A visit to see Father Christmas and his Reindeers πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ¦Œ

We had an incredible class trip to the Hollybush Garden Centre to see Father Christmas and his reindeers! We had an amazing time and it was a magical experience full of Christmas spirit. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»βœ¨

We fed the reindeers which was a fantastic experience, the reindeers were called Comet and Micheal! ⭐️🦌 The reindeers loved their food and they were so happy to see Deer Class! πŸ₯°

We visited Santa’s grotto and had some beautiful photos. Santa was amazing and he had even learnt Makaton which is amazing! We were very impressed with Santa’s signing! πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ₯°

We even went in Santa’s sleigh!

We were so excited to go! Jayden did a little happy dance before young on our trip! πŸ•ΊπŸŽ„β­οΈ

Before we went to see Father Christmas, we posted our letters in the Christmas post box we made! Our letters were beautiful, well done Deers!

This week we finished our topic β€œPeople Who Help Us”. We have loved learning about heroes in our community. We have talked about jobs we would like to do in our future and what careers we admire. Here are some photos of our session, we discussed all the careers, then wrote about people who help us and what they do for our community, by writing independently or using colourful semantics to build sentences.

We have loved our science session, we have learnt what animals, humans and plants need to survive. We have also learnt about a wide range of habitats too. We have learnt some key words and definitions too… organisms, bacteria, habitat and environment! 😊⭐️

We had a wonderful time having our Christmas Dinner with our friends. We enjoyed listening to the music and enjoying a yummy Christmas dinner! We requested our food beautifully! πŸŽ„β­οΈπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ₯°

Tommie told us a fantastic joke this week! Tommie always comes to school with amazing jokes to tell! This weeks joke is β€œWhat did the wave say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved”. πŸ€©πŸ˜†

Here are some fantastic photos of Joshua and Tommie sharing a hug, they have developed a lovely friendship this week. ⭐️

Our Champion this week is … Jayden! Jayden has been very kind this week, using his kind words and actions. Jayden always makes everybody smile and he is a ray of sunshine! β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š Well done Jayden! We are so proud of you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas πŸ¦ŒπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

We have loved our week in Deer Class. We have engaged fantastically in sessions and we are beginning to explore the period of Advent and Christmas! We have so many beautiful photos to show you.

Here is an amazing video of our incredible Deer Class singing β€œLast Christmas” our pupils chose this song and wanted to sing it together! Wow Deers, you were all superstars! I think it’s time to audition! 🎢🎡🎀What a lovely time we had! ✨

Here we are decorating our Christmas tree and classroom! πŸŽ„β˜ΊοΈ It was a very special time to share together. We created our own Christmas decorations and it was wonderful to see our art talents! We also wrote out Christmas letters to take to Father Christmas for our class trip! Elf came to visit and has been making some lovely activities for us to engage with! ☺️ Well done Deers our classroom looks so warm and cosy ready for Christmas! πŸŽ…πŸ»βœ¨

On Monday we visited Pelsall Book Exchange, where Pat a lovely lady from the Book Exchange read us a fantastic Christmas Story. We listened and engaged beautifully, there were some wonderful decorations and we even were gifted some special reindeer food for Christmas Eve! πŸ¦ŒπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸ“š

We have been learning about Diwali throughout November, and this week we explored some beautiful Diwali clothing. Our pupils in Deer Class were fascinated with the colours and detail of the clothing. βœ¨πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

Our swimming sessions have been fantastic. We have progressed well with our Rockhopper targets! We are so proud of Deer Class! πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ©±πŸ©³

Class photo! Our friendships are developing wonderfully and it is amazing to see! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Our Champion this week is … Zion! Zion has been so kind, thoughtful and helpful. Zion did some amazing dancing and singing in our Christmas song and we are so proud! Well done Zion you are a true champion! ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

Last week our Champion was Abdullah! Abdullah has been so helpful and polite and has been using his beautiful voice around school. He always holds doors open for people and always uses his manners which is wonderful! Well done Abdullah! ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

Deer Class News Update ⭐️😊

Wow what a super week we have had in Deer Class. We have engaged in a wide range of sessions such as history, maths, English, first aid, science, P.E and road safety, we have had so much fun!

