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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 bring in your P.E kit!

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 Spring Term Newsletter

Oak Summer Term Newsletter

Learning at Home

Books We Think You'll Love Listening To

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.

Summer Term Spelling Patterns

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 Summer Term 2024

Week Beginning 7th May

This week Oak class have been….

  • Improving sentences, adding noun phrases to add detail.
  • Creating story maps based on the story, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’.
  • Planning a new story with a moral.
  • Discussing how we can show people we care – part of our PSHE topic.
  • Using apostrophes correctly in contracted words.
  • Learning how to subtract numbers.
  • Enjoying our PE enrichment session on musical theatre.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Thursday 9th May

Our art work for the Suffolk Recycles stand at the Suffolk Show has been collected. If you go to the show and see it, please send us a photo!

Everything we used was rubbish!

Week Beginning 29th April

 

This week Oak class have been….

  • Making 7 in different ways.
  • Sharing equal groups.
  • Using mathematical language to describe movement and direction.
  • Making repeating patterns.
  • Listening to the story, ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’.
  • Learning how to change verbs into the past tense from their present tense forms.
  • Planting seeds, talking about how best to look after them.
  • Learning about the Jewish festival, Sukkot.
  • Discussing why it is important to be able to work together and how we can become better at this.
  • Thinking about nature and why it is important to respect and protect it in our class assembly.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

 

 

Friday 3rd May

This week we've been having lots of fun working with clay in our art lessons. Here are our Elmer the elephants. We've used two different colours of clay to add detail and patchwork.

Thursday 25th April

Thank you for all your rubbish! We've had great fun today starting our big piece of art work - 'Love Nature'. We also talked about the meaning of reduce, reuse and recycle.

Week Beginning 15th April

This week Oak class have been….

  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Finding equal groups.
  • Finding and making one quarter and three quarters of numbers and objects.
  • Listening to the story, ‘Tiger Child’.
  • Acting out the story, working in small groups.
  • Answering questions about the story read, using our inference and deduction skills.
  • Looking in our school grounds for flowering plants and trees. Labelling and using our observation skills to correctly identify different parts of a plant.
  • Discussing who our VIPs (Very Important People) are and why they are important to us.
  • Thinking about the similarities and differences between people with and without disabilities in our class assembly.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

 

 

Thursday 18th April

Today we started some textile work in art. Linked to our literacy story - Elmer - the children created flags using wax crayons and then used fabric dye to add colour to them. They are amazing!

Our Learning Spring Term 2023

Thursday 28th March

The children were fabulous at church this morning with some really enthusiastic singing, answering lots of questions and also sharing their 'cross stained glass windows'. Hopefully you have discovered them in their book bags. It was lovely to see parents and families there too.

Have a lovely holiday - Happy Easter!

Thursday 21st March

Today we have been practising logging on to our school network using our new passwords. We are getting better at it. Don't forget that you can log-on to purple mash on tablets and or laptops at home.

Friday 15th March

We enjoyed orienteering today - lots of fun running to find letters.

Wednesday 13th March

Year 1s have been weighing in maths - counting how many cubes are needed to balance different items.

Thursday 7th March

We had fun outside this afternoon creating outdoor collages/sculptures based on circles.

Thursday 7th March

Today is World Book Day! Amazing potatoes - well done everyone!

Week Beginning 27th February

This week Oak class have been….

  • Identifying and learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Using a ruler to accurately draw 2 D shapes.
  • Solving word problems.
  • Counting in 2s and 5s.
  • Looking at patterns when adding and subtracting odd and even numbers.
  • Looking for patterns when subtracting numbers less than 20.
  • Identifying the features of instructional texts.
  • Sing these features to write grammatically correct sentences.
  • Answering comprehension questions.
  • Learning about the four seasons.
  • Discussing the importance of using kind words and how to use your own self esteem to react to unkindness in a positive way in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week – The Sea of Tranquility.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 1st March

Lots of art this week! We have been creating collages making choices about using hot and/or cold colours. We're waiting for a dry day to create collages outdoors!

