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 is full-time as a TA and we are also joined by Mrs Fuller, Ms Knights and Mrs Mitchell during the week. Liam is teaching P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays - don't forget to come dressed for P.E. on those days!
You can learn more about what we are learning in the termly newsletter below and on the curriculum section of the website.
We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning....and hopefully a return to normal!
Mrs Few and Miss Ashcroft
Friday 27th November
We've had more fun in our computing sessions today. We've been trying to control our Pirate Beebots and to send them to find treasure using forwards, backwards, right turn and left turn commands. After having a first try, we tried to create an algorithm to do this in one go! Some of our pirates crashed in the middle of the ocean!
November Phonics and Maths update
In our quick thinking maths work, last week Year 2 were practising pairs that total 20, e.g 13+7. Now they have started practising adding 10 quickly to a number , e.g, knowing that 67+10 = 77 without having to work it out. We've talked about how the tens digit changes and the ones stay the same. Year 2 have also been totaling money. Year 1 have started practising quickly writing all the number facts for number: e.g 0+4, 1+3, 2+2, 3+1, 4+0 all total 4 and writing the subtraction facts that go with these: 4-0. 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4.
It would be great if you could help your child practise these things!
In Year 1 phonics, recent phonemes introduced or revised include: oy (as in boy), ay (as in play), ou (as in cloud), ie (as in pie) ea (as in seat), oe (as in toe), au (as in August), ew (as in grew). Lots for you to spot when reading books and to practise if you can. Thank you!
Friday 20th November
In computing we have been learning about algorithms.
An algorithm is a set of rules to solve a problem. We followed an algorithm to draw Fluffy! The algorithm wasn’t very good because our Fluffy pictures all looked different. We created our own algorithms for a partner to draw a creature. Look at us working. We had to make our algorithms very clear and listen very carefully to follow them. Our algorithms were very good because our pictures are very similar.
November Maths Facts!
We are trying to get quicker at remembering our maths facts. Perhaps you could ask your child to show you their skills and help them to practise even more. Thank you!
Year 2s have been trying to remember the pairs that make 10, e.g 8+2, 3+7. They have been practising writing them quickly, using pattern to help them, and also using them when they add lists of numbers. Now they are trying to practise adding pairs of single digit numbers quickly, eg 7+6, 9+3.
Year 1s have been doing lots of practise writing their numbers, trying not to write them backwards, and have now started practising counting in 10s upto 100 and back.
Friday 13th November
Today was 'BBC Children in Need' day and we had a non-uniform day. Some of us rose to the challenge set by the school eco-committee to wear something that we had made by recycling rubbish or to re-use clothes that someone else used to wear. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations.
Friday 13th November
In our music lessons we are not allowed to sing due to possible spread of the virus! However, we have had fun listening to music, playing instruments and trying to sign our song 'Hey You!'
Friday 6th November
As part of our assemblies this week, we have reflected on why people wear poppies at this time of year and how people mark Remembrance Day in church and in their prayers. We have coloured and cut out poppies which are now on display in our school windows to show the community that we are remembering too.
Thursday 15th October
The children have enjoyed working on laptops again this week. We have also begun to talk about our internet safety rules. We will be doing lots more on this during the year but you may find the link below helpful. It is never too early to start educating children about keeping safe online.
Friday 9th October
This week Oak class have been using the new school laptops! The children have been learning how to switch them on, use the mouse pad, use the shift key to type capital letters and the importance of keeping passwords secret! They have also learnt how to shut them down properly. Next week, we are hoping to begin exploring and learning using Purple Mash. Look at the concentration in their faces as they are trying to type the password in accurately!
Wednesday 7th October
As we come towards the end of learning about the Great Fire of London, the children enjoyed making houses and adding flames to them! Thank you for all your boxes! We have also learnt about different jobs that people did at the time of the Great Fire of London - nobody wanted to be a gong farmer but everyone was very skilled at sorting pictures of fire fighters and their equipment, then and now.
Tuesday 6th October
Year 2 have been working hard learning some very tricky spelling rules whilst also revising their phonics. Here are the patterns we have been working on each week so far and also a sneaky preview of patterns planned for next half term.
Friday 2nd October
This week we have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. This afternoon we explored this game - you could try it at home too.
Friday 25th September
Years 1 have being working hard in phonics sessions. So far, they have worked on 'ou' (as in house) and 'ay' (as in play). Year 2 have been working hard on words beginning with silent letters at the beginning - eg. gnat, knit and wrap. They have also been working on words with a 'soft c' - eg race, city.
Both year groups are also working each day on spelling the 'common exception words' for their year group. You should be receiving a folder with these in to work on during the term. We hope that you can have fun learning to read and spell these words. Thank you!
Wednesday 22nd September
Today we were visited by a team of tree surgeons. It was exciting learning about how they use chainsaws, lots of safety equipment and a cherry picker to do their work. Their saws were much bigger than our hacksaws! Lots of us would like to do their job! Thank you 'Treecraft'.
