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Oak Class



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


Welcome to the Oak Class page.


                                                  Sharing, Helping and Caring Hands


We have had a lovely week learning all about colours. We have looked at colours all around us, painted beautiful pictures by mixing different colours together, and have had lots of fun in the colour room, playing with torches and coloured paper, investigating what happens with the light when we used more than one colour. We are now looking at all the changes that are happening around us as we move into Autumn. Our outside Role-play shed has a tree with autumn leaves growing on it, and lots of Autumn conkers, leaves, berries and pine cones  to touch and explore. Thank you for helping your children to bring in their own Autumn collections, they have all enjoyed talking about what they have found.  


Pets Week - If you have a pet that you think will be suitable to bring into school to show the children, please write a note in the red book or speak to us after school. Please however no Dogs. We do have a vet bringing in a very calm dog for the children to see. If your child has any allergies that we should be aware of, please let us know.


Harvest - Our Harvest Festival this year will be at St Botolph's Church on the13th October in the afternoon (time to be confirmed) We will need volunteers to help walking to the church, please let us know it you can help.


The Themes for this half term are


Weeks 1 and 2 - Settling in and Myself

Week   3           - Colours

Weeks 4 and 5 -Autumn and Harvest

Weeks 6 and 7 -Looking After Pets


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.


In anticipation of colder weather, can all children bring a coat in everyday. We do like to be outside as much as possible whatever the weather. Could you also bring in a named pair of wellies that can be left at school.



Literacy - In Sounds Write we have been learning o, n. p and next week will move onto b, c, g, and h.  Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the meeting this week. We hope you found it helpful.  If you were unable to attend and would like to know more about Sounds Write, please speak to a member of staff after school.


Harvest  - Apple tasting and making apple cakes from the apples harvested in the school garden.


Number Fun - counting, weighing apples and repeating patterns


Communication and Language - Role-play in the Farmhouse kitchen


PE -  Spaces and drama


PD - Getting changed for pe, pencil grip


Music - Harvest Songs


PSHE - How to be a good friend


EAD - Leaf prints and harvest baskets


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












Oak Class Newsletter Autumn - 2017 001 003 002 011

This week we have been learning all about looking after pets and animals. We have played in the vets in our classroom and had a visit from Hazel the dog.