Oak Year 1

  • Mrs G Neal

    Member of SLT, KS1 Manager, SENCO, English Team, Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer, Designated Teacher for Children in Care/Children Previously in Care, National SENCo Award

  • Mr I Curlett

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss D Byrne

    Teach Direct Student

OAK CLASS
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 completed on Seesaw no later than the following Wednesday.
  • Please listen to your child read for 5 - 10 minutes each night and ensure that their reading is logged in their reading diary.
  • P.E. lessons are on Monday and Thursday and children should come to school wearing their kit. Weather permitting, our P.E. lessons will take place outside, so children should wear their outdoor kit. 
CLASS TARGETS
ENGLISH - In English we are working on:
Using phonic knowledge to write words and sentences that can be read by themselves and others.
Combining words to write sentences that make sense, with a capital letter and end punctuation. 
Reading sentences fluently and discussing what has been read.
 
MATHS - In Maths we are working on:
Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 50.
Adding and subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number.
Understanding the value of each digit in a two digit number.
 
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Neal and Mr Curlett
 
COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS
Here is a list of the common exception 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.
COMMON EXCEPTION WORD GAMES 
Why not try one of these exciting games to help you learn to read and spell your common exception words?
 
OXFORD OWL
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.
AUTUMN TWO
This half term our topic is "What is Life Like in the Arctic Circle?" We will be learning to locate the Arctic and Antarctic on a globe and a map. Children will find out about the weather and seasons in the Arctic and compare this to the weather and seasons in Runcorn. Children will also compare the human and physical features of a town in Greenland to Runcorn. 


WHICH ANIMALS LIVE IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE?
We have been finding out which animals live in the Arctic Circle. Children have created maps, with keys, to show where each of the animals live.
 
 
OLIVER JEFFERS
This half term, we have been reading lots of stories by Oliver Jeffers. Click on one of the front covers, to listen to the stories again at home.
 
 
LOST AND FOUND
We have been reading "Lost and Found" by Oliver Jeffers. Click on the front cover, to listen to the story again at home.
 

WHICH COAT WOULD KEEP YOU WARM AND DRY IN THE ARCTIC?
In Oak Class, we are learning about materials in science. This week we have been finding out which would be the best coat to keep us warm and dry on an Arctic expedition. Children thought of their own way to investigate this question and how to make sure we tested the different fabrics fairly.
 
 
PHONICS 
In phonics, we are working on writing the sounds that we can hear, in the order that we hear them. We are also working hard to read the words that we have written. We loved writing in the foam! 
 

 
COMPUTING - Creating Images 
This half term, we are working on creating images. Have a look at the wonderful self portraits that we have painted using the tools on Seesaw. Why not use one of the online painting games to create your own image at home?


OUTDOOR P.E.
This half term, in our outdoor P.E. lessons, children are learning to develop their ball skills. We will be leaning to: 
Hold a hockey stick correctly. 
Stop a ball that is moving towards us. 
Pass with accuracy. 
Move a ball with control. 


MARVELLOUS MUSIC
We are learning a new song in our music lessons. Today we learned to sing the first verse. 


COLD CLIMATES
We have been finding out about the climate in the Arctic Circle. We have compared the weather in the summer and the winter and compared the climate in Greenland to the climate in England. Children selected a season and worked as part of a team to create their own weather report.


POLAR PLACES 
We have used maps and atlases to find the North Pole and the South Pole. We have also found the names of countries which have part of their land inside the Arctic Circle. Children used the atlas to identify these countries and label them on their own maps.  


SUPER SHAPE
This week we have been working on recognising 2d and 3d shapes. By the end of Year One children should be able to:
 
Recognise and name common 2-D shapes, including rectangles (including squares), circles and triangle
Recognise and name 3-D shapes, including cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres
handle common 2-D and 3-D shapes, naming these and relating them to everyday objects fluently.
Recognise these shapes in different orientations and sizes, and know that rectangles, triangles, cuboids and pyramids are not always similar to each other.
 
Click on one of the links below to play a fun, interactive game and revisit what we have been learning in school.
 
AUTUMN ONE
This half term our topic is "Why do we Remember Famous Explorers?" We will be finding out about the lives’ of significant individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to space exploration and to exploring planet Earth.
 
BEEGU
An alien  space craft crash landed on the playground! When we checked the cameras, we saw Beegu running around school. Have a look at some of the wonderful writing inspired by this story.
 
SUPER SCIENCE 
Oak Class received a letter from Beegu asking for some help. While on Earth, she has noticed that human bodies are different to alien bodies. She asked us to name and locate parts of our body.

PERFECT PLACE VALUE 
In maths, we have been thinking about the value of each digit in a two digit number. We have been working on representing numbers in lots of different ways. 
 
PLACE VALUE GAMES
Have a go at one of these exciting games to help you develop your skills while you are at home. 
 
BRILLIANT BONES 
Beegu has been back in touch with Oak Class, this time she wanted to know more about our bones. We looked at books and watched videos to find out more, then we made skeletons and named different bones.
 
EXCITING EXPLORERS 
This half term, our topic is “Why do we Remember Famous Explorers?” We have been finding out about the life and achievements of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. We have been working on sequencing the main events from the Moon Landing in 1969 and retelling these events orally. 
 
SHOULD WE STILL EXPLORE SPACE? 
If NASA were giving out golden tickets to visit space, would you want one? This is what Oak Class had to decide today. We thought about all of the positive points about a visit to space and and the negative points too. Some children were still undecided, so we made a ‘Conscience Alley’ where we could hear other children’s ideas. Finally, we imagined that a loved one had won the ticket and we tried to persuade them to go or stay.

HOW CAN WE MEASURE THE SPEED OF THE WIND?
Beegu was a little worried that it was too windy for her spaceship to take off. We worked in teams to think of a way to measure the wind speed and record this. Some children used paper and watched how quickly it blew across the playground, others decided to use bubbles. We also thought about how we could tell which direction the wind was blowing in.