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Oak Class 2019 - 2020


Welcome to team Oak's class page. We will keep you updated on this page with all the exciting things we have been up to! 

Team Oak have been settling into their new class this term. The staff and children have spent a lot of time building relationships, working and playing together. As a class we have focused on our school value of Friendship. We made a paper chain of comments and thoughts about each other. We thought about all of the kind things we could say to each other to help us feel good. 

Getting to know each other in Team Oak

Getting to know each other in Team Oak 1 Friendship Chain
As part of our well being week we made sensory cubes. These cubes help us to regulate when we are finding things hard in school. 

Sensory Cubes

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This term our topic has been 'Where We Live'. We have been thinking about where in the world we live, our homes and houses and our local area. We went to visit the Three Sister's Recreation Area to look at our local area to school. We enjoyed a nature walk as part of our science work and found lots of signs of Autumn in the forest. Luckily we took our wellies so the puddles were great to jump in! 

Three Sister's Recreation Area

Summer Term 2


Wow! We can't believe it's the last term of the school year. The children in Oak class have been busy with their new topic this term of 'That's Entertainment'. We have been finding out about different ways to entertain ourselves, discussing our hobbies and finding out about how entertainment has changed over time. We went out for a trip to the theatre to watch a Dinosaur show. We are planning to have fun finding out about the circus and to finish our topic off we will be learning about Seaside holiday fun and how things have changed. We will end our term with a beach party. Look out for the photos! 

Our trip to see the Dinosaur show

English Work


In English this term we have been looking at traditional tales with a twist! We have read stories and made comparisons with the original stories. We enjoyed 'Brownilocks and the Three Bears' 'The Ninjabread Man' and 'Jack and the Bean Pie'. We made some of our own 'Ninja' gingerbreads, baked our own delicious pies and had lots of fun making Mud pies for Jack in the mud kitchen. 

Summer Term 1

We loved holding the chicks!

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In topic we have been learning about the History of the Titanic. Some children decided to re create their own ships using Lego. This took a lot of skill and patience but the children really enjoyed taking time to work on them. 
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As part of our Art work in Oak class we have been looking at paintings of rivers. We used a technique called Pointillism. The children used cotton buds and primary colours to make a river scene. 
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Curriculum Information for Parents - Spring Term 2

To celebrate World Book Day the children in Oak have been focusing on Harry Potter and being wizards. We have made badges and ties for the Harry Potter houses. We enjoyed time making potions in class by mixing and pouring lots of messy things! 
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This week in our topic lesson we have been learning about rivers and seas. We found out the names of the seas that surround our country. We used an atlas and our map skills to find the names of some rivers in England. The children enjoyed using their creative skills to make a river scene. They used sand, compost and straw to make a river bank and made a river through the middle using foil and water. It was a messy job but lots of fun! 

Curriculum Information for parents

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No-Bot the Robot

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This week in English we have read the book No-Bot the Robot. We have created our very own robots and made ID cards giving information about our characters. 

Garden of hopes and dreams

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This term in Oak class we have created a Garden of Hopes and Dreams as part of our P.S.H.E curriculum. We have thought about our hopes and wishes for the future. We made flowers, painted pebbles,made sun catcher CDs and are currently growing grass heads. 

Welcome to Oak!


Curriculum Information for Parents


                                                                   Autumn 2

   Class:  Oak                                                                                                         Woodlands    

BOXALL Breakfast

PSHE / Jigsaw



Celebrating Difference


Conflict within families

Anti-Bullying work

‘Cool to be kind’

Celebrating being different




Computer presentations.

Creating documents and saving work.

Creating and opening folders.

Searching, formatting and printing slides.

E safety.  


History / Geography


Heroes & Superheroes

Real life heroes – Fire service, police, paramedics.

History of Guy Fawkes.

Bonfire night.

Remembrance – soldiers.

British Heroes in History.

Sporting heroes.

Superheroes – creating characters through Art and DT.






Counting to 10.




Children will work on singing, listening, practising and playing instruments.










Forces & Magnets

Testing surfaces.

Experimenting with forces

Spotting forces in sports

Magnetic attraction

Testing magnets

Creating a fair test

Making magnetic games.






Creating a festival of light


Symbols of Christmas

Meaning of Christmas

Structured Play

The eleven stations on offer are; reading and sensory den, computing, dressing up, small world, fine motor, malleable, construction, sand and water, creative, sensory and role play. The equipment encourages the development of physical skills, understanding relationships, problem solving, experiencing and identifying emotions, practicing roles, finding out what is ‘me’ and what is not ‘me’, relaxing, having fun and achieving mastery.


The questions that we will explore are:

  • What is a hero?
  • What are the different types of heroes?
  • Why do we celebrate Remembrance Day?
  • Who is your favourite superhero?
  • Can you name any forces?
  • How can we use forces to change things?
  • What can you find that is magnetic?
  • Can you talk about magnetic forces?

You could help your child by:

  • Talk about your own family and the people who make up a family.
  • How do you celebrate at Christmas time?
  • Can you recognise any forces at home? Push / pull etc.
  • Who are your own heroes? Discuss with your child your own personal heroes.
  • Encourage your child to read each night.
  • Share stories together.