Welcome to Oak Class!
Here you will find information about upcoming topics, events, class trips and general day to day information. We will keep you updated with all the lovely activities your children have been taking part in so you can continue their learning at home. As you can see we have been very busy already!
Please find a copy of the latest newsletter here.
Our Class Book.
Linking to our topic, our class book this half term is ‘The Way Back Home’. Written by Oliver Jeffers, the story is about a boy who finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up, up and away he flies, high into the sky. Whizzing past clouds, stars and planets until suddenly, he runs out of petrol! Miles from earth, the boy crashes into the moon and waits. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a friendly Martian appears from the darkness, also with a broken aircraft. Together they come up with a super plan to float the boy back down to earth to collect his toolbox. Can the boy find his way back home safely and will he ever make it back up to the moon to rescue his friend?
Throughout the unit we will look at the use of vocabulary in the book and try to think of adjectives to describe the Martian and the moon. We will do lots of sentence level work including adding speech bubbles to indicate the conversations the boy and the Martian could be having. The children will finally write their own versions of the story from when the boy first lands on the moon.
In preparation for our London topic I asked the children to create a model depicting a famous London landmark. Please look at the photographs of the fantastic models which are now on display in the classroom.
We are continuing with our rainbow challenges and becoming much more independent in our learning!
To help your children learn their times tables.
We should be able to read and spell the following words:
the like I and was he she said so
see day for went all how has her his one
two our was what new off if do ask saw now want some out here
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve
Thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty are about
You may not be aware but, in year 1 the children have to complete and pass a Phonics Screening Test set by the Government in June. In this test children are required to read 20 real words and 20 fake words using all phonic sounds up to and including phase 5.
To aid children with their phonics skills nearer the time we will be sending home examples of the words they might be asked to read during the test.
Please don't worry about the test, as in previous years, the children have quite enjoyed it and are unaware of a test being carried out.
Please find the list below of all the sounds the children are expected to know (confidently) before June.
Continue learning at home!
Here are some useful educational websites and apps you can access from home (many of which we use in class).
Websites (click on the links below)
- Phonics Genius- Innovative Mobile Apps
- Times Tables- Koalapps
- Math Puppy- Kids Game Club
- Timestablelite- Magnicode
- Motion Math- Motion Math
- My spelling- Funflip Studios
- Phonics Awareness- bugbrained.com
Click the picture below to complete your EducationCity homework.