Week Beginning 12th February

 

This week Oak class have been….

  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Making numbers using 10 and ? more.
  • Comparing numbers using <,> and =.
  • Measuring length using cm and m.
  • Adding and subtracting 2 to an odd number; looking for patterns.
  • Learning about why symbols relating to Easter are important to Christians.
  • Answering comprehension questions.
  • Discussing the layout and language used in a set of instructions.
  • Finding out how to make pancakes by following a recipe.
  • Discussing how to make healthy choices.
  • Learning about differences in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week – Space Vehicles.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 16th February

Lots of music this week and we enjoyed performing our new song to the rest of the school in celebration assembly.

Week Beginning 5th February

 

This week Oak class have been….

 

  • Creating and interpreting pictograms, tally charts and block diagrams.
  • Representing numbers to 50.
  • Comparing numbers using < and >.
  • Making ten using number facts.
  • Learning about the symbols relating to Easter.
  • Answering comprehension questions.
  • Sequencing a story.
  • Discussing what are safe and unsafe things to eat and drink.
  • Learning about e safety.
  • Editing their work and making improvements.
  • Learning about Safer Internet Day and why it is important in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week – The Dot
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

Friday 9th February

After writing our stories and creating mechanisms to make the illustrations exciting, we've finally finished our books. This afternoon we enjoyed reading them to Birch class.

Week Beginning 29th January

This week Oak class have been….

  • Solving division problems.
  • Understanding and creating tally charts.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Identifying fact families.
  • Discussing ideas for our own class version of Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Developing their own story ideas.
  • Using different ways to start sentences including time connectives.
  • Identifying man made and natural materials.
  • Looking at the importance of staying clean, including how to brush teeth.
  • Learning about Rosa Parks and why we remember her in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week – Castles and Fortresses.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

Friday 2nd February

We've also been busy finishing writing the story and making the mechanisms on the pages for our 'Town Mouse and Country Mouse' books. This afternoon the class were working independently brilliantly, following their plans with just a few emergency repairs with the sellotape needed!

Week Beginning 22nd January

This week Oak class have been….

  • Dividing by 2,5 and 10.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Identifying fact families.
  • Using double facts to find answers to near double questions.
  • Watching the story ‘The Cat and the Beanstalk.’
  • ‘Boxing Up’ stories into beginning, middle and end parts.
  • Discussing ideas for our own class version of Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Finding out about different materials and describing them.
  • Finding out why making healthy food choices is important to staying healthy and happy.
  • Discussing how we are all unique and special in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our story of the week – Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 26th January

Today, Year 2 were practising multiplying by sorting some special dominoes. They have learned that we can multiply in any order but we can't switch numbers round to divide.

Week Beginning 15th January

This week Oak class have been….

  • Identifying odd and even numbers and how to make even numbers with 2 odd numbers.
  • Multiplying by 10.
  • Solving addition word problems.
  • Subtracting ones.
  • Developing descriptive language, adding noun phrases.
  • Editing and improving work.
  • Finding out why exercise and a good night’s sleep is important to staying healthy and happy.
  • Observing closely what castles were like when they were first built.
  • Researching what life in a castle was like – what people would eat.
  • Learning about Martin Luther King Jr and why he is remembered in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our story of the week – The Paperbag Princess
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 19th January

More fun today for Year 1 sorting coins. They learnt that one penny and one pound are not the same!

Week Beginning 8th January

 

This week Oak class have been….

  • Finding doubles and near doubles.
  • Using number bonds to ten to add two numbers together.
  • Making arrays, multiplying by 2 and learning about equal groups in multiplication.
  • Listening to traditional stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Creating story maps to help us retell the story.
  • Sequencing events in a story correctly.
  • Listening to the story We are Going to the Volcano and discussing how everyone can join in regardless of where they come from, what they look like.
  • Discussing different families in our class assembly.
  • Listening to our story of the week – Aliens Love Underpants.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Finding out about castles, where they were built and why, and what some of the features of a castle are called.
  • Building castles out of Lego.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

 

 

Friday 12th January

Year 1 have been sorting money today. If you have any coins, perhaps you could sort them out at home and count them. It will really help the children to recognise different coins.

