Oak Class News

Hello and welcome to Oak class news page. We are always busy, active and learning. Have a look below to see some of the things we get up to.   

 Summer Term Curriculum Letter

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Autumn Term Curriculum Letter    


This week Oak have enjoyed learning about fish and sea creatures as part of our project. We have been designing underwater creatures in our creative area and writing non fiction information booklets. We have also enjoyed some time in Pine Class this week to help us transition next year. We impressed Mrs Gray with our reading and writing and created some fantastic pictures. We also had a lovely time at the allotment.




We have had a fun week learning about different animals that live in the sea. We have enjoyed learning some sea themed songs and making up some music to go along with them. We particularly enjoyed making moving jelly fish pictures on a sea scape. On top of all of this we have done some fantastic writing and continued to practice our counting beyond 20 and practical subtraction work with cubes.




Oak Class have been looking this week at ways to keep calm and regulate ourselves, especially in this hot weather. We have been trying different techniques including tapping and palm presses to help us when we get upset and angry. The children are enjoying exploring these ideas and also have been teaching each other. Well done Oak! 



This week Oak class have had a great first week back. It's been wonderful to hear all about their Jubilee antics! The chicks have come back for a final week of cuddles and they have grown so much over half term. The children have noticed that they have grown lots of new feathers, they flap their wings to help them jump around and poo a lot more! Dabdab, the duckling also came for a visit, he finally hatched the first weekend of the half term. The class loved seeing him and comparing the similarities and differences between chicks and ducklings. In maths we've been practicing some subtraction, any practical maths you could at home this weekend to reinforce this would be fab! For example, there are 6 apples in the fruit bowl, you take 2 out. How many are left? 





Oak have had a fabulous week. Our school trip to the Foot Farm was so exciting. We created some Jubilee art from natural materials, played some chasing games in the long grass, looked for animals on a bug hunt, did some meadow sketching, explored the river with our rafts and then went on a brilliant tractor ride. Huge thanks to Mr Foot for hosting us. 





What an exciting end to the week Oak have had. Our first chick has hatched! The children have called it Nugget! It is very cute and fluffy and we are hoping the other chicks will hatch out of their eggs in the next day or two and next week we will hopefully be able to hold them. We have done some brilliant writing and drawings for our news letter explaining what has happened. 






Oak Class found a snail on the playground so we decided to investigate. Did you know some snails can grow to the size of your hand? Snails feed on a variety of food found in their natural habitat. What they consume depends on where they live and the species of snail that they are. Usually leaves, fruit, vegetables and peelings. They also eat sand or soil to get a thicker shell. Have you ever wondered how they eat? These molluscs have an organ in the mouth with rows of tiny teeth, sometimes compared with a tongue. They crush and scrape their food. We carefully placed our snail into the bug hotel and collected leaves. 




Outside our classroom we discovered some little bugs , We researched them and found out they were called June Beetles or May bugs. We looked at where they live and what they like to eat then put them back outside again. This week we opened our new look kitchen mixology area where we are creating  recipes for magic potions. The children have been mixing and creating amazing potions and carefully recording all of their ingredients. 





Oak have had a super first week back and have crammed in so much already. The highlights have been: going to the allotment to pull up some potatoes and do some weeding. At school the potatoes were then scrubbed, chopped and cooked in the oven, we all enjoyed the chips!  We have planted some pea seeds and are hopeful they will germinate soon, ready to be planted at the allotment with some other vegetables. We have done some brilliant writing based on the book 'Driving my tractor' and of course have enjoyed playing with our friend again. 





Oak have had a super half term; we are really proud with how much progress they have all made especially with their phonics and how this is impacting their writing and reading. We have sent home extra reading books for the holidays; we would be very grateful if reading at home could be continued over the break so they don't get out of practice and forget everything they have learnt. This week we have enjoyed lots of Easter craft activities and learnt about the Easter story. We wish all families a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to seeing everyone for our new exciting learning in the summer term.





Oak Class have had a brilliant week after our school trip to Milestone's last week. We have talked about how transportation has changed over time and what exciting vehicles we may use in the future. We have been measuring distances and using ramps and construction to build tracks and courses for our trucks, cars and buses.



Oak had a brilliant day at Milestones Museum this week - our first proper school trip. We learnt so much about different vehicles from the past and how they have changed over the years. We saw old fashioned carts that would have been pulled by horses, a tram, a train, lots of different bikes, 3 wheeled vehicles that were used to sell ice cream, fire engines and buses. The red bus was a firm favourite, partly because we were allowed on! The children were so well behaved and a credit to the school. They were a delight to take out for the day and their enthusiasm towards everything they saw was infectious! Well done Oak class!




