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   Oak Class   

Welcome to our Class!

Our Teacher is Miss Mills

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Mills and Miss Smith

 

Autumn Newsletter

Spring Newsletter and Learning Web

Summer Newsletter and Learning Web

P.E. is on Wednesdays

Books are changed on Wednesdays

We visit the Library on Fridays

Spellings are checked on Fridays

 Year 2 SATs

Y2 SATs Information from Miss Mills

Please click this link for more information

Spellings 

Year 1s also have access to Year 1 Common Exception words all year. Year 2s have access to Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception words all year. View all Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words through this link.


 Friday 8th July - Friday 15th July (these will be the final spellings of the year)

Group 1                                          Group 2

air

pair

chair

fairy

hairy

ear

hear

year

near

clear

whole

any

many

clothes

busy

people

water

again

half

money

 

All Oak Spellings - Autumn 1

All Oak Spellings - Autumn 2

 

Look at what we've been up to

Spring 2

Spring 1

 In Art Oak Class have been learning about the artist Giuseppe Arcimbolda. The children collected their own natural materials and worked in a group to create a portrait in his style. Aren’t they amazing? Well done everyone!

What an exciting start to our English lesson today. Years One and Two went up to Forest School for some inspiration for our setting description.

Following on from our super English lessons, where we learned all about the books Little Red Riding Hood and The Dark Dark Wood, we thought about what was the same in each story and what was different. The children were very excited to find out that the little girls friend in The Dark Dark Wood was in fact a monster, so in Enrichment today Oak Class decided to create and make our very own monster friends.


In Art Oak Class we are continuing to learn all about Giuseppe Arcimboldo and have recreated a portrait in his style using fruits and vegetables. Can you spot what fruits and vegetables we have used?

 What a wonderful time Oak Class had this afternoon doing our bit for the Big Garden Bird Watch. We saw a a few different types of birds and even a seagull. What will you see in your garden at the weekend?

What a fabulous day Oak Class had celebrating Chinese New Year. We made our own tigers and lanterns. We learnt all about how the Chinese people celebrate their New Year. We were so excited to taste all the yummy Chinese food. We also learnt how to say Happy New Year in Chinese ... xÄ«n nián kuài lè. To finish off day we shared a story, The Magic Paint Brush which is a Chinese traditional tale ðŸÂ‰ ðŸÂœ 🇨🇳

Who doesn’t love a pyjama day? Oak Class certainly have! Thank you so much to our parents for your generous donations for World Cancer day â­Âï¸Ââ­Âï¸Ââ­Âï¸Â

To celebrate the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics we learnt how to play curling. The children did really well and thoroughly enjoyed it. Do we have any future curling Olympians in our class? We think so, watch this space! 🥌🥌🥌

n RE this half term Oak Class have been learning all about ceremonies. Today we have learnt all about a Hindu wedding. We learnt that it’s tradition for the bride and groom to wear red. The bride has her hands painted with a mehndi patterns. They have a big celebration with lots of food and dancing. The children were really interested in their style of dancing so we decided to learn a bit of Bhangra dancing. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

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 What a busy week Oak Class has had, we have done lots of activities around Children’s Mental Health Week, this years theme is Growing Together. We have read lots of stories based around what feelings we might have. In English we wrote about our own Monster based on the book Danny’s Monster. In PSHE we wrote on petals explaining what helps us to feel good about ourselves, we had lots of great ideas to make our own class flowers. In Art we did a self portrait drawing things that represent us and things that we love. We drew our family, pets, trees, flowers, sunshine, the sea, games and toys. Lastly in class enrichment today we made our own worry dolls, the children can now share their worries with their trusted adults and then tell their worry doll, pop the doll under their pillow and their worry doll will take all their worries away

On Random Acts of Kindness Day Oak Class talked about what is an act of kindness. Have a look at some of the pictures we drew to show how we can be kind to each other and ourselves. ðŸ’›

