Coming up in Term 5

Term 4 Update

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

Oak really enjoyed Book Week and took part in various activities; including 2 in-school theatre experiences, a book review, World Book Day, decorating paper plates to look like book characters, and so much more!

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

In English, Oak have generated ideas for, and published a narrative based on ‘The Train Ride’ before writing a recount.

In Maths, Oak have been learning about length and height. Oak have enjoyed measuring themselves against the class height chart and using this to monitor any changes in their growth.  

In DT, Oak have designed, made and evaluated their own puppets. Everyone worked really hard to work with the fabric and help others- they look fantastic!

In Science, Oak have been learning about trees; particularly the parts of a tree, the difference between Evergreen and Deciduous trees and identifying garden and wild plants.

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

In RE, Oak have been recapping Christianity which has focused on the Easter Story and what Palm Sunday involves. Next term Oak will be learning about Judaism.

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.

In Forest, Oak Class have enjoyed linking most of our Maths, Science and Geography lessons within our sessions. Oak have been measuring plants, studying the weather and noticing Evergreen and Deciduous trees. Oak really enjoyed their trip to a local nature reserve where they climbed trees, played in the stream and worked with their friends.

For Music, Oak Class worked on various Hear My Voice songs in preparation for their visit to The Assembly Rooms in Bath on the 18th March. It was fantastic!

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 continues to be on a Monday. Please ensure children wear long sleeves even as the weather gets warmer for the summer terms.

PE will continue to be on a Thursday whereby Oak will be learning how to play basketball, as well as take part in athletics skills.  

Homework- Phonics sheets will continue to be sent home after Easter holiday for Term 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 use any opportunity alongside the phonics sheets being sent home every Friday to log onto Phonics Play.


Coming up in Term 4

Term 3 Update

End of Term 3 Update


Well done, Year 1; you have worked super hard this term!

In Maths, Oak has been learning how to subtract (crossing 10), recapping 3D shapes, learning how to use a number line, counting in 2s and 5s, as well as exploring tens and ones. These have all linked to the skill of utilising Maths to real-world problems.

In English, Oak has linked 2 subjects together; using our History topic of ‘Old and New Toys’ to write a Non-Fiction Report based on the progression of modern technology and comparing these with older toys. Oak have additionally planned and published an Irish Myth based on the film ‘Song of the Sea’ reflecting on the emotions of the two main characters; May and Ben.

As mentioned, in History, Oak relished the topic of ‘Old and New Toys’ and enjoyed learning about toys which were played with in various years. Oak similarly loved bringing in old toys from home to show to the class. Some of the toys included old teddies, dolls and books. 

In Science, Oak started the term learning about the importance of caring for our planet, before moving onto the change of plants from Winter to Spring. Next term, Oak will be planting their own sunflowers and link this to their next Maths topic of length.

In PE, Oak enjoyed their Football sessions with the coach Mr Phillips on a Friday. Many skills were conveyed in these lessons, including; dribbling, shooting, learning how to stop the ball and how to be a goalie!

In PSHE, the unit of ‘Dreams and Goals’ was taught and Oak learnt about how to achieve the goals they set and use this to think about how to face new challenges. We read ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and linked this to our lessons through understanding the power to strive and not let obstacles deter any goal we have.

In RE, Oak enjoyed lots of role play looking at friendship and how Jesus was perceived by others. We linked this to PSHE and how we should work well with everyone. 

In Forest, Oak have enjoyed den building, Maths challenges, tree climbing, crafts and insect spotting. We are going to be linking lots of our Forest and Science lessons together next term as we are going to be exploring the season of Spring.

In SPaG, Oak worked hard learning about singular nouns, past and present verbs, the suffix -es, and capital letters for the days of the week.

In Computing, Oak have been understanding how to use and find various keys on the keyboard. They used this to log into the computers and quiz their partners.

In Phonics this term, all children have been consolidating Set 3 sounds, and in Guided Reading, Oak have been looking at how to retrieve information from poems and narratives.

In Art this term, Oak have really enjoyed their topic of ‘Sculpture and 3D (Paper Play). Oak started this topic by designing and creating their own 3D sculptures out of paper, before then working with partners to create their own 3D drawings. The most exciting part of Art this term has definitely been making, painting and putting together a giant spider! This has been lots of fun!

What a term! A massive well done, Year 1. You have worked your socks off! Have a restful break.

Miss Black


PE in Term 4 will be on a Thursday

Forest will continue to be on a Monday

Term 3 Highlights

Coming up in Term 3

Term 2 Update

What a wonderful and exciting term Oak Class have had!

Firstly, a massive well done to all of Oak Class for performing such a magical and splendid Nativity performance of ‘Ralph The Reindeer.’ Here is what else we have been up to:

In DT, Oak have structured, designed and assembled their own windmills. Everyone worked really hard to have a go at completing these independently- they look fantastic!

