A wonderful first week back, Happy Eid! 🌙✨

We have loved learning about Eid this week, we have learnt lots of facts, about special traditions, the history and our own experiences of Eid which is fantastic. We tried some traditional food and enjoyed experiencing the flavours and textures! It was amazing to hear our pupils experience of Eid and how they celebrated the special time with their families. We enjoyed engaging in some craft activities and exploring a tuff tray.

In maths this week we worked in our groups to complete our targets and tasks. We used concrete manipulatives to support our learning. We are using White Rose maths as our scheme of learning. ✏️📚

In Geography our topic is “All Around the World”. We are learning about the equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. We have learnt lots of interesting facts and statistics. Symbols and props are helping to support our learning and help us retain and recall facts. During this lesson we used the globe to find places when requested and we also discussed where we would like to travel to, we had some fantastic answers and we researched them on the laptop together. It was wonderful to hear where our lovely Deers want to travel in the future, it is so exciting! 🌎🗺🏝🏖🛫🛳🛬

We have enjoyed our Attention Autism session this week, this helps us develop early listening and attention skills. This week we watched a magic potion fizz away! We enjoyed looking at the colours and exploring the smells! 🪄🪣✨

Here are some fantastic photos of Joshua imitating interactions with his peers! This is wonderful progress for Joshua! ⭐️✨⭐️✨

On our community visit this week we visited the local shops, we paid at the till and were so polite to the staff in the shops which was beautiful to see. We ended the community visit with a quick visit to the park. We had lots of happy faces, and we enjoyed spending time with each other especially going down the slide! We made some positive memories! ☺️🤩

Our Champion this week is… Cameron! Cameron has had a fantastic week. He has been so kind and helpful to his friends and adults. Cameron has been so polite and has engaged in fantastic conversations showing care and thoughtfulness. Cameron has also made fantastic progress at home and is using his good listening skills! We are so proud of Cameron for his fantastic attitude to both home and school. Well done Cameron! ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

Happy Easter! 🐣🐰

What a wonderful week we have had in Deer Class! We have had a busy week full of Easter fun! We have some exciting photos to show you!

We had an Easter craft session with our families which was amazing! It was fantastic to spend time with our families and show them our classroom and art room! We made some beautiful Easter crafts together! 🐰🐣🌸

On Friday we had an Easter egg hunt in the classroom! We didn’t leave a chocolate egg in sight! We showed great team work which was wonderful! 🐣🍫

We made some lovely Easter cards for our families too! We wrote in our cards too showing our amazing writing skills! ✏️✍️📝

In cooking with Beth this week, we made Easter nest cakes, we followed instructions well and enjoyed making and eating the cakes! We had a lovely session and showed fantastic teamwork and we took turns! 😊👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳

Last week we learnt about St Patrick’s Day! We learnt lots of facts about the history of St Patrick and we learnt about traditions for the celebration! 🇮🇪🍀☘️

We added some book reviews to our reading tree. We enjoy our quiet reading time where we can relax and immerse ourselves in a book. 📚📖

We hope you have a fantastic Easter holiday, we hope you stay safe and have lots of lovely adventures! We can’t wait to hear about your Easter holidays with your families. We look forward to welcoming you back to Oakwood for more fun in Deer Class! 🦌😊⭐️

Deer News Update 🦌✨

We have had a lovely week in Deer Class, we have enjoyed our sessions this week and we have engaged so well contributing our ideas, thoughts and feelings. We are so proud of our fantastic Deer pupils for always being so enthusiastic in sessions!

