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Outdoor learning!

Oak class enjoyed a morning exploring the outdoor environment with some of our families. Different woodland activities were set up in some of our new pods and the children had great fun exploring.

Gymnastics in Oak class!

This week in PE Oak class have taken part in a gymnastics session. We have been learning how to hold our bodies in different shapes and how to move around the hall in different ways as well as practising our rolling and balancing skills.

Changes in the garden!

There has been lots of excitement in Oak class as some changes have been happening in our garden. The old play house has gone and Mr Wrigley has been very busy building something out of wood. There has been lots of guessing what it might be! We look forward to seeing it finished very soon.

Fun in the sun!

Oak class cooled down in the sunshine this week by having an ice lolly in the garden. As part of our learning project for this term we have been talking about the beach and the sea. We all decided it would be fun to visit the beach this term and have an ice cream on Continue reading

New nature area

As part of their termly learning project, Oak class have been helping to develop a new nature and sensory area in the reception garden. They have been taking care of the bulbs that they planted earlier in the year and hunting for mini beasts. We have lots of plans to grow flowers to attract butterflies Continue reading

Creepy Crawlies!

Oak class had an exciting end to their termly learning project, with a visit from some mini beasts! We were lucky enough to touch and hold a giant African land snail, a cockroach and a stick insect. The tarantula was feeling a little too shy for us to hold it but we still got to Continue reading

Keeping warm!

Oak class enjoyed exploring how a polar bear keeps warm on the ice and in cold water. We experimented with different materials to create the same effect as a polar bear’s fur and the layer of fat on its body. Great fun and lots of fantastic thinking skills going on.

Snowman Stories!

This week we have been watching the film “The Snowman” We talked about the story and created a story map to help us to retell the events. We then created our own snowman stories. We thought about where we would go, how we would get there and what we would do there. After illustrating our Continue reading


There was a great atmoshere of positivity and concentration during our learning this morning, prehaps helped by the peppermint oil being gently diffused in the classroom while we were working! Well done Oak class fantastic learning today!