Oakmere's Weekly Blog 17.9.23

Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 8:27pm

Hello Oakmere

What a fantastic start to the year.  The children have been great even though I keep calling them Hatchmere!  We started our new book with a vocabulary lesson up in Hatchmere’s sand pit.  I’m not sure who enjoyed it most me burying the words or the  children digging them up!  We are looking at place value in maths and this week the children will be using their skills to place numbers on a number line.  The children have researched the artist Andy Goldsworthy and created their own artwork in his style.  This week, weather permitting, we are going to be creating our own inks from our garden.  We have started our work exploring the Mediterranean in Geography and the children have impressed me with their continents song and map reading skills.

Every child now has a reading book, and I will be checking them tomorrow for our new Readopoloy chart. Most of you know me well and remember how keen I was on the children reading regularly.  Please come and chat to me if you need support in this area.

Lots of different clubs are starting this week and if your child comes home in a PE kit, please can you send it back in for the following morning.  Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday and at the moment we have coaches in working with the children.

Well done to Evie, Danielle and Belle who were voted in as Oakmere's School Council Representatives.  They have their first meeting tomorrow and I know they will do a great job.

This Thursday we are heading out for our first trip of the year.  This trip has been funded by Tarmac and because of this we are able to go for free!  The weather forecast is a bit Autumnal so please ensure the children are dressed appropriately.  Tomorrow, we have two of the rangers from the site coming to talk to the children about what to expect.

Please don’t hesitate to come and chat to me about any concerns you may have.  I know we are going to have a great year and I am determined to pack as much fun and learning into as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Kelly