Happy Easter

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Well, here we are at the end of Spring Term.

There have been some challenges along the way but there have been such lovely moments too and the support and continuing efforts of our whole Caterpillars community has been amazing. Thank you all.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.


Enjoy the photos of our last week and our Easter activities.
Below that I have added a couple of links to songs that the children have really enjoyed singing, signing and dancing along to.
I have also linked our Days of the Week and the Months of the Year song which we have introduced to our daily routine. The Children have got very involved with these and have surprised us with how they have remembered the days and months.

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Easter cards and crafts

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Shredded wheat and chocolate nests before we went to the forest.

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Hunting for Eggs

Getting Ready for Easter

We have continued to enjoy our Panda Bear story and enjoyed some more fun and creative ideas for everyone to enjoy in the corridor. We are setting this story aside for a little while but we will be learning more about the animals and where they live. We have also started to read and learn our Easter Story, ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’ by Laura Hughes.

We are excited to have our Bus 1 friends return next week. We have missed you.

There is lots to look forward to next week so make sure you check back to find out more about our week. Highlights will include our very own egg hunt and our Easter Bonnet Parade.

Here are some photos of this week for you to enjoy.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Stay safe.🥰

Just because! Who doesn’t love to pop the bubbles.
Finding and Exchanging Easter Bunnies for mini eggs.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear. What Do You See?

Another fun week in Caterpillars. The children have loved this story almost as much as Brown Bear.

It has introduced them to a number of endangered species.

Take a look at some of our activities.

Naming the animals and deciding whether they move on land, in the sea or in the air.

Creating a bamboo forest for our 3D pandas

Panda face cupcakes with mini Oreo biscuits

Rice and Bean panda sensory fun

Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What do you see?

It has been lovely having everyone back at school. It is amazing how well the children have all settled and enjoyed seeing each other again. A big thank you to all parents for the support and the positive start to this half term.

We have all loved our story. These videos have been firm favourites.


Here are some of the things we have been up to.

We retold and sequenced the story by threading all the characters in order to make our own story necklaces.
We mixed icing in the colours from the story.
Fun in the forest. We enjoyed following bear paw prints to find the animals from our story.

A very happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. I expect by now you have found your lovingly made gift. If not, don’t scroll any further just yet.

Enjoy the weekend. Hope to see you soon.
Bye for now.

Book Week Fun!

We have had a fun week. I hope you were able to join in at home too.

We are all terribly excited to see everyone again next week. It has been such a long time.

Please enjoy some of our photographs from this week.

It’s Book Week!

Let the fun begin!

You have received information about what is happening in school but I’m sure you will not want to miss out at home.

We will be playing games, cooking and completing craft activities. Take a look at the pictures below for inspiration to get involved yourselves.

Don’t forget our dress up day on Friday.

Please keep your photos coming.

You will find some links to songs and videos that you enjoy as well. Scroll right down for information on a special homework task.

I expect you have already found them, but remember the stories on the web site.

Oakwood at Home – Stories (google.com)

Here’s a link to the songs from our wonderful Bev.

Oakwood at Home – Songs (google.com)

And here’s a signed version

Here’s the links to a few more.

Randy Newman – I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (From “Toy Story 4”) – YouTube

Toy Story – Strange Things – YouTube

Buzz Lightyear Sings A Song (Toy Story 4 Parody NO SPOILERS) – YouTube

John Mayer – You’re gonna live forever in me (Toy Story Music Video) – YouTube

Toy Story | I will Go Sailing No More HD 720p – YouTube

Forky Sings A Song (Toy Story 4 Parody) 2 – YouTube

Cooking ideas.

Craft ideas.

And here, is a task for you to complete. Send your work work in to us and it will be displayed in the entrance for everyone to enjoy and marvel at!

See you all next week!

Caterpillars.

Book Week is Nearly Here!

Look out for more information coming your way on Monday. There will be ideas for you to join in with the fun.

In the meantime, here’s a few photos of our week in school.

We have been enjoying our book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
We made binoculars and looked to see if we could see the animals from our story.
More parachute fun and helping to paint our Mr Potato Head ready for next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Caterpillars

Spring Term 2 Begins.

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We hope that everyone had a good half term break.

We are excited about seeing all our friends again soon. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too much longer.

Scroll down for photographs and please don’t forget to send us photos of what you have been doing, your signs of spring, there’s so many more to see now, and of course how your plants and seeds are getting on.

This week, we are enjoying the story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? It’s a good old classic that many of you will be familiar with but still a well-loved title.

Please check your inbox for more resources.

This book is wonderful for reviewing colours and animals. Below are some ideas to try at home with the items sent.

These links may be helpful too.

(115) Brown Bear What Do You See – Animated Children Song – YouTube

(115) Brown Bear Song | Sing Along Song Music for Kids | Sing a Story with Bri Reads – YouTube

(115) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See Read Aloud – YouTube

Singing hands Makaton version

Yoga and Physical movement.

(115) Kids Yoga and Storytime: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? – YouTube

(115) Do the Bear Walk (Gross motor/Balance/Coordination/Self Regulation/ Brain Break) – YouTube

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your celebrations activities.

Celebrations!

This week we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. We will also celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and Valentine’s day. What a week!

Here are some of the things we will be doing in school and we hope you can have a go too. As always, we would love to see your pictures. Please see your inbox for resources to help you. You will find some other counting and adding resources too.

You might also enjoy this game. Chinese Dragon Game – Ordering and Sequencing Numbers (topmarks.co.uk) 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

We will be enjoying some crafts.

We will make:

a paper plate cow as we will enter the Year of the Ox.

Paper dragons and a Chinese drum.

We will be reading Peppa’s Chinese New Year.

(44) PEPPA PIG “PEPPA’S CHINESE NEW YEAR” – Read Aloud Storybook for kids, children – YouTube

We are going to be tossing pancakes, painting hearts and searching for the 12 animals of the zodiac outside. There are some cut outs in your email pack. There is also an ordering activity based on the story of the zodiac. If you would like to have a go at that, this story video will help.

(44) The Great Race – Chinese Zodiac | Folk Tale Time | A Cool School Folk Tale – YouTube

We often enjoy our yoga sessions. This is what we will be trying this week, Cracker, the Dragon of Wonder.

Have a great week. Stay safe.