Oak News September 2020

Oak Class have made a brilliant start back to the year. They’ve adapted and adjusted well to the changes to classroom life and settled in so well. I am so proud of each and every one of the children. They continue to come into school with a smile on their faces and that is what it’s all about!

We’ve already been cracking on with our learning… We’ve been recapping our place value and numbers to 10 in Maths. We’ve been counting lots of different things! Keep practising your counting at any chance you get – every little helps! In English, we’ve started looking at our first class story ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ by Julia Donaldson. We’ve created our own story maps, boxed up the story and are looking forward to writing our own take on the story as our next steps. In Phonics, we have been recapping our Set 1 Read Write Inc. sounds and are re-finding our confidence with each session!

Across the breadth of the curriculum we have really been delving into some interesting topics! In History, we have been looking at dinosaurs in our topic ‘The Big Dig.’ We are looking forward to becoming palaeontologists ourselves and exploring fossils in more detail as the weeks go on.  In Science, we have been looking at the different seasons; particularly Autumn and Winter. We are recording data on the weather changes we can spot in Autumn at present – what super scientists we are becoming! 

We have been enjoying our Forest School sessions shared with Chestnut class and are applying some of our Science learning to our Forest time, which is brilliant! In P.E. we have also linked our learning to the seasons and have been performing different dances (including different movements, mirroring, canon and balance techniques) that match the different seasons. 

What a way to start the year! We’ve definitely hit the ground running! Well done Oak Class – I’m so impressed with how you’ve embraced each new learning opportunity with enthusiasm. Keep up the great positive growth mind-set! 


Miss Dean.


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