OAK – FS2 2016/17

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OAK – FS2 2016/17

Allotment

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we visited the Foundation Stage plot within the allotment.

Everything that we planted has been growing nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important that we maintain our fruits and vegetables to ensure good growth.

 

 

 

 

What did we do to our plot today?

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This is Our House

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In Fs2 this week we have been reading a fantastic new story called ‘This is Our House’.

George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can play in it. It isn’t for girls, small people, twins, people with glasses, or people who like tunnels. But Lindy, Marly, Freddie, Charlene, Marlene, Luther, Sophie and Rasheda have other ideas! One by one each child is refused access until tables are turned and George finds how it feels to be on the receiving end.

We had great fun with our own cardboard houses and everyone shared.

Why is it important to share?

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Physical Development

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In P.E we have been focusing on a number of skills.

 

 

We competed in different tasks that required us to work well as a team.

 

We had to listen very carefully to what our team leader was saying.

We had to think about what the person in front of us would be doing and make sure that we prepared for this.

We  had to change our approaches to the task as the resources got bigger and smaller with each level.

 

Can you recreate this over and under activity at home?

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Five plus readers

July 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to all our five plus readers this week 🙂

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Five plus readers

June 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to all our fantastic children who have read five or more times this week.

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Sports Day

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we finished off our final few races from Sports Day.

We finished off the Hop, Skip, Jump and the Relay Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had lots of fun racing and cheering for our team.

#TeamGreen #TeamBlue #TeamRed #TeamYellow

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Space Adventures

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we have been learning about space and some of us got really excited in our Space station role play.

 

What amazing facts can you remember about space?

 

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The Darkest Dark

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in Fs2 we are reading the story ‘The Darkest Dark.We have loved reading this story!

This story is all about Chris. Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he’s a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem–at night, Chris doesn’t feel so brave. He’s afraid of the dark.
But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is–and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.

 

What was your favourite part of the story?

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Messy P.E

June 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we had the messiest P.E lesson ever. It was amazing!!!

There was some shaving foam involved 🙂

We were jumping in the mud and seeing if we could jump back out again.

We have been working hard developing our stamina for running up the hill and then rolling back down.

We gave this lesson a thumbs up!

(Don’t worry we had overalls on)

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Put it on the blog.

May 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Oak class are always super imaginative and creative.

This week your children have asked me to put these on the blog for you to see how amazing they are.

Enjoy!

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Foods from around the World

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we have been exploring different Cultures and Communities. Miss Hanna made a vegetable Jamaican Curry for the children to try. It was very popular!

We then got to write out the recipe so we can try to make it at home.

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Count down to Sports Day

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We are so excited in FS2. We are counting down to Sports Day which is happening this month!!!!!!!

We know that FS2 are going to be fab but we wanted to make sure we were prepared.

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!!!!!!!!

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Something Else

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As part of St. Augustine’s ‘Motor Mouth May’ we have joined in with the ‘Chatterbox Challenge’. Today we have been focusing on our listening and our attention. Miss Jones read our new story to us which was ‘Something Else‘ By Kathryn Cave.

We had to make sure that we listened extra carefully as Miss Jones had set us a challenge. We had to do an action every time we heard the words ‘Something Else’  and ‘Creature’. At the beginning of the story we found this tricky but by the end some of us were anticipating when the words would be said. We even beat Miss Jones and Miss Hanna.

We listened very carefully!

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Five plus reads

May 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

These children in Oak Class have completed a minimum of 5 reads this week.

Well Done to the 13 children who managed it this week, you are all superstars.

Can we aim for even more next week?

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Five+ Reading Superstars

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to these children who have completed five or more reads this week.

Well done 🙂

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Butterflies

May 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

In FS2 we were lucky enough to have the chance to release some butterflies into the wild thanks to one of our class members who brought in her butterfly garden.

Can you remember how they felt?

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Nature walk

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In  FS2 we have been exploring the school to observe some of the changes that have occurred since our Autumn Walk.

We were looking to see who this habitat could belong to.

We notices that the colour of the leaves have changed since our last week.

It feels warmer outside.

Everything is becoming much greener.

What else did you notice??

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Red Nose Day 2017

March 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

What a wonderful day was had by all in Oak. You all looked amazing and we raised lots of money for a great charity.

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FS2 & KS1 Talent Show

March 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Watch this fantastic Talent Show by our younger children in school for RED NOSE DAY 2017. They did a fantastic job and I think everyone will agree they are very talented individuals.

FS2 & KS1 Talent Show – RED NOSE DAY 2017 from St. Augustine’s School on Vimeo.

