Welcome to Oak

Teacher - Oak Colin Heinink
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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 Sportspark, 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.

Timetable Oak Summer Term 2 2022

Curriculum Info for Parents Summer Term 2 2022 Topic: HolidaysSummer Term 2 2022
SubjectProfilesIdeas for Home
English - AdventurePupils will read and listen to the stories about great adventures. Students will develop their descriptive writing skills by writing about their own adventures and stories they read. Choose one of the books about adventures. Read together with parents or siblings.
Maths - Planning a holiday Pupils will spend time learning about time and money, focusing on an analogue and digital clocks and reading the time. Go shopping, look at the price tags. Can you read the prices? Can you pay for your item using correct amount of money?
Science - Space physicsStudents will continue working in the Patch. They will be using different tools and equipment following safety rules. Do some gardening with your child or plant something in a pot at home.
PSHE - ExerciseStudents will discuss the importance of active lifestyle and healthy diet. Aim to spend time outside, walking, biking, playing in the park.
Art - projectStudents will work in teams on creating building projects, building bridges or buildings using different methods and materials. Use different objects to build a skyscraper or bridge. Can you use recycling materials?
ASDANStudents will continue working on developing their independence and life skills. Can you make your breakfast independently? Can you make your bed?
GeographyLooking a Holiday destinations in deeper depth. Where in the world are certain counties and what is there to experience Look at holiday websites, look at holiday brochures.
PESummer sports- playing cricket, Frisbee, athletics. Play summer sports with parents, friends.