Oak Class - Year 1
We hope you have a lovely time over half term and come back fully refreshed and raring to go!
There are lots of exciting things to look forward to next half term.
Sports Day on Wed 5th June
Year 1 and 2 Lifeboat trip on Thurs 27th June
Summer Fete on Fri 28th June
to name but a few.
This half term seemed to go by very quickly but we packed a lot in.
In English they wrote leaflets about the Isle of Struay. (where Katie Morag lives!)
In Maths, we did a lot of work measuring in different ways. We measured capacity, length and weight! We also looked at time using analogue clocks. Why don't you ask your child to check the time for you?
In ICT, we got to use Beebots and program them to follow a particular route. We really enjoyed doing this.
In Art, the children did an amazing job designing ad making clay plates in the style of Miro.
We have been doing lots of PE in preparation for Sports Day. We really hope you can come and join us and see the effort the children have put in.
Welcome to Oak Class
We are the first class after Reception so play is still very much at the heart of what we do. As we progress through the year we will be moving towards a more formal style of learning in preparation for our transition to Willow Class and beyond. On a day to day basis we enjoy working as a whole class, then in small groups and sometimes individually with the teacher or teaching assistant.
This year we have some exciting topics to base our learning around; On your marks… Get set go! Extreme Earth Let’s Explore! Land Ahoy! Make a Splash!
We will send out a Home Learning Grid every term with a choice of fun activities for you and your child to do together. You can send them in as you complete them and we will make time to share them with the class as soon as we can.
We enjoy P.E twice a week on a Wednesday and a Friday morning. It is helpful to have their PE kit in school every day, but especially on our PE days. Tracksuit bottoms are essential in winter as we will be going outside for one of our lessons each week. In order to help your child become more independent with their changing it would be great if you could try to let them dress themselves at home if possible! This year we will be enjoying a well-rounded curriculum of Dance, Gymnastics, Ball Skills, Athletics and Games.
Reading is something we value highly in Oak Class and we do this in many different ways on a daily basis- individual reading, guided reading and E.R.I.C Time (Everybody Reading In Class). Additional to our daily phonics teaching we also have “Sound Discovery” three times a week-where the children learn phonics in groups that are appropriate for their ability. In these sessions we begin with "Speed Sounds", moving on to blending and segmenting sounds in words and practising reading sentences with our sound of the week. We love to use sand, lentils and shaving foam as ways of practising our sounds in fun and creative ways. Children should be enjoying books at home every day if possible and this doesn't have to be just "School Books". Sharing a favourite bedtime stories or listening to audio books are also great ways to "read" at home. When your child needs to change their reading book please place it in the basket outside the classroom before school.
Please do not hesitate to pop in and see us if you need to ask anything, no matter how small!
Here's looking forward to the exciting year ahead we have!
Mrs Rolland and Mrs Pinder