We loved history this week, we learnt about the Roman invasion and Roman life in Britain. We have been amazed by how many fantastic facts we can recall! We are experts in the Romans now! ⭐️ During this session we wrote or used colourful semantics to recall facts about the invasion of Britain. We also made an angry face for how the celts must have felt when the Romans invaded!

We loved magic bucket this week! This helps build our attention and listening skills. We looked at some amazing toys in the bucket and we also engaged in ice cream splat! 🍦

Over the last few weeks we have celebrated and explored Diwali! We made some beautiful diya lamps, completed some Diwali craft and learnt about Diwali and how people celebrate.

We loved our table cricket session this week, we remembered the positions we needed to play and we even remembered the game rules from last week. This week we split into teams and had a competition!

This week in maths we explored 2D and 3D shapes and we learnt to differentiate between the two categories. We were amazed with Deers shape knowledge!

This week a fire engine from Aldridge Fire Station came to visit Oakwood! This was a fantastic experience and we even got to sit in the fire engine like professional fire fighters! Here are our pictures!

We enjoyed our trip to Tesco this week, we collected items on our shopping list and especially enjoyed looking at all the Christmas items in the shops, this made Deer Class very happy! πŸ™ˆβ˜ΊοΈ

Our champion this week is… Joshua! Joshua has been engaging in a wider range of sessions this week, and Joshua blew us away in maths with his shape knowledge! Well done Joshua, super engagement! We are so incredibly proud of you! 😊⭐️

Deer Class Adventures ⭐️🦌

Wow! What a fantastic week in Deer Class. We have achieved so much all in one week!

We had a fantastic day on Friday celebrating Children In Need. We made Pudsey headbands to wear, we enjoyed a Pudsey themed tuff tray too! We even went to Oakpark in our Children In Need clothes and headbands! 😊⭐️What an amazing cause to support, this is a very special day that is close to all our hearts. ❀️

Over the last two weeks we have been learning about Remembrance, we have made some beautiful poppies to remember all the brave soldiers that fought for our country. We spent time reflecting and remembering those in the war efforts. We explored ways in which we pay our respects. We learnt that poppies are a special symbol of remembrance. We visited the Cenotaph in Pelsall to lay our Poppies on the beautiful display of remembrance.

On Monday we had a special visit from β€œA stars” where we completed a road safety walk within our local community. This was a wonderful opportunity to practice out road safety skills and danger awareness. We learnt 4 very important steps to helping us to cross, these were, β€œstop, look, listen and think”. We all listened very well and showed good knowledge of dangers. We are so proud of Deer Class for showing excellent listening skills and for being wonderful students of Oakwood out in the local community.

We also went to Pelsall Community Centre on the same day! We were busy bees! 🐝 We enjoyed being part of the community, we were so polite and remembered our manners very well.

This week we engaged incredibly well in our science session, where we learnt about plants and animals in our local environment. We enjoyed a classroom bug hunt! We ticked our scientist sheets when we found the correct minibeast. We even counted the legs on the minibeasts too! We had a fantastic conversation about our local environment and what animals and plants we might find!