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5+ Readers

March 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Well done to all the children who have read five plus times this week.  The reading that you do at home really does make a huge difference to your reading and writing in school.

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5+ Readers

March 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well done Oak for being amazing readers this week 🙂

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Free the dinosaurs

March 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we had a tricky job to do that really got our brains focused on problem solving.  How could we free the dinosaurs from the ice?  We had lots of good ideas.

Can you remember what you tried?

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Dinosaur prints

March 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

This week was a colourful one in FS2. We had been inspired by our book about dinosaurs this week and decided that we wanted to create some of our own. We didn’t have the exact colours that we wanted so we experimented with some colour mixing. All this colour mixing took place on our hands.

For the dinosaurs long neck we used a paint brush!

What colours did you mix together? What colour did this make

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World book day

March 2nd, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

A wizard visited to tell us a story and introduce us to his dragon.

 

What a fantastic week we have had in FS2

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Cops and Robbers

February 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Next week in FS2 we will be exploring a new story.

Cops And Robbers by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve – to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave office Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains – all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away.

Have you read this story before?

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Busy last day of term

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

What can we do in FS2?

Well we are fantastic at reading, writing and maths.

But what we have been amazing at is being kind, sharing, playing and growing together as friends.

And today we topped it off by cooking together again.

We had fun doing this and we loved eating it too…. that must be a basis for many lasting friendships.

The FS2 Teaching team can’t wait to see you all again next term.

Have a wonderful half term 🙂

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FS2 and Year 2 Working together

February 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Year 2 came to read to us and listen to us read and they were all very impressed with our reading skills.  We then showed them all the fantastic things we like to play with in Oak. All the children had a great morning.

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Comparing Height

February 8th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today in FS2 we began exploring the story ‘Giraffes Cant Dance’. We discussed the main character ‘Gerald’, we decided that he was very tall. This made us think about how tall we are.

We have been comparing our heights and trying to find who the tallest person in FS2.

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5+ Readers

February 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Fantastic effort this week from Oak class with 14 children reading 5 or more times at home this week. Thank you parents for your support, you make a real difference 👍🏼😀

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Every child a reader

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

For any parents who were unable to attend our recent literacy meetings I wanted to share with you some of the information that was covered.  Please see this clip that was shown and discussed.  It just how important reading and exposure to vocabulary is for children.

 

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Fruits from around the world

January 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This week we have been using our senses to touch, feel, smell and taste some fruits from around the world. We had mixed reactions but loved the experience.

Can you remember which fruits you liked?

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5+Readers

January 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Fantastic effort to all the children who have read five or more times at home this week. A big thank you to all the parents encouraging and supporting their child to read. Well done 👍🏼😀

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Dinner winners

January 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We are so proud of all the children in Oak Class for winning the trophy this week.  We could not stop smiling with pride 😀❤️

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Who’s In My Family?

January 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we will be exploring a new story.

Who’s In My Family? by Robie Harris

‘Who’s In My Family?’ continues our theme of learning all about ourselves.This story focuses on the people that are part of our families. It explores the concept that not all families are exactly the same.

Who is in your family?

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5+ Readers

January 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

WELL DONE TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN OAK CLASS WHO HAVE READ FIVE OR MORE TIME THIS WEEK, YOU MAKE US VERY PROUD 🙂

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5+ Readers

January 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to all the children in Oak Class who have read five or more time this week, you make us very proud 🙂

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Let’s get cooking

January 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We have been very busy this week in FS2 making biscuits. We had to work out how to use a recipe so we could use and measure the correct ingredients. The children loved exploring and mixing the different ingredients.


Can you remember what ingredients we used to make our biscuits?

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All about me

January 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This term in FS2 we are looking at what makes us special. The children loved exploring their faces using a range of mirrors to create self portraits.

 

What colour eyes do you have? What colour is your hair?

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Me… Comparing Measurement

January 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After reading our new story ‘Me…’, we noticed that the penguin from the story was continuously comparing himself to different types of measurement.

‘I am Small.

We decided that we would like to compare some measurements of our own.

We compared our height and then our hand size.

What other sizes did we compare?

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Me…

January 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we will be exploring an exciting new story.

Me… By Emma Dodd

‘Me…’ is a story of a little penguin who gets lost in a huge world but discovers a reason to feel big

What do you like about this story?

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Preparation for our Christingle service

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week, with the help of our friends in Year 5 we learnt about the symbolism of the Christingle and how to make one and hold it safely when it is finally lit during our service at the Priory Church.

Can you remember what each part of the Christingle represents?

 

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Let’s share :-)

December 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In Oak class we have a new rainbow ribbon; it is great fun and we like to make different shapes and letters with it for our friends to guess. But we all wanted a turn and had to put our thinking caps on to find a way to share.  This is what we did.

