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St Matthew's CE Primary School

Faith • Respect • Achievement • Friendship



Welcome to Oak Class.

Welcome to Oak Class 2018-2019

We hope that you had a fantastic summer break. We have lots of exciting things planned for the year ahead.

In Oak Class, we work hard and always strive to do our best. We are trying hard to listen carefully to instructions and persevere when we are faced with challenges. We like learning in lots of different ways and have lots of fun in and out of the classroom. We are trying hard to listen to each other to support our learning together. 

See the attachments below to see what the children are learning each half term.

Autumn 1: To Boldly Go!

This half term, our topic is 'To Boldly Go!'. We have lots of exciting learning planned within this theme including; finding out about Neil Armstrong and his mission to the moon; looking at existing rockets before building our own and reading stories about aliens crash landing on Earth!


Oak Class have settled back in to school well and have been immersed into our new topic. They have created 3D planets to replicate the solar system in the classroom and have used a variety of construction to make rockets.


This week in Oak class we have discovered that aliens had crash landed in the woods at school! The children met two disorientated aliens and were able to ask them questions. They then described the aliens in their English.


This week we wrote an alien description and included lots of interesting adjectives. In maths, we were learning to subtract using the 'crossing out' method and in science we were exploring the outside areas and finding living and non-living things.


Oak class had a surprise visitor this week! Baby Bear from 'Whatever Next' left his rocket and some of his belongings in the classroom! The children wrote questions to find out some more information about the mystery visitor! In maths, we completed our first problem solving activity and helped Zog the alien transport stars. On Monday, Oak class took part in a space workshop and learnt about Neil Armstrong and his mission to the moon.


This week Oak class went on an 'Autumn Walk' around the local area. They bought some apples from Blackmoor apple farm and sampled them back in the classroom. They enjoyed tasting three different varieties! In maths, the children learnt about time and how to show o'clock times.


This week Oak class have learning about halving in maths. They have been halving shapes as well as amounts. In English, they have been innovating the story 'Whatever Next' by changing the character, setting and activity. Oak class also enjoyed going to the church to learn about harvest.




This week Oak class have been learning how to be bossy! They have been using imperative verbs to instruct and have created their own book in the style of Herve Tullet's 'Press Here'. In maths they have been problem solving and comparing the weight of different objects. In their theme work,  Oak class enjoyed looking at the different parts of a vehicle and drawing their own diagrams of a car.