This week our topic book was The Great Goat Chase by Tony Bonning. In the story various animals on the farm try to help the Farmer who is struggling to get a group of goats out of his turnip field but none of the animals succeed. A tiny bee arrives on the scene and manages to succeed! The story is [...]
This week our topic book was Snail Trail by Ruth Brown. The book describes the journey of a snail who goes on a big adventure. On this adventure he does lots of things including going “through a very gloomy tunnel” and “down a very slippery slope”. At the end of the story the image pans out [...]
This week we welcomed back our new Squirrels and introduced them to the Squirrel's classroom!
One of the highlights of the week included our first Outdoor Learning Day, where we took the children to Tooting Common.
As part of the day we learnt all about the different rules of how to stay [...]
This week we were excited to welcome the new Kits! They all settled in really well and it was great to see all the new children enjoying exploring both our Outdoor Learning Environments. They especially enjoyed playing and experimenting with the bubbles!
The climbing frame has been very popular with[...]
The Squirrels are looking forward to our first Outdoor Learning Day on the Common this week. These outings are a firm favorite with both the children and the teachers. As an urban school, with Oaktree as our name, we make it a crucial part of our weekly activities to spend time in nature.
This will [...]
The Kits Group:
Since our last update, the children have enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. Our weekly planning is inspired by different stories and it was lovely to dedicate an entire week to books in general.
The Kits were so excited to bring their most treasured books to school and share their [...]
The Squirrels Group:
It was lovely to welcome the children back after the mid-term break.
The week before half term the Squirrels’ topic was “DigiDucks Big Decision”, which talks about internet safety. We discussed what they can do online and the tools they use to access the internet, such as [...]
The Squirrels were immersed in our topic “Home”, a picture book by Carson Williams which celebrates the many possible types of homes. They looked at the physical buildings that humans and animals live in, as well as our emotional connections to the people and objects that make [...]