Welcome to Oak Class!
Welcome to Oak Class, your Class Teachers are Mrs Taylor and Miss Villar. We have two Teaching Assistants working with us, Mrs Wild and Miss Workman.
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
Oak Class Timetable
This Term's Topic Overview
Week Beginning 10th January
This week we have journeyed to the Polar Regions! We have learnt which animals live there and have learnt some facts about Polar Bears, did you know they have 42 teeth! We wrote some of these facts too, they are displayed in our classroom.
In Maths we have continued our learning about number 6, we have focused on different ways to make 6 and how we can record this.
Our new value of the term is 'the rule of the law', we have discussed what the word 'responsibility' means and how we do the right thing in different situations, including following our school rules.
Week Beginning 3rd January
It has been a short week this week but we have managed to cram a lot in! We began out topic 'Wild Adventures' this week with 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We have been reading the story and joining in with the repetitive parts. Next we drew a story map altogether and used it to retell the story. We have been busy creating a display for the story using collage and paint and it looks fantastic. The children have been writing about the story and this writing is also up on display in the classroom.
In Maths we have begun our teaching block on number 6. We have practised forming the number correctly (Make a 'c' then in you go, Now you've made a 6, you know). We have been looking at dice patterns and seeing 6 objects in different arrays. I wonder what you can find at home with the number 6 on?
Our role play area has been made into a doctors surgery which the children are really enjoying, there are bandages and plasters all over every soft toy in the classroom, it even became a maternity ward one afternoon!
Week Beginning 13th December
On Monday we recorded our Nativity show, this will be available to watch through our school YouTube channel. We were busy baking lots of mince pies this week as presents for our Mummy's and Daddy's. On Tuesday we had a visit from Santa! We were all very excited and he gave us some lovely books as early Christmas presents. On Wednesday it was Christmas jumper day, we all looked amazing! We had our Christmas dinner and then partied in the afternoon and enjoyed some yummy party food whilst we watched The Snowman. Have a lovely Christmas and we will see you in the New Year.
Our Gold Award this week went to Katie for always trying her best and being really helpful!
The Very Sleepy Shepherd
Week Beginning 6th December
Our Nativity rehearsals are in full swing ready for our filmed performance next week. We have tried on our costumes and practised our best singing voices, we look forward to showing you on our YouTube channel next week.
In maths we completed our block of learning about number 5, we have looked at different ways to make 5 and have been finding one more and one less than numbers up to 5.
We did our last Nature Detectives with Mrs Butcher this week where we made marshmallow sandwiches (with chocolate biscuits), even our class elves joined us!
Gold Award has been postponed until next Tuesday so keep an eye out next week for our next award winner.
Week Beginning 29th November
Christmas activities are in full swing this week! We have been busy learning about the Christmas story and learning our lines for our Christmas Nativity story. We have discussed things we might do to celebrate Christmas and made a list. We talked about the differences between what we do and what our friends might do.
Christmas cards have been made with lots of paint! The children have busily created photo frames to turn into calendars, and made some very rosey nosed Christmas decorations.
Well done to Ocean for getting Gold Award this week for being a superstar in class, always following the school rules and being respectful to everyone.
Week Beginning 22nd November
This week we have been learning about birthday celebrations. We began by discussing our experiences of birthdays and parties, then made a list of things we might need as a group. We also wrote our own lists in our writing books. We designed and made party hats ready for Friday's party (It is Bear's 5th birthday!). We have decorated cakes using lot of sprinkles, and used our fine motor skills to spread the icing.
We did our first block of 'Commando Joe's' this week. We got introduced to Eddie Empathy and discussed what the word Empathy meant. We had to work as a team to complete an obstacle course to rescue an injured owl and bring him safely home to care for. But to make it even trickier we all had to hold hands at all times! This was really interesting and we saw lots of team work discussions (and a few tears!), but everyone successfully completed the mission!
In Maths we have begun our 3 week block of learning about number 5. We sang lots of songs about 5 things, practised forming the number 5 correctly (make a hat, make his back, make five's tummy round and fat) and looked at different collections of 5 objects, discussing how we knew there was 5.
In Nature Detectives this week we made a rope ladder, collected sticks to make reindeer antlers, toasted marshmallows on the fire and enjoyed some yummy hot chocolate.
Well done to Caleb this week for getting Gold Award for being an excellent problem solver and team member!
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.
Useful Online Resources