Autumn Term 2 - 2020
What an exciting time it has been in Oak Class. For most of the children this has been their first Langdale School Christmas and they have really enjoyed all the special activities that this magical time of year brings. There have been daily adventures with our Elf on the Shelf, Elfie, who gets into mischief when we aren't here and today gave the children a fun treasure hunt where we practised our phonics to read the clues. The reception children have made super progress with their phonics and can now read ditties - very short stories. We have been as busy as Santa's Elves getting lots of lovely surprises ready for our families in our art and science activities. We have read lots of Christmassy stories such as "Dream Snow" and "Father Christmas Needs a Wee" which have also helped us develop our maths skills. We had a wonderful party with Beech Class playing lots of games. The children were so well behaved at the Christmas dinner on Tuesday. It was a pleasure to be out with such grown up children. The highlight on Friday was the premier of the Langdale School 2020 Nativity Film. We really enjoyed seeing ourselves and our friends on the big screen. As the term come to an end, I would just like to say how proud I am of all that the Oak children have achieved this term, settling in and learning such a lot of new things.
Stories with Mrs Parkyn
Autumn in Oak
The start of the year for our youngest learners is spent getting to know each other, our local area and how life in school works. We have been spending lots of time in our woods looking at the changes that Autumn brings, carrying out science, maths, art and construction activities. The class has enjoyed getting out and about on walks and in the minibus.
The reception children have started the exciting journey of learning to read. The children are really enjoying their Read Write Inc phonics lessons as we learn to read and write our phase 1 sounds. We have been enjoying lots of brilliant books such as Leaf Man, The Gruffalo and the Smartest Giant. We have had fun responding to them with activities inside and out. In maths, the children have been matching, sorting and comparing amounts. We have played lots of maths games and explored patterns. Our maths has really been helped by our weekly cookery session and sand and water play.