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At the Oak Trees Story Cafe last week we planted our own beanstalks just like in the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story we had been reading in our class. 

Some of the children's beanstalks are growing very tall already! 



The children have their own Bean Diary so they can observe their beanstalk and keep track of how it changes. It's lovely to see some children already filling out their diaries and thinking of some fantastic ideas like measuring how tall their beanstalk is!



Keep the photos coming, Oak Trees. We're looking forward to seeing whose beanstalk grows the tallest! 



Home Learning


A big thank you to all of the parents who have been uploading on to Tapestry! 



We love to see what you get up to when you're not at school as well as all of your super home learning! 

Keep up the fantastic posts.


Story Cafe


The Oak Trees had lots of fun at their story cafe. 

We used the Now Press Play equipment to act out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We were very pleased to see lots of grown-ups and siblings joining in, too. 



After we were finished acting out our story we went to the library to do some arts and crafts activities. The children decorated their own plant pot, filled it with soil and planted their own magic bean!

We are looking forward to seeing how tall they grow. 



A big thank you to all of the parents that were able to make it to this Story Cafe. We look forward to more events like this in the future. 

Jack and the Beanstalk...

We are learning about Jack and the Beanstalk.


The children have been very interested in our story Jack and the Beanstalk after using Now Press Play to act out the story. 


This week we are using the playdough to make our own beanstalks and have been writing about what we might find at the top of a beanstalk. We have also been creating our own Jack and the Beanstalk story maps. 


On Wednesday 13th June 2018 we have our Story Cafe at 9:00am.

Our Story Cafe is a Jack and the Beanstalk theme. We will be using Now Press Play to act out the story with our grown-ups and then we will be decorating a plant pot to plant our own beanstalk! 


We hope to see you there. 


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Current learning in class: Why do Zebras have Stripes?

Topic Overview: We have been looking at animals that live in Africa. What kinds of things do they eat? Where do they live? What do they look like? 


Maths: We are learning how to put numbers in order and how to find one more and one less. 

Reading: We are learning how to read words and sentences. 

Writing: We are learning how to write words and sentences. 


Things you can do to help at home: 


Play Simon Says by sounding out words. E.g. Simon says can you h-o-p?


Middle up the numbers in your child’s book bag. Can they put them back in the right order? 


Draw a picture and encourage your child to sound out and write some words. 


Look at a book together all about African Animals. What do you already know? What can you find out? 


Here are some websites to look at together:


Snow Day Challenge!


We hope you are all making the most of the snow days and having lots of fun, Oak Trees. What an exciting time it is! Please make sure you are all staying safe and warm.

We have loved seeing your photos on Tapestry of all of your fun in the snow, please carry on uploading so we can put them all on the class page. 


For now, why not cosy up in the warm with a nice book. Can you upload a photo of you reading a book in your favourite reading place and tell us what your favourite part of the book is?

Be creative and make a snowman picture. How about a challenge? Because we love a challenge! Can you label it? Show off your super writing and creative skills and send us a photo of your work by uploading it to Tapestry. 

We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic photos and ideas!

Enjoy the snow days and we will hopefully see you on Monday!


The Great Animal Escape!


The Oak Trees were very shocked this week to find a video that was sent to us. The video showed some escaped animals running around our outside area. We watched the video several time with our binoculars on so we could look for clues. We also looked for clues outside and inside the classroom.


In the video we saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes and zebras. We tried to figure out how they got into the outside area by looking for clues outside. We found footprints, fur and even animal poo!

Some of the children thing the animals might be lost and some of them think the animals might be hunting for some food as our outdoor area is right near the kitchen. 

We hope we get to the bottom of this very soon! 





Animal Escape!

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