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[...]
We continued our Christmas topic this week and rehearsals for our Nativity are at full force.
This week’s Maths activity consolidated our accurate counting skills. We decorated Christmas baubles using paint and pom poms. The children were given two dice, one a number dice and the other a colour [...]
This week we have continued our Christmas topic where the Kits have been busy preparing for our Christmas Concert and taking part in a range of Christmas themed activities.
In Cookery on Thursday the children were excited to make Gingerbread Men. They worked together to measure and mix the [...]
This week we began our Christmas topic. As we draw nearer to the end of term we have started preparing for our Nativity by assigning roles and practising our Christmas songs.
For our Phonics focus this week the children played a game of Phonic 'Pass the Parcel'. They took turns to unwrap a layer [...]
This week the Kits have had great fun making preparations for Christmas. We began our Christmas concert rehearsals with great enthusiasm and created beautiful winter themed prints with snowflake cutters during Art.
We have been focusing on numeracy throughout the week, playing a range of different [...]
This week the Squirrels have been celebrating Diwali, ‘The Festival of Light’. We have been finding out all about Diwali by listening to the story of Rama and Sita and learning how Diwali is celebrated over five days each year.
On Monday the Pink Squirrels went on a community walk to the local[...]
This week the Kits have been learning about, and celebrating, the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’, Diwali.
In Drama we had lots of fun dancing and playing instruments to Indian music. The children enjoyed this so much that the next day we decided to take the instruments outside with us so that we [...]
This week’s topic was Rowan the Red Squirrel by Lynne Rickards. The story is about two squirrels called Hazel and Rowan who are about to leave their drey for the first time. Hazel is excited and can’t wait to explore the outside but Rowan, her brother, is a little more cautious and so he should [...]