Oak Class have been working very hard on getting our b's and d's the right way round. This is tricky for everyone, and we have learned some special songs to help us. We have also been securing our number bonds to 5 and we are really good at this now! We are all very excited about our school trip to Milestones museum next week where we will see lots of different types of transport. 



Oak have blown us away with their brilliant writing this week. We have had a focus on capital letters, finger spaces between words and sounding out words and writing all the sounds we can hear. The children have made different types of transport out of construction and written about it and made scenarios for our own naughty bus and written sentences to match. Today was science day and we have had fun trying to get our bus to travel further by changing the height of the ramp.






Oak class have been very excited to start our new project on transport. They have enjoyed exploring ramps and tunnels for the cars and trucks to travel along. We have been making great strides with our PSHE having lovely conversations and helping our friends- look at us helping each other with dressing up.  They loved World book day; it was wonderful to see the whole class in their different costumes and for them to share their books with their buddies in Willow class




What a long half term it has been and we are incredibly proud of all children in Oak class for making it to the end.  This week we finished off our traditional tales learning with a performance of The Gingerbread Man to parents - we hope you enjoyed it despite the suddenly quiet and shy voices. Today we have done our first bit of data handling. Looking at which part of the Gingerbread Man should be eaten first - the head, legs or arms. Ask your children if they can remember which was most popular! We hope you have a restful half term and we're already planning some exciting new learning for their return.



Oak Class have started working really hard on their sentence writing. They have started to look at capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. I’m sure they would love to show you if you wanted to help them at home. We are all holding our pens confidently and forming our letters carefully. This week we have also been thinking about what makes a good friend in other people and how we can try to be like that. We have talked about sharing and taking turns. Super work Oak.



Oak class have been learning a new traditional tale this week; The Gingerbread Man.

They have had so much fun baking and decorating their own gingerbread people and then the best bit - eating them! We have written instructions on how to make gingerbread men focusing on using bossy verbs - mix, roll, cut, bake, decorate and eat! In maths we have been focusing on doubling numbers up to 10 by counting numicon and butterfly spots. Some of us have been very creative with junk modelling. If you could save any cereal boxes or similar and bring them into school, we know they would be upcycled into awesome creations! 






Oak have had  a super week, we have been really focusing our learning on numbers 11 to 20. Counting, recognising them, writing them, drawing them and using Numicon to represent them. Most of them are nearly there. Any reinforcement at home would be greatly appreciated. We have also learnt new digraphs oo as in book and oo as in moon, or,  ur and ow as in cow. To finish our story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we have written sorry letters from Goldilocks to apologise for either eating the porridge, breaking the chair or sleeping in the bed. Some super writing Oak Class!



This week we have been learning a new traditional tale: Goldilocks and the three bears. The children have enjoyed playing in the 3 bears house, making and tasting porridge and writing speech bubbles from the characters in the story. Ask your child to see how much of the story they can remember. In maths we have been looking at teen numbers and even numbers above 20. We have also been thinking about what 'one more' means. Another super week!





Oak class have been working hard on our numbers and matching our numerals in order. We have been using our knowledge to solve simple maths problems. The children have been exploring sound in their child initiated time, one child heard a chinook helicopter before we saw it and we have been using equipment in our learning area to transmit sound. Well done Oak some great learning. 




We have been very impressed with how well Oak class have returned to school this term. They have remembered the class rules and were so pleased to see their friends again. We have quickly started our new topic of traditional tales and have begun to learn our first story of The 3 little pigs. We have been on a winter walk to collect our own sticks to make a stick house and enjoyed playing with puppets. Check out some of our brilliant writing in the photo section.





We made it to the end of term! What a fun packed week it has been too, with Christmas shopping, disco, Father Christmas, hot chocolate and Christmas craft! We want to say a massive well done to all the children in Oak class for such a fantastic first term. You have all made immense progress in all areas of the curriculum and have come on so much. We could not be prouder.

We wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!  



Firstly we must congratulate all of Oak class for their brilliant nativity! We are so proud of all of them and it is such a big deal to stand on that stage in front of an audience when you are only four years old! They learnt lines, songs, actions and when to go on add off stage. We hope you loved it as much as we did. In between rehearsals and performing we have learnt a new trigraph 'igh' and we have been practicing our counting to 10 and beyond. We had lots of fun playing elves and making a sleigh out of the big construction in our outdoor area! One more week to go and they will have completed their first term at big school!




– Oak Class have had a great week learning all about People who help us. We had a very special visitor but thankfully he didn’t have to lock anyone up! Thank you PC Johnston for your time, the children loved it. We have been thinking as well about the ways we can become people who help others and the things we can practically do for each other. As we enter the season of Advent we have been reflecting on waiting for exciting things that are yet to happen and our role play has become a wrapping station. A great week Oak well done. 






