Settling in

This week we have been settling back into our school day routine by doing lots of fun lessons to help our learning and development. Such as we have been learning about temperatures by using ice cubes / cold water in our sensory story to feel what cold is.As well as using our fine motor skills to free some of our favourite toys. The children have been making hot air balloons in our art lesson by using different materials such as glitter, stickers, felt tips to help us learn about transport.We have been enjoying our pe session by using different resources to practice our balancing.

In our cooking lesson we have been using a blunt knife to spread butter on some toast.

We have been increasing our knowledge about matching same items such as completing inset puzzles and matching two same items together which we have been using our hand and eye co ordination.

We have also throughly enjoyed our music session with Bev. We sprinkled couscous on the drum and explored the egg shaped shakers! We also looked at stop and go commands using our hands to tap the drum and stop when requested.

We look forward to enjoying another week of learning and fun!

Penguin’s and Polar Bears

This week we have continued learning about the cold weather, penguin’s and polar bears . The children have loved being creative and making our polar bear feet bumpy or smooth like the story ‘that’s not my polar bear’. We have also been making penguin plates and peppermint cream polar bears, yummy!
We have been exploring and enjoying our outside shipwreck play area this week too and learning our numbers, concentrating on the number 2.
We have also been learning about parts of our body using play dough and Mr. Potato heads body parts and having lots of fun in our outdoors PE lesson.
The children have enjoyed Sensory train with bubbles, materials and foam and a music lesson with Bev our lovely music teacher who brought her big drums for the children to play. We’ve also had lots of splashing fun playing with water!

All about penguins

This week we have been learning all about the cold weather by doing fun activities such as penguin ice painting which we have been making beautiful mark making with, fake snow tray with penguins and polar bears for an arctic scene to explore different textures and making chocolate penguins in our cooking lesson where we have been using our hand and eye co ordination. We have been exploring different sounds during our music lesson by using different sized drums and materials on the drums to see the materials jump to the beat. During sensology we have been tasting oranges, smelling different scented play dough and feeling a warm water bottle which we have enjoyed exploring. ❄️🐧🐻‍❄️

A glimpse into week 1 We were very busy exploring our new classroom and toys. As well as getting to know our new adults and friends. We took part in lots of sensory play to explore different likes and dislikes.

We painted our hands green to make a Christmas tree for the classroom window as well as some sun catcher firefly decorations for the window.

A glimpse of week 2

In week 2 we explored vegetarian jelly with the use of colourful dinosaurs and different tools to pinch, grab and scoop the jelly covered dinosaurs.
We made some mark making with this is me pictures as well as taking selfies on the IPad.
We had a go at cutting and some maths work with the use of puzzles and shapes.

Then finally last week we began to look at the colour monster, we read the story and focused on the emotion happy 😄. So we had a tray of all things yellow whilst listening to happy songs, we took it in turns to make our own happy monster.

We completed some Christmas dabbing pictures, as well as, our first cooking lesson where we decorated gingerbread snowmen biscuits with icing and sprinkles.

We also had our first music lesson with Bev where we had a chance to play the bells.

Welcome to Fireflies.

A huge welcome to everyone who has joined us in Fireflies this week!

Your children’s class teacher is Rebecca and I work alongside three amazing Teaching Assistants Jane, Kim and Amber.

We are super proud of the children this week for coming and settling into new room surrounded by new friends and adults.
Here is a peek of the classroom at the moment but it may be changed around as we develop a stronger relationship with the children in order to make sure the room meets the needs of the children.

At Oakwood we use Arbor to let you know about things that are happening in school, book appointments for meetings and trips as well as managing payments all from one place. This is also where you can give or deny permission for your child’s photo to be used on the blogs so that you can see what they have been up to during the week.
At Oakwood we use Arbor to let you know about things that are happening in school, book appointments for meetings and trips as well as managing payments all from one place. This is also where you can give or deny permission for your child’s photo to be used on the blogs so that you can see what they have been up to during the week.

We also use school money to access and pay for hot dinners within school.

Any issues, please let us know and we will get back to you as soon as possible regarding this!
Have a lovely weekend