On Friday we went swimming, we had a fantastic time, we made some incredible progress this week and some of our pupils by the end of the session tried swimming with no arm bands! What an incredible achievement! We are so proud of our pupils water confidence, it is fantastic to see! Our pupils are all working on the Rockhopper scheme and are working on individual targets. 🏊‍♀️🩳🩱🏊

In this weeks number session we looked at sorting objects by different characteristics and working within 20. We enjoyed using concrete manipulatives to support our learning. We enjoy engaging in some whole class teaching where we play games and expressing our answers to the group.😊⭐️

We enjoyed celebrating Red Nose Day for comic relief, on this day we had swimming where we wore our red clothes to the leisure centre! Then we had music where we engaged in a Red Nose Day themed session with Bev! We enjoyed singing and having lots of fun! 🎈❤️

Our champion this week is… Andre! Andre has amazed us with his fantastic communication this week, he is expressing his needs and wants beautifully! Andre also engaged in swimming with no arm bands this week, which is an incredible achievement! We are so so proud of you Andre well done! What a superstar! ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

A super week in Deer Class! 🦌⭐️✨

We have had a wonderful week in Deer Class. We have engaged in a wide range of activities and have spent time with each other developing our friendships. It’s been a busy week! We have had World Book Day, a table cricket competition, we have made some Mother’s Day cards, engaged in sessions and we have celebrated some very special birthdays! We have had so much fun! 😊⭐️

First stop World Book Day! We had a fantastic time on World Book Day! We dressed up in the colours of the Colour Monsters, we engaged in activities based upon the story. We had a story with a sensory experience too, it was amazing to see everyone engaging and immersing themselves in the story! 🌈 We love this special day where we get to celebrate our favourite books prompting a love of reading at Oakwood! 📚❤️

On World Book Day we introduced reading buddies to Deer Class! All our pupils responded well to this and enjoyed having a little friend to accompany them as they immersed themselves in a story book! We are going to use these in our reading sessions during the week! 😊📚✨

On Tuesday we went to a table cricket competition where we played with other schools! This was a fantastic experience to meet new people, to develop team work skills and to boost independence and self-esteem. We are very proud to say that our amazing Deer Class came 4th! We did a wonderful job, we showed resilience, respect and incredible teamwork, we are so proud of you all! 🏆🏅🙌

During our history session this week we learnt about the Anglo-Saxons! We did an amazing job at recalling facts from our previous sessions, we engaged in a class quiz with buzzers, a craft activity making an Anglo-Saxon shield and a writing task! We also engaged in a sorting activity where we organised photos of jobs into past and present tense. We had an amazing session! 😊📚📝

We completed our “Wheel-a-thon” we loved going on the bikes and completing laps with our friends. We shared the bikes incredibly well showing excellent turn-taking skills. We cheered each other on and showed wonderful enthusiasm! Well done Deers! Thank you so much for all your sponsors! 🛞⭐️🏆

This week we had some birthdays to celebrate! We had an amazing time, we ate some lovely party food, we danced to party songs and enjoyed celebrating our class birthdays! Happy Birthday! 🎉🥳🎂🎁🎈

Happy Mother’s Day to all our amazing Mum’s in Deer Class! We hope you like your cards and you enjoy your special day. All of Deer Class appreciate all your love and kindness. 🌸💗

A week full of adventures! 🦌⭐️

We have had an amazing week! We have loved our community visits! We have engaged very well in our lessons this week too which is fantastic! This week we went to the Garden Centre where we went on a beautiful walk around the lake and around the fairy garden. This was a wonderful experience and we loved being in the outdoors experiencing new sights! We also bought some lovely flowers that we are going to plant at school! 🌸🌺🌷🌹🌻🧚🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

On Thursday we went to Oakpark to see a mobile art museum! We loved exploring a wide range of amazing paintings that were made by famous artists. These paintings have come from the Tate museum in Liverpool and London, so it was a very special experience to see some spectacular paintings from all over the world! 🌎🎨🖌🖼

We loved using the new bikes this week! We all shared the bikes beautifully it was amazing to see the kindness shifting through in our Deer Class. We enjoyed playing on the bikes developing our gross motor skills and co-ordination!

Our champion this week is Zion, for expressing his emotions to his adults. We are so incredibly proud of you Zion! Well done! ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

Welcome back Deers 🦌✨

Welcome back to our Deer Class blog! We hope you had a lovely break, we had some wonderful moments this week and it was lovely to see so many happy faces this week! We have been busy in our sessions this week, we have all engaged incredibly well.