We had our first table cricket session! This was a fantastic opportunity to develop turn-taking and sharing skills. We learnt the rules of table cricket and listened well to our instructor. It was amazing to see so many smiling faces! 😊

Our Champion this week is … Jayden! Jayden amazed us in swimming, he showed more confidence and listened well to his adults. It was fantastic to see Jayden determined to have a go. Well done Jayden! We are so proud of you! ⭐️✨⭐️✨

A super 3 days back! 😊✨

We have had a lovely few days back at school and we loved hearing about the half-term adventures in Deer Class! 🦌⭐️

We enjoyed our history session this week where we learnt about the Roman invasion of Britain and Boudicca. We answered quiz questions and had some fantastic discussions! 😊

We created some beautiful firework art, we learnt about the history of Bonfire night too! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

Our Champion this week is… Abdulsalam! Abdulsalam has shown a fantastic work ethic in maths and writing. He is remembering finger spaces with prompting too! We are so proud of you Abdulsalam! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A fun week in Deer Class ⭐️🦌

We have had a lovely week with lots of activities! We shared some amazing moments this week and we have developed our friendships too! We have been very busy this week! Take a look at our pictures for the week! ✨

Here are some happy moments from the week! πŸ˜πŸ“Έ

We loved our community visit on Monday, we visited Tesco and went shopping to collect items for our cooking sessions this week. We loved sharing this experience together, we looked at lots of items and identified things on our shopping list. We also payed at the till and we practiced our maths skills of knowing how many items we needed for 11 pupils and how much items cost. We payed at the till and helped to bag our items. This was an amazing opportunity for us to develop important life skills.

We had some very special visitors Jenny and Aimee on Wednesday from the National Literacy Trust. We explored some exciting new books and talked about our favourite books and how reading made us feel using verbalisations and ALD boards. We also discussed and drew our dream library! We had some amazing ideas and it was lovely to see our creativity and imagination come to life. It was clear to see a passion for reading in Deer Class! πŸ“šβ­οΈ

We enjoyed cooking this week! We learnt about the importance of hygiene in the kitchen and we washed our hands following adult modelling and instructions. We all shared the resources and participated in turn-taking which was amazing to see. We also engaged in measuring to develop our maths skills. I think we have some future careers in cooking in Deer Class! πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ§‘β€πŸ³πŸ°

We enjoyed a Pumpkin Party at the end of the week to celebrate our hard work and all our achievements this half-term. We are so proud of all our pupils in Deer Class for settling in so well and forming fantastic relationships with both staff and peers. It is such a joy to teach Deer Class! ☺️⭐️🦌

Our Champion this week is … Andre! Andre has been doing some fantastic communicating at school, we are so proud! Andre has been answering questions in history and has been so kind to his friends. Well done Andre! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well done Deer Class, what a fantastic half-term we have had! Have a lovely week with your families and we will see you soon for more adventures!

From Tracey, Lou, Gina and Ellen 😊⭐️

Fantastic Firefighters! πŸ§―πŸš’πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’

We have had such an exciting week in Deer Class! We have enjoyed a wide range of sessions, and we have seen some lovely friendships blossom this week which is amazing!

We had a fantastic time time at Aldridge Fire Station. What an amazing experience this was. We looked at the fire engine, heard the sirens, examined all the interesting equipment, we looked at the training areas were the fire fighters practiced their skills, and we even tried on their helmet and jacket. We loved this experience and we learnt so much. This even inspired some career aspirations for the future! πŸš’πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’πŸ§―βœ¨

We enjoyed our forest trip this week. We enjoyed the outdoors and we created imaginative games to play with our friends. Andre made a game up of being a Roman statue, this was very fun and this also linked to our history topic. We loved seeing our pupils creativity and imagination come to life in the forest! 🌳

Here we are developing our fine motor skills in our English lesson to prepare for our writing activity! We showed excellent turn-taking skills and it was wonderful to see our team work. ✨⭐️

Magic Bucket was fun this week! We love this time of the week and we see so many amazing facial expressions and hear some beautiful verbalisations. πŸͺ„βœ¨

We loved our history session this week. It is amazing to see how much we have learnt since we started this topic of the Romans in September. We are answering questions and recalling key facts which is brilliant! We made some Roman helmet mosaics this week. πŸ›πŸΊ

We have loved spending time with each other, we have played board games where we are listening to instructions and sharing with our friends. What an amazing time we have together in Deer Class! 🦌✨

Tommie and Jayden’s friendship has blossomed beautifully this week. It is incredible to see them sharing time together and making each other laugh. πŸ’™

Our Champion this week is Abdulmajid! Abdulmajid has been so kind to his friends and has played beautifully with them. Abdulmajid is always so helpful and loves helping with jobs. Well done Abdulmajid, we are so incredibly proud of you! ⭐️✨⭐️

Delightful Deer Class 🦌✨

What a fantastic week we have had, we have enjoyed a wide range of lessons and we can’t wait to share our experiences with you!

