Learning outdoors has huge benefits for children and staff.
Play is how children learn and where better to allow and encourage that than in nature; where imagination thrives, problem solving is a necessity, taking risks is encouraged and every day is different.
At Oaktree we have introduced a[...]
The Kits have had a great last week of term. Our topic books have been What Small Rabbit Heard by Sheryl Webster and Tim Warnes, and Where’s Bear? By Emily Gravett. Both of the books contain rabbits and hares and this linked well with our conversations about Easter and the ways we celebrate it!
This week's topic was Superworm by Julia Donaldson. The story is all about a superhero worm who goes on lots of adventures to come to the rescue of other animals who are in need of help. One day however Superworm is caught by the evil Wizard Lizard and it is now Superworm who is in need of a rescue![...]
This week our topic book was The Word Collector by Peter H.Reynolds. This is a story about a little boy called Jerome who doesn’t collect ‘normal’ objects like stamps or coins. Instead he collects words; words that stand out in conversation and words tat he sees written down. When Jerome’s [...]
The Kits had a great week this week and our topic book has been one of the children’s favourite stories; Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt. In the story there is a little boy called Timothy Pope who has a telescope. He looks through his telescope and sees shark fins everywhere. Each time he [...]
The Kits topic book this week has been I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont. The story is about a little girl who loves herself from her head to her toes and from the inside out. In the story it encourages self-esteem building and for the children to appreciate all of the things that make them who they [...]
The Kits have had a great week this week celebrating World Book Day. The children loved dressing up as their favourite book characters on Friday and we enjoyed listening to each other’s favourite stories during our Literacy Focus Time. We have been celebrating books and stories throughout the week[...]
We have had an amazing celebration of books and reading this week in the Squirrels classroom to celebrate World Book Day. The children were invited to bring in their favourite stories for us to read each day and it has been wonderful to share our our favourite books with each other.
Following on [...]