Oak

Welcome to our new Oak class page.
Meet the Team
Class Teacher- Miss Donnelly
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Ellis
KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS FOR THIS TERM
Week beginning 23rd January 2023
 
This week in english Oak class have been using time connectives to write instructions on 'how to wash a wolly mammouth'. In maths they have been looking at less than and more than, comparing numbers to 20 and using number lines to help them order numbers to 20. Please try and practice writing and orally rehearing numbers to 20. Oak class have really enjoyed DT. They started making their windmills last week and they have managed to finish them this week. Please see below their windmill pictures, which they are really proud of!
 
In art, Oak class have been looking closely as different buildings and it's features. One of the features that the children have looked is a 'gargoyle' and below you will notice all their amazing gargoyles made from clay. A gargoyle's are waterspouts that are designed to throw rain water away from the outside wall of a building.
 
You will notice children come home with their reading books on different days each week and this is because of the new read, write and inc scheme we are following. It is really important to keep practising their reading, whether that be single word books or stories. 
 
Don't forget 'Forest School' is Thursday's for Oak class.  
Week Beginning 16th January 2023
 
This week in Oak class, we have started constructing our own sentences for the 'Three Little Pigs', joining two sentences or clauses together with 'and' and learning when best to use an exclamation mark. In Art, we studied about the rose window in St Paul's Cathedral and created our own stain glass windows out of black paper and brightly coloured tissue paper.
 
In RE this week we discovered that some churches have clocks this is because in the past many people didn’t wear watches or even have clocks at home. Take a look next time you pass a church, apparently the clocks are blue to remind people of God up in heaven. We also found out many churches have weather vanes, this linked in nicely to our science lesson last week on different weather tools. While we're on the topic of weather, the children successfully made windmills in their DT lesson this week.
 
Well done Oak class for working really hard this week!
Week beginning 9th January 2023


First full week of the spring term complete. This half term we are lucky enough to have Mrs Parker teach us dance on a Monday morning, the children this week learnt a routine in which they were super heroes!

In PSHE we have been discussing favourite toys and jobs they would like to have when they grow up. In RE we have been learning why Church is a special place for Christians and discussed where the children consider to be their special place and in Art we have started a unit on architecture. The children have been ‘drawing’ on their prior knowledge of lines by sketching some famous London Landmarks.

The children brought home a Maths Textbook this week. This is for the children to practise at home as and when they wish to do so. It does not need to be brought back to school :).
Week beginning 2nd January 2023
 
 
Welcome back Oak class!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I am back and the children have been very happy to see me. I have missed them all and very proud of their progress while I have been off.
 

The children have settled back into school very well.

 
Miss Donnelly
Week beginning 7th November 2022
 
 
This week in English we wrote 'Wanted' posters for the Big Bad Wolf . After describing what he looks like the children came up with some additional information. For example, did you know he enjoys eating children. 
 
In Maths this week we have started subtracting numbers within 10 by drawing the problem out.
 
In Art this week the children have extended their learning by creating line pictures out of different materials (pictured below).
 
In RE we learnt about baptism and what this means to Christians and in Computing we experienced what could go wrong if an algorithm is not precise (Click here to watch 'What is an algorithm?).
Week Beginning 31st October 2022

Welcome back Oak!

A super start to our week as we begin to use adjectives in our English work. Describing character from traditional tales in groups and ending the week by independently labelling monsters, we had some brilliant double adjective flying around - Sharp, white teeth and big, pointy horns!

In art this we we have been exploring the use of different lines, the children were taught step by step how to draw a simple penguin. Ask your child if they can remember the names of the lines and even better show you what they look like!

In DT we started our unit on mechanism. The children made sliders using lolly sticks and their own drawings. During this lesson they had another opportunity to use what they had learnt in art by drawing the penguin and then extended their learning further by drawing the penguin a home. The penguin was then sellotaped to a lolly stick and could slide around the habitat they had drawn. 
Week Beginning 17th October


We have successfully made it to the end of our first half term and the children have already made phenomenal progress.

This week in English, we finished our unit on instructions with the children coming up with their own rhyming spells.

In Maths we have started learning about number bonds up to 10 and finding different ways to partition numbers.

We have ended our week by using our senses in science! The children got to smell, taste and touch various foods and materials, after which they gave their opinion. Chocolate was a hit!

It is now time for a well earned break and your children certainly deserve it. I would like to say a big WELL DONE and THANK YOU to Oak class. What a brilliant start to the year!
Week Beginning 10th October 2022
 
This week we finished writing up our instructions for smoothie making and together read a new story about a witch and her cat, 'Meg and Mog'. This is in preparation for inventing our own spells next week!
 
We finished our Design Technology project through sharing our thoughts on the smoothies we made last week. The children were shocked by how much they enjoyed a smoothie featuring spinach or cucumber!
 
In history this week, the children learnt about what archaeologists do for a job and what kind of artefacts they have found (on Must Farm in Whittlesey) in order to learn about human life, many years ago. We discussed what archaeologist might find, in years to come if they came across their homes, 'toys' and 'teddy' were popular answers!
 
In Maths this week we have moved on from representing, writing and comparing numbers to 10 and have now started to partition, introducing the plus sign (See example below). 
Week beginning 3rd October 2022
 
Once again we end the week with a new and exciting, hands on experience. The children in Year 1 took a dislike to spinach last week and yet this week, the spinach smoothie was a favourite! (Find a link for the smoothie recipes below.)
 
In Maths we have finished our first unit on counting, ordering and comparing numbers and objects up to 10.  We're now starting to partition numbers within 10 as we delve in to addition and subtraction in the coming weeks.
Week beginning 26th September 2022


This week we have moved on from poetry and started looking at instructions. See if your child can remember the actions for the time connectives used - ‘First, Then, Next, After that and Finally’. To help us remember our instructions we had a go at following some on how to make a jam sandwich. Yum yum!


In DT this week we have continued our theme of food tasting and tried a variety of fruit and vegetables. Strawberries and bananas were a big hit, spinach wasn’t so popular. Maybe they’ll change their minds next week when they try it in a smoothie!
Week beginning 19th September 2022


Continuing with poetry, this week Oak have been learning about rhyming couplets. We have made up actions and words to a new poem ‘Spaghetti, Spaghetti’ see the words below and ask you child if they remember the actions!

During our PSHE circle time, the children came up will 9 simple rules for us to follow, to help maintain a safe and happy classroom.

In DT the children have enjoyed learning the difference between fruit and vegetables and where they grow - underground, above ground or in a tree/brush/vine. We’ve played games to help us remember and been surprised by some of the findings - did you know rhubarb, botanically, is a vegetable and peppers and cucumbers are fruits. See if your child can remember why?!



Week beginning 12th September 2022
 
This week Oa class have been learning about Christianity in Religious Education. They have learnt of the importance of the Old and New Testament.  
 
In Science they have been identifying different parts of the body. 
 
English has been very exciting for the children as they were tasting, touching, smelling and looking at the different characteristics of jelly. The children shared some great adjectives with their peers. If you hear your child singing 'Jelly on a Plate' this was the poem we were learning in English.