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Home Learning for Oak Class

 A big hello from Mrs. Roberts! Dear Children, we hope this video message finds you well and that you are continuing to enjoy your adventures at home. Mrs.Brown and I have loved seeing your wonderful work. I hope you enjoy this story that links to our topic 'Under the Sea' and I've given you some ideas of activities you could do afterwards. Missing you all and take care at home. 


Dear Parents please find out Oak Class topic plan at attached for Summer Term home learning. If you need any further help please contact Mrs Roberts or Mrs. Brown on [email protected]. [email protected]

Also attached are handwriting sheets, and tricky words flashcards to keep up regular practise.  Visit for free e-books that match your child's school colour band. 

Remember these are just for guidance. We love to see what you've been doing in your own special way and are very happy to receive e-mails showing us what you have been doing at home. 

Before 9am: Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed and make bed.

9-10am: Youtube Joe Wickes PE daily, or yoga. I can recommend cosmic yoga videos on Youtube or BBC supermovers- we use these at school. 

10-12: Academic time-  highly recommended daily tutorials from Whiterose Maths, Classroom Secrets and BBC Bitesize.  If you clink on these links they will take you straight to learning that is organised weekly and daily.

12: lunch- get them cooking, baking or preparing meals with you

12.30- 1: helping with household chores- washing up, stacking dishwasher, wiping door handles etc.

1.30-2.30: quiet time- puzzles, reading, colouring, craft. 

2.30-4pm: Academic time-  A website with maths or spelling games,


Learn a language on or start a topic project.

An educational show such as number blocks, a virtual museum tour or practical activity shared on our learning log. 

4-5pm: Afternoon fresh air- a game in the garden or walk near home. 

5-6pm: Dinner

6-7pm: free time- watch a film together, play a card or board game. 

7pm: bed time routine. 



Phonics - Tricky words phases 2 - 5 

For more phonics help and resources visit the reading section on our website. 

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Handwriting practise sheets

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Under the Sea craft ideas 

Under the Sea role play ideas

1. Build a boat using house hold items such as sheets and tables, then pack a sailors picnic to take out to sea. 

2. Open a fish market and sell your exotic fishy foods. Using the craft pictures above create your own fish to sell, there might be octopus or sharks for sale!

3. Put on a show for your family dressed up as your favourite sea creature. You could be Ariel the Mermaid or Baby shark. 

4. Cook a fishy tea for your family, you could create a menu to have on the table and decorate the plates and napkins with an under water theme. 

5. Pretend you are heading to the depths of the ocean in a submarine. make the room dark, use glow sticks and glow in the dark stickers or paint to create coral art. There might be an abandoned ship wreck with treasure to explore. 

Weekly Home Learning Packs- Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secret resource packs downloaded for week 5, 4, 3 and 2. These can also be accessed via the link above, click on home learning packs button. These are updated weekly, you can see other weeks by changing the week in the drop down bar in the top right corner.

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A Warm Welcome to Webpage for Oak Class!

We are a Pre-school and Reception class.

Our Class Teachers are  Mrs. Roberts (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs, Brown (Wednesday to Friday ). Our Pre-school Assistants are Mrs.Davis, Miss. Mottershead and Mrs.Priestley. 

Some Important Information:

  • PE is every Tuesday- please ensure you have suitable kit in school at all times. 
  • Forest school is with Mrs.Davis every Friday afternoon. This is  a change! Please come to school in School uniform with a forest school kit to change into. Thank you! 


Term 1 2019/2020 

A new year begins here in Oak class and we have had great fun. We have been exploring our senses through the theme of ourselves. This week we have been looking at eyes and we have a wonderful visit from Specsavers. We tried on lots of glasses, sketched ourselves wearing glasses, asked lots of great questions and we were lucky enough to have a goodie bag each. 

The last two weeks we have been learning all about our bodies. We have been reading the story funny bones and we have been making dark dens, paper skeletons, houses on the dark, dark street and much more. We have learnt all about bones and our skeletons and we even made a life size skeleton out of recycled items and paper mache. 

This week we have been reading the story the enormous turnip. We designed soup labels for our very own homemade carrot and parsnip soup. We cut and mashed our vegetables as a class, this helped us understand the stages of soup making. We have been acting out the story and singing vegetable songs. We also had a very exciting visit from Theodore's mum who is an audiologist, she taught us all about hearing tests and the importance of healthy ears. We even got to see inside the teacher's ears. 

Food and festivals is our new half term focus here in Oak class. This week we have been exploring fruit and veg through the text 'Oliver's Vegetables'. Our role play area has transformed into a cafe, where we have served delicious meals and worked on our addition when paying for foods. Our home corner has been exciting as we have acted out 'Tesco home deliveries'. We have been exploring the artwork of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and created our own versions using real fruit and vegetables. 

Term 2 2020

This term we are learning all about pirates. (Pirates out at Sea) is our new topic. This week we have been learning all about sinking and floating and testing which shape ship can hold the most treasure. We have learnt all about the important parts of a ship and made pirate hats to wear whilst sailing the famous Oak class ship. 

We have had a fantastic few weeks exploring pirates. We have been real actors and actresses, performing our class stories to pre school and parents. We have been writers and have created our own version of Pirate Pete and made our own class story book full of illustration and role play pictures. We have been crafty making water colour pirates, eye patches and swords. We even had a mysterious visit from some sky pirates, they left clues and messages in bottles. We then followed the clues to hunt for chocolate treasure.