Friday 12th January

Thank you for lending us all the amazing books! We've started our new Design Technology unit today looking carefully at how the different mechanisms worked. A really exciting session which has given us lots of ideas for when we make ours.

Thursday 4th January

Happy New Year. Lovely to see everyone back at school today! We've been working hard already. Today we've started our Town Mouse and Country Mouse work by comparing different versions of the story and working in groups to read and sequence the pages. We've also talked about how the numbers have changed in the date and learnt about it being a leap year.

Our Learning Autumn 2023

Friday 15th December

It's fun day Friday and we're having lots of fun!

Thursday 14th December

Today we have been making Christmas cards and trying to use our best handwriting to write the greetings inside.

Thursday 14th December

Today we enjoyed our Christingle service in school with Ash class. We listened to Reverend Helen who explained the mearning of the Christingle and we sang our Christingle songs. We also finished with 'Away in a Manger'.

Friday 8th December

Our stockings are finished! Super sewing and decoration from everyone. Today we have evaluated our finished product and what we have learned from making them. We hope that you enjoy them when they come home next week.

 

Friday 1st December

Today Year 1 were practising remembering their number bonds. They are getting really good at knowing them without using their fingers to count.

Friday 24th November

We've started our DT project. So far, we've learnt lots of vocabulary linked to sewing, selected our coloured felt and thread and ....... everyone managed to thread their needle to begin sewing. Amazing! 

Week Beginning 13th November

This week Oak class have been….

  • Finding the difference and learning to subtract.
  • Making 8 and 9 in different ways using rekenreks and our knowledge of odd and even numbers.
  • Using different methods to subtract two 2 digit numbers.
  • Writing and improving our Amelia Earhart biographies.
  • Reading poems and answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Finding out about our senses – collecting data and presenting it in tally charts, experimenting with different objects to make a range of sounds.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our book of the week – The Storm Whale.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

 

Friday 17th November

Today we joined in with Children in Need, putting coins on Pudsey bear and wearning our spots!

Friday 17th November

It was a busy day today as we also had a PE enrichment session - ice hockey. We didn't have any ice but did learn some new skills.

Week Beginning 6th November

This week Oak class have been….

  • Finding related addition and subtraction facts.
  • Making 6 and 7 in different ways using rekenreks and our knowledge of odd and even numbers.
  • Using different methods to subtract.
  • Listening to and reading biographies.
  • Planning to write our own biography about Amelia Earhart.
  • Discussing surprising friendships in our class assembly.
  • Answering reading comprehension questions.
  • Finding out about our bodies – labelling body parts, understanding what a skeleton is and why our skull is useful.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our book of the week – Julia Donaldson – A Biography.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 10th November

Oak class visited the war memorial at church today for a special remembrance service. They were extremely respectful as we stood for a two minute silence. They also placed poppies to remember each of the people from Creeting who didn't return home from the two world wars.

Friday 3rd November

Lovely to see that so many people made it back to school today. Year One wrote some amazing equations - following patterns. We also enjoyed eating our home packed lunches!

Week Beginning 16th October

This week Oak class have been….

  • Using tens and ones to add a 2 digit number to a single digit number.
  • Solving addition word problems.
  • Finding doubles.
  • Talking about how we can show respect towards others.
  • Thinking about who helps a newly Christened child learn about Christ.
  • Completing some research about Floella Benjamin.
  • Learning how to find answers to questions by skimming and scanning a text.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week – My Friend Harry.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Thursday 19th October

Year 2 have been helping to teach Year 1 how to log onto our school network on the laptops! Thank you!

Friday 20th October

Be bright be seen! Today we are dressed in bright clothing to help us to keep safe when the darker nights arrive.

Week Beginning 9th October

This week Oak class have been….

