Welcome to the Oak Class page.
Below you will find our monthly updates showing some of the fantastic learning that the children have been taking part in.
After our Christmas holidays the children have returned bright and fresh to welcome in a new decade.
They are progressing well with their learning and it is great to see them growing up so quickly. They are so settled into school life now and the routines are very well established. We have been using frozen places as a theme for our learning so far this year with some additional exploration of space and moon landings.
November & December 2019
We have had an excellent shift in weather over the past month and the children have loved exploring all of the interesting things that come with it.
We have been continuing our Friday morning adventures and would like to say a huge thank you to one of our parents for some truly stunning photographs taken while we have been out and about.
We are doing this every Friday morning with a fortnightly visit to Ambleside library and different adventures in between. We have been to Fletcher's Wood, Low Sizergh Barn & Growing Well and Kendal Parish Church to look at the annual Christmas tree festival. We are looking forward to all that is to come in the new year and would like to take this moment to say a huge Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody.
It has been great seeing how well the children have become used to the new routines so far and they are clearly enjoying their time very much!
They have been having lots of outdoor learning experiences such as making fires and shelters, thinking about what it would have been like to live in the wild (except maybe the marshmallows!).
We have been looking at ordering by length in a variety of different ways in addition to counting skills and colours. We have also been starting to write using sounds and have been labelling many of the things we are finding during our very definite move into autumn.
Now, we have also begun our trips around the local area. Every other week we are now visiting the library in Ambleside which the children love and helps to instil a love of reading. On the other weeks we will be travelling to interesting places around us such as caves, farms and woodlands.
The children have been settling in well over the past few weeks. We have a few new additions to the class which has been lovely, creating an exciting buzz in the classroom.
So far we have been making the most of the residual good weather as Autumn begins to draw in. The children have been enjoying our outdoor setting in our learning time at school, with Mr Pegg sharing some of his bushcraft skills in addition to the more everyday learning.
As a group we have been looking closely at seasonal change, nocturnal animals, keeping safe in nature while establishing new routines and classroom expectations.