Mrs Evans, Mrs Dance, Mrs Hatton and Mrs Withers

PD - Physical Development: Mondays - Please bring in a full PE kit and leave in school until the end of the half term.
This Term's Topic: Spring Term 2: The topic for the second half of the Spring Term is called 'Spring'. We will be learning about weather and the seasons. We will also be learning the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen this term.
Homework: Handed out each Friday and is due back in each Wednesday.
Reading: Please ensure your child brings their reading folder to school every day and aim to record at least four home reads in their reading record each week. Thank you.
Book Changes: Reading books are changed every Monday. We also visit the Library on Monday so please ensure all books are in school.
Forest: Fridays - Please bring Forest clothes including wellies in a named bag each Friday morning.
Parent Drop In: Remember you are very welcome to come into class every Tuesday at 3:05pm to look at your children's books and share their learning experiences with them. This is also a good time to talk to the class teacher.
School Trip: We have a proposed trip to Blue Planet Aquarium on Thursday 15th February. Please hand in your permission slip and money as soon as possible. We are getting very excited about being able to see sharks!
Secret/Surprise Readers: We are looking for adults who would like to read a story (of your choosing) to the class as a surprise visit one afternoon. If you would like to do this then please see the office.
Water bottles: Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school. Thank you.

On Friday 23rd March we took part in Sport Relief where On the Move Education sports
coaches came in and did some activities with the children on the field which was great fun!

We enjoyed celebrating Mothers Day by spending the afternoon

with all the lovely ladies who care for us and support us

Oak and Rowan Class had fun in the forest on Friday. We had an Easter egg hunt! Every child found an Easter egg and Alfie found the special chocolate bunny!

On Tuesday 20th March we enjoyed a visit from the talented and humorous KeyStrings. We learnt about the history of music, compared violas, violins and Chellos and learnt that the bigger the string instrument the lower the pitch of the sound it produces. We clapped out rhythms whilst Jayden played the drums! Some super smart listeners were chosen by the magic bow to perform in assembly!

On Wednesday 21st March we enjoyed performing our friendship song and showing our friendship dolls at Emmanuel Church, as part of our yearly Easter Celebration Assembly. Some of us were really brave and performed with Mrs Allen-Brown on the stage.

Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on 1st March. Look at some of our wonderful costumes! Can you guess which character we are and which book we feature in?

We visited the Blue Planet Aquarium on the 15th February as part of our 'Under the Sea' topic. We had lots of fun! We watched divers feeding the sting rays and fish, saw sharks when we walked through the glass tunnel and enjoyed playing pirates on the giant pirate ship playground! We even managed to find Norman (goldfish from our story called Not Norman)!
Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed the Polar Explorer Day on Tuesday 6th February. We enjoyed learning about different animals that live in the polar regions and exploring clothes that people would wear to keep warm. Spencer looked very warm in his polar explorer coat outside in the snow!
QUOTES:
"The polar bear has a thick fur coat so he keeps out the cold," said Emmie-Mae.
"The polar bears live on the ice and hunt for food," said Elijah.
"Penguins live in the water and the land, they get fish out of the water," said Olly.

Oak and Rowan Class enjoyed helping to raise money for the NSPCC during a special Number Day on Friday 2nd February. The children dressed up in number clothes and we realised that we wear numbers all the time; finding them on our labels and in our shoes! We enjoyed many activities including building a Numicon number school, hand painting and exploring counting in the forest using a tens frame. Come and see our display

Fun in the Forest
The children really enjoy our afternoons in the forest. Have a look for yourself! The children enjoy looking for minibeasts, discussing how the leaves are changing with the seasons, building dens, climbing, getting muddy and having fun with friends.

We had a visit

from Santa!