Mrs G. L. Neal
Key Stage One Manager/SENCO/Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer/English Coordinator/Designated Teacher for Children in Care and Children Previously in Care
Mr I Curlett
Welcome to our class page, here you will be able to keep up with all of the fun we are having in school.
OAK CLASS INFORMATION
Homework is set each Friday and should be returned to school no later than the following Wednesday.
- Please listen to your child read for 5 - 10 minutes each night and ensure that their reading book and diary is in school everyday.
- P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has an indoor and outdoor kit in school. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.
OAK CLASS - TARGETS
ENGLISH - In English we are working on reading and spelling our 'high frequency' and 'tricky words.'
MATHS - In Maths we are working on reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 30.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Neal and Mr Curlett
High Frequency Words
Here is a list of the High Frequency Words that we are working on at the moment. Children are working on reading these words on sight and spelling them correctly. We are also trying hard to spell the days of the week.
Here are some ideas to help support your child with their High Frequency Words, at home.
OAK CLASS READING CHALLENGE
In Oak Class, we are working really hard to improve our reading. We know that practise makes perfect, so reading regularly at home is very important. To encourage children to read at home and change their books regularly, we are having a READING CHALLENGE! Children will collect a sticker on their bookmark each time they read at home. When they fill one side of their bookmark, they will receive a small prize. When they fill both sides, they will receive a larger prize. In order to collect stickers, children MUST have their reading diary signed by an adult.
The Oxford Owl website is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas. There is also a FREE eBook library, where you can access over 250 eBooks. Click on Oxford Owl to visit the website.
OUR CLASS NOVEL IS...
WE HAVE BEEN READING...
In Oak Class we LOVE story time! Here are some of the books that we have been enjoying, (click on the picture to listen to the story again at home). Help your child to develop their comprehension skills by discussing the characters, setting and main events from these stories.
This half term our topic is "Why do we Like to be Beside the Seaside?" Click on our curriculum overview to find out more about all of the fun things that we will be getting up to.
In P.E. this half term, we are working on jumping and landing safely on the floor and from equipment.
We are trying really hard to apply our phonic knowledge when writing new words.
COUNTING IN TENS
We have been learning to make different amounts of money using 10p coins. Why not practise with 10p coins at home?
This half term our topic is "Why is the Titanic Important to Liverpool?" Have a look at our Curriculum Overview to find out about all of the exciting things that we will be getting up to.
We used a range of artefacts, including photographs and advertisements, to find out what cabins on board the Titanic were like. Children then worked in groups to design and make their own cabins. We used tools; like saws, sand paper and glue guns safely. After looking carefully at photographs, children also used 'Paint' to create their own Titanic wallpaper.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
We are learning to recognise coins and understand the value of each coin. We will also be learning to count amounts of money and make amounts using different coins. Click on the links below to watch video clips covering these topics and to play interactive ICT games.
We are working really hard to apply our phonic knowledge while reading and writing new words. We are also trying hard to learn the tricky words from our Letters and Sounds Phases. Have a look at our super writing! Click on the links below to play a fun and interactive phonics game.
- PHONICS GAMES - Yeti Yes and No
- PHONICS GAMES - Sentence Substitution
- PHONICS GAMES - Matching Pairs
- PHONICS GAMES - Tricky Trucks
- PHONICS GAMES - Deep Sea Phonics
- PHONICS GAMES - Falling Phonics
WHICH MATERIAL WOULD MAKE A STRONG COAT FOR CAPTAIN SMITH?
We tested the strength of a range of materials to find out which would make a strong coat for Captain Smith. The children suggested ways to test each material fairly.
WHICH MATERIAL WOULD MAKE A GOOD COAT FOR CAPTAIN SMITH?
We worked in groups to investigate which material would make a waterproof coat for Captain Smith. The children asked scientific questions and suggested ways to answer these. We also thought carefully about how we could make our investigation fair. Children used equipment carefully and recorded their findings.
The children have been working hard to learn their number bonds to 10 and 20. Click on the link below to watch a short clip about number bonds and to play a fun, interactive number bond game.
This week we have been learning to double numbers to 10 + 10. Why not play one of these fun ICT games to help you learn your doubles at home?
CREATING CLASSIFICATION KEYS
In science we have been learning to sort and classify materials based on their properties. We created classification keys and used these to play a game of "Guess my Object."
This half term our topic is 'Who Started The Great Fire of London?' Have a look at all the exciting things that we will be learning about.
We are learning to discuss and measure the passing of time and to tell the time to the hour. We are also learning to say the time one or two hours earlier or later than a given time. Why not use one of these fun interactive games to help improve your skills?
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
We have been finding out more about The Great Fire of London. The children have compared houses from 1666 to houses from the modern day. They made a time machine in the Deconstructed Role Play Area, so that we could travel back in time to 1666. We watched a short film made by Pudding Lane Productions,to help us describe the sights, sounds and smells of Tudor London.
WHAT WERE HOUSES LIKE BEFORE THE FIRE?
