Welcome to Oak Class!
We are the reception class at Waterfoot Primary School!
Our teachers are Mrs Holt, Mrs Giomarelli (Mon-Weds) Mrs Alderson (Thurs & Fri)
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Lord, Mrs Walsh, Miss Tattersall and Mrs Wisedale
Mrs Holt Mrs Giomarelli
Mrs Alderson Mrs Lord
Mrs Walsh Mrs Wisedale
Our PE day is Tuesday. Please come to school on Tuesdays in your tracksuits.
Home reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Parents just make a comment in your child's reading record book after you read. You also have books allocated on bug club that you can read any time you want. Just go to www.activelearn.co.uk and log in! Every Friday, we have a whole school competition to see how many times each class has read at home. The winning class wins a box of playground toys to play with!
Homework will come home each Wednesday. Maths one week and phonics the next. Please send completed homework back to school the following Monday.
Special Certificate Assembly
What a lovely time we had at our Special Certificate Assembly. All the staff who work in Oak Class are so proud of everything the children have achieved this year. It was lovely to be able to celebrate this. We hope the families enjoyed reading the special certificates.
We have had great fun finding out about different journeys this term. With the wonderful weather we thought it was time to time to go on our own journey .So we have been out to explore the school grounds and do some Geography fieldwork. We made observations and did some fantastic sketches of the features we could see. Then we looked beyond the school gates and talked about the landscape of Waterfoot..
Sports Day! 22nd June 2021
It was a quieter sports day this year but we had lots of fun in the sun! The children were competing in their house teams - the badgers wearing a black bib, the deer wearing green, the foxes in red and the herons in blue. The events started with the running race! For each race, there was one badger, one deer, one fox and a heron racing. There was 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd place and a point for fourth! Once every child had taken part in a running race, it was time for the egg and spoon races! Then it was time for the team games! We had the 'throw the beanbag in the hoop,' game, the ladder run, the long jump and penalty shoot out! Mrs Holt was the goal keeper and our Burnley fan children in the class took great pleasure in scoring against her! At the end of the afternoon, we decided that this had been very hot and thirsty work so the teachers treated to the children to an ice lolly whilst we calculated the results! In fourth place were the deer with 131 points, the foxes were third with 145 point, the badgers were just pipped to the winning spot as they had 159 points and the herons won with 160 points! So close! We hope you like looking at the photos.
Our talent show!
This afternoon was a chance to show off our skills and demonstrate how confident we are! We had a whole range of acts included in our talent show such as comedy, football skills, scooter skills, gymnastics, singing, dancing and even a talk about the narwhal! At the end of the afternoon, we all got up on the stage and had a lovely dance!
NSPCC number day!
Oak class had lots of fun on number day! We all came to school wearing our tops with numbers on and helped to raise lots of money for the NSPCC! Skylar even won the sweet shop in the number raffle! We spent all morning in the forest. We had 3 number activities to do in forest school. At the top base camp we had pirates with numbers to 20 hiding in the forest. The children had to work in pairs to tick off all the numbers to 20 as they found them! Arlo was super excited every time he found a number! At the bottom base camp we had challenge cards to complete such as 'find 6 twigs' and 'make a circle out of stones.' Then in between the two base camps we had our third activity. The children had to look for different leaves in our forest and make a tally of which tree leaves they found. In the afternoon we played number games such as 'snakes and ladders' and 'dominoes.' We also sang lots of number songs - in particular Mrs Holt's favourite number song - 'Chip Chip chip the chopper!!' Take a look at our photos!
When the giant came to school!
The giant from Jack and the Beanstalk came to school and said he was going to take Mrs Holt away forever!! Luckily for Mrs Holt, the children wanted to help her and decided to build traps to catch the giant! As we built them, we realised we would need to find a way to lure the giant into our traps so we wrote him notes to find out what he liked. He fell for our trick and told us that he liked pizza, sausages and books so we make pretend pizzas and lured him to our traps with the fake pizza and books. We wrote 'wanted' posters to warn everyone in the school about him but then he sent us another note which led to us following a trail of clues around the school! When the giant came to take Mrs Holt he saw the pizza and the books and was lured (with some gentle nudging from the children!) into the traps then we GOT HIM! Well done boys and girls!!
