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[...]
It was lovely to welcome the Squirrels back to Nursery this week after the half term break and to hear what they had all been up to. The children have time to share ‘Weekend News’ every week to develop their language and communication skills. This provides an opportunity for the Squirrels to [...]
This week our topic book has been It’s Not Yours, It’s Mine! by Susanna Moores. The book is based around sharing and has provided us with a great platform to focus on taking turns with the children. During our Drama session on Monday we played a circle game where each child took a turn to act or[...]
This week the children have been immersed in our topic of ‘Chinese New Year’. Our focus for the week has been learning all about history of Chinese New Year and the different ways people celebrate it. We provided the children with a range of activities that exposed them to different aspects of[...]
This week the Kits have had great fun celebrating Chinese New Year which acted as the theme for your activities this week.
During Drama we watched a traditional Chinese Dragon dance before learning how to do the dance together by using coloured scarves. This was a great activity to develop our gross[...]
This week our topic book was 'The Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar which is two stories in one. One story is about a hedgehog who wants a hug and the other is about a tortoise who wants a hug, but neither of them can find someone who wants to hug them as the tortoise is too hard and the [...]
This week our topic was ‘Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom’ by Chloë and Mick Inkpen. The story introduces us to Mrs Blackhat, a witch who loves the colour black. She also loves technology and her new broom is incredible; producing bubbles, doing acrobatics and zooming around the world in just one[...]
This week our topic book was 'The Perfect Square' by Michael Hall. In the story there is a square who starts off happy but then on each day of the week it gets ripped, cut or shattered. However, when this happens the square re-invents itself into something new such as a river or a mountain. In the [...]