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Welcome to Oak!



Welcome Back after a well deserved Easter Break.

We can't believe it's our final term together so let's make Summer term the best!

We will be exploring and investigating the exciting world of 'Mini-beasts' this half term. The children will be able to investigate mini-beasts in the 'Mini- beast Investigation Lab' using a range of scientific equipment. Outside we are hoping to build a 'Bug Hotel' together so that we can use first hand experiences to enhance our writing.  Complementing our Mini-beast theme will be a variety of texts to read and write about, we will be enjoying  Superworm, The Hungry Caterpillar, The Bad-Tempered Ladybird and lots of non-fiction texts too.

We are still rewarding the children who have three or more comments per week in their reading diary - we enter a named raffle ticket every week into the raffle for them to win a new book! 






Oak Class

Oak Class 1 Working together with Numicon
Oak Class 2 Building repeating patterns
Oak Class 3 Cvc words
Oak Class 4 Parent Morning
Oak Class 5 Fireworks painting
Oak Class 6 Parent Morning
Oak Class 7 Story telling
Oak Class 8 Parent Morning
Oak Class 9 Toasting ‘marshmallows’ around the campfire
Oak Class 10 Toasting ‘marshmallows’ around the campfire
Oak Class 11 Planting Crocuses
Oak Class 12 Vange Library Visit
Oak Class 13 Vange Library Visit

Spring is finally in the air!

We had a fun 'parent's morning' last week which involved us introducing our new theme - 'Growing'. We immersed ourselves in crafts that were linked to this. We carefully chopped and assembled repeated pattern fruit kebabs; we used grapes, bananas, mango chunks, apple slices and tangerine segments. Also, we continued to build our fine motor skills by scrunching up small pieces of tissue paper to collage baby farm animals - hopefully we will get to see some real life baby animals when we visit Marsh Farm.  Daffodils were an observational focus at the art table where we created some spring masterpieces! 

Our new Talk for Writing text will be Jack and the Beanstalk. We will learn the story through drama and orally re-telling the story using a 'story map' and actions. The children constructed their own castle in the sky and planted a 'magic' bean. Will we observe and record the changes (hopefully!) in a Bean Diary.

Homework is still given out on a Friday with spellings to practise too.

We are still rewarding the children who have three or more comments per week in their reading diary - we enter a named raffle ticket every week into the raffle for them to win a new book!




Happy New Year and welcome back!

‘People Who Help Us’ will be this half term’s topic. We will be finding out about the three main emergency services and the ways that they help our community. Also, we will be finding out about different occupations that involve helping us too.

Our indoor role play is a Veterinary Surgery where the children can develop their personal, social and emotional development and explore taking on different roles. Outside we have created a Fire Station with lots of different equipment to wear and explore. Communication and language is a vital skill that the children will be constantly developing during these role play opportunities.

We have chosen ‘The Three Little Pigs’ as our new Talk for Writing text and we will be learning the story in three parts- beginning, middle and end- this will help the children to understand how stories are structured.

Daily phonics will continue, the next group of sounds to be learned are the digraphs and trigraphs such as: ai, ee, or, igh, air. Please continue to practise reading at home so that the children are consolidating their learning.

P.E will begin this term in the hall (the children must have a P.E kit to change into for health and safety reasons) where the children will be developing physically by practising movement skills and gym.

Another busy term awaits and as always we are looking forward to another productive term full of new and exciting learning! 😊



This half term’s theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. We will be finding out about different traditions and customs and ways in which these are celebrated.  We have already found out about Diwali, we listened to the story of Rama and Sita and made Diwali lamps from clay. 

Halloween was a fun time in class we cut open a pumpkin, apple printed mini pumpkins and used water colour paint to create witches on broomsticks.  

Our Talk for Writing text is Room on the Broom written by Julia Donaldsn, already the children have begun adding actions to the story to help them re-tell it. 

The children are working really hard at reading their tricky words so we are going to give them the challenge  of spelling them too!

We are extremely pleased and proud with this class’ efforts and look forward to another productive and enjoyable term together! smiley








What a fantastic start to the new school year we've had! We have been busy making new friends and settling into our new environment. We have explored our inside and outside areas and have even attended two whole school assemblies! We were extremely proud to have won the  'Best Attendance Award' TWICE!

We are still working hard at writing our name with the correct letter formation, forming numbers correctly and learning new sounds. To help us strengthen our pencil grip we get funky at the 'Dough Disco' at least three times a week. 

Our class theme this half term is 'Marvellous Me' and we are really enjoying talking about our likes, dislikes, similarities and differences. 

We have also learnt the Owl Babies story using the 'Talk for Writing' approach which involves us re-telling the story, using props and actions.

We have an exciting journey together ahead of us. smiley