Welcome to Oak Class
Years 1 & 2
Class Teacher: Sarah Mathys & Louise Wright
This half term our learning journey question is 'What impact did Elizabeth II's reign have on the UK.
Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on this day.
In Oak Class lots of our learning happens outdoors, so please ensure children have their wellies and a waterproof coat in school each day.
In Phonics, children read their story books three times at school and then take a similar book home to read. This helps to develop their confidence and fluency as well as encouraging them to focus more on their comprehension, punctuation and expression. Children need to have their reading book and reading record in school every day. This is changed each Friday, and children also have the option of choosing a book from our reading corner which can be changed on any day. Our main homework in Oak Class is to read this book daily in order to practise these skills. All children are expected to read for at least 10 minutes and parents/ carers are asked to keep a log of their reading in their Reading Record. Children can then earn stickers as part of our reading challenge in class!
As the year goes on, Y1 children will bring home Phonics packs with tailored challenges to support them with their Phonics at home. You can also support your child by practising their red words and Set 2 and 3 Special Friends. As Y2 children move out of Phonics, they will have access to Accelerated Reader, which will enable them to read a range of books suited to their reading level and to quiz themselves regularly to check their understanding!
You can access further books suited to your child’s reading level on:
Spelling rules from our weekly spelling lessons can be practised on Spelling Shed ahead of our weekly spelling test each Wednesday (new spellings are set every Wednesday). The children are encouraged to practise their spellings at home.
In Oak Class this half term, Year 1 are focusing on Place Value to 50 and Year 2 on Multiplication and Division.
In Year 1, the children will count from 20 to 50 by making groups of tens and ones. They will use the number line to 50; estimating and finding 1 more and 1 less.
In Year 2, children will make the connection between repeated addition and multiplication. They will recognise, make and add equal groups whilst being introduced to the multiplication and division symbols. Children will explore how to divide through sharing into equal groups and learn their 10 and 5 times tables.
Each Friday, the children are set a homework task linked to their learning in class, usually on ‘MyMaths’ to complete by the following Friday. The Year 2 children also have access to 'Times Table Rock Stars' to practise their tables.
Any additional homework will be set via Class Dojo, however, our main homework in Oak Class is reading, spellings (which can be practised using Spelling Shed) and our MyMaths challenges.