Maths Learning - September 2020
Year 2 have started their maths with learning how to partition numbers into tens and ones, e.g. 39=30+9. They have also been counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Here are some games to play on the topmarks website.
Year 1 have been building on their learning in Ash, counting, saying the number that is one more or one less and putting numbers in order. They have also learnt to use the < and > symbols – thinking of these as a crocodile with a wide open mouth who wants to eat the larger number!
Here are some games to try on the topmarks website:
Friday 18th September 2020
Thank you for collecting so many cat food boxes! Today we started our DT project to construct fire engines. We all used a junior hack saw to saw dowel to make axles for our wheels and have begun to cover the boxes in red paper. Great safe and accurate use of tools from everyone! We are looking forward to the next step.
Friday 4th September 2020
It was great to start the year off learning together with everyone back in school. We started by reading the book 'Jake's First Day at School' and completed some pirate maths and writing activities linked to this. Super sentence writing everyone - especially from Year 1. Mrs Friar was so impressed that she awarded everyone a special gold Headteacher sticker!
This week we have all been trying our construction challenges! In school, the Year 1s and the key worker Year 2s and 3 were challenged to use 10 sheets of newspaper and pieces of sticky tape to make the tallest structure that they could. It was hard to be resilient and keep going like the tortoise in last week’s story but L was the winner with a structure that was 55cm tall. Well done! After they had struggled to make their ideas work, especially to make a stable base, we tried to use a technique that we watched on YouTube! Success – our tower was a tripod shape made from rolled up sheets of newspaper and was taller than everyone – even Mrs B who was the tallest person in Oak today!
Great news! GI has been awarded the special 2020 Blue Peter Sport badge. Well done G and fantastic to celebrate that you have been keeping active during lockdown.
It's not too late to apply so take a look at:
We have a new two week topic for you to enjoy. This time it's all about Sport. Take a look at the activities we have planned. We hope you have fun learning about different sports and get active too.
This week we have all been learning about the Olympic games and also a little bit about Japan where the next Olympic games will be.
In school, Year 1s followed instructions really carefully to make their origami fish. You could try this too if you visit Oak Academy and explore the activity clubs. C has tried to copy the Japanese numbers and has designed a super gold medal – wow! What have you learnt about Japan or the Olympic games this week?
We hope that you have enjoyed the first week of the sport theme. In school, the Year 1s have been very active choosing different activities to try. They have also worked hard on the story of the 'Hare and the Tortoise,' learning to use time conjunctions in their sentences. Look at G’s amazing story! Wow!
C has been continuing to work hard at his multiplication and he has his 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story planned and ready to write. Well done! In school today, the children in Oak class have all planned their versions of the story too. There are going to be lots of different exciting places for their character to visit at the top of beanstalks and tall trees.
In school, having learnt about the parts of plants, Year 1s have looked really closely at daisies and have painted them using their hands! Super art work from everyone!
A has been working hard during lockdown. He has practising his multiplication tables and number bonds and he has been continuing to read. As part of the growing theme, he has found some amazing time-lapse videos of different things growing. Here is a lovely picture of A reading with his brother. Well done A and keep up the great learning!
Linked to our growing theme, this week lots of children have enjoyed the story of the enormous turnip. At home, C has created a story map and chosen adjectives to describe the characters. In school, year 1s have completed lots of activities linked to the story and have all written their own versions. They have written the story of the enormous strawberry, the enormous carrot, the enormous mushroom and the enormous pea. Well done everyone. We hope that you enjoy next week’s story!
S has been working hard during lockdown. She has built an amazing lego castle and has now started her next lego project which involves over 600 pieces! Her nature scrapbook is absolutely beautiful. Alongside this, she has also been working on her maths skills. Well done S!
GI has worked really hard at home this week and is really enjoying the growing topic. He has completed a great seed pod experiment and photographed lots of different seeds. His leaf rubbings are really good too! Well done G!
C's reading competition entry.
"My favourite book is the Christmasaurus."
C also likes the Mr Men books.
I like reading because...
"It's fun and when daddy reads with me he does silly voices."
Wow! What a busy, fun-filled fortnight we have had!
It was so lovely to see some of you back in school. Lots of happy, smiling faces.
We have been so impressed with how well you have helped to keep everyone safe, following our new rules.
Our dinosaur topic has been so much fun. We are sad to leave the dinosaurs behind but we have another great topic for you. From pulling up huge plants to climbing mysterious beanstalks in the garden, this fortnight is going to be another busy one.
is our new topic.
We hope you have been able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
We are looking forward to seeing some of you this week.
Below are the plans for the next two weeks. Our whole school topic is Dinosaurs. If you are coming back to school on Tuesday you could give yourself Monday off! If not please continue to use the class email to keep in touch.
We are very much looking forward to seeing your work.
Mrs Few and Miss Ashcroft
Don't forget to enter the reading competition and send in your photos (details are below).
Take a look at our reading competition. Send your wonderful photos to your class email along with your book recommendations.
