Caterpillar Chaos ๐Ÿ›

This week we have enjoyed continuing with our story The Crunching Munching Caterpillar. We also welcomed some very special, very wriggly visitors into our classroom! We cant wait to see how our very own caterpillars grow and transform over the next few weeks.

We have been learning about the โ€cโ€ sound this week and we have enjoyed using our fine motor skills to pick up pom poms and stick them to our letter โ€cโ€ template. We also used the pieces of the caterpillar to spell familiar words.

During our cooking session this week we made some cucumber caterpillars. We practiced our cutting skills to cut the cucumber into slices and positioned them to make our caterpillar.

Next week we are looking forward to seeing how our caterpillars have grown and observing what the next stage is.

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ

Welcome back! ๐ŸŽ‰

Welcome back to our final term of the year! We have started a new topic this term called โ€œFlowers and Insectsโ€ and we will be looking at all things mini-beasts and flowers. This will be perfect for the summer term as we will be able to get outside as much as possible, planting and going on bug hunts!

This week we started reading our story โ€The Crunching Munching Caterpillarโ€ to kickoff our new topic. We have also been settling back into our school routines and developing our turn taking and sharing skills with our friends.

As part of our cooking session this week we made butterfly cakes, we weighed and mixed all of the ingredients together before pouring the mixture into the cake cases. We then cut the top off and used it to make butterfly wings.

Next week is Eid and we will be doing lots of lovely activities linked to thus celebration. We will be reading the story โ€œHassan and Aneesa Celebrate Eidโ€.

Happy Easter ๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿซ

Happy Easter!

We have had a fantastic last week of term and have loved engaging in a variety of Easter cooking and craft activities.

We had a brilliant Easter party on Thursday, playing games with our peers and having a boogie to our favourite songs.

We also had a visit from a very special visitor – the Easter Bunny! Who brought us an Easter egg to take home – i hope you enjoy yours!

We hope you have a fantastic Easter break and canโ€™t wait to welcome you back ready for our new, Summer Term topic โ€Flowers and Insectsโ€. We will be starting the term by reading the story โ€œThe Crunching Munching Caterpillarโ€.

Easter Time ๐Ÿฃ

This week we have started our Easter celebrations and activities.

We have learnt about the Easter Story and made some hot cross muffins as part of cooking and independence session.

As part of our problem solving sessions this week we have explored shape, capacity and number through a range of themed play activities.

On Friday we had our Oakwood Holi Day Celebrations ๐ŸŽ‰ we loved exploring a variety of colour themed activities and making some brilliant multi coloured biscuits. Some of us were keen to have our faces painted – take a look at some of our brilliant designs.

Next week we will be carrying on with our Easter crafts. We will have our Easter Bonnet and Easter party day on Thursday so please come in your party clothes with your dancing feet ready Robins!

Tiddler ๐Ÿก๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 

This week we have been making the most of the glorious sunshine and spending more time outside. We have loved using our scooters and bikes and even queued up at the gazebo waiting for our McDonalds!

During our cooking session this week we made a wonderful blue cheesecake to linked to our under water story โ€Tiddlerโ€. We took it in turns to use the rolling pin to crush the biscuits and used our electric whisk to mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and cream.

As part of our story time activities we enjoyed exploring our sensory jelly, looking for the fish buried inside and exploring our shape turtles amongst other activities.

Next week we will be starting our Easter activities, focussing on the Easter Story and lots of fun easter crafts and cooking!

Supermarket Zoo ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ’๐Ÿง๐Ÿปโ€โ„๏ธ

This week we have enjoyed starting our new story Supermarket Zoo.

We have explored the characters and the animals that the boy found at the supermarket and have enjoyed using our language to describe the animals.

During our forest session this week we read our story before going on an animal hunt around the forest – luckily we found them all! We were then able to explore the forest environment as it has been a little while since we have visited the forest.

We have also shown some fantastic turn taking and sharing skills with our friends as part of our games afternoon.

We have been learning a lot through play and interactions with others this week and we have really enjoyed ourselves and gained lots of skills. We were also able to explore our new bubble machine which we loved, even adding some music and having a dance.

Next week we will carry on with our story Supermarket Zoo story, take a listen below if you like.

Lets Celebrate! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

This week we have celebrated Pancake Day, World Book Day and St. Davids day all in one week!

We had a great time reading our story โ€Mr Wolfโ€™s Pancakesโ€ and discussed how its important to help our friends. We then made our own pancakes and chose which topping s we wanted, we even tried our hand at flipping them!

As part of our St. Davids Day activities we listened to the national anthem, explored the welsh flag and dressed up as a daffodil.

We enjoyed moving around the hall with our ribbons and scarves to the music during our PE session this week, making patterns and moving to the music.

We also explored different sensory materials including oats, sand and rice. We filled and emptied a variety of containers and explored whether they were full or empty.

Next week we will be reading our Supermarket Zoo story to continue our Animal Kingdoms topic.

Love Is In The Air โค๏ธ

This week we have had a lovely week filled with lots of activities linked to love and friendship.

On Monday we made some special gifts, cards and chocolates to take home to our families on Valentines Day. We also learnt about how to be kind to our friends and why it is important to be kind to those around us.

On Friday, we had a wonderful day filled with parties and party food for our Valentines disco! We wore our best party clothes and made our way to the gym where we joined our Butterfly friends for a dance.

We designed some heart hot air balloons for our Love Is In The Air activities and decorated our own valentines cakes.

During this weeks swimming session we enjoyed a free choice session where we were supported by our adults to follow our own interests and engage in activities of our choosing as this was our last swimming session until the Summer term.

As part of our work on pets this week, we have been learning how to look after our pets and what they need to make them happy and healthy. We prepared food and water for our โ€œclass dogโ€and took him for a walk using the lead. We also used the brush to brush our dog to keep their coat clean.

We hope you have a wonderful half term break! It has been a very challenging term for everyone and the children have proved their resilience as ever and remained positive throughout. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 28th February ๐Ÿ’™

The Great Pet Sale ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ

This week we have enjoyed starting our new book โ€The Great Pet Saleโ€. We have loved reading all about our own pets and sharing pictures with the class, where we were able to chat about our pets and what we like about them.

We learnt about the different types of pets that were in the story and then made our own split pin characters.

We have been tasked with designing a big hippo for an art project within Walsall and we used our dabbers to make different patterns on each one.

Today, we celebrate Number Day! We explored a variety of number activities all day and listened to some of our favourite number and counting songs. We used numicon to make number patterns in our play dough and used number sponges to print an array of numbers, some of us making some really big numbers – over 1,000!

This weeks Superstar is Leo! Leo has had a fantastic week this week, listening well to adult instructions and following direction well. Leo was able to name and count all of the children and adults in his class during our good morning routine and has been helping an adult with the days of the week and the date Well Done Leo!

Next week we will be carrying on with our The Great Pet Sale story alongside our very special valentines activities. ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

Chines New Year ๐Ÿฎ

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have been making lots of lovely crafts including Chinese hats, lanterns and some dragon puppets and masks!

During our cooking session this week we made so e spring rolls. We took it in turns to stir the mixture together snd spoon it onto the pastry. We then rolled them up and put them in the oven.

We also spent some time finishing off our work on the animals in Antarctica, making some penguins for our display.

Our Superstar this week is Daniel! Daniel has been trying really hard to make his speech clearer and has done some fantastic talking this week, well done Daniel!

Next week we will be looking at the story The Great Pet Sale, take a look in your home school diary for this weeks homework. What pets do you have at home?