Oak Class Updates

Welcome to Oak Class!

Our Teacher is Mr Noonan and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Guy.

Notices & Reminders

PE is first thing on a Tuesday with Tom Bigg and on Friday mornings with a tennis coach. Please remember your child’s PE kit.

Week Beginning: 9th September 2019

English: The Great Jam Sandwich.

Phonics: Revisiting phase 3 sounds – ng, ai, ee, igh, oa.

Maths: More than, greater than, less than.

Science: Plants – Wild Plants.

Here’s what we’ve been up to….


This week in RE, we reminded ourselves about Tom and Tessa as we began our unit on Christianity. We further looked into our meaning of feeling safe and being part of a family. The children each built/designed somewhere they felt safe and shared the reason they had chosen different things. These ranged from homes, to Daddy’s taxi even to planes. The children were confident in explaining why they had chosen these.

We later read the book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and explored the meaning behind the book. I was really pleased that the children all took away the meaning of the story and how important it is to tell those you love how much you love them.


Following our planting last week, we checked in on our plants to see if there was any progress! It seems like these seeds are a little more reluctant to grow to our time scale so the children have been carefully nurturing and watering them to help them grow. Excitingly, there seemed to be some sprouting from one of the seeds on Friday afternoon so next week should be an exciting outcome!


The children continued to work well together in their tennis lessons with David Hall. I was really impressed to see the cooperation and stickability they showed whilst working together.


We’ve been scrubbing up on our number knowledge this week, focusing predominantly on numbers 0-20. I’ve been thrilled by their skills in number and can’t wait to get them looking into some more complex operations.


Oak Class really developed their topic understanding this week as we went on our Autumnal walk. We observed the seasonal changed and looked at the fields that had recently been ploughed, talking about the process. We were even lucky enough to observe a tractor in action!


Oak Class have been really impressive with their multi-skill sports with Tom Bigg and even in Tennis with David Hall. Great job! 🙂

Class Timetable

Autumn 2019 Timetable

Class Newsletter:

Autumn 1 Newsletter 2019

Additional resources-

Here is a link to the Year 1 Common Exception Words that the children are expected (NC expectation) to read and spell by the end of Year 1. We teach these words in class and do not expect you to test your child at home, they are there if you want to!