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! ⭐️😊