  • Using hundred squares to find ten more and ten less.
  • Finding related number facts.
  • Making 8 in different ways.
  • Learning the names of the different countries in the UK.
  • Listening to the story of Jesus welcoming the children and relating this to our work on christenings in R.E.
  • Reading about Floella Benjamin and listening to one of her stories – ‘Coming to England’.
  • Sequencing pictures from a story.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week – Coming to England.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 13th October

More fun painting today! Colour mixing to create art in response to Jasper John's 0-9.

Week Beginning 2nd October

This week Oak class have been….

  • Learning about ‘part, part, whole’ models.
  • Finding related number facts.
  • Making 6 in different ways.
  • Comparing Celtic, Saxon and Tudor houses.
  • Finding out about Baptisms in the Christian faith.
  • Writing sentences linked to our topic, ‘Houses and Homes’.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week – Victorian Homes.
  • Talking about things and help and harm our neighbourhood.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 6th October

Lots of painting this week! Today we were exploring colour mixing and painting the pile of mattresses that the princess had to sleep on in the story of 'The Princess and the Pea'.

Week Beginning 25th September

 

This week Oak class have been….

  • Counting in 2s,5s,10s and 3s.
  • Using a number line to help us compare numbers.
  • Developing fluency with numbers to ten – finding 5 in the numbers 6-10.
  • Learning about Celtic and Saxon houses.
  • Writing sentences linked to our topic, ‘Houses and Homes’.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning the correct letter formations.
  • Listening to our fiction book of the week – Giraffes Can’t Dance.
  • Explaining the difference between wild and pet animals.
  • Describing the characteristics of an animal.
  • Learning our weekly spellings/sounds.

Friday 29th September

More art this week on Thursday and Friday afternoons. We've been exploring drawing lines in different ways and applied this to drawing images from some of our favourite stories. Here are some pictures from the story of the three little pigs.

Week Beginning 18th September

This week Oak class have been….

  • Ordering numbers, using phrases such as ‘greater than’, ‘less than’, equal to’ and ‘fewer’.
  • Comparing numbers using <, > or =.
  • Making 5 in different ways.
  • Developing fluency with numbers to ten – finding 5 in the numbers 6-10.
  • Talking about different homes and houses in the UK.
  • Writing sentences linked to our topic, ‘Houses and Homes’.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning about our local community and what we can do to make it a kind, friendly, safe place to be.
  • Listening to our non-fiction book of the week – Homes through History.
  • Finding out about different animal groups (amphibians, reptiles and fish this week) and some of their similarities and differences.
  • Discovering what different animals eat and grouping animals into those that are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores.
  • Learning our weekly spellings.

Friday 22nd September

We enjoyed our PE enrichment session working on skills linked to American Football! 

Week Beginning 11th September

This week Oak class have been….

  • Reading and writing numbers to 10
  • Understanding how to partition numbers into tens and ones
  • Making 5 in different ways.
  • Developing fluency with numbers to ten – finding 5 in the numbers 6-10.
  • Writing sentences linked to our story of the week.
  • Learning how to write sentences with capital letters at the start, full stops at the end and finger spaces between words.
  • Learning about our school community and what we can do to make it a kind, friendly, safe place to be.
  • Listening to our story of the week – The Three Little Pigs.
  • Finding out about different animal groups and some of their similarities and differences.
  • Learning our weekly spellings.

Friday 15th September

Year 1 shared their writing in celebration assembly today so here are some pictures of Year 2. This morning they were partitioning 2 digit numbers in different ways and had fun matching equations and representations to the correct number.

Thursday 7th September

It has been lovely to see the new Year 2s so grown up and also to welcome the new Year 1s into Oak class. So far, we have been working really hard - reading, phonics, writing, handwriting, maths, music, art/PSHE activities have all been started. The new Year 1s are also gradually learning all the routines of Oak class. Wow - well done everyone.

 

Here are a few photos from music this afternoon. We were feeling the pulse in music, listening to high/low, long/short sounds and learning a new song.

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