Crash Bang Wallop!

Well, we certainly had a very 'musical' week in Class Oaks. We had a range of musical instruments in provision, we made and decorated our own shakers and we have been learning our songs for the Nativity.


Rehearsals are well under way for our Nativity 'Everyone Loves a Baby' so, if you haven't got your tickets yet they are available at the office priced £1.

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On a musical note...

Next week we will be focusing on music within celebrations. As part of this we will be making non-tuned percussion instruments. We would welcome donations of small boxes, tubs, plastic containers, old rice, old pasta or pulses etc. 

We are also hoping to make an outside music area on our fence so, if you have any unwanted pans, lids, wooden spoons, etc. that you think could be useful they would be much appreciated. Also any drain pipe would be great to make a ‘xylophone’. 

This week we have finished looking at Harvest festival. We prepared vegetables for our soup and then all had a go at trying it. Almost all the children said it was delicious. 

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Let's Celebrate!

As the days are getting shorter and the weather is changing we are starting our new enquiry looking at family traditions and celebrations particularly those celebrated during the Autumn months. Last week we looked at Bonfire night; learning how to blend colours with chalk pastels to create flames for our display, making fireworks and sparklers using a range of materials and fixing methods, creating firework paintings and drawings, writing and discussing firework noises, in P.E. creating moves that resemble fireworks and finally creating our own firework safety poster. Wow what a busy week we had! Unfortunately we had to postpone our Autumn story evening to this week. Please let us know if you need a refund or if you would like to come and have not yet let us know.

This week we are starting to look at harvest and how it links to our local area and economy and talking about where different vegetables grow. 

Early in December we are visiting our local church, St Mary's, to learn about baptism as part of our R.E. curriculum. Thanks to those of you who have already sent in baby photos, we will be using them as part of this topic.

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Key Persons

In Reception, each child has their own key person who will help monitor and track their progress. Each key person is responsible for a small group of children and will help those children feel safe and cared for. 


Our key persons in Class Oaks are Mrs Breckon, Mrs Davidson and Mrs Williamson.

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This week in Oaks

This week's story was A Squash and A Squeeze by Julia Donalson. The children have been making houses from construction toys for the old lady and the animals, retelling the story in independent play and estimating how many cubes can fit into a range of containers. The week culminated in a Spooky Friday. The children looked spooktastic in their costumes they even tried apple bobbing for their snack!!



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