Oak have had a super week! We have been rehearsing for the nativity and they all had their first go at being on stage today! We have been busy learning the digraphs 'sh' and 'th' and spotting them in words and pictures. We have been learning about subtraction being taking things away and seeing how many are left and linking this learning to number sentences. We have also had lots of fun with the throwing and catching equipment (balls, quoits and bean bags) and developing our skills in these areas.






Oak class have had a great week. We have been learning to use our balancing skills with different parts of our bodies, developing our coordination and core strength. In maths we have been exploring our 2D and 3D shapes. We have done lots of shape investigations and really enjoyed our shape walks around the school. We have been looking at people who help us and enjoying becoming these people in role play. Well done Oak. 



This week we have been thinking about people who help us, for example, vets, doctors, firefighters and police. We came up with scenarios of when we might need help from those adults. We have also been learning our 3D shapes, cylinder, sphere, cube and cone. Please help your child/ren to spot these shapes at home and if you have any empty packaging which represents those shapes that could be brought into school next week to be shared, that would be brilliant.





Oak have been exploring pattern in the environment, we have been looking carefully at leaf shapes and colours. We made repeating patterns with colours and shapes -you could try this at home it was great fun. Some children went on to make leaf people and were very creative. We have been using our pen disco to help us with our pen control and writing our letters and sounds on the white boards.




Firstly, we have to say a massive well done to all the children in Oak class for getting through their first half term of 'big school'. They have learnt so much already, not just all those numbers and sounds but: names of new friends, how to share resources, how to line up for lunch, to wait their turn, to tidy up, to listen to each other and to be responsible for their belongings to name just a few!  Rest up this half term and recharge those batteries because when we come back we will be mentioning the 'C'  word (Christmas for those unsure) and we have so much exciting new learning to do too!



This week in Oak we have been working on our team building skills, sharing and working together to create amazing structures. Some children made their own treasure maps and others helped them dig for treasure in the digging area. We have had a pen disco which helps our fine motor skills and opened bean pods together. We have done lots of counting to 10 and are starting to look at the composition of number. Well done Oak for all your hard work this week. 




What a fantastic way to end another awesome week - I'm sure you will agree, that Oak class sang beautifully in the Harvest celebration this morning. Well done! We have been busy in class too, learning the sounds, m, d, g, o and u and the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10! Some of us can order the numbers too! We are getting so clever! It would be great if they could spot any of those sounds or numbers when at home or out and about.



A second full week for the children in Oak class and my goodness they are all really embracing school life! We have learnt the next set of sounds, c, k, ck, e and h and can spot things in our environment that begin with those sounds. We have learnt the numbers 5, 6 and 7, practiced writing them and are beginning to count out objects with one to one correspondence! We have made leaf pictures with the fallen leaves and observed the changing of the seasons to autumn. We are also busy getting ready for next weeks harvest celebration and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in church.







Oak class have been exploring all of our outdoor learning areas and have been involved in some fantastic outdoor challenges. Every child has initiated some of their own learning which has been a pleasure to see,  then we can help them along in their understanding. We are learning to be a great team in Oak and play and learn together cooperatively. Please can you return any toys that may have inadvertently made their way home. Thanks everyone.



Oak Class have been exploring outside, we have enjoyed using the bikes, the apps and the sand area. We are becoming more confident with our lovely environment and learning to use it appropriately. We are enjoying getting to know each other and learning about other members of our class. We have started to stay all day this week and are having fun together.




Oak class have made a great start to school taking it all in their stride, so well done. They have been learning new routines and been settling into our Micheldever family.  We are learning all about each other and the things we like and don’t like. Each child is unique and wonderfully made, it’s been a pleasure getting to know them all a little better. 



Another big well done to Pine! This has not been an easy week, switching back to online learning, but once again the children have done so with resilience and focus. We are all very proud of you Pine! It was wonderful welcoming parents to our exhibition this week and having the chance to show off all the brilliant work Pine have done this term. What a lovely way to end the term! At home, the children have been writing exciting meerkat stories and finding shapes in nature. Pine have really shown their best this week! Have a wonderful summer break, it is definitely well deserved!



What a lovely week we have had in Oak, these are some pictures of us on Friday last week in our bright clothing. We have had another busy week writing letters and cards to our friends with positive affirmations. In Maths we have been looking at repeating patterns in both colours and shapes. In Science we have been looking at comparing and contrasting habitats for animals and mini beasts and have been exploring classifications of them- particularly insects. We have been very creative and made some huge butterflies ?? that you will be able to see at our exhibition next week. We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. 