This week in Science continued our topic “Plants and Animals in Our Local Environment”. 🪴🌸🌺🌻🌼🦊🦌🐿We explored an insect garden tuff tray and we explored the characteristics of different insects. We have become super scientists and are using lots of scientific language in our sessions which is fantastic! 🔬🧫🥼🧪👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬

In maths we continued our work on shapes, this time we were able to label more 3D shapes which is fantastic. We are also exploring the properties of shapes such as their faces, sides and vertices. We did a wonderful job! 🔵🟩🔺⭐️❤️

In our maths lesson based on number this week we worked in our special teams “Batman Team” and “Spider-Man Team”. We worked on numbers within 10 and 20, we engaged well in the session and used concrete manipulatives effectively to support our learning!

This week we had a lovely trip to our amazing library to borrow a book of our choice. During the day in Deer Class we have frequent times where we engage in a book and have some calm time. It was amazing to see us learning the skills of a librarian! We scanned our books and scanned our library barcode and explored books that we showed interest in. ⭐️📚

We continued our “Ice Worlds” topic in class, we have been learning about the Arctic and Antarctica! We have learnt about what the environments are like there, the similarities and differences, the animals that live there and some wonderful facts! 🐻‍❄️🐧❄️🌨

Our Champion this week is… Abdullah! Abdullah is always so polite and friendly to everyone, he is a wonderful role model around school at Oakwood! Well done Abdullah we are so proud of you! ⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day! 🇨🇳🧧🥢💞💐💘

We have had a wonderful week full of celebrations! We have enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year, we have been learning about the zodiac animals and the history behind the celebration, along with looking at traditions for the occasion. 🧧🇨🇳🥢 We have also celebrated Valentines Day, we talked about who we love in our life and how we can show people that we appreciate them. 💞💐💘

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we explored tuff trays, talked about who we love and how we can show kindness. We also had a photo shoot! 💘💐💞

For our Chinese New Year celebrations we learnt lots of facts and made a dragon a musical instrument. We also had a very special visitor from our friends at Rushall, who bought a dragon dance to our classroom, this was a lovely experience. 🐲🐉

We loved our STORMBREAK session, this time we focused on building resilience and developing relationships. We learnt about how movement can boost our mental well-being. ✨⭐️✨

On our community visit we looked around the village and visited the park. We had so much fun, it was amazing to see us enjoying the fresh air. It was beautiful to see so many smiling faces.

A wonderful week in Deer Class! 🦌⭐️

What a super week we have had in Deer Class, we have learnt so many new things! We have loved learning about our Spring topic “Ice Worlds”. We have engaged beautifully in activities and have followed routines well. We have had some amazing interactions this week too! 🦌✨😊

During our “Ice World” topic session we learnt about animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctica. We also learnt about their climate, features and we learnt some interesting facts too! We love learning about Ice Worlds and it is amazing to hear our pupils use the terminology they have learnt! During this session we made a “snowy owl”. 🥶❄️🧊🦉

In this weeks maths session, we focused on money, we explored coins and notes in a pirate treasure hunt tuff tray. We used our class shop to learn to exchange, we practice this skill in our community visits which is amazing! We worked on our recognition of coin and notes too! 🏴‍☠️⭐️🔑

We have enjoyed having some quiet reading time during the day where we choose a book from our class library. It is amazing to see us engaging so beautifully with stories promoting a love of reading in our classroom. 📚❤️

On Friday we took a team of pupils to a Boccia competition, this was a wonderful experience for our pupils where they met lots of other pupils from other schools, our lovely Deers made Oakwood proud, they showed incredible teamwork and participation. What an amazing achievement! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

In our P.E session we focused on dance, we are learning to sequence and link our movements and we are learning what happens to our bodies when we exercise! We are communicating whether we are hot or cold! 🥵🥶

We enjoyed our fine motor session where we engaged in a range of activities such as threading, building, cutting and much more!

We love our Dough Disco session! We are very good at following the actions and we all engage beautifully and have lots of fun!

