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Autumn Term

Autumn term 1, 2020 - All About Me


This term the children will be learning all about themselves and what makes them unique. This means focusing on not only their physical attributes but also personal qualities and preferences. The children will be studying their own faces and creating portraits of themselves using a range of materials. They will also gain confidence in sharing their personal opinions in front of the class, learning that it is ok to think differently to a friend or peer.


In Literacy, the children will be learning the sound associated with each letter, this is called a phoneme. They will then learn how to write these sounds, focusing on forming each letter correctly. This will enable them to verbally identify and write initial sounds. Most children will also become secure in independently recognising and writing their own name. The children will begin to develop their love for reading, experiencing regular stories and learning about the key features of books.


In Maths, the children will be consolidating their numbers to 10. Learning how to count accurately, form numbers and count objects; giving each object its own name. They will be introduced to 2D shapes and encouraged to use their names correctly in play and investigate the properties.

PE will take place on Wednesdays (indoor) and Fridays (outdoor).


Key events this term; flu vaccinations, consent letters will be sent home.


Autumn term 2, 2020- Shimmer and Shine


This term the children will be learning all about celebrations, from their own cultures and others around the world. The children will learn how, why and when they are celebrated using real life props and interactive resources. The main celebrations we focus on are birthdays, weddings, Diwali, Bonfire night and Christmas. This is a great starting point for discussion amongst the children, comparing what is similar and different and explaining their own family traditions and routines.


In Literacy, children will continue to consolidate their phase 2 phonic knowledge as this will enable their reading and writing. In writing, the children will try to write C-V-C words that they can segment and blend. Some children may even attempt to write a simple sentence, learning the key features such as finger spaces and full stops.


In Maths, children will consolidate their numbers to 15. They will continue to practice their number formation and attempt to place numbers in the correct order. This number knowledge will help the children to talk about groups of objects, which has more and 1 more than a given number. They will explore 3D shape names and properties and even delve into topics to do with measuring length and investigating weight.


PE will take place on Thursdays (indoor) and Fridays (outdoors).


Key events this term; parents evening & whole school nativity to take place in the local church. Festive Christmas fun in the last 2 weeks.


Welcome to Oak Class

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome back to school, please feel free to come and look at our new classroom, it is amazing!

Hopefully you have already received a copy of "Welcome to Oak Class". This shows our timetable, our topic for this term and some basic advise about school routine in Oak class.

On Tuesday 11th September there is a chance to meet the teacher at 3.10 p.m. This is a short meeting where I will explain a little about the curriculum, our expectations and how you can help your child at home. There will be a chance to ask questions and view our lovely new classroom.

Oak class portraits
Our favourite colours
Our hospital
Sand pit
Mud kitchen
Building area

Autumn Term 2018 Topic


This term Oak Class's topic is "Ourselves".


So far we have painted self-portraits and talked about how we are the same and how we are different, we also looked at the story "All Kinds of People".


The story "Cleversticks" made us think about what we are good at, climbing, painting, playing football... were just a few ideas!

We also had great fun trying to eat with chopsticks.


In topic work we will be looking at our bodies and how we can stay healthy. The school nurse will be coming in to talk about hand hygiene and we will be making paper plate dinners for our favourite food (possibly not always healthy!)

Our role play area is set up as a hospital, many patients seem to visit every day, and after Adam's accident we looked at real x-rays. 


We will be talking about our families and family traditions, how we celebrate Harvest, birthdays, bonfire night and Christmas. We will also be finding out more about our school and our village.



Divali and Bonfire Night - we made 3D fireworks