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KS1: Oak

Key Stage 1 Oak Class (Year 1 and 2)

Welcome to Oak Class!  Mrs Lawson and Miss Field are the class teachers.

In Oak Class we value the importance of becoming independent and self motivated learners. We love to be pushed out of our comfort zones and to try new things and approaches. We know this will build our confidence and help us to become resilient individuals. Our class motto is 'Mighty Oaks grow from Little Acorns'.    

We learn through practical experiences and develop new skills through our work. We work hard to achieve and progress whilst having fun.  

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum for Literacy, Numeracy and other non-core subjects. The core skills are delivered in the mornings often during separate year group teaching, incorporating Guided Reading, Phonics/Spelling Shed, Literacy and Numeracy.  

In Year 1 there is a period of transition from Foundation Stage when children have whole class teaching followed up with focus group work where the work will be pitched at the child's ability.  

In Year 2 we improve on the basic skills learnt in Year 1. We learn to write for purpose and for effect in Literacy and to reason and problem solve in Numeracy. This is great preparation for the start of Key Stage 2 in Willow Class. 

Our Learning 
Spring Half Term 2 Curriculum
Please see the links below to see what we are learning in Oak Class this half term! 

In Spring 2 half term, we will be covering:

Science-  materials and seasonal changes: why does the weather change during the different seasons?

DT- food: fruit and vegetables (smoothies)

PE- invasion and yoga

Geography- what is the weather like in the UK?

Computing- digital painting

RE- who is Jewish and how do they live?

RSE- safety and the changing body
Please keep an eye out for our Knowledge Organisers for Geography and Science :)
For full details about homework, please see our policy attached below.
Homework will be set for Year 1 and Year 2 as follows:
Spellings and Maths will be set on a Thursday and tested on the following Thursday. The results of the spelling and maths tests will be sent home via spelling sheets each week.
Pupils will change their reading books on Monday. Pupils are expected to read each night and parents/carers should sign the home reading diary when they have heard their child read.  Pupils will complete a smiley face each time they read.  When they complete a row of smiley faces they will receive a fluffy award in class.  When they have completed their smiley face chart, they will receive a gold token for our book vending machine! 
Homework will be set each week on Seesaw by the class teachers.  Feedback will be given via Seesaw.