Our champion this week is Tommie! Tommie has been a super star this week! Tommie is always so kind and thoughtful to his friends, he is gentle and considerate. Tommie is a fantastic role model around school, he holds doors open and is so polite and welcoming to everyone. Well done Tommie! We are incredibly proud of you! ⭐️😊

Our January Journey 🦌⭐️

Hello everyone! We have had a busy start to January and have lots of photos to share with you. Our lovely Deers have settled in beautifully and have had so many wonderful moments already! ⭐️

Happy New Year from Deer Class! On the first week back we made some “Happy New Year” art work and we watched the London fireworks! 🎆🎇We loved celebrating our new year of 2024, and we can’t wait to see what amazing adventures we will have! ⭐️

We went on a community visit to Morrisons, we remembered all the things on our shopping list and enjoyed learning to pay at the self-service till! We then had a lovely visit to the cafe where we had a drink and a treat after a busy morning shopping! This is an amazing experience to promote our experiences of the wider world and our independence. 🛍🛒☕️🫖

We enjoyed learning about the human body in our PHSE session. We were amazed at everyone’s knowledge and we discovered some amazing facts! 🫀🫁🧠

We all engaged well in our tooth brushing session. We learnt about why it is important to brush our teeth. 🪥🦷😬

Here is Jayden and Tommie sharing time together. It is amazing to see our kindness for each other shine through in Deer Class! 💙✨

We have loved our new topic “Ice Worlds” we have engaged in story time around the topic, and have created some amazing art work of Arctic and Antarctic animals! 🐻‍❄️🥶

In P.E we were learning about our heart and what happens when we exercise. We learnt about the importance of warming up and cooling down.

Here we are in the forest! We played imaginative games and we loved playing hide and seek! It was lovely to be out in the fresh air and wrapped up warm exploring nature! 🌳🦌

Here are our amazing Champions from the past few weeks! ✨⭐️✨We are so proud of all your achievements Kian, Sam and Abdulmajid! Our first champions of 2024! ⭐️✨⭐️

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Deer Class 🦌🎄✨🎅🏻

What a wonderful first term we have had, it has been amazing to see our amazing Deer Class have so many magical moments together. We are so proud of everyone’s achievements and you are all Oakwood champions! We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and we can’t to celebrate the new year with you. 2024 is going to be an amazing year and we can’t wait to be on your journey through the year with you! ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

Here are some pictures of all our smiles this week! 😊✨

We enjoyed watching the Grinch, we had some treats and enjoyed getting cosy in the Christmas spirit! 🎄🥰

On Wednesday we had a very special visitor to our classroom! How lucky are we! Father Christmas made sure he visited us even though he has been very busy getting gifts ready. We loved spending time with Father Christmas and we communicated beautifully. 🎅🏻🎄✨🥰

On Thursday we loved our Christmas party! We played musical statues and we played pass the parcel! This was amazing to share time together. We listened to festive music and enjoyed some yummy food! We loved being together and celebrating! ✨🎄

On Monday we had our Christmas Singalong! This was an incredible experience. Our families and staff at school were blown away by our amazing signing and our beautiful singing. What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas! We loved singing with our friends in Foxes, 🦊 we are so proud of everyone involved! Foxes 🦊 and Deers 🦌 did an amazing job! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here are some more pictures of special moments this week! We have loved our build up to Christmas at Oakwood! 🥰🎄

We made some lovely cards for our families! Our writing was beautiful! ✏️⭐️

Our Oakwood Champion is … Cameron! Cameron has been so kind to his friends and has been an amazing role model around school. Cameron has also been doing good listening at home too which is fantastic! Well done Cameron! We are very proud of you! ⭐️😊

We have loved our week filled with Christmas magic! It has been a pleasure to spend this special time of year with you all. There has certainly a lot of Christmas spirit this week! 🎄🎅🏻🥰 We hope all our Oakwood families have the most amazing and magical Christmas. We can’t wait to hear all about your Christmas experiences when you get back to school. We can’t wait to 2024 with you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ✨✨✨✨