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St Peter's CE Primary School Cassington

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Oak Class - Years 1 & 2

Welcome to Oak Class!

Years 1 and 2

Welcome to Oak Class. We hope you all had a lovely holiday and are ready for a fantastic Spring Term. We are looking forward to some exciting learning this term! On this page, we will share information relating to our topic alongside some photos of the things we get up to in Oak Class.  


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Details of the RE unit for this term (Spring Term 1)

Details of the Science unit for Spring Term 1

Topic Web for Spring Term 1

An overview of our topic for Spring Term 1 - Pirates!

Details of the RE topic for this term.

Details of the Science for this term.

A brief insight into our topic for this term.

Macarena Maths Timestables

Here is the song and video we dance to in Oak Class to learn our times tables! Who thought the Macarena would end up being used in Maths lessons?!! Macarena Maths gives the times tables that extra buzz! We have been doing super well in Oak learning them. Year 1s have started on the x2s while Year 2s are pretty confident at their x2s x5s and x10s. Let's keep it up this term! Enjoy!

Superb work in Maths today! Y2 were solving and creating their own length problems. Very impressed with their use of bar models!

More balancing in PE

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Oak class have been working to improve their own personal goals in PE. They have worked on their balancing skills and have tried to hold a strong balance with no wobbling for at least 10 seconds, up to 30 seconds. Oak class have beaten their own goals each week. Some went for a harder challenge of balancing with their eyes closed and even doing mini squats whilst still holding a controlled balance.


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Balancing in PE

Fairy Tales Wow Day! A busy day had by all! There was potion mixing, crown creating, wand making, gingerbread baking, super dancing and....a performance to top it all off! The children gave it there all. A magical was had all round! Thank you for all your support with the costumes and workshop.

In Science this week, we have been investigating puddles. We measured the size of puddles on the playground and drew around them so that we could look at how they changed during the day. We made predictions about how the puddles would change if the sun came out or if it started raining. It had been a dry morning so we had to create our own puddles! Despite the downpour at lunchtime we were surprised at how the puddles looked at the end of the day. Oak class came up with some good scientific explanations for how the puddles had changed.

Investigating how the puddles had changed on the playground.

We have been investigating how to measure the length of objects in our Maths lessons.

Oak Class have been working hard to complete their art work on fairytale baddies including The Big Bad Wolf! I wouldn’t like to meet these characters!

We have been working on planning and writing ‘beating the monster stories’, by looking at well known fairy tales.

Continuing our work on Materials in Science, we were investigating the concept of a material being waterproof.

Fairy Tale Art - this afternoon we have had a lovely calm art lesson completing the first stage of our newspaper wolves. So much concentration and attention to detail in the classroom. Impressive!

Parents Meeting Information - Wednesday 18th September 2019

What would be the best material for mending a torn umbrella?


As part of our Science lessons, we have been investigating different types of materials and their properties. We wanted to find out which materials would be the best for making (or mending) an umbrella. So, we carried out an investigation to find out which materials were the most waterproof. The children also commented that for an umbrella, the material would need to be strong and flexible.


Here we are testing one of the materials.

Will it be waterproof?

Will the teddy underneath the material stay dry or will it get wet?!

We have been learning about 3D shapes in Maths this week.

In maths this week we have been using our resources to help us add. Some of us have been using number lines and others have been breaking numbers down into tens and units. Some really impressive work Oak Class!

In R.E this week, Oak Class interviewed Mr Jeffries. In R.E we are thinking about leaders and who we should follow. The children wrote their own questions to find out what it is like to be the leader of St.Peter's school. Some of their questions were:

  • What do you do in your office?
  • What is the most fun part of being the Headteacher?
  • What does it feel like being the Headteacher?
  • What is your favourite thing to do?
  • What is it like to be in charge of all the children?
  • Why did you want to be the Headteacher of St.Peter's School?


Oak Class enjoyed asking Mr Jeffries their questions and loved hearing his answers. We think Mr Jeffries enjoyed the interrogation too!

You'll have to ask the children in Oak Class if you want to find out what Mr Jeffries' answers were!

We love using resources in our maths lessons. This week we have been working on our numbers 0-100. Ordering them, sequencing them and breaking them down into tens and units. Fabulous work for just the second week back.

We love using resources in our maths lessons. This week we have been working on our numbers 0-100. Ordering them, sequencing them and breaking them down into tens and units. Fabulous work for just the second week back. 1

Topic Web - Autumn Term 1

Discovering the likes and dislikes of Oak Class, what helps us to learn and how we were feeling in the first week back. Great to see that so many children are happy to learn from their mistakes. Just the sort of resilience we need for learning! No surprises that Forest School got lots of votes!