Welcome to Oak Class

Class Teacher: Sarah Mathys & Louise Wright


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.

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!

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.

In addition to our reading books, each child has a Phonics pack 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 (see sheets sent home).

You can access further books suited to your child’s reading level on:

Learning Journey

This half term our Learning Journey question is ‘Who was Neil Armstrong and why is he a significant person from the past?’ In this enquiry we will look at the life of Neil Armstrong and identify how his actions influenced others.

We will present our learning creatively through drama, writing, drawing or orally through a presentation.

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PE Days

Our PE day is Monday. Children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on this day.

Outdoor Learning

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 Oak Class we are focusing on Multiplication and Division. We are learning to count speedily in 2s, 5s and 10s, in order to help us with our problem solving. We are finding out how to make equal groups and also how to add them together (repeated addition). Children will have their first experience of using arrays in order to help them with multiplication.


Children can practise these key areas, including their individual targets, on MyMaths or Topmarks. Each Friday, the children are set a homework task on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday. 


Any additional homework will be set via Class Dojo, however, our main homework in Oak Class is reading and our MyMaths challenges.