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Oak (R)

Welcome to Oak Class!

Welcome to Oak Class, your Class Teachers are Mrs Taylor and Miss Villar. We have three Teaching Assistants working with us, Mrs Skinner, Miss Workman and Mrs Dowsett.


In our class we learn through play and exploration. Children will have a range of activities set up for them that they can explore throughout the day both inside and outside. There is lots of time to build relationships with our friends as we climb, build, create and talk together.  We practise our letters and sounds each day as we learn to read and write using the 'Read Write Inc' phonics programme.  We also explore numbers, counting and patterns each day, learning new things that we can then use in our play and activities.


Each day you need to bring a water bottle, a suitable coat and a bookbag to school. It is helpful for your child to have a spare change of clothes and a pair of wellington boots kept in school at all times. 


Welcome Meeting PowerPoint 2021-2022

This Term's Topic Overview

Week Beginning 18th October


This week we have continued our learning about 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have been using our phonics knowledge to write speech bubbles as a class and individually for all the characters in the story. In maths we have been learning about number 3, finding different ways to make 3 using the 'Part Part Whole' model, for example 1 + 2 = 3. There is a Numberblocks episode call 'Fruit Salad' that we have enjoyed watching to support this model, do take a look via the link below.


We went to Nature Detectives this week, it was very wet! We had to come back and have our hot chocolate and biscuits inside and sang some campfire songs. We then ventured out in between showers to do some puddle splashing and explore the obstacle course on the field, we also had a go on the children's gym equipment, this took a lot of coordination. We even saw a rainbow!


We have been doing phonics assessments this week and revising the sounds we have learnt, please keep up the good phonics practise at home using your green books.

Week Beginning 11.10.21


This week we have been learning to retell the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have made our own gingerbread men by following a recipe. In maths we are continuing with number 3, we have talked about numbers that are bigger and smaller. We have also been practising to form our numbers correctly, if you would like to practise this at home I have attached a PDF document that tells you the rhymes we use for each number.


Our phonics sounds this week are v, y, w, z, x.


Well done to Esme who has received Gold Award this week for always being very responsible in class and following the school rules and is willing to do any activity. 

Week Beginning 4.10.21


This week we have been learning about Harvest, we talked about what this means for farmers. We have also been reading 'The Little Red Hen', we explored bread dough and the ingredients that went into it and compared the dough to cooked bread. We came up with some words to describe the dough such as squishy, smooth, soft and bubbly. We used our fine motor skills to knead the dough. We have also been talking about healthy foods and what we can eat to keep a healthy balanced diet.


In Maths we are learning about number 3! We have watched the Numberblocks episode about Numberblock 3 and learnt different ways to represent 3 as a quantity. We have also been practising writing a number 3 and some simple positional language of 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We went to Nature Detectives this week and founds natural objects to show quantities 1, 2 and 3.


This week's phonics sounds are e, l, h, r, j. Don't forget to practise these using your green speed sounds booklet.


Well done to Cefin-Rhys for getting a Gold Award this week for his perseverance when writing his name and now managing to write it without adult support!

Week Beginning 27.09.21


It has been another busy week in Oak Class. In connection with The Three Billy Goats Gruff story we have been exploring bridges and have tried to build our own. Each child was able to choose the materials they wanted to use and create a bridge over a river (strip of blue paper). I have been really impressed with some of the children's determination and perseverance to get pieces to balance and how they added detail to their designs. We have also been learning all about 2, seeing how 2 is made up of two ones, matching pairs togethers and how to write the number.

The sounds that we have learnt this week are c, k, u, b, f. See if you find them in your green phonics book. 


Week Beginning 20.09.21


This week we have continued our storytelling journey of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', the children have made their own story maps. We have also talked about the troll as a character and described our own trolls. In maths we have been learning about number 1, how to represent it and write it. Our phonics sessions have been going well and the children have been practising writing words using magnetic letters. Don't forget to practise the new sounds at home using your green phonics booklets. We visited Nature Detectives for the first time this week, the children enjoyed playing in the long grass, exploring the site and most importantly having chocolate milk and biscuits!

This week's sounds are: i, n, p, g, o.

Week Beginning 13.09.21


This week in Oak Class we have been learning about the story of 'The 3 Billy Goats Gruff'. The children have learnt to retell the story using storytelling actions and have been joining in with the repeated refrains along the way. We enjoyed retelling the story using toy goats and a troll and sequencing the story using pictures.


In maths we have explored repeating patterns. We have been creating patterns using body actions, our snack fruit and numicon. We have started learning our sounds using the Read Write Inc. phonics programme. Look out for your child's phonics booklet coming home this week so you can practise these new sounds at home.

This week's phonics sounds are: m, a, s, t, d

Week Beginning 6.9.21


This week in Oak class we have been learning about family. We talked about what the word meant and how we all have different family members. We shared photos of our families with the class and talked in detail about the people in the pictures. Then we drew our family. We have also been painting our own self portraits, we used mirrors to look at our facial features and used the correct colours.


In maths we have been looking at different objects and talking about them using the language of 'the same' and 'different'. We are doing lots of baseline assessments this week and we have been showing the adults what phonics and maths we already know.


Our First Day in Oak Class 2.9.21

About your Class Teachers


Hello, my name is Mrs Taylor and I teach in Oak Class.  I joined CPS this year and am really enjoying working with all the children! Prior to working at CPS I taught for 13 years at a Primary school in Oxford. I have two young children, both boys, 2 and 5. My 5 year old is also in Reception. I have 1 ginger Persian cat and a rabbit, who used to live at my previous school in my classroom! I love to sing and will make up songs and rhymes about anything. As a family we love exploring the outdoors and finding new walks in our local area.


Hello! My name is Miss Villar and I am one of the teachers in Oak class. You will see me on Fridays. I have been working at CPS for nearly 3 years and love the school because of the great community we make together. CPS is a great school and I love seeing you all having fun and coming to school with a smile.   

I live in Carterton with a host family because mine lives far away! They are in Spain, where I am from. I like going on long walks with my friends and exploring new places, especially the seaside. I love singing and dancing and practising sports like Zumba or yoga.


Collecting Your Child At The End Of The Day


To find our classroom please come into school and down the main driveway, turn right through the double gates, this will bring you to the playground, follow the playground round until you see our outside area. The gate to our outside area will be unlocked for you to come through and wait. A member of staff will open the door  and call your child to come out as they see you waiting.

Classroom pictures

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