Year 1 children have made dinosaurs and created a habitat for them to live in. Here are their habitats made on a paper plate. What fantastic work!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us this week.
Have a super weekend everyone.
Mrs Few and Miss Ashcroft.
Hello everyone, we hope you all enjoyed the VE Day celebrations.
Thank you for sharing your fantastic pictures with us.
Our whole school theme is FOOD. This is a two week plan.
There are food poems to read and perhaps recite, a video of the story of the Gingerbread Man to watch, as well as links to science, music, maths learning and much more.
Perhaps you could try cooking something yummy too!
G is LOVING the "Oi" books - he has read "Oi Cat" and "Oi Frog" There are lots of rhyming words to spot.
This week G measured his peas and they have shot up so quickly - some are nearly 40cm tall.
He has been busy finishing more gingerbread work - some counting and adding, telling the time, and weighing different foods.
Older brother K, did some healthy eating plate work with G, then researched food chains. They made a Food Chain Train finishing up today with the gingerbread man puddles experiment and decorating and eating a gingerbread man.
Well done, it’s lovely to find out what you have been learning.
C has drawn fruit today and also tried an experiment with eggs. You could try it too!
Fill a bowl of water and then place an egg in it. If it’s on its side, it’s fresh. If it’s standing on its end it needs to be used very soon. If it’s floating in the water, it’s past the point where you should use it. Great science exploring C! He has also played a game of crazy chefs.
Good morning everyone,
Please take a look at the plans for this week (This is a 1 week plan only).
We would love to see what you have been doing.
Remember you can email us at email@example.com
Good afternoon everyone,
Just visited the Edinburgh Zoo site for my daily catch up with the beautiful animals and seen lions!!!
Take a look, there are three cubs and their parents to see.
Next week we will have a new topic for you.
Keep safe, keep smiling.
Hello Oak Class,
It’s Miss Ashcroft here! I was really looking forward to teaching you this term with Mrs Few. Unfortunately, we can’t work together in school just yet but Mrs Few and I have planned some lovely activities for you to try at home during the next few weeks which we will be sharing with you all soon. I am looking forward to seeing lots of photos of your super work.
Enjoy your time at home – have fun and keep safe!
Hopefully see you soon,
Good morning everyone,
Happy 1st May!
Can you remember the months of the year?
I have just had a look at the site below and listened to Winnie The Pooh.
It's beautifully read.
As the weather has turned a little gloomy why not make a den, snuggle up and listen to a story?
Reading at Home
If you are looking for some different books to read, take a look at the Suffolk library services website.
If you don't already have a library card, you can still sign up.
HOME LEARNING-Spring 2020
I'm glad I was your teacher
I've come to LOVE you so
I can't believe the end is here
and that I've got to go.
You've all been STARS
and I will remember you all so dearly
You've all helped to light up my life
and I mean that so sincerely.
Never forget all the FUN we had
in all the things we did
But most of all remember
you are all very SPECIAL kids.
Love Mrs Death April 2020 xxx
Sunday 19th April 2020
I just wanted to say one last thank you for all of your hard work and one more 'see you soon'.
All my love Mrs Death xx
Friday 10th April 2020
HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND EVERYONE!
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine and having a fun Easter holidays so far. I have been doing lots of arts and crafts with my children and am so excited to see some of the things you have been up to as well. Look at PK’s beautiful princess footprints and GF’s fabulous model of a fighter plane. Please keep emailing our class email as it’s my last week as a teacher at Creeting-I’d love to see your photos before I go.
Mrs Death xx
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good morning!! If we were in school today we would be singing our months of the year song and changing our calendar to say April! Thank you to everyone who has been emailing our class email address with photos of smiling faces and wonderful work-it is certainly helping to keep me smiling. If you haven’t already please let us know what you have been up to so we can share it with your friends on this page. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe everyone!
Love Mrs Death x
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Hi again! What have you all been up to today? I have enjoyed PE with Joe and some Cosmic Kids yoga with my children. I miss you all but was very happy to read your emails...here is some of your AMAZING work from home.
Love Mrs Death
Saturday 29th March 2020
Hi again everyone!
I saw this today and it made me think of you all-I really hope you are all doing well and are enjoying family time.
Mrs Death xx
Thursday 26th March 2020
Well, it’s day 4 and the sun is still shining! I am missing you all lots and hope that you are all safe and well and staying at home. I have taught my 3 children our favourite songs-Spring Chicken and Lord I Lift Your Name on High. I have posted the links below so you can sing along with us!! Don’t forget to email Mrs Few and I using email@example.com and let us know what you are all up to. Stay safe my little ones...elbow pumps to you all and ‘see you soon’.
Love Mrs Death xxx
In our art lessons we are leaning about collage. Today we collaged some flags in the style of Patrick Heron. We talked about Heron’s use of hot and cold colours in his artwork and worked with a partner to create a hot and cold piece of work,
Year 1 have been learning about nouns and adjectives. They worked together to name and label all of the nouns on a poster. They also practiced writing sentences that included a noun and an adjective to describe it.