During our Colour Monster story time this week, we explored facial expressions and what each colour monsters face may look like in our own interpretations. We had so much fun making these faces and we captured some beautiful pictures! πŸŒˆπŸ“Έ

In History this week we made Roman mosaics! We looked at Roman art and we learnt that Romans made mosaics out of gens and stones. Look at our amazing creations! πŸ›πŸΊ

We also explored Roman numerals this week in our history session. We matched the number to the Roman numerals using our β€œgood looking” skills with a visual aid to help us.

We loved our attention autism session this week! Our listening and attention skills are developing and we are enjoying working as a group! The vocalisations and expressions we heard during this session were amazing! It was wonderful to see all our pupils so fascinated! ⭐️

This week we went to forest school, we loved being outdoors with our friends. We transitioned safely and showed awareness of cars and making sure we stopped looked and listened with our adults. We loved exploring nature and we found some interesting insects! 🌳

This week we completed some Harvest Festival activities, we learnt about the celebration and talked about foods we were thankful for. We completed some apple printing and completed some addition sums with the apples (maths link). We also made a tree of thanks, we wrote down everything we were grateful for, our answers were amazing and beautiful!

This week we have spent time promoting a love of reading, we have had breaks in the day to choose a book to read and we have also enjoyed listening to our Tonie which reads us a story! We have enjoyed reading to our adults and reading independently. We have escaped into lots of stories this week which has been wonderful!

We enjoyed our yoga session where we followed actions and practiced deep breathing. Everyone felt very calm after!

Tommie created a lovely gesture for his Deer Class using Lego! How lovely! 🦌⭐️😊

Our Champion this week is… Joshua! Joshua has been doing some beautiful talking this week and has amazed us with his development of communication skills! Well done Joshua! We are so proud! 😊⭐️

A wonderful week in Deer Class! 🦌⭐️

We have had a lovely week in Deer class, full of amazing moments! Our friendships have developed this week which is fantastic! There has been some wonderful interactions this week!

We enjoyed our history lessons this week, where we made Roman helmets and shields. We learnt some new facts too! Here are some pictures of our amazing creations!

We have enjoyed our new playground equipment this week, we are helping to tidy up and share resources. We enjoyed taking turns to skip!

Here are some lovely moments we shared this week with one another! We are using our kind hands and kind words! 😊

News update – Deer Class 🦌⭐️

We had a fantastic history lesson, we showed so much enthusiasm and excitement and we were wonderful historians!
We learnt about past present and future, by organising photographs into the correct time frame. It was incredible to hear our children sharing ideas and facts! Our current topic is the Romans, we learnt facts about where they lived and where they invaded and what they looked like. We can’t wait for another history lesson next week to find out more!

We engaged incredibly well in our Colour Monster story time! We were able to identify the monsters and what emotion they represented and we talked about things that make us feel the emotions.

Here are some pictures of our lovely tuff trays this week! We love exploring sensory items and we make some fantastic vocalisations about them too! We have also enjoyed playing board games, we are learning to turn-take and play the game following rules. We are doing a great job!

Our champion this week is…

Zion! β­οΈπŸ†

Zion amazed us with remembering key facts we had learnt in history and was able to answer lots of questions after the lesson! Zion shows a great passion and enthusiasm for history which is lovely to see. Well done Zion, we are so proud of you! πŸ†β­οΈπŸ˜