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Oak Class Newsletter



Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who have made me feel so welcome in the school and the wider community. It means a lot.

It’s such a pleasure to have the lovely Oak class back after the Christmas holidays which I hope you enjoyed as much as I did.

Our topic for this term is the Seaside so it would be wonderful if you could find the time to take your child to the beach (wrap up!). Shell collections and other seaside type objects will be very welcome in Oak class whilst we are learning about this topic.

In Numeracy we are developing our understanding of multiplication and division. We are doing this by sharing amounts in to groups (dividing) and using arrays to work out multiplication facts. To support your child could you please practice writing the 10, 5 and 2 times table as 1 x 10 = 10 etc. They need to know these times tables in and out of order!

During our literacy lessons, we will be focusing on story writing; in particular creating stories with a clear beginning, middle and end. We are doing this by learning some stories off by heart in order to use them as an example when creating our own versions. During reading, the class is split in to smaller groups and we are developing our skills by partaking in “book-club” style conversations as well as practicing the skills needed to answer questions about texts. Please continue to read with your child and ask them questions about the reading as often as possible to give them the best possible chance to make good progress with their reading.

As the topic us the seaside, our foundation subjects will be around this area so for example in History we will be looking at Victorian holidays to the seaside. In Geography we will be looking at where coastlines are, the features of the seaside and creating maps using the words North, East, South and West to describe where things are.


Please feel free to ask me any questions about the learning in Oak Class.


Mr Andy Russell


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