Coming up in term 6

Please read the poster below to find out what your child will be learning about in term 6

Coming up in term 6

Term 5 Update

What a fantastic term 5 Oak Class has had! We have been working extremely hard in all lessons whilst enjoying new topics and continuing friendships.

In English we have amazed by planning and publishing a recount based on our regular trips to the library, as well as a poem created on smells and taste. I have been really impressed with the writing produced!

In SPaG, Oak Class has reviewed exclamation marks, question sentences, capital letters and suffixes. It has been great to see the class using this learning in their published writing.

In Phonics, we have been busy preparing for our Phonics Screening Test in June. Every day has consisted of recapping our Set 3 and 2 sounds and having a go at alien words which feature some difficult split digraphs.

In Guided Reading, Oak Class has explored inference questions and retrieving facts from information texts and our school Read, Write, Inc books.

In PSHE we have covered the unit ‘Relationships’ which has taught us about the types of families, how to be our own best friend and who is special to us.

In RE, we have learnt about the religion Judaism and looked at Shabbat, what a Synagogue is and the items on a Shabbat table.

In Art, Oak Class have learnt about the primary and secondary colours and used this to mix colours, use the skill of printing with Lego and create their own Clarice Cliff plates.

In Forest, Oak Class has relished their time  pond dipping, climbing trees, creating crafts and making dens.

In Maths, Oak Class has recapped counting in 2s,5s and 10s, as well as finding half of an amount, and of shapes. We have also looked at capacity, volume and mass.

In PE, Oak Class has loved our basketball sessions which have concentrated on how to defend the ball from our opponents. The class have liked aiming the ball into the basketball hoops and working with their team to earn the most points.

In Science we completed the unit of ‘My Body.’ With this, the class explored various body parts, what body parts we use for different activities and individually looking at the 5 senses.

Well done Oak Class for your hard work this term. I am very proud of all you have achieved. Keep up the hard work for Term 6, and have a lovely half-term.

Miss Black

Term 5 Highlights

Coming up in term 5

Please read the poster below to find out what Oak class will be learning in term 5. 

Coming up in Oak class

Term 4 Update

What a busy term it has been! Here are some of the things Oak Class has been up to this term.

In SPaG, Oak Class has learnt about compound words, noun suffixes -es, capital letters for people and places, as well as sequencing sentences.

In Maths, we have been working hard to consolidate our understanding of place value, looking at part-whole models, number bonds to 20, recapping our counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as using Dienes to represent tens and ones. 

In Science we have been learning about the seasons of Spring and Summer; recognising the change of day length, weather, how to stay safe in the Summer and noticing signs of Spring. Oak Class enjoyed a Spring walk around the school grounds picking out characteristics that define that Spring is upon us. Smelling the blossom and counting the daffodils were favourites!

In Geography Oak Class have been exploring weather, how climate is different in the 7 continents, how people cope with weather and how we measure weather. Our last lesson consisted of the class working in groups to act as weather forecasters!

In Forest, Oak Class have enjoyed creating various crafts, observing tadpoles, making dens, climbing trees, learning about fire safety and drinking lots of hot chocolate to keep hands warm on chillier afternoons!

In RE, we have been recapping learning of Christianity. Our next unit is Judaism, and we will be looking at the significance of Shabbat.

In PSHE, the unit ‘Healthy Me’ introduced ways for Oak Class to stay healthy and safe. This involved learning about road and medicine safety, how to look after our bodies and what being ‘healthy’ means.

I am so proud of the hard work shown by Oak Class this term. Thank you for your continued support, and have a lovely Easter break.

Miss Black

Logistics for Term 5:

Forest is continuing to be on a Tuesday. Please ensure children wear long sleeves and warm clothes.

PE will continue to be on a Wednesday. With the weather getting warmer, please ensure your child is dressed in the correct PE kit. 

Homework- Phonics homework to replace spellings after the Easter holiday for Terms 5 and 6. Please also complete 20 minutes of Doodle Maths and read a minimum of 3 times (signed in reading logs).

With the Phonics Screening Test fast approaching in June, please help your child by continuing to read at home and help support with phonics-based homework.