This week in Oak we have been looking at celebrations, particularly Christenings and Baptism. The children can explain the service and talk about the symbolism of being washed clean ready to meet God. They have all acted out their own Baptismal services and if you have any Christening pictures we would love to share and talk about them next week





Oak have had such a fun week. The obvious highlight was the trip to Marwell on Tuesday which they all enjoyed so much, particularly the hippo! We have also been painting, writing sentences and in PE this week we have been practising for Sports Day which we are so excited for. We have been doing lots of art; today we made masks!





In Oak this week we have been exploring different genres of music and looking at different ways of moving our bodies. We have been thinking about how the music makes us feel and what part of our bodies we want to respond to the music with. We have also had a wonderful week writing our own versions of the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and have written some superb piece of work.




Oak have been working very hard on their writing. I am very proud of them. We have been looking at letter formation, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Please take a look at the pictures of independent writing which the children did during child initiated learning .



Oak have made some new fairy friends and are enjoying finding out all about them. In Art we have been looking at swirls in nature and creating our own swirls with our bodies, paints and natural objects. We have planted our sweet pea “teepee“ which we are excited to watch grow and also our sunflowers have started to sprout so we are going to have great fun measuring and recoding their growth over the next few weeks






Oak had an amazing class trip this week; we practiced our observational drawing skills and did a mini beast hunt. We even found a magic fairy we named Smiling Sunflower who is going to come back to school with us. In the afternoon we did some fabulous pond dipping and found lots of different creatures in the water. We had boat races using the rafts we had made at school. The best bit however was the fabulous tractor ride around the Farm. Thank you Mr Foot for a day we will never forget.







Oak have been preparing our sweet pea plants and sunflowers so we can watch them grow and measure them. To help us prepare we have been ordering, measuring and using rulers around the classroom and outside. We have been working hard on our guided reading in groups and our independent tasks to help us think about our transition to year 1 and beyond. Well done Oak, we are looking forward to our trip next week if the weather holds.




Oak class have been exploring and estimating weight and looking at the maths vocabulary involved. They have worked out that size is not important in relation to weight but often what the material is made of matters more. Metal things seem to be generally heavier. See the pictures later of some children exploring our moon rocks, a challenge where they couldn’t see the objects so had to estimate by feel before putting them on the scales.








The children in Oak have had a wonderful week exploring capacity. We have been estimating and measuring amounts of water in different containers and have even made our own concoctions and secret potions. We have been working hard at our writing and are really getting the hang of sentences now. We have been enjoying our outdoor learning zones and the sand area that has been updated with new and interesting interactive challenges. Another great week. Well done Oak. 




In Oak this week we have been exploring our environment and investigating plants and animals in our outdoor learning area. We found a variety of mini beasts and are looking carefully at their habitats. In maths we have been learning to tell the time and the children are really good at using the clocks they have made, I hope they have shown you. They are all developing their writing skills and are working hard on doing this independently. A great week Oak; well done. 



Summer Term Curriculum Letter

Spring Term Curriculum Letter

Oak class exhibition - Autumn Term 2020

Have a watch of our exhibition video below to see all the learning we have been doing this term.


w/c 5.10.20

At Micheldever we learn how to become amazing writers using 'Talk for Writing.' Here are some of our children reading our version of the Gruffalo.


We have also been making our own Gruffalo puppets.



w.c. 14.10.20 - We have begun! Oak class have started and already begun to learn.


Letter from Class Teacher - a warm welcome from Mr Johnston, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Bushell.


Click below to see what we will be learning this autumn term as we go 'Into the woods'.

Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter


NEW Home Learning Pack 9 (13th - 22nd July)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Packs for the remainder of the term.

Year R          Year 1 - Part 1          Year 1 - Part 2

Home Learning Pack 8 (week beginning 6th July)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.  

Year R     Year 1

Home Learning Pack 7 (week beginning 29th June)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.  In this week's pack, there are a number of video links from websites, including YouTube.  Please ensure that your child's internet use is supervised; thank you.

Year R     Year 1

Home Learning Pack 6 (week beginning 22nd June)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year R     Year 1

Home Learning Pack 5 (week beginning 15th June)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year R     Year 1

Home Learning Pack 4 (week beginning 8th June)

Below, you will find the Year R and 1 Home Learning Pack for this coming week.

Year R     Year 1

Home Learning Project 3

Below, you will find Home Learning Project 3 and supporting resources.

Home Learning Project 3

Home Learning Pack 2

Below, you will find the second Home Learning Pack for your child.

Home Learning Pack 2

Home Learning Packs

Below, you will find the Home Learning Pack for your child’s year group. A further pack of work will be posted to the website on Sunday 29th March.

Year R

Year 1

Summer Term Curriculum Letter