In SPaG, Oak have been focusing on writing sentences using the three components of finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. They have also explored the personal pronoun ‘I’ , the prefix ‘un’ and the noun suffix -s.

In English, I have been amazed with the work ethic and hard work to Sentence Stack, plan and publish a persuasive leaflet for Antarctica, as well as a Christmas poem.

Geography has been a firm favourite subject in Oak Class this term, learning about the UK and the 4 countries that it is made up from. The class also learnt about capital cities, the differences between human and physical geography and what London is like. Maybe ask your child to demonstrate the actions we used to remember the 4 capital cities!

In Maths, Oak Class have recapped learning of number bonds, tens and ones, subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes. Oak have worked really hard to use real-life questions to answer addition and subtraction problem solving.

In Forest, Oak have relished their time making crafts, learning about fire safety, making dens and climbing trees.

In Guided Reading, most of the lessons have been verbal and have involved the children looking at comprehension, predicting what happens next in a book and retrieving information. Oak really enjoyed the class novel, ‘The Magic Finger’ by Roald Dahl.

In PSHE, Oak have explored the unit ‘Celebrating Difference.’ As highlighted in the name of the unit, the children explored the importance of celebrating both similarities and differences of one another, looked at what bullying is in line with Anti-Bullying Week and what to do if it is witnessed, as well as focusing on how to keep and make new friends.

In RE, Oak continued with the religion of Christianity and enjoyed learning about the Christmas Story. Additionally, Oak used this understanding of the religious aspect of Christmas to think about what a ‘meaningful’ gift might be and how it might feel to give presents.

In PE, gymnastics has been the focus of our sessions, with the aim of learning how to balance, finishing turns and performing different formations.

In Phonics, Oak have been learning Set 3 with much enthusiasm. Well done Year 1 for your hard work!

I am really proud of all that has been achieved during this busy term. Have a lovely, relaxing Christmas and New Year.

Miss Black


Term 2 Highlights

Coming up in Term 2

Coming up in Term 2

Term 1 Update

Wow! What a great first term Oak Class have had. 

Here are some of the things we have been busy learning about:

  • In Maths, Oak Class have been exploring Place Value to 10; focusing on how to compare numbers and reviewing vocabulary including ‘fewer than’ and ‘greater than.’ Everyone has worked extremely hard to implement the CPA approach (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) into each lesson. We are also becoming more confident counting in 10s!

  • In English, Oak Class have been busy writing this term. We have planned and published a traditional tale, non-fiction information text and adventure narrative. Oak Class have been busy learning about full stops,  finger spaces and capital letters; using this to write independent sentences.

  • In SPaG, Oak Class have been writing sentences, using question marks, verbs, capital letters and the suffix -ing.

  • In History, everyone has relished the 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. Why not ask your child to tell you some facts?

  • In RE, Oak Class have looked at the idea of the Creation Story and reviewed ideas of why we should look after our planet.

  • In PSHE, Oak 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 they can be proud of their achievements.

  • In Science, Oak Class have explored the unit of ‘Seasons: Autumn and Winter.’ With this, Oak went on an Autumn walk to notice signs, collected leaves for leaf painting and looked at the change of day length, how the change of season affects humans and animals.

  • In PE, Oak have had a fantastic time with the cricket coach learning how to throw, catch and bat. Oak have absolutely loved these lessons and have enjoyed getting stuck in!

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

  • In Music, Oak Class have been appraising, improvising and listening to songs. These have 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, Oak have been using our learning from daily phonics lessons to retrieve, make inferences 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.

  • In Computing, Oak Class have been learning about what technology is, and have explored where to locate different letters and numbers on a keyboard.

Well done Oak Class for all your hard work this term. I am really proud of how you have settled into Year 1.  Next term we will be learning lots of new, exciting topics with the addition of the Nativity! 

Have a lovely half term break.

Miss Black


Term 1 Highlights

Welcome to Oak Class

WOW! What a great time Oak Class have had already! The children have developed old and new friendships, amazed me with their hard work, started new topics and familiarised themselves with the class mascot, Mr Monkey! A particular interest so far has been the History unit of Mary Anning. We are enjoying learning about fossils. Alongside History, all children have been working extremely hard in Maths to consolidate learning of number including comparing and ordering numbers. Oak Class have also impressed me in English by sequencing their twist on the traditional tale ‘Red Riding Hood’ using finger spaces and beginning to look at where full stops need to be. Everyone has transitioned well into Oak Class and have settled confidently.  

Keep a look out on the school Facebook page to see updates about our learning!


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 Wednesday


  • Doodle Maths (20 minutes weekly)

  • Reading (At least 3 times per week)

  • Weekly Spellings (to be tested every Friday). These will be put into your child’s reading record every Friday.

Keep up the hard work Oak Class!

Miss Black


Parent Expectation Letter - September 2023

Coming up in Term 1

Coming up in Term 1