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Oak (R)

Please download a copy of our end of year poem to keep as a memory of your child's first year at school.

Oak Class Week Beginning 19.07.21


What a sad way to end the year! We are truly devastated that we have had to close our bubble for the last few days of term. It is such a shame we won't be able to spend these last few days together and say proper goodbyes. We would just like to say how proud we are of all of your children and that we have really enjoyed teaching them this year.

In regards to home learning this, we have put together a set of activities that might help to keep them busy over the next few days. We have just set an assignment on Google Classroom that consists of lots of fun activities about under the sea. Do have a look if you can and let us know how you get on.

Oak Class Week Beginning 12.07.21


This week we have been recapping on all the fantastic countries we have visited this term! We focussed mainly on the animals around the world in preperation for our trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park. We all had a fantastic time on the trip, even though we wanted to eat our packed lunches as soon as we arrived! 

In Maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and exploring how we can create new shapes by fitting shapes together.

Grow Grow Grow

Reception children are learning this song to perform to their parents at the end of term. We are going to film it then share it via parent hub.

Oak Class Week Beginning 05.07.21


This week we are visiting Australia! We have learnt some facts about Australian Animals an created our own Aboriginal dot art masterpieces. In maths we have ben learning about subtraction using numicon. We played a game where we had to move along a board adding or taking away blocks each time. We then recorded our answers on a whiteboard. We have also been to meet our new year 1 teachers for September and had fun playing in the year 1 outside area and at Nature Detectives.

Oak Class Week Beginning 28.6.21


This week we have been off on our African adventures again, focusing our learning around a lovely story called 'Baby Goes to Market'. We have really enjoyed looking carefully at the pictures and talking about all the things we can see. We have watched a video about a real African market and talked about how it is different to a market we might go to in this country. Towards the end of this week we looked at a book called 'Window' which shows how a view out of a window has changed over time. We explored our impact on the planet and talked about ways we can help to look after our world.

In maths this week we have learnt about halving and sharing (early division). We have also had some lovely new wooden building blocks delivered which we had fun with, exploring who can build the tallest tower and who can use the most blocks!

Wendy the Word Bird


Meet Wendy the Word Bird. Wendy brings us new vocabulary linked to our topic. Each week we explore what different words mean. Ask us about these words at home!


Baby Goes To Market

This week we are looking at the story 'Baby Goes to Market'. We are exploring what happens in the story and using our observational skills to see things in the pictures that tell us about what African markets are like. Please listen to the story at home together.

Oak Class Week Beginning 21.06.21


This week we have been learning about Spain. We began by looking at a map, flag and pictures of Spain. We talked about what it might be like in Spain - hot and sunny. We read a story called 'ToTo in Spain', the story was set in Barcelona and we could see from the pictures what it was like in this city. Miss Villar has taught us a few Spanish word. We wrote some postcards about what it is like to live in England and sent them off to a school in Spain.

Oak Class Week Beginning 14.06.21


This week in Oak Class we have had a wonderful time going off on Safari. We have been finding out about life in Tanzania and all the amazing animals that live there. We have found out lots of information about these animals such as cheetahs, zebras and lions and written our own fact files. We heard some African drumming and then tried to make up some of our own rhythms with our drums in the outside area! We even learnt to say some words in Swahili. In Maths we have been finding out about odd and even numbers and have refreshed our knowledge of number ordering, particularly being able to say 1 more or 1 less than any number to 20. Next week we will be a little closer to home as we will be whizzing off to find out all about Spain! 

Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest.

Oak Class Week Beginning 24.05.21


This week in maths we have been learning about number bonds to 10. We have enjoyed a couple of Numberblocks episodes linked to this and have used Numicon and Numberblocks to find the different ways to make 10, e.g. 6 + 4 = 10 & 5 + 5 =10.

In topic time we have been exploring old and new toys. We have looked at a museum box of old toys and discussed the differences in the materials and the way toys are made now compared to a long time ago.


Watch Numberblocks episode ‘Ten Again’ here:


Watch Numberblocks episode ‘Blast off!’ here:



Oak Class Week Beginning 17.05.21


This week we have been learning about what schools and homes used to be like about 100 years ago. We were lucky enough to borrow a big box of resources from the Woodstock Museum and have really enjoyed looking at some of the old school equipment like; the bell, the spinning top and whip, the slate, the ink pen and ink pot, the milk tokens and all the pictures. We have enjoyed practising our writing using some slates and chalk. We found out how strict schools used to be and talked about how school is different now. We also explored the layout of our school site by going for a walk around and noticing the features. We then had a go at drawing our own maps of the school site. In maths we have continued to learn about teen numbers and made caterpillars from cotton reels to show numbers 11 - 20.

Oak Class Week Beginning 10.05.21


This week we have been learning about teen numbers, we have looked at numbers 11-14 and made these numbers using a tens frame, Numicon and using our Numberblocks. In topic we have looked at Castles and discussed the parts of a castle and what they were used for, we did some fabulous writing! It was Nature Detectives too this week, we made nature crowns and had milk and a biscuit, yummy!

Oak Class week beginning 3.5.21


This week in Oak Class we have been learning a Traditional Tale from Iraq called 'The King and the Cockerel'. We are becoming storytellers and learning to tell the story from memory using actions. We have designed our own traps to catch the cockerel from the story. In maths we are looking at number 10, we have been watching the Numberblocks episode 'Hiccups' and exploring different ways of making 10.


You can watch this episode at home by clicking on the link below.


Welcome to Oak Class!

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


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