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Oak Class - Years 1 & 2

The Teachers for Oak Class are Mrs Cox and Mrs Nye.  The Teaching Assistants for this class are Mrs Beer and Mrs Cameron.  

The two years groups of children aged 5 - 7 years are together for most lessons, but split into their year groups or smaller groups for Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Games.

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Oak Class - Autumn 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

Staffing

This term Oak class will be taught by Mrs Cox Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Mrs Nye on Thursday and Friday. Our Teaching Assistants for this term are Mrs Cameron, Mrs Beer and Mrs Mann.

The Curriculum

The focus for this term is History with a topic all about ‘Fire’. We are expecting a visit from the Fire Brigade on Tuesday 18th September and then a performance by The Rainbow Theatre Company all about ‘The Great Fire of London’ on Wednesday 3rd October. We will be comparing the houses and fire equipment from the past with what we use today. Please see the topic web planner attached and for more information please see the class page on the school website or on our class page on DB Primary.

If your child has any books, pictures or artefacts they would like to bring in related to the topic we will happily display them.

PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning until half term and then on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. This term we will be working on multi-skills, swimming and dance until half term and then basketball, and gymnastics.  Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly named and that earrings are not worn for safety reasons. If your child has recently had their ears pierced and they need to keep studs in, please provide your child with tape to cover the earrings.

We would really appreciate the support from any parents who are able to give up 20 minutes in the morning to hear a few children read.  Please contact the office if you can help. 

Home Learning

The children will all be bringing home a homework pack which will include;

  • A reading record with their Db Primary log inside the front cover,

  • a topic grid,

  • a homework book to put their work in,

  • a spelling book.

Reading regularly with your child is of upmost importance.  Please log in your child’s reading record when you have read together, aiming for at least 3 entries per week.  If your child reads 3 or more times weekly then they will receive a raffle ticket for the half termly book raffle.  Reading records will be collected in on Fridays.

Spellings homework will be given out with weekly tests on Wednesdays, with tests the following week.  The children will also receive weekly alternate Maths and English homework to be completed in their homework books and will need to be handed in on a Wednesday and given back out on a Friday. If your child wishes to attend homework club on Friday lunchtimes they may sign up and do their homework at school.

On the grid will be homework tasks which support the topic through Science, Arts and Technology. The children can choose the homework tasks which they would like to complete and they will be awarded 10 house points for each piece completed and shared in school. The children will have a homework book where the work they have completed can be stuck. The homework grid can also be found on DB Primary on the Oak Class page.

Can we please ask that every child brings a named water bottle to school.  It can be filled up at school and we will send them home on Fridays for washing. It is extremely important to keep the children hydrated both for their health and for their ability to learn. Could we please ask for named coats and wellies to be in school so we can make the most of the outdoor environment.

Please can I remind you that the children should not be bringing any toys into school unless they are for a class topic display, as these could get accidently get broken or lost. 

We are always happy to discuss any questions or queries that you may have about your child so please feel free to come in and see us. The end of the day is always preferable, however messages can be passed through staff on early morning duty. We look forward to working together in partnership to support your child’s education.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Cox &  Mrs C Nye, Class Teachers

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