Oak class had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day today. Look at some of the amazing props we bought in to represent our favourite books. A big thank you to parents for your continued support. #welovetoreadandreadtogrow 📚📚📚

As part of our D&T we have been tasting all sorts of fruits. We then planned our own fruit Kebabs, made them and ate them .... Delicious!!! ðŸÂÂðŸÂŠðŸÂÂðŸÂŽðŸÂ‰ðŸÂ‡ðŸ¥­ðŸÂ‘ðŸÂ“ðŸÂ’ðŸ¥ÂðŸÂÂðŸÂŒ

Oak Class worked together to create our Britain in Bloom entry. This young lady drew an amazing tree! The rest of us rolled up small pieces of tissue paper to create the blossom and we glued it on. I think it’s amazing, what do you think?

In Science Oak Class are learning all about plants. So today we planted our own cress seeds. We will be doing an experiment to find out what plants need to grow. 🪴☀ï¸Â 💦


 

Autumn 2

Diwali is a Festival of Lights. It is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts 5 days. During this time people light Diya lamps to ward off the darkness and move into the light. Oak Class had a lovely art lesson making their own Diya lamps, don’t they look great?

Oak Class made this fabulous piece of art work to commemorate Remembrance Day.

 

To mark anti-bullying week we all came to school in odd socks, it’s a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique!

 

Happy World Science Day from Oak Class! We investigated how different objects can (or can’t!) change shape by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

 

Years one and two worked really hard in English on their diary entry. These children caught our eye for using some amazing adjectives and some fabulous sentences.

We’ve certainly had some crazy hair in Oak Class today. Well done for taking part and for helping raise money for Children In Need! ????

     

We have been learning about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of light. It begins this evening and ends on Monday 6th December. The Hanukkah menorah or Hanukkiah is a nine branched candelabrum. The middle branch holds a candle called the shamash which is used to light one more candle each night during the celebration.

What a wonderful day Years One and Two had at Winter Wonderland! Such a great way to start December and the festive season. ðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ¼â›„ï¸Ââ„ï¸ÂðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ¼â›„ï¸Ââ„ï¸ÂðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ¼â›„ï¸Ââ„ï¸ÂðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ¼â›„ï¸Ââ„ï¸Â

 

Oak Class have had a wonderful day today and thoroughly Elf Day. Well done to everyone for taking part and for helping us raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Oak Class had a wonderful Elf Day. Well done to everyone for taking part and for helping us raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

       

Oak Class had lots of fun working with clay, paint and glitter! They worked really hard to create their own tea light holders ready for Christmas. 

 What a lovely visit to St John’s church we had! Each class performed either a song or poem and even the teachers sang two songs much to the delight of the children!ðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ»ðŸÅ½„ðŸÅ½…ðŸÂ»

Christmas jumpers and a visit to the church. A big thank you from all of us to our great school chef Mrs Sherratt and to all our dinner staff for our wonderful Christmas dinners. They were so yummy!

           

Autumn 1

We started the Autumn term with the

beautiful book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. 

We recreated the artwork to create our own Leaf display and retold the story using all of our writing skills. 

 

We have been learning all about the Arctic. In Art, we recreated our own Aurora Borealis. How fantastic are these?

    

 

 In English we have been reading The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. We created our own characters and wrote our own stories based on the book. Then we went into Forest School to celebrate all our hard work by reading out our stories to each in small groups. I wonder if we will spot a Pond Paddler, Mud Muffin, Forest Forager or any of our other creative creatures!

      

 

As part of our History linked to the Artic, we started to learn about the Inuit and the sculptures they made from rock or stone. During in-class enrichment Oak class made their very own Inukshuk out of Lego or Stickle Bricks. Don’t they look amazing?

 

Mrs Chell came to visit Oak Class with a special treat - hot chocolate and marshmallows. Mrs Chell was so impressed with our performance of our Harvest poem and because our children are working so hard with their reading. Hard work really does pay off!