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We used the sand timer to measure the time until the next turn.

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We were obviously fantastic at making shapes and letters.

And we did some amazing counting while we waited our turn.

Can you remember what shapes and letters you made with the rainbow ribbon?

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Amazing Addition

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we have been attempting some pretty amazing tasks.

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We completed our first piece of addition! Identifying the amount of monkey food and writing a number sentence about it.

Can you remember what the symbol for addition was?

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5+ Readers

November 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to all the children in Oak Class who have read five or more time this week, you make us very proud 🙂

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Magic maths

November 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This week in FS2 we have been challenging ourselves by learning about number formation, number recognition and improving our counting skills.

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What numbers did you recognise?

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Super readers 😀

November 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well done to our super readers in Oak class who have read five or more times this week.

 

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Let us see more faces here next week.

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Seasons

November 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

FS2 have been noticing lots of changes occurring in the area around them and decided that we needed to explore this further.
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When we came back in September we had lots of beautiful green leaves. These have now changed colour and have been falling off of the trees.

We decided to take a walk around school and look at what other changes in our environment we could see.

 

What did you notice on our walk around school?

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Building houses

November 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Whilst reading our current story ‘ The House in the Night’, we begin discussing our own houses.

We decided that we would make a house in our outside area.

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What did we use to make it? Was it big? Was it small? What did we use to protect us from the weather?

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5+ Readers

November 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This week in Oak 10 children have managed to read 5 or more times.

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There are some new faces on here that haven’t been on before. This makes Miss Hanna and Mrs Parry very happy!!

Can we aim for all of Oak class to be on the blog next week?

 

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Funny bones

November 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

img_0656 This week in FS2 we have been working with Little Skeleton from our book ‘Funny Bones’. Little Skelton told us about lots of the bones that we have in our bodies to help us label them.

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Can you remember which bones we learnt about?

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Lobster feet

October 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We had fun in Oak class this week creating Lobster paintings with our feet.  Can you remember how it felt?

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Something fishy in FS2

October 9th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The children got fishy in our outside area this week handling different types of fish and then used some great adjectives to describe how they felt. Can you remember how they felt?

Slimy *  Soft *  Cold  * Wet * Yucky

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Let’s get writing

October 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

In Oak class this week we literally got down to write and develop our pen control.  We traced our hands, wrote our names and drew our own portraits. We were all very proud of the results 😀

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Super Readers!

October 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We want to encourage all of our children to develop a love for reading, so please read with your child each day and make a note in their reading diary.  It is a great time for you to spend together, it develops the basics of how to read a book, as well as their speech and literacy.  Let’s get the whole class pictured in our five plus readers blog next week. Happy reading 😀

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The Rainbow Fish

October 8th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Our topic book this week has been ‘The Rainbow Fish’ which is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. Oak class got creative using different colours and materials to collage our giant fish and paint a rather large octopus.image

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We used our small world characters to make up stories with our friends.

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We even built a water run.

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A big thank you

October 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who volunteered to attend our harvest festival celebration with us today. Your support is very much appreciated by the staff and all the children.

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Five plus readers

October 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Well done to all the children in Oak class for reading this week and a special congratulations to our children who managed five plus reads this week 🙂

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Superworm is super fun

September 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

In Oak class this week we have been enjoying Julia Donaldson’s book ‘Superworm’ and some fantastic worm related activities. image

We created our very own wormery.

 

Made some great worm paintings.

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And worked on our cutting skills.

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We also celebrated some of our fantastic readers. Well done Oak 🙂

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Very busy spider snacks

September 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Oak class were very busy this week making some healthy spider snacks. Unfortunately they were too tempting so didn’t make it home for you to try😃

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Messy play

September 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We had great fun in Oak class this week getting messy in the shaving foam whilst we all practised writing our names 😀

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Granny Visit

May 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Motor Mouth May

As part of St Augustines Motor Mouth May, we had some visitors  to help support is in  our Listening & Attention and also to encourage us to confidently speak in front of our peers and ask some super questions.

Today in FS2 we had some special visitors. Miss Jones and Mrs Forshaw fetched collected their Grannies from the Bus Stop and walked them to school.

We have been excited about their visit all week.

Over the course of the week the children within FS2 have been preparing questions that they would like to ask these lovely ladies.

We asked them about different forms of Transport that they have seen during their lifetime. We heard all about different cars that we don’t get to see nowadays. We were cheeky and asked them if they had been around when horse and cart was the main form of transport.

We learnt a lot about their family and what how holidays have changed over their lifetime.

Thank you for visiting us Cybil and Polly 

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