Oak Class

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.

Welcome

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

 

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

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.

Reading

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.

PE

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.

Yours sincerely,

Miss N Hooper.

 

Year A

 

 

 

Autumn 1 

 

Autumn 2 

 

Spring 1 

 

Spring 2 

 

Summer 1 

 

Summer 2 

 

Topic  

 

 

Holidays 

 

Celebrations  

 

Time Travel 

 

Rainforest  

 

Water  

 

Explorers  

 

Literacy 

 

Lists  

Seaside Descriptions  

Instructions  

Evaluations  

Postcards  

 

Firework  poetry (senses/shape)  

Christmas lists  

Christmas letters  

Diwali Story   

Non-Fiction texts –Dinosaurs.  

Traditional Tales – Jack and the Bean Stalk.  

Poetry (Slowly Slowly)  

Persuasive letters – saving the Rainforest  

Traditional Tales continued.  

 

Weather Reports  

Water Myths and Legends – Selkies/Mermaids  

Christopher Columbus diaries  

Pirate Stories  

Treasure Maps  

 

Numeracy  

 

Place Value 

Addition/ Subtraction  

Measurement  

 

Fractions  

Multiplication/Division  

Shape  

Place Value  

Calculation (+/-) 

Money  

Time  

Fractions  

Position  

Calculation (x/)  

Problem Solving  

Money/Measure  

Position  

Shape  

Time  

Calculation  

 

Science 

Sea animals and their habitats  

Cold weather patterns  

Where does our food come from? 

Healthy/balanced diet  

(Harvest/Christmas/Diwali) 

Senses   

Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores  

Plants (observations/bean diary)  

Plants continued (rainforest plants/parts)  

Rainforest animals  

Tropical weather patterns  

Water cycle  

Weather – British  

Catch up  
 

History/Geography  

Geographical features related to the coast   Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes  

Diwali  

Dinosaurs  

Wardour Castle  

King Alfred  

Rainforest Location  

Rainforest features  

5 Oceans  

Geographical features (river, stream, waterfall, harbour, sea, ocean)  

Christopher Columbus  

Pirates/Smugglers  

Famous Ships  

 

Creative Development 

 

Art and DT 

 

Making sandwiches  

Making fruit ice lollies  

Japanese Hanging Fish (collage)   

 

Gymnastics – Wendy  

 

Diwali candle holders  

Firework paintings  

Sewing Christmas stockings  

Christmas Cards  

 

Gymnastics – Wendy  

Making a draw bridge castle  

Designing a shield  

 

 

Art – Vivienne  

Rainforest pictures (fine art)  

Easter Cards  

 

 

Art – Vivienne  

Monet study  

Monet Water Lilies 

Rain shakers  

 

 

Watch us Grow  

Treasure Maps  

 

Watch us Grow  

 

Music 

 

Harvest singing practise  

 

Percussion instruments  

Nativity Performance/Singing Practise  

Percussion Instruments  

Mr Walker   Mr Walker  Mr Walker  Mr Walker 
PE 

 

Gymnastics  

Coach   

Firework Dance  

Coach  

Gymnastics  

PE- Dance (Dinosaur Stomp)    Coach   Coach   Coach  
 

PHSE 

 

TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC2  TBC 
 

RE 

 

The Creation Story  

“Does God want Christians to look after the world?”  

The Christmas Story  

“What gift would I give if Jesus had been born in my town and not Bethlehem?”  

Jesus as a friend “Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?”   Easter – Palm Sunday “Why was Jesus welcomed like a king by the crowds on Palm Sunday?”   Shabbat “Is the Shabbat important to Jewish Children?”   Chanukah “Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel close to God?”  
 

School Trips/Residential 

 

 

Beach trip?  

Autumn Wood Walk  

 

Pantomime  

Winter Wood Walk  

 

Wardour Castle?  

Dinosaur museum?  

 

Eden Project?  