We used a range of resources to find out more about what houses were like before the Great Fire of London. The children then designed and created their own house. We tried hard to make strong structures.
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON GAME
Test your knowledge by playing The Great Fire of London Game - Will you be awarded with a special trophy from King Charles II?
A VISIT FROM KATE CUNNINGHAM
Today, we had a wonderful visit from Kate Cunningham, the author of "Vlad and The Great Fire of London." She brought Vlad with her and the children were very excited to meet him. We looked at original artefacts from 1666, including coins, tokens and jewellery. We pretended to put out fires using leather buckets - it was VERY tricky.
VLAD AND THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
We have been reading "Vlad and The Great Fire of London," by Kate Cunningham. We have written diary entries to recount the experiences of Boxton the Rat during The Great Fire of London. We are really looking forward to our visit from Kate Cunningham on Thursday 25th January. REMEMBER - You can buy a signed copy of "Vlad and The Great Fire" for £7.99 or an activity book for £5.99.
SAMUEL PEPYS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
We have been finding out about Samuel Pepys and his experiences of The Great Fire of London. We found out that he kept a diary, written in secret code and this is where much of our knowledge of the fire comes from. We also found out that during the fire he buried CHEESE in his garden to keep it safe! Why not watch Magic Grandad's Visit to 1666 to find out more?
We have been learning the Nursery Rhyme, London's Burning. The children have written their own version, which are more historically accurate.
In preparation for our 'Great Fire of London' topic, we have been finding out about London in the modern day. We have researched London using books and the internet and written reports. William Whiskerson helped us to find out more about London. Why not watch the video again at home?
In maths, we have been learning to names and describe 2d and 3d shapes. We have been sorting 3d shapes and investigating their properties - we had lots of fun when we tried to work out which 3d shapes roll and which do not.
- Shape Games - THE SHAPE LAB
- Shape Games - GEOBOARDS
- Shape Games - ROBO PACK
- Shape Games - POLYGON PLAYGROUND
BRILLIANT BALL SKILLS
We are very lucky to have Miss McGough in school to teach some of our P.E. lessons. We are currently working on our ball handling skills, today we have practised passing and receiving.
In P.E. we have been learning to create strong shapes with our bodies. We started off using the floor and the mats. We have now started to balance on the P.E. equipment.
Have a look at all of the fun things that we will be learning about during the second half of the Autumn term.
This half term our topic is 'Crazy Creatures' we are going to be researching different creatures, so that we can become experts.
OWL PELLET INVESTIGATION
We have been finding out about food chains. We found out that barn owls are carnivores, so they eat small mammals, birds and insects. Barn owls eat their prey whole, but they cannot digest the bones and fur. Every now and again owls (and other birds,) cough up pellets which contain their undigested food. We were given some owl pellets by The Barn Owl Trust, so that we could dissect them and find out more about what barn owls eat.
We have been answering the question 'What is Life Like in the Arctic Circle?' We have been finding out about the climate in the Arctic Circle, locating countries with areas in the Arctic Circle on maps and in atlases and describing human and physical features of the Arctic Circle. We watched Barnaby Bear's Norwegian Adventure to help us find out more about Nordkapp.
Have a look at all of the exciting things that we will be doing during the first half of the Autumn Term.
PERFECT PLACE VALUE
We have been learning to represent numbers using pictures and objects and to say what each digit in a two digit number (to 30) is worth. Why not play a fun, ICT game to help with your place value knowledge?
THE ALIENS ARE COMING!!!
Today the children from KS1 had a very special visit from the ALIENS!! They crash landed in Link Club and asked us for some help. They set us a special mission. We have been asked to find out all about life on Earth. Our first job is to name differnt parts of the body and find out about their functions.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BOB (The Man on the Moon)
We had a visit from Bob and he has got a new job, he is going to be The Man on the Moon! Bob has got a little problem - he doesn't actaully know ANYTHING about the moon! We are going to help Bob. We are going to research space and the moon and write down all of the information that we find out.
A BEST FRIEND FOR BOB
Bob is looking for a new BEST FRIEND EVER! We think that an alien would be a great friend for Bob, so we have made some from playdough and tried to use lots of lovely adjectives to describe them.
We used 'Paint' to create pictures of Bob's new friends.
A VISIT TO THE LIBRARY
We walked to the library in Runcorn Old Town. While we were there, we looked for book about Neil Armstrong and The Space Race. Click on the link below to find out about the events that are taking place at Halton's libraries and to find out how to register for a library card.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH
Oak Class would like to wish St. Michael's Church a very happy 125th birthday! We made a beautiful angel that will be on display at the Flower Festival this week.
A VISIT FROM CHESTER ZOO
Today we had a lovely visit from the Education Officers from Chester Zoo. We have been learning all about different animals, including humans and the Education Officers helped us to find out more about minibeasts.
BACK TO SCHOOL RULES by Laurie Friedman
This week, we have been reading Percy Isaac Gifford rules for a successful school year. We wrote our own set of class rules.