Welcome to the Oak Class page.
Below, you will find links to some ideas for home learning during school closure for the Nursery and Reception children of Oak Class to enjoy.
For the summer term there will be a new Learning Project each week. Please click on the link below to access Oak Class's Learning Projects page.
Below you will find our monthly updates showing some of the fantastic learning that the children have been taking part in.
As Spring began, Oak Class have enjoyed even more opportunities for outdoor learning. We walked from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel towards the head of Great Langdale on a day that seemed more winter than spring. We also walked a mile for Sports Relief. There have been improvements to the school grounds we have helped with - spreading the new bark chippings on the play area and testing the new bridge over the stream. In class, we have been learning about the countries that are special to people in Oak class - Spain, Poland, South Africa and New Zealand. Mrs Parkyn helped us make the New Zealand recipe pavlova. We showed our MP Tim Farron what we had been learning. We also enjoyed the special events of World Book Day and Science Week.
Oak Class have enjoyed lots of special activities and trips out this month. We had great fun making lanterns, cooking and dragon dancing for Chinese New Year. We visited the waterfall at Tarn Howes and the limestone pavement we called the Moon Rocks. The National Trust put on a pond dipping session for us at High Close. It was amazing how much we found even in winter. Oak Class learned a lot on the whole school trip to the Buddhist Temple near Ulverston and while there we waled down to the shore. Also this month the work on the new garden area was finished so we had a great time playing in there, looking for signs of spring and finding habitats for native creatures.
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.