Welcome to Oak Class
In Oak Class we are always happy, active and ready to learn. We greet everyone with a smile and give them a warm welcome.
Our Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the EYFS curriculum, deepening and broadening the children’s skills and knowledge. Although the children are in a more formal learning environment in Year 1 they continue to learn through exploration, experience, challenge and investigation using both the classroom and our outdoor learning environments. Unfortunately due to the Covid restrictions our classroom may appear more formal than normal but rest assured we still hold dear the philosophy of children learning through exploration and being hands on.
Our topics over the year will include learning about ourselves, including looking at our emotions and developing a positive growth mindset, about our local area as well as father a field, habitats and learning about how things work. We will also learn about significant events and people, as well as learn new skills in all subjects from playing a glockenspiel to programming a toy.
As staff we enjoy the challenge of teaching in different ways. We are looking forward to the adventure of learning and growing together with the children in our care.
PE: Currently due to the Covid restrictions we request that the children come in plain black jogging bottoms, plain black leggings or black shorts and their trainers on our PE days which are Monday and Thursday.
Snack Time: All children are given the choice of a piece of fruit through the Free Fruit Scheme at our morning break. Toast is also available at morning break for a £1 per week payable via SCOpay. Children are also able to have a small bottle milk each morning which is paid for via Cool Milk.
Homework: We request that all our children read at least five minutes a night to help build up their stamina, practice using their phonic knowledge and have the opportunity to discuss what they have read. Spellings are sent home on a Friday for practising and a spelling test will be done the following Thursday. We also ask that the children use Numbots for a period of at least ten minutes, three times a week to reinforce their knowledge of number.