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Oak Class - Years 1 & 2

The Teachers for Oak Class in the Summer term are Mrs Cox and Mrs Lee.  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.


Oak Class - Summer 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,


This term Oak class will be taught by Mrs Cox on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and by Mrs Lee 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 ‘Castles and Dragons’. We have planned a trip to Arundel Castle (letter to follow) so that the children can experience a castle first hand and they can begin to imagine what it would have been like to live there.  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 Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. This term we will be working on swimming, rounders, athletics and fitness. 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 any parents willing to give up 20 minutes in the morning to hear a few children read as this is an invaluable skill for the children to learn.

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.

Please complete the reading record to keep a log of when your child has read as we will be collecting them in on Fridays to award raffle tickets for the reading raffle when they have read 3 times a week.

Spellings homework will be given out with weekly tests on Wednesdays. 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 sunhats to be provided for school since we will encourage the children to wear these when the sun is hot.  Please apply sun screen to your child before school, as we are unable to apply it to the children whilst at school. 

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 unless it is something urgent that cannot wait. We want to work together in partnership to support your child’s education.

Kind regards,

Mrs S Cox & Mrs C Nye

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