Welcome to Oak Class!
My name is Miss Hooper and I am the class teacher of Oak. In Oak we are lucky to have 2 other adults to help us with our learning; Mrs Chapman and Mrs Farrant.
Our little acorns are a mixture of Reception and Year 1 children and together we encourage each other to do our very best and to be the best we can be. As a class, we spend a lot of time working together in small groups and we enjoy hands-on learning both in and outside of the classroom.
Our topic for this term in Oak Class is The Victorians. We will be learning about Queen Victoria, making Victorian toys in DT, making Victorian silhouette portraits in art and discovering the Victorian School system and Victorian medicine through our Role Play. Please see the attached topic web for more information on how we will explore this theme further in other subjects.
Show and Tell:
Show and Tell will continue to take place every Friday afternoon.
|Friday 5th January||Foxes|
|Friday 12th January||Badgers|
|Friday 19th January||Owls|
|Friday 26th January||Squirrels|
|Friday 2nd February||Hedgehogs|
|Friday 9th February||Everyone – Victorian game homework|
This term the topic homework (which will be sent home in a couple of weeks’ time) will be to research a Victorian game. Reception children will be expected to choose a Victorian game, learn how to play the game, make the game (if applicable) and be able to talk about the game during our special show and tell at the end of the term. Year 1 children will be expected to do the same but will be asked to write a set of instructions on how to play the game too (we are covering instruction writing in class). Children are more than welcome to complete extra writing and accompany their project with photos if desired.
Spellings will continue to be sent out on a Friday and the test will be completed on the Friday that follows. The spellings are based on the phonics the children have been focussing on with me or Miss Freeman during the week.
This term we are going to start sending spellings home with the Reception children too. Please note, that these may not be sent home every week, only when necessary so please be vigilant with the children’s spelling books. Spellings should be as relaxed as possible and should not be forced on your child so please do not worry. We expect the spellings to be learned at least 3 times a week, but please feel free to come and speak to me if you are having any problems. The spellings will also be based on their phonics phase and will also include tricky words. I will also be sending home a phonics sound mat to the Reception children so that you are aware of the sounds the children are learning. This sound mat may also help with any writing or reading tasks that are sent home.
We aim to hear your child read at least 3 times a week in school as this is extremely important to their learning. We politely ask that you listen to your child read at home as much as you can. Please also feel free to read books that you have at home with your children and record this in the Reading Record.
This term the children will be having PE twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. On Tuesday we will be covering dance and on Thursday with our coach, Tom the children will be doing football. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on both days. Although dance will be taught in the main school hall, football will primarily be taught outside so please ensure that warmer PE clothing is provided throughout the winter months.
Miss N Hooper.