Welcome to Oak

Teacher - Oak Cate Sadler-Barker
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Welcome to Oak class!

In Oak we follow a thematic learning scheme to enable pupils to readily access an interesting and relevant curriculum whilst ensuring pupils make maximum progress. Pupils follow a diverse timetable comprising of English, Maths, Science, PSHE, Art, DT, Geography, History, ICT, MFL and Music. Within the classroom there is a strong influence on preparing pupils for a more independent post-school life.

In Oak we believe learning experiences outside the classroom are essential to a fun and effective curriculum. Over the past year pupils have enjoyed many trips out including The Countryside Classroom event at Reepham, several sporting events at UEA Sportspork, surveying the public in Sheringham town, Den building at Sheringham Park, debating and voting at the NNDC offices and much more. In addition to these we visit the school’s smallholding, The Patch, weekly. Pupils also participate in weekly cooking sessions in our school kitchen and frequent visits to the school library.

Currently Oak team comprises of a teacher, two TAs and nine pupils. In the classroom we have six computers, a newly installed Clevertouch board, a kitchen with a food preparation and eating area, a work station, a relaxed zone and a comfy, but formal area around the IWB.

Spring Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Info for Parents Theme: SpaceSpring Term 2 2020
SubjectProfilesIdeas for Home
English: Write/ReadPostcard/News ArticlePupils will use their reading lessons to research a destination in Space that they will focus their writing on. They will write a postcard / news article from that destination. At home look at the layout/content of postcards / news articles to get some ideas. Discuss what pupils may see/do at their chosen planet.
Maths: Measure My Family Pupils will be making a family from their chosen material and producing an information booklet on them to give to an alien who wants to know more about human families. Measure each other at home. How do these measurements differ from the families we have made at school?
PSHEKeeping healthyPupils will be advising an alien on how humans keep healthy and safe. At home discuss how we keep ourselves healthy and safe every day.
ScienceReflectionPupils will be designing their own investigation on reflection. They will then perform their chosen tests and present their findings to their peers. Each pupil will also have a Moon diary to complete over a Month. Can you see the Moon? If not do not worry, log onto the computer to get a better look (pupils will have the website on their diaries to take home).
Art Exploring TextilesPupils will continue to explore a range of methods to use for our dragon, or if they chose, to design an alien. Discuss the different methods and ideas at home. Ask others in the family what they think about their ideas.
ASDANMaking choicesPupils will be learning to become more independent and confident in making their own choices in a wide range of situations. At home discuss when they are happy to make choices (e.g. deciding what to eat for tea, what activities to do) and when they would like support in making choices (e.g. how to make their meal balanced, keeping healthy).
GeographyAround the WorldPupils will be exploring the World to be able to inform their alien friend about features, maps, directions. Have you got any maps at home to look at. When out and about can you see any maps. What are on them? Can they give you directions to get somewhere? Did you get to the correct place?
ComputingImages of SpacePupils will be experimenting with different software to produce an image of space, to find out which one is most suited to the task. At home explore computer generated images of space to gain ideas. Which ones do they like the most? Why?
PEFootballPupils will be improving their skills in this game, alongside their general fitness. Can they describe some of the actions they performed in the lesson today? Can they reflect on their performance, and compare their performance with others’.
DTMoon BuggiesPupils will be designing and making the next Moon buggy. Discuss the features that should be included on their buggy. Pupils could collect materials from home to use on their buggy (there will be plenty to choose from at school too).