It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…

Hello Hedgehogs πŸ¦” I hope you are all keeping well at home and well done for coping so well with all the changes that are happening recently – you are super stars! 🌟

Before things changed very quickly this week we were in the process of finishing off our story about the Three Little Pigs and getting our classroom ready for the upcoming Christmas weeks πŸŽ„ we explored the materials that the little pigs used to make their houses and tried to make our own using the same materials. We huffed and puffed to see which materials were the strongest and therefore the best to build our houses with. We had a great time!

On Wednesday morning we decorated our Christmas trees πŸŽ„. This year we are so lucky to have so much space so we’ve gone for two trees this year – why not! We put on some Christmas music and got into the Christmas spirit. We all pulled together and made our trees look beautiful, we can’t wait to see them again when we get back to school.

Of course we are all at home for the next week and I will be in touch with mummies and daddies in regards to who would like work packs sent home but in the meantime I have popped some activity ideas linked to the Nativity Story which we would have been covering next week had we been at school. There are lots of lovely animated stories on YouTube including the one I have posted below, or why not get your singing voices warmed up and join in with Little Donkey??

The Three Little Pigs 🐷 🐺

This week we have started our new story The Three Little Pigs. We have really enjoyed acting out the story with each other and all of the children have been really engaged! It has been lovely to see the children so excited about the story and joining in with the key phrases. They have even been acting out the story with each other on the play ground.
We played a house building game with the little pigs and sequenced the pictures in on the sheet, matching the pictures to the symbols sentences.

We have showed fantastic concentration in our handwriting session this week and the children worked really hard to focus on their individual targets πŸ‘πŸ»

Next week we will be carrying on with our Three Little Pigs story and looking at how they built their houses and what they used. We will also be looking at who lives in our own houses.

Happy Diwali πŸͺ”

What a wonderful week we have had full of lots of light! This week has been a busy week with lots to celebrate and commemorate.

We started the week by learning all about Diwali πŸͺ” and how it is celebrated. We read the story β€œDipal’s Diwali and listened to a song about diva lamps. In the story we learnt about rangoli patterns, we used coloured rice to make our own pattern and they turned out brilliantly. All of the children were so careful with where they placed their rice and made beautiful patterns. We also started making our clay diva lamps and they will be ready to paint and decorate next week.

On Wednesday we learnt about Remembrance Day and why it is important to us. We were fantastic at observing the 2 minutes silence, no one made a sound! We then made some lovely poppy fields using red cake cases and black buttons.

Today it is Children In Need! The children came to school in their pyjamas and did all things Pudsey! We decorated some Pudsey pictures and masks for our whole school display and made some delicious Pudsey biscuits. This morning we even got to see our friends over at the Oakwood main site via a Microsoft Teams assembly. It was lovely to all be together again virtually and see some familiar faces!

Next week we will be carrying on with our Houses and Homes topic and our story will be The Three Little Pigs. We are looking forward to acting out the story using the props and using the different resources to make the pigs houses.

We hope you have a brilliant weekend and we can’t wait to hear all about it when sharing our weekend news on Monday morning.

Welcome Back πŸŽ†

Welcome back Hedgehogs πŸ¦” we hope you have had a fantastic week at home and managed to do lots of lovely things. We are so pleased to be back at school and it has been lovely seeing all the children in class, completely unphased by all the changes going on in the world right now.

This week we have been taking our time getting used to our routine again and making sure we are staying safe. We have been looking at Bonfire night this week and have loved spending time watching fireworks and bonfires on the big screen! We have made some fantastic firework pictures using bright colours and glitter and we made some chocolate apples and hot dogs which we enjoyed on Friday afternoon from our β€œBonfire Stall”.

Next week will be another week filled with celebrations! We will be learning about Diwali and Remembrance Day and on Friday we will celebrate and raise money for Children in Need!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and stay safe πŸ’™

Happy Half Term πŸŽ‰

Happy half term Hedgehogs! It has been a very different but fantastic half term and it has been brilliant to be able to spend time getting to know all the children and settling them back in to the school routine.

We have had lots of fun this week getting ready for our pumpkin party and loved carving our pumpkins ready for our competition this afternoon. The children worked so hard to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin and cut out the design on the front. They were so proud of their creations as are we!

We hope you all have a fantastic half term and we will see you in a weeks time ready to continue our Houses and Homes topic and learn all about Bonfire Night πŸ”₯, Diwali πŸŽ† and Remembrance Day 🌺

Welcome to the Autumn Harvest πŸ‚ 🧺

We have been busy practicing and performing our Harvest song ready for you to watch. We are so proud of how well the children have coped with coming back to school and learning our song ready for our recording.

I have posted the video below, this is password protected and you will need the password in the slip that was sent home on Friday to be able to watch the video. I’m sure you are just as proud of the children as we are, they really are fantastic!

Sing Along With Bev 🎡

Hello Hedgehogs!

I hope you are all doing well and being good at home for your mums and dads. We can’t wait to see you on Friday!

Our music teacher Bev has made a wonderful video of herself delivering a music lesson. You can access this video via the YouTube link below. Get singing and signing ready to show Bev on Friday.

Thank you so much for your kindness, compassion and support over the last two weeks – it is very much appreciated and we can’t wait to welcome you all back on Friday. πŸ’™

Autumn Leaves Are Falling 🍁 πŸ‚

Hello Hedgehogs!

We hope you are doing well at home and we can’t wait to welcome you back next Friday ready to start our Autumn activities.

In preparation for our Autumn activities I have put some ideas below of activities you can get up to with your families at home if you wish 😊

Don’t forget to let us know if anything changes or if you need anything.

Take care and stay safe everyone πŸ’™

Let’s get moving πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hello everyone!

We had a fantastic time during our PE session last week! We now have such a huge space to really make the most of developing our physical skills. We spent the lesson practicing our balancing, throwing and jumping skills and we did brilliantly! Some of us really went beyond our comfort zones and trusted the adults we were working with. Take a look at some of our wonderful pictures below!

We also enjoyed carrying on our Hansel and Gretel story and we had remembered so much from the previous weeks. We used the masks to act out each part of the story and then went to our groups to carry out our individual activities.

Our sound of the week was β€œb” for building and we listened to the phonics fairy reading the story β€œBaby Brains” which we really enjoyed! We did some brilliant spelling and letter recognition using familiar sounds.

Let’s Build A House 🏠

This week we have been carrying on with our Buildings, Houses and Homes topic and we have been looking at how to build a house. We have looked at the different parts of a house and used our symbols to label them. We then had great fun dressing up as builders and exploring the tools and building materials! πŸ‘·πŸ»πŸ‘·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

During our cooking session this week we made some yummy ricecrispie cakes using chocolate and our favourite sprinkles. We followed the recipe brilliantly and then even sequenced the recipe together.

Keep your eyes peeled for what we are getting up to next week!