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Anything is Possible (Mark 9 v 23)

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Anything is Possible (Mark 9 v 23)

Oak

Welcome to Oak Class! 

Welcome to Oak Class. This year Mrs Few is teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week and Miss Ashcroft teaches the class on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Borrett, Mrs Fuller, Mrs Lockwood, Mrs Douglas and Mrs Mitchell work with us as TAs during the week - two work with the class in the mornings, and one in the afternoon. Liam is teaching P.E. on Tuesdays - don't forget to come dressed for P.E. every Tuesday!

You can learn more about what we are learning in the termly newsletters below and on the curriculum section of the website.

We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning!

Mrs Few and Miss Ashcroft

Newsletters

Oak Newsletter Spring 2023

Learning at Home

Weekly spellings for this term

Please find below the half termly overviews for spellings for year 1 and year 2 for this term. We know that many parent/carers find these useful to use to help to support their child's learning. Thank you.

Maths at home with Numbots

Your child will have their own personal log-in to numbots for use at home. Please read the document below for more information. Have fun!

Our Learning Spring Term 2023

Week beginning 23rd January

This week Oak class have been….

  • Making nine and ten in different ways.
  • Creating pictograms and answering questions about them.
  • Subtracting ones and then tens and ones.
  • Learning how to use time connectives in sentences.
  • Practising the CEWs.
  • Listening to stories about the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Learning about compassion in relation to our R.E topic.
  • Writing facts about the 5 food groups.
  • Discussing how our wants and needs impact on what we choose to spend our money on.
  • Role playing shops to help us understand how we use money.
  • Year 2s have continued to read a non-fiction book about animals in guided reading.
  • Year 1s continue to read and respond to simple comprehension exercises in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘-ing, -y.)

Year 1s – ‘u-e’ slit digraph eg. rice.

  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week: The History of Cats and Dogs

Thursday 26th January

Computing this week! We have been solving problems by giving instructions to move a character around different mazes.

Week beginning 16th January

This week Oak class have been….

  • Making seven in different ways.
  • Using reasoning and logic to answer division problems.
  • Subtracting ones and then tens and ones.
  • Learning how to use conjunctions in sentences.
  • Editing and improving our explanation texts.
  • Watching a clip to find out what chickens need to survive and grow.
  • Using data about the growth of a chick to draw a bar chart.
  • Learning about life cycles of different animals.
  • Finding out about the 5 food groups, what they help our bodies do and sorting foods into these groups to create a food pyramid.
  • Year 2s have continued to read a non-fiction book about animals in guided reading.
  • Year 1s continue to read and respond to simple comprehension exercises in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘ied,ier,iest’.)

Year 1s – ‘i-e’ slit digraph eg. rice.

  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: Ada Twist, Scientist

Thursday 19th January

It's music this week. Lots of fun listening to music and feeling the pulse. We are also learning to play a glockenspiel accompaniment to a song called 'I am in the groove'.

Thursday 12th January

More collage work in Art this week! We've looked at some of the art by Bridget Riley - she creates optical illusions. We have explored line using drawing and collage.

Friday 6th January

What a careless teacher we have! She dropped all of our coins on the floor so to help her tidy them up Year 1 sorted them all out! 

The children needed to look really carefully to sort them out and found it quite tricky to recognise them all. Perhaps you could try sorting money at home.

Thursday 5th January

In art this afternoon, we have started our collage unit of work. We looked at Henri Matisse's 'The Snail' and created our own collages by tearing and placing primary and complementary coloured paper. Here are some of our collages displayed in our school library.

Our Learning Autumn Term 2022

Children's Poetry Archive Challenge 12 - Children's Poetry Archive

 

We love to read lots of different poems in class. Have a go at the quiz above and see if you can answer all the questions whilst enjoying some different poems. Which one will be your favourite poem?

Friday 16th December

We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes, card and gifts - you have been very generous and it is much appreciated.

We hope that you have a lovely Christmas holiday and look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Oak Team!

Thursday 15th December

Party fun!

Wednesday 14th December

Lots of fun today enjoying Christmas lunch!

Thursday 8th December

Year 1 had some fun playing maths games today practising their addition and subtraction of single digit numbers.  Tomorrow, they are going to play time bingo - starting with o'clock.

