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Home Learning for Oak Class

Happy Monday Oak Class!

This week I am reading a traditional tale to you all. The three Billy Goats Gruff. Reception, I have a few follow up activities for you to take a look at below. I have also recommended some activities in the preschool area, there might be something you would like to have a go at too. I hope you enjoy and have fun with it. See you all soon Mrs Brown. 

Home-learning Follow up activities for Reception and Pre-schoolers 

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Home-learning ideas for Preschool 

Traditional Tales Week 


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] or [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,


Access the supplementary lessons suggested below from

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. 



Oak  National Academy Supplementary Sessions:

These are virtual sessions taught by teachers that give good structure and follow the national curriculum for your child's age. We have selected some specific subjects that can develop on from our Topic Web. 

Phonics - Tricky words phases 2 - 5 

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

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Handwriting sheets 

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Ocean Bottles & Ocean Playdough 

Under the Sea Activities

Ocean in a bottle

Choose a plastic bottle to use for this activity. Pour in a bottle of baby oil (approx 200ml) and then drop a lovely variety of shells and pebbles through the neck of the bottle. Stir a very small amount of blue gel food colouring into some water, stir it through to make sure it is very light blue, and add a little more to dilute it until it is just right. Then tip it on top of the oil and watch what happens to the two liquids when they meet each other!

[Safety: The lid should be sealed securely shut with strong glue or a glue gun.]

What they are learning as they play?
understanding that oil and water do not mix, looking at bubbles form and pop, understanding how air can be trapped in liquids, talking about the shape and nature of waves, naming and describing sea creatures and shells, talking about habitats
visual stimulus, exploring water and oil, watching colours mix and separate
inventing stories using toys and props from imagination



Ocean Playdough  

Make a batch of the super quick and easy playdough listed below. You could add 1/2 teaspoon of blue icing colour and a lot of silver glitter once it is kneaded together, to make it sparkle! 

2 cups plain flour (all purpose)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
gel food colouring (optional)
few drops glycerine (my secret ingredient for stretch and shine!)


Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
Add the glycerine (optional)
Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right.

Have a range of sea items available for your child to place into their dough. They could make patterns or burry treasure using any of the following; sea creatures, beads, gems, shells, jewellery or glass gems. 

What they are learning as they play:
physical: fine motor strength and coordination through pinching, twisting, rolling, squeezing, flattening, moulding
creativity: using one object to represent another during play, using objects to create stories, patterning, sculpture, textures, printing
Literacy: creative storytelling, descriptive language

Weekly Home Learning Packs- Classroom Secrets

Classroom Secret resource packs downloaded for weeks 10 and 11. 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.