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.

Summer Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Info for Parents Summer Term 2 2021
SubjectIdeas for Home
English: WriteEmails & LettersWhere would you like to go on your trip? Who do you need to make contact with to make your trip possible? Pupils will consider this and write letters and emails to the relevant parties. We will be learning to use and spell homophones and near homophones in our writing. At home discuss trips you have been on. Were emails/letters written to organise these?
English: ReadResearchPupils will be using the Internet and brochures to research information so they can plan for their trip. At home brainstorm some ideas for their idea day out. You could also discuss where you have had to do some research in the past, when planning for a trip.
Maths: Measure & Number Itinerary, Directions and BudgetsPupils will be planning an itinerary for their trip. They will also be learning to identify the costs involved in their trip and allow for these when budgeting. Pupils will be learning to give directions, to enable someone else to get to their chosen destinations. At home consider the timings and costs involved when on previous trips. Also, can you give directions to someone in your household to get to a certain place in the house/garden?
PSHEHealthWhy do we go on trips? Pupils will discuss how trips may support our mental and physical health. At home discuss the trips you have been on. How did these help your health?
ScienceRisk assessmentsPupils will be writing their own risk assessments for their trip. They will consider any hazards, control measures and risks involved. At home discuss what hazards have they encountered on previous trips? How were these minimised?
D.THealthy eatingPupils will be designing their own snacks and lunch for their trip. Can we remember what makes a meal balanced? What factors may you need to consider when taking food out and about? At home discuss the foods you eat when out and about. How do they form part of a balanced diet?
ASDANTaking the leadCan you take part in an activity that involves you making choices? Can you persuade your peers to take part in your chosen activity? Which activities do you take part in when at home? Does this require making choices?
R.EReligious tripsPupils will explore when/where trips have taken place/currently take place in different religions. Discuss these at home. What do you already know about them?