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Oak Class



Oak class is a great place to be, with lots of learning opportunities and nice things to do!






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Welcome to the last term in Oak Class, we have lots of exciting things still to learn, with our focus now on independence in readiness for

moving into Ash Class in September.This half term will be very busy for all the children, with Sports Day, Open Afternoon, Transfer Day and

Den Building day. Details and dates to follow.



Weeks 1  and 2     -   Under the Sea

Week   3  and 4     -   Pirates and Mermaids        

Weeks 5  and 6     -   Summer and Healthy Eating

Weeks 7                -   End of  Term Fun!


Parents coming into school

We hope you have all enjoyed sharing just a liitle bit of the Oak Class day. All the children have really enjoyed showing you around and telling

you about all the things they like to do.


Show and Tell will be on Thursdays, it is really nice to see the children sharing their own work and experiences with the rest of the class. If

your child forgets to bring anything, please do not worry as we like to encourage them to share with the other children exciting news they

may have.  


Warmer weather - can children bring a sunhat in everyday and apply long lasting suncream before school. Please can

they also bring a light raincoat to leave at school as we do like to be out in all weather.


Keywords - Thank you for all the help you are giving the children with their keywords, we have started to see a great improvement in the use

of these words in their reading and writing in school. We are now starting to do joined up writing, so please encourage chiidren to do this in

their orange books.


Literacy - Non fiction: Under the Sea; poems; sentence writing with capital letters and fullstops; continue practising keywords; sound games

with sounds that are spelt differently, eg 'ee' and 'ea'; letter names; story writing and drama, 'helicopter' stories;  Under the Sea Book Corner.


Number Fun - Capacity activities; full, empty, half full, ordering, estimating; language -describing shapes 3D and 2D ; money -

recognising and using 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1.00 coins; writing numbers


It is very important that all childen recognise numbers to 20; be able to order them; say 1 more than,1 less than; count on and back confidently

to reach expected at the end of reception.  Please carry on and encourage lots of practise for your child to be confident with all the numbers.


Communication and Language - Role play in the Under the Sea outside homecorner, read in the Under the Sea Book corner, Pirates and

Mermaid home corners; Summer Cafe and shop homecorner.


PE -  Athletics, practising for Sports Day; Drama and Dance - all things under the sea.


Music - Songs - Sea Shanties, Yellow Submarine; listening and making music that sounds like the sea; instruments - making rain makers.


PSHE - Relationships; values  - Changes, Hope, Equality


EAD - Using textiles to make felt fish; aquariums; making Rain Makers


Mindfullness - We are practising daily, breathing in and out slowly and listening to peaceful and calm music.


Mud Gang - Looking at plants and flowers starting to grow, planting flowers


ICT - Learning to type our names; typing simple sentences


Sounds Write  - different spelling of sounds;Capital letters, letter names and joined handwriting


UW - Learning about creatures that live under the sea; Pirate and Mermaid facts; looking at changes that take place in the summer.




















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