The focus on Chinese New Year this week has been a big success. The children have learnt to answer the register in Mandarin understanding that ni hao is the Chinese word for hello. They have made sheep with a range of media, painted Mandarin numerals and made a very colourful Chinese Dragon. [...]
We have had a lovely time celebrating Chinese New Year this week. In Monday's drama activity we used a variety of drums and bells to make music to accompany our dragon dance. The children used colourful juggling scarves while dancing and it was lovely to see so many happy and excited faces. They[...]
During maths we explored 3D shapes learning the mathematical names such as sphere, cube, cuboid pyramid, cylinder and cone. The children worked hard to replicate some of the shapes with their bodies. Our literacy lessons focused on word blending games as well as letter and sound recognition of l, u,[...]
This week we concentrated on colours, shapes and textures. The children constructed models of a pirate ship and had great fun creating treasure maps and mark making. In our indoor messy play they pretended to wash clothes and were able to peg them on the washing line, while the outdoors [...]
Week ending 30th January - Upstairs Classroom.
Our topic, focused on ‘It's a George Thing', provided for a fun packed week of learning opportunities. The children have created an amazing wall display depicting the story, and have had the opportunity to explore different painting techniques with [...]
Week ending 30th January - Downstairs Classroom.
This week the downstairs classroom topic was the Simpkin book. We used it to continue to discuss emotions, incorporating the opposites of happy and sad, and the children made lovely self-portraits. They were encouraged to look into a mirror and notice[...]
This week the Upstairs classroom children will be able to become adventurers in the 'Explorer Base Camp' which is part of our topic book study of 'It's a George Thing!'. The children and teachers chose to create this following their recent ideas and interests that came from discussions and play.
This was the first year we've run a Christmas Club at Oaktree in the week following the end of term and what a success! We were full with a great mix of current Oaktree pupils, their older siblings, as well as many friends who have never been to Oaktree before. We squeezed so much into the 4 hour [...]