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Class 1 Oak

Summer Term 2022
This term our topic is the 'rainforest'. 
In Literacy this term we will be reading both a fiction and non-fiction about the rainforest.
In maths we will be continuing to work through the white rose maths scheme.  
In Science the children will be learning about plants and what they need to grow, this will be with Mrs Howells on a Monday.  
PE will be on a Tuesday morning and outdoor learning will be in the afternoon, so please where either a PE kit to school or outdoor learning clothes. 
Wednesday will be computers and RE
Thursday will be art and geography with Mrs Bray
Thank you for your continued support with your child's learning at home - please keep listening to them read as often as possible as this makes a huge difference.  
If you need to contact me please email me ' 
Spring Term
This term our topic is Africa 
In Literacy we will be reading some stories set in Africa, comparing the differences and writing our own story using the talk the text approach.  We will also be learning about the different African animals and create a fact file.  
In maths pupils will continue to use the White Rose scheme.
In science we will be investigating living things and their habitats.
In art we will be creating a collage using silhouettes and colour mixing.
Outdoor learning for this term, will be on a Tuesday afternoon.
Pupils will be using the Purple Mash scheme in ICT.
In Geography this term, we will be learning about our locality.
We will be celebrating St Piran's day and learning about our Cornish heritage.
Class dojo will continue to be used as a method of communication alongside emails.  
If you would like to come and talk  to me regarding any aspect of school, please email 
End of Autumn term
This term, we have enjoyed learning about the circus.  Then, we moved onto learning about the Fire of London, and learnt many facts about this topic.  
The last few weeks before we break up, we have been focusing on Christmas.  
Welcome to Class 1 (Oak Class)
This Autumn half term, our topic is 'The Circus'. In Literacy, we will be learning about the circus and the history, we will be watching the film ‘Dumbo’! As well as writing about Dumbo we will also be creating fact files and looking at poetry.

In Maths this term, we are focusing on place value, addition, subtraction, using White Rose. We will also be taking part in the mastery of maths programme.

In our afternoon sessions, we will be continuing with our topic and creating puppets and practise some basic circus acts. For Science we will be learning about materials (wood, plastic, metal) and their properties.

In ICT, we are learning all about internet safety using Purple Mash, and learning how to use the computer correctly.

Every Wednesday afternoon, we will be doing outdoor learning so please ensure the children wear appropriate clothing and have suitable footwear.

Thank you for your continued support with the children's learning at home - please keep up reading every day and record reading daily.

There is opportunity for your child to write a book review in their reading record when they have completed a book (Before or after they have completed their AR Book Quiz in school). When your child reads in school, it will be recorded in a reading folder in the classroom, the reading record will still be checked daily, so please continue to use it for communication about reading.

On the back cover of the reading record, you will find your child's Sumdog login. We would like Sumdog practice to be completed for at least 30 minutes a week.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo will be used for home-school communication alongside email. You will be able to view the class story where reminder messages and class information will be posted.

Your child will be able to login using their individual QR code that has been sent home or use the "home login instructions" that have been sent to each parent via ClassDojo.

If you would like to come and have a talk to me about what is happening in class, please email me - or contact me via ClassDojo.

Thank you for your support,

Michelle Marsh

Autumn 2021 medium term planning

Summer term , medium term planning

Spring - Medium term plan

Medium term plan

Read write inc information




Reception is the final year  of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.  During their time in Reception, children's learning activities and experiences continue to be underpinned by the seven areas of learning and development set out in the EYFS Statutory Framework (2021).  All seven areas are important and interlinked. There are three prime areas of learning which are crucial building their capacity to learn, form positive relationships and thrive. These three prime areas are:


  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)


There are a further four areas of learning known as the specific areas of learning, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are:


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


During the Reception year, children will spend a greater amount of time receiving adult directed teaching in Literacy and Mathematics. As part of this, children will receive a daily phonics and maths meeting session, in addition to the adult directed literacy or maths activity. 


The EYFS also sets out Characteristics of Effective Learning which encourage children to develop positive learning behaviours. Through the schools values we endeavour to support children into becoming resilient, happy and resourceful members of the community.