Oak Class - Year 1

Welcome to Oak Class!
Mrs Pinder is the class teacher.
Mrs Cook and Mrs Pinder (known as Mrs P) are the teaching assistants.



This term is well underway and we have been learning so much! 


Important dates



Fri 29th Nov-Christmas Fair

Wed 4th Dec-1.30pm-Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play

Thurs 5th Dec-9.30am-Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play

**New date** Thurs 12th Dec-Xmas Carols and Come and See

Tues 17th Dec-Whole School trip to Panto!


This term our topic is Castles in the Sky.

 In English we have been learning the features of a poster.


In Maths, we have started looking at 3D shapes. Perhaps you might spot examples of these at home or out and about.


We have started practising singing the songs for the Christmas play. They sound amazing already, so you are definitely in for a treat!


We are carrying on with Dance in PE on Thursdays. The children always participate with great enthusiasm. Perhaps they might show you their moves?!

We had a great time in Forest School this week. We identified different types of leaves. Then we made pictures using natural objects found on the ground.






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, small groups and sometimes individually with the teacher or teaching assistant.


 This year we have some exciting topics to base our learning around.

 In the Autumn term the whole school has the theme of 'DISCOVER'. Our topic is Castles in the Sky.

In the Spring Term, the school theme is 'EXPLORE'. Our topic is Fantastic Forests.

 In the Summer Term, the school theme is 'CREATE'. Our topic is Once there were Giants and Creative Geniuses.


We will send out a Home Learning Grid every term with a choice of fun activities you and your child could 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 Thursday. 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).

We do “Sound Discovery” four 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.

If possible, children should be enjoying books at home every day  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 tray outside the classroom before school. 

Please do not hesitate to pop in and see me if you need to ask anything, no matter how small!

Here's looking forward to the exciting year ahead we have!

 Mrs Pinder

As mentioned earlier, we have started practising cursive handwriting.
Week beg 9th Sept we looked at i and l.
Week beg 16th Sept we looked at t and x.
Week beg 23rd Sept we looked at z and c.
Week beg 30th Sept we looked at a and d.
Week beg 7th Oct we looked g and q.
Week beg 14th Oct we looked at o and e.
Week beg 21st Oct we looked at s and r.
This week, week beg 4th Nov we looked at v and w.
Year 1 Common Exception Words.
We have started looking at some of these words in class.
We have looked:
I, a, is
do, to
so, go, no
be, he, me, we, she
school, said, the
today, there, where