Spring Wood Walk  

 

Summer Wood Walk  

 

Visit to a ship?  

 

Year B

 

 

 

Autumn 1 

 

Autumn 2 

 

Spring 1 

 

Spring 2 

 

Summer 1 

 

Summer 2 

 

Topic  

 

 

Holidays 

 

Celebrations  

 

Time Travel 

 

Rainforest  

 

Water  

 

Explorers  

 

Literacy 

 

Lists  

Seaside Descriptions  

Instructions  

Evaluations  

Postcards  

 

Firework  poetry (senses/shape)  

Christmas lists  

Christmas letters  

Diwali Story   

Non-Fiction texts –Dinosaurs.  

Traditional Tales – Jack and the Bean Stalk.  

Poetry (Slowly Slowly)  

Persuasive letters – saving the Rainforest  

Traditional Tales continued.  

 

Weather Reports  

Water Myths and Legends – Selkies/Mermaids  

Christopher Columbus diaries  

Pirate Stories  

Treasure Maps  

 

Numeracy  

 

Place Value 

Addition/ Subtraction  

Measurement  

 

Fractions  

Multiplication/Division  

Shape  

Place Value  

Calculation (+/-) 

Money  

Time  

Fractions  

Position  

Calculation (x/)  

Problem Solving  

Money/Measure  

Position  

Shape  

Time  

Calculation  

 

Science 

Sea animals and their habitats  

Cold weather patterns  

Where does our food come from? 

Healthy/balanced diet  

(Harvest/Christmas/Diwali) 

Senses   

Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores  

Plants (observations/bean diary)  

Plants continued (rainforest plants/parts)  

Rainforest animals  

Tropical weather patterns  

Water cycle  

Weather – British  

Catch up  
 

History/Geography  

Geographical features related to the coast   Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes  

Diwali  

Dinosaurs  

Wardour Castle  

King Alfred  

Rainforest Location  

Rainforest features  

5 Oceans  

Geographical features (river, stream, waterfall, harbour, sea, ocean)  

Christopher Columbus  

Pirates/Smugglers  

Famous Ships  

 

Creative Development 

 

Art and DT 

 

Making sandwiches  

Making fruit ice lollies  

Japanese Hanging Fish (collage)   

 

Gymnastics – Wendy  

 

Diwali candle holders  

Firework paintings  

Sewing Christmas stockings  

Christmas Cards  

 

Gymnastics – Wendy  

Making a draw bridge castle  

Designing a shield  

 

 

Art – Vivienne  

Rainforest pictures (fine art)  

Easter Cards  

 

 

Art – Vivienne  

Monet study  

Monet Water Lilies 

Rain shakers  

 

 

Watch us Grow  

Treasure Maps  

 

Watch us Grow  

 

Music 

 

Harvest singing practise  

 

Percussion instruments  

Nativity Performance/Singing Practise  

Percussion Instruments  

Mr Walker   Mr Walker  Mr Walker  Mr Walker 
PE 

 

Gymnastics  

Coach   

Firework Dance  

Coach  

Gymnastics  

PE- Dance (Dinosaur Stomp)    Coach   Coach   Coach  
 

PHSE 

 

TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC2  TBC 
 

RE 

 

The Creation Story  

“Does God want Christians to look after the world?”  

The Christmas Story  

“What gift would I give if Jesus had been born in my town and not Bethlehem?”  

Jesus as a friend “Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?”   Easter – Palm Sunday “Why was Jesus welcomed like a king by the crowds on Palm Sunday?”   Shabbat “Is the Shabbat important to Jewish Children?”   Chanukah “Does celebrating Chanukah make Jewish children feel close to God?”  
 

School Trips/Residential 

 

 

Beach trip?  

Autumn Wood Walk  

 

Pantomime  

Winter Wood Walk  

 

Wardour Castle?  

Dinosaur museum?  

 

Eden Project?  

Spring Wood Walk  

 

Summer Wood Walk  

 

Visit to a ship?