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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

The children are doing so well in this very long half term. We have really enjoyed looking at how people celebrate Diwali, and learning about the story of Rama and Sita. After this we looked at the story of 'The Gruffalo' This has been a highlight of the year so far, as the children really enjoyed painting, acting out and writing about the Gruffalo. In maths we have continued working with the numbers 0-10 including making them, writing them and using addition to solve basic maths problems. We have started looking at 2d and 3d shapes and will revisit this in the New Year. The children loved having Mums, Dads, Nanna's and Grandpa's in for our 'Stay and Play' mornings. If you have any feedback on these days please feel free to drop us a quick note and slip it into the postbox outside Oak Class door. We have started to rehearse for our Christmas play which we will be performing to audiences in a  week's time! Watch this space for wonderful pictures of our play, 'The Christmas Dream' and lots more Christmas crafts and activities !

Look how busy we have been !

Our second half term at school

This half term we have been really busy learning our sounds and beginning our reading and writing journeys. We have been thinking all about Autumn and have been using the story Leaf Man in our learning. The children also asked for a pirate themed afternoon so we made maps, found treasure and built pirate ships ! We enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night and making our own firework pictures using sticks we found to paint with !

Now we are learning about Diwali and will be moving onto 'The Gruffalo' and 'Stickman' in the next few weeks.

A snapshot of Oak class so far !

Half way through our first half term !

The children have been busy telling us all about who they are. We've been learning about our different families, and where we live. We have also looked at different kinds of houses. Our favourite house was a BUNGALOW ! We have been on a walk around IBSTOCK where we saw the Church, the Post Office, the Community Gardens and even managed to find time for a play at the Park. The children were so well behaved and deserve lots of praise !

In the next few weeks we will be rehearsing for our Harvest production, 'The Enormous Turnip' and learning all about Autumn.

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Thank you !

We've been busy !

Our first few weeks at school !

The children have all done a brilliant job of settling in and getting started with their first year at school. They've all started to make friends and join in with different activities in class. Well done everyone!

There will be photos to follow once all photo permission forms are handed in... smiley

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