Week Beginning 28th November

This week Oak class have been….

  • Reading the Christmas story, sequencing the events, answering comprehension questions and the year 2s have been writing their own version of the nativity in readiness for our nativity show in the church.
  • Finding out about advent, making advent wreaths and candles.
  • Discussing how we prepare for Christmas and what Christians do to get ready for Christmas.
  • Watching the story of Simeon and Ana and retelling the story in pictures.
  • Learning about the numbers 8 and 9, remembering number facts.
  • Finding out about equal and unequal groups, adding equal groups and beginning to understand that multiplication is the same as repeated addition.
  • Partitioning numbers into tens and ones, finding 1 more or less and comparing amounts.
  • Year 2s have been reading non-fiction fact files about hedgehogs in guided reading.
  • Year 1s have begun to read and respond to simple comprehension exercises in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘ies’. Year 1s – ‘au’ digraph eg. launch.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: The Proudest Blue.

Friday 2nd December

The children have worked incredibly hard finishing off their Christmas baubles. They have learnt lots of skills, threading needles, joining fabric together by sewing and they had fun with the sequins! Well done everyone!

Week Beginning 21st November 2022

This week Oak class have been….

  • Planning, writing and editing our diary entries written as Samuel Pepys.
  • Learning how to make good choices that keep us healthy and safe.
  • Discussing how we can respond to situations we cannot control in a positive or negative way.
  • Counting amounts of money in coins, notes and mixed values, comparing amounts of money, finding totals and giving change.
  • Learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Deepening our understanding of number bonds for 7, looking at how odd and even numbers generate odd number totals.
  • Discussing times when people we know, or have seen on TV, needed rescuing or saving.
  • Learning about the Christmas story and what the different people in the story were told about Jesus; Saviour, King of the Jews, Son of God.
  • Year 2s have been reading non-fiction fact files about hedgehogs in guided reading.
  • Year 1s have begun to read and respond to simple comprehension exercises in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘i’ sound spelt ‘y’. Year 1s – ‘ph’ digraph eg. photo.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: The Odd Egg.

Thursday 24th November

Today we started our DT project - hopefully the children will be bringing home their finished product in time for Christmas! Before we begin to sew, this afternoon we practised making stitches round the edge of these cards, really trying hard to make sure that we pulled the lace right through!

Friday 19th November

This week in computing, we have been using the 2Go app on Purple Mash to give instructions. There are several challenges to try - remember that you can have a go at home too! The challenges are saved in 2Dos - if you have lost your log-in, please let us know.

 

This week in literacy we have been exploring putting adverbs at the start of our sentences. Here is an example:

Luckily the Little Red Hen found some seeds.

Carefully she planted them.

Can you spot any adverbs when you are reading?

 

Thursday 10th November

In our computing lessons this week we are learning about algorithms. Today we all followed an algorithm to draw Fluffy. Next we created algorithms for a partner to draw Fluffy too. Are our pictures of Fluffy the same?

Week beginning 1st November

This week Oak class have been….

  • Describing fireworks using a wide range of vocabulary, collaborating together to write a firework acrostic poem.
  • Learning how to stay safe around fireworks, producing posters to help people remember the firework safety codes.
  • Subtracting a 2-digit number from a two-digit number using number lines, tens and ones grids and column methods.
  • Learning about related addition and subtraction facts.
  • Developing fluency with numbers – with a focus on the number 8 – exploring how 8 can be made by adding two even numbers or two odd numbers but not by adding an even and an odd number.
  • Practising our number formation, numbers 1-20.
  • Using our enquiry skills to answer questions about the Great Fire of London using a variety of sources - When? Where? Why?
  • Year 2s have finished reading a story called, ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘l’ sound spelt ‘le’. Year 1s – ‘ue’ digraph eg. blue and rescue.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: Funny Bones.

 

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November

We've enjoyed reading, sequencing and performing different versions of the Little Red Hen story. We've also enjoyed learning a new song in music and learning about dynamics, pitch and pulse - having great fun moving like animals to the pulse of music!

Week Beginning 17th October

 

During our Literacy lessons we have been reading the poem, The Owl and the Pussy Cat. We followed instructions to make a 'beautiful pea green boat'. We have been looking for rhyming words and unscrambling sentences so that they make sense. We took turns using the puppets to act out the poem in our theatre and then listened and watched others have their turn.