Term 4 highlights

Coming up in Term 4

Please see the poster below to find out what your child will be learning this term. 

Coming up in Term 4

Term 3 Update

Oak Class have settled back into Year 1 well after the Christmas break. We have been working extremely hard, consolidating and learning our Set 3 sounds in phonics and impressing adults with our counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! Specifically, in each subject we have…

In Maths, we have recapped and finalised understanding of Place Value to 10, addition and subtraction and 3D shapes. We have had lots of fun working with our partners to consolidate this understanding and we will be developing our mathematical concept of Place Value to 20 after the half term.

In English, we have created our own sentences for a travel journal from Africa which Oak Class have thoroughly enjoyed. I am amazed with the presentation and independent use of full stops, finger spaces and capital letters.

In Science, Oak Class have been learning about how to identify plants. Specifically, we have been describing and comparing evergreen and deciduous trees, identifying parts of a plant, as well as sorting garden and wild plants. The children will be, in the spring, growing their own plants in the canopy and observing the changes. 

In History we have completed the unit ‘Moving Toys’ which has enabled us to think about how toys are similar/different to those in the past. Lots of Oak Class were desperate to find out what toys their parents/grandparents played with!

In SPaG, we have learnt about how to use capital letters for the days of the week, suffix -ed, writing independent sentences, nouns and past/present verbs.

In Art we have been creating our own 3D sculptures with paper and working well in groups and partners.

In Music we have been finding the tempo and dynamics to new songs and improvising to these with clapping and dancing.

In Forest we have had lots of fun climbing trees, learning about fire safety, understanding seasonal changes and making crafts (all while getting muddy!)

In PSHE we have been learning about the unit ‘Dreams and Goals’ which has enabled Oak Class to think about how to overcome challenges, how to work with others and how to succeed in new goals.

In RE we have been continuing the unit ‘Christianity: God and Creation’ which has focused and developed thinking of Jesus as a friend and when to turn to others for advice.

Finally, we have been working extremely hard in Phonics to learn our Set 3 sounds. This has helped the class to recognise new words and confidently think of new vocabulary.

Have a lovely and restful half term break. I am very proud of the children’s hard work and perseverance this term. Keep up the reading and enjoy a well-earned break.

Miss Black


Term 3 Highlights

Coming up in Term 3

Please read the poster below to see what your child will be learning in Term 3. 

Coming up in Term 3

Term 2 Update

What a fantastic term Oak Class has had!

Oak Class children have yet again amazed with their hard work, perseverance and teamwork this term. It has been very busy; we have learnt new units, been on our first school trip of the year and practised and delivered an outstanding Nativity play.

In Maths this term we have consolidated and recapped understanding of Place Value to 10, as well as exploring addition and subtraction. We have continued counting in 10s, and have even started counting in 2s and 5s!

In English we have been developing our independence to write our narrative ‘The Queen’s Hat’ using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces independently!

In Science we have relished our topic of ‘Animals (Including Humans)’ where we have used new vocabulary to compare animals. I have been really impressed how Oak Class have been able to identify and explore a range of animals by remembering what a mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird, vertebrate, carnivore, herbivore and omnivore are! We loved our school trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo and used our learning from the workshop to think about habitats.

In Geography we have been learning about the UK. Specifically, the 4 countries that make up the UK, capital cities, the comparisons between towns and cities and the seas sounding the UK. This has been a really exciting unit to learn about.

In SpaG we have been furthering understanding of prefixes, suffixes, writing sentences, capital letters and full stops.

In PE we have been completing the unit of gymnastics. We have explored how to use partner work to help with balances, took turns to do forward rolls and how to jump with both feet and bending our knees.

In DT we designed, assembled and evaluated our own windmills. Oak Class loved these DT lessons and enjoyed seeing the windmills come together and work in the wind.

In Forest, Oak Class have continued to enjoy crafts, den building and understand fire safety. The Longvernal value of ‘Teamwork’ has been prevalent in these sessions, and it has been lovely to see all children take an active role to support and help others.

In Guided Reading Oak Class thoroughly enjoyed the book ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. We used this to retrieve, inference, predict and explain the author’s choices when writing the book.

