child's educational journey with you. This week we will be out and about on home visits, and then the fun starts. Are you ready to play, investigate, discover, and create? The staff have been very busy over the summer, creating exciting new environments for you to explore. Where will you begin?....
Thank you to all who have signed up and got going with Tapestry over the summer. We have been able to get to know you a little already, and it really helps the children to share their home experiences with us, when they begin in the next few weeks. If you haven't already posted on Tapestry, please do have a go, we are looking out for your posts, and as soon as the children begin, we will share their first days at school with you too.
This term we have been learning the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have explored bridge building, both big and small, using a range of construction materials, and have solved problems together, such as how to get on and off the bridge. When we tell the story together using the Makaton signs to help, some of us have very scary troll voices! Have you heard the story at home yet?!
Term Four - The Enormous Turnip
This term, we used our Talk for Writing lessons to learn the story of the Enormous Turnip. We pulled and pulled that turnip together, but it would not budge! To immerse the children in the story, we explored the textures and smells of different vegetables. We found that turnips were actually in very short supply at the moment, but we had great fun chopping up different vegetables and cooking them to make a delicious soup. We wrote our own silly soup recipes using our phonic knowledge, created story maps, and finally had a go at writing sentences from the story. Maybe you could try making soup at home? What will you put into it?