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.
Term 2 - The Little Red Hen
This term we will be learning the traditional story of the Little Red Hen using Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' approach. We will be immersing the children in experiences to support their language development and understanding of the story. We will then learn the story together using Makaton signs to help us, make story maps to help us to sequence the story, and finally have a go at drawing and writing part of the story ourselves. Have a look back soon to see some of our work...
Because of the pandemic, Christmas was a little bit different this year, but we still had so much fun. We made a fantastic hoop to decorate the school hall, created a video for our parents telling the story of the Nativity, and sang some traditional songs too. We had a 'Night before Christmas' where we made decorations, watched a Christmas video with hot chocolate, and also decorated our Gingerbread men. Happy Christmas Year R!
Term 3 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff (and Lockdown!)
Our Talk for Writing text this term is the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Who's that trip-trapping over MY bridge?
This term, most of us have been learning at home as the school has been closed to all but a few children. We have been so impressed at the variety and standard of home learning that we have seen, and would like to share some of it here...
Term 4 - The Enormous Turnip
We really hope we will be allowed to see some more of you back in school next term. We are going to be talking about things that grow - we know lots of you grew vegetables in the lockdown last year. We will be tasting different vegetables, and having a go at making our own soup. We can't wait! Which vegetables do you like? Maybe you could try some new ones over the half term break.
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.