We're back!! 8th - 15th March!
The children are back and have skipped back into school full of enthusiasm and excitement! On our first day back we went out into the forest hunting for signs of spring but whilst we were out there, Jaxon discovered a bag with objects in with a note! The children read it and found that the note was asking for help! What were these objects and what do we do with them? We have been investigating ever since and have today written back to the person in the forest to let them know what we have found out! Here are some photos of what we have been doing since our return and some pictures of our talking and thinking floorbook!
Our Christmas Party!
Oak class had a super fun party! We played musical bumps, musical statues, Christmas corners and pass the parcel - with 3 parcels! The children had lots of fun dancing together and showing us their moves! When we got back to class there was some magic! Whilst drinking our milk Father Christmas flew over our outdoor area and we saw him flying over it through our screen! He left some presents with his elf to deliver to us! We were so excited!
Blue Isolation activities
Blue team made a brilliant start to our home learning on Friday! We had nearly all the class present for each of our lessons on Friday and we have had some wonderful submissions of work for our learning about Diwali! The children have been using their phonics so well to write their list of party food and we have had some beautiful diya lamps and lanterns made! Well done everyone!
Red Team Isolation
Red team have had their first day of online live lessons. What a great start they all made. It's been wonderful to see some fantastic work being sent in. There are some super recreations of Elmer the elephant, some lovely Diwali firework pictures and some very good phonics. Well done everyone. thanks for returning the work. We are looking forward to seeing more.
Our sponsored Woodland fun!
Oak class had such a wonderful time completing our sponsored woodland tasks! We had three to do! We went on a scavenger hunt to find things in the forest - it was tricky finding the spider! We also made faces using forest materials which we stuck into some saltdough and we made beds for the animals to hibernate in to complement the learning about hibernation that we have been doing in class! Thank you to all our families who sponsored us!
Our Halloween Activity afternoon!
We are doing lots of halloween activities this week to support our learning but on Tuesday afternoon we had a special activity afternoon! Mrs Wisedale was dressed as a witch and made bubbling magic potions with the children, Mrs Lord cut open a pumpkin and the children explored the inside of the pumpkin then they cut a face into our pumpkin! For the rest of this week we will be observing how our pumpkin changes! Mrs Giomarelli was in one of our outdoor areas making potions with the children and the spooky castle. Mrs Holt was in our other outdoor area with children playing with the pumpkin shop and creating spells with the tweezers and mixing potions in our mud kitchen. Mrs Walsh was making scary monsters with the children using playdoh and creative resources. The children have also been drawing pictures and labelling the things they would put in their potion. Take a look at our photos! We had such a fun afternoon!
Blue team make their own school!
Blue team have been becoming teachers themselves! Mrs Holt noticed lots of children pretending to be her and playing with our 'Star of the Day' chart so we decided to make our role play area into a school!
The children made their own star of the day charts and certificates to give out at the end of the day. Ava and Daisy made a smartboard for the school by painting a large shoe box lid and Rose and Ralph made the teacher a laptop! Iris even had the brilliant idea of making a 'happy box' for the school and her own raffle tickets! The children have had so much fun being teachers in their new school! We have lots of budding teachers in blue team! Take a look at our photos below of us making our school!
Learning about our senses in the forest!
We did lots of learning about our senses last week! We wore blindfolds and had to guess the objects in the feely box using our sense of touch, smell different foods to identify them and even identify the flavour of crisps with our sense of taste! This was a very popular activity!!! At the end of the week, we went into our forest and found different things that felt rough, smooth and bumpy in the forest! We closed our eyes and talked about the things we could hear and we looked over the hills and talked about what we could see. We were super clever and discussed how we wouldn't find things we could taste in the forest because things could be dirty or poisonous but we got to use our taste buds at the end of the afternoon when we enjoyed a nice warm drink of hot chocolate or hot vimto and a biscuit! Yum!
Take a look around our classroom!
By this stage, we have normally invited our parents into our classroom for a 'Stay and play' session where you would get to see your child's classroom and all their lovely work on the walls. For obvious reasons this can't happen at present but we want our parents to see their child's classroom and their work on the walls so here are our displays from our first half term!