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St Peter's CE Primary School Cassington

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St Peter's CE Primary School Cassington

Oak Class - Years 1 & 2

Welcome to Oak Class!

Years 1 and 2

Welcome to Oak Class! We hope you all had a lovely summer holiday, if a little different from normal! Oak Class have all made a fabulous start to the Autumn Term. It is a real delight to all be back together again.  The children are already enjoying our new topic for this term, The Great Fire of London.  On this page, we will share details of our topic and learning throughout the term. We hope to share the information that you will need and photos of the exciting learning that is going on in Oak Class.

Mrs Bradley & Mrs Carter



Details of the Science unit for Autumn Term 1 2020

Details of the R.E unit for Autumn Term 1 2020

Amazing Art Work by the Year 1s in school

Jellyfish in the Deep

Details of the Science unit for Summer Term 2

Details of the R.E unit for Summer Term 2

This term's topic is CASTLES! Look here for a quick overview on what we'll be learning about in the coming weeks.

Topic Web for Summer Term 1

Details of the Science unit for this term (Summer Term 1)

Details of the R.E unit for this term (Summer Term 1)

Our Topic for the term - Amazing Africa!

Details of the Science unit for this term (Spring Term 2)

Details of the RE unit for this term (Spring Term 2)

Here are the main written calculation methods we use in Oak Class. The aim is that children should be fluent by the end of Year 2 but many Year 1s have started to use some of these methods already. Any questions please ask.

5 Keys to Happiness

A song by Oak Class - helping us learn to share more.

There are 5 keys to happiness

We need to share more, be selfish less

Give you a smile

Talk for a while

Ask you to play

I want to make your day

Share the time

Together we will shine

Come play with my toys

And we’ll share the joy

There are 5 keys to happiness

We need to share more, be selfish less         X2

Let’s share!!!!!

Science - Healthy Eating

In preparation for our Science lesson on healthy eating in week 5, please could the children complete a record of the food and drink that they have over the next week. All children were given a food journal sheet to bring home today, where they can fill in the things that they eat and drink each day. Children can keep their food journal at home next week, jotting down the items for each day. It would be a great help if children could bring their completed food journal back to school on Friday 31st January, so that it is ready to use in our Science lesson the following week. I will upload a pdf of the food journal sheet in case you need an extra copy!

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Carter




Food Journal Sheet for Oak Class to be returned Friday 31st January

Finding out about the food eaten at Rosh Hashanah in R.E

Enjoying our Rosh Hashanah feast!
Challah bread and apples dipped in honey
Dipping apples in honey
We made sweet bread shaped in a circle.

We have been learning about the Jewish new year festival of Rosh Hashanah. We produced a whole class information poster using some of the key words associated with Rosh Hashanah.

We drew pictures of the key words.
We wrote sentences to explain the key words.
We worked with a partner.
Some of the concepts were hard to explain!
Our finished information poster.

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.

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!