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Looking for micro habitats in our school grounds

Friday 21st October

Today is our Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen day. Look at all of our bright clothing. Please keep safe when the evenings are darker after half term.

Week beginning 10th October

 

This week we have spent lots of time outdoors being scientists. We found out what a habitat is and then went into our school grounds. We found worms, slugs, ladybirds, wasps, a butterfly, wood lice, flies and other minibeasts. We collected our data and presented it in a pictogram. 

Week beginning 3rd October

This week Oak class have been….

  • Adding and subtracting tens.
  • Using part/whole models to add and subtract.
  • Comparing numbers using the <, > and = signs.
  • Developing fluency with numbers to ten – finding 5 in the numbers 6-10.
  • Learning about emotions and observing facial cues to identify how someone might feel.
  • Listening to a story called ‘The Hardest Word’, discussing why we need to say sorry and linking this to our new R.E topic, Why do Jewish families talk about repentance at New Year?
  • Recording what we have learnt about Christopher Columbus in different ways – writing a ship’s log and messages in a bottle.
  • Celebrating Harvest festival in church.
  • Year 2s have been reading a story called, ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ in guided reading.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘j’ sound spelt ‘j’ or ‘g’ eg. jacket and giraffe. Year 1s – ‘ou’ and ‘ay’.
  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week: Fire

Friday 7th October

Lots of fun in music this week - accompanying our song/rap 'Hey you!' on glockenspiels. Also, we found time to learn the sing 'London's burning' as a round in two parts.

Week Beginning 26th September

This week Oak class have been….

  • Subitizing numbers between 5 and 10.
  • Adding and subtracting ones and tens.
  • Using part/whole models to add.
  • Questioning the pirate visitor about their adventures, treasures, skills and worst habits.
  • Writing descriptive sentences about treasure.
  • Learning a poem all about Christopher Columbus.
  • Writing harvest prayers in readiness for our Harvest festival in church next week.
  • Talking about ways we can cope with our worries.
  • Looking at various sources to discover more about the past in relation to our topic – Christopher Columbus.
  • Comparing what life on board one of Christopher Columbus’ ships would have been like compared to sailing on board a ship today.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘j’ sound spelt ‘ge’ or ‘age’ and ‘dge’ eg. hedge, cage.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: Fire Cat.

Friday 30th September

Our fire engines are finished. This afternoon the children cut, stuck and were even creative making paper mechanisms to add ladders, hoses, number plates, lights, doors, windows etc to them. 

Thursday 29th September

Great excitement today - our fire engines have wheels!

Week Beginning 19th September

This week Oak class have been….

  • Enjoying a visit from a local author – James Campbell.
  • Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
  • Ordering numbers – first, second, third etc.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Continuing to practise our handwriting.
  • Learning our weekly spellings. (Year 2s – ‘s’ sound spelt ‘c’ eg. city. Year 1s – ‘ay’ and ‘ou’.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week: Blown Away.
  • Finding out about Christopher Columbus, asking questions about him and his life.
  • Tracking the voyages Christopher Columbus made across the Atlantic Ocean on a map.
  • Sharing our thoughts about what worries us and how we can cope.
  • Playing with the pirate ship.

Friday 23rd September

Every child in the class today used a junior hacksaw safely to cut two pieces of wood to use as axles on their fire engine. Well done!

Thursday 22nd September

Today we have started making our fire engines! We have identified the different parts of fire engines and labelled a picture in our English work. We have covered our boxes with red paper and tomorrow will make our wheel mechanism - learning how to cut wood safely using junior hacksaws!

Friday 16th September

Every day, we still eat our lunch in the classroom. We enjoy watching video clips, singing or just chatting to our friends while we eat. Fish and chips is always a popular choice!

Friday 16th September

Year 2 have been revising place value work - understanding how numbers are made up of tens and ones. This morning they matched numbers with different ways of representing them.

Friday 9th September

Today every child rang the school bell at lunchtime to join the country in remembering Queen Elizabeth II.

Thursday 8th September

Working hard already! This afternoon the children have been exploring drawing different types of lines using different pens, pencils and crayons. What sort of line would you draw to match the word excited?

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