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 in class every day Mrs Chapman to help us with our learning

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 are shown below.

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be sent out on a Friday and the test will be completed on the Friday that follows.

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 Friday and Thursday.  Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on both days. Although gymnastics will be taught in the main school hall, other sports 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

 

 

Rock and Roll

 

Take to the Skies

 

Victorians

 

Mini-beasts and Lifecycles

 

Down on the Farm

 

Resistant Materials

 

Literacy

 

Letters to the Early Man

Instructions – how to build a den/cave

Evaluations of work (cave men jewellery)

Early Man Menu

Stone Henge case study

Room on the Broom – designing a broom

Father Christmas letters

The Wright Brothers/Amy Johnson study

Instructions

Evaluations

Victorian Stories

 

The Hungry Caterpillar

Life cycles

Information leaflets

Mini-Me stories

Rosie’s Walk

The Little Red Hen Play

Handa’s Surprise

Farm animal poetry

 TBC
 

Numeracy

 

Place Value

Addition/ Subtraction

Measurement (non-standard units)

 

Fractions

Multiplication/Division

Shape

Place Value

Calculation (+/-)

Money

Time

Fractions

Position

Calculation (x/)

Problem Solving

Money/Measure (standard units)

Position

Shape

Time

Calculation

 

Science

Face and body parts

Materials used to build a cave

Fire

Prehistoric animals

 Resistant materials continued  Similarities and differences between objects Identify and name body parts

Mini-beast observations

 

Weather and place comparison – UK/Africa Distinguish between objects and materials/name and identify/describe properties/compare and classify.
 

History/Geography

 The Early Man.

What did they look like/eat/travel/wear/make/live

Famous Craftsman/designers – The Wright Brother and Amy Johnson. Queen Victoria

Florence Nightingale

Homes (then and now)

Schools (then and now)

Toys (then and now)

My Lifecycle – changes within living memory Africa – geographical vocabulary to refer to local and familiar features  

TBC

 

Creative Development

 

Art and DT

 

Making cavemen jewellery (clay necklaces)

Building Stonehenge

Floating/sinking canoes

Cave paintings

 

 

 

Making paper planes

Kite Making

Dolly Peg Angels

 

Gymnastics – Wendy

Mechanisms – making a Victorian moving toy

Victorian Silhouette portraits

 

Art – Vivienne

Fruit bugs

Build a bug

Art – Vivienne

African Masks

Farm Maps

 

Watch us Grow

Designing a Raincoat/Umbrella

Watch us Grow

 

Music

 

Harvest singing practise

Compose short piece of ‘caveman music’ using percussion instruments

Nativity Performance/Singing Practise

 

Mr Walker Mr Walker Mr Walker

Little Red Hen singing practise

Mr Walker
PE

 

Gymnastics – rolls and jumps

Coach

Coach

Gymnastics

PE- Dance (Victorian Dance  and Games) Coach Coach Coach
 

PHSE

 

All about me – what am I good at?

Why am I special?

How can I be a good friend?

 

TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC
 

RE

 

Special People “What makes people special?”

Christianity and Judaism

Christmas “What is Christmas?”

Christianity

Celebrate “How do people celebrate?” Islam and Judaism Easter – “What is Easter?” Christianity Story Time

“What can we learn from stories?”

(Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikism)

Special places “What makes places special?”

Christianity, Islam and Judaism

 

School Trips/Residential

 

 

Woodland walk – den building

Oak Class bonfire and story

 

 

Pantomime

Winter Wood Walk

 

Victorian museum?

 

Bug Hunt

Ugly Bug Ball

Spring Wood Walk

 

Farm Visit

Summer Wood Walk