In Phonics we have amazed with beginning our learning of Set 3 sounds, as well as recapping Set 2- keep up the hard work, Oak Class!

In RE we have been exploring God and Creation; focusing predominantly on Incarnation and the Bible. We have also been exploring the significance of Christmas and the relevance of the gifts from the three wise men.

In PSHE we have been exploring the unit ‘Celebrating Difference.’ This has been based on the learning of bullying, how to make new friends and celebrating our similarities and differences between our peers.

In Music we have continued to appraise listen to and improvise to songs with the focus of adding rhythm and pitch. A lot of our music lessons have also been based on learning and remembering our Nativity songs which we have immensely enjoyed.

In Computing we have looked at how to use the keyboard, be creative using coding to help us to paint and worked with our partners to evaluate how to make lines and shapes.

Well done Oak Class for you hard work this term, I am so proud. Have a lovely and restful Christmas break.

Miss Black


Term 2 Highlights

Coming up in Term 2

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Coming up in Term 2

Term 1 Update

We have had a fantastic first term in Oak Class! Everyone has settled into life in year 1 confidently, and we have had lots of fun within all our learning. So far this term, we have…

In Maths, looked at and explored Place Value to 10; focusing on how to compare numbers and review vocabulary including ‘fewer than’ and ‘greater than.’ Everyone has worked extremely hard to implement the CPA approach (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) into each lesson, and we are even impressing everyone with our counting in 10s!

In English we have used the book ‘The Queen’s Hat’ to write a narrative piece of work. We have been trying hard to remember our finger spaces, full stops and capital letters in each sentence!

In SPaG we have been writing our own sentences, using question marks, verbs, capital letters and the suffix -ing.

In History, everyone has relished our unit of ‘The Big Dig’ which has looked at the legacy of Mary Anning. I have been amazed with how Oak Class has memorised and recalled facts and confidently argued why/why not Mary Anning should have a statue in Lyme Regis.

In RE, we have completed the unit ‘Christianity: God and Creation.’ In this, we have consolidated understanding of the Bible and why this is important to Christians.

In PSHE, we have explored the unit ‘Being Me in My World.’ In this, Oak Class have had various discussion-based lessons on how to look after each other, themselves and how we can be proud of our achievements.

In Science, we have explored the unit of ‘Seasons: Autumn and Winter.’ With this, we have learnt about each season, day length, how to identify each season and similarities/differences.

In PE we have had fun both inside and outside learning fundamental skills. These include throwing, catching, balancing and taking turns. Everyone has worked really hard and we are fantastic at supporting each other and working in teams.

In Art we have explored the unit of ‘Drawing.’ This has included how to explore line, waves, making art with media and mark making. Oak Class has really been able to explore their creativity, and I look forward to seeing more!

In Music we have been appraising, improvising and listening to songs. This has tied in nicely with singing assemblies, and we will also use these lessons to support our learning of our Nativity songs next term.

In Guided Reading, we have been using our learning from daily phonics lessons to retrieve, inference and predict parts of the book to answer questions.

In Forest, Oak Class have used natural resources to make crafts, have built dens and learnt about fire safety.

Well done Oak Class for all your hard work this term. Have a relaxing half term and keep reading!

Miss Black

Term 1 Highlights

Coming up in Term 1

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Term 1 Overview

Welcome to Oak Class

WOW! What a fantastic few weeks we have had in Oak Class already! We have developed old and new friendships, amazed with our hard work and determination, started our new topics and familiarised ourself with the class mascot, Mr Monkey! We have taken particular interest in our History unit of Mary Anning, and have enjoyed learning about fossils and dinosaurs. We have additionally been working extremely hard in Maths to consolidate learning of Place Value to 10, as well as recognising patterns. We have finally impressed with our English unit where we have started to independently use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.

Our Longvernal values are imprinted in everything we do, and we are working exceptionally well as a team to support each other.


PE: Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on Thursday.
Forest: Please ensure your child wears their Forest kit (long sleeves and trousers) to school on Tuesday.


Doodle Maths (20 minutes weekly)

Reading (At least 3 times per week)

Weekly Spellings (to be tested every Friday)

Keep up the hard work Oak Class!