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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

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Year 1/2 - Oak

Welcome to Oak Class

A big welcome to Oak classes page from Miss Oxley our Class Teacher and Mrs Beare our Teaching Assistant. We hope you enjoy seeing all the things that we are getting up to.

Bye for now!


Summer 2- Rio



Oi! Hot, hot, hot! Dancing feet, step to the samba beat! Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air.
join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker! Bright colours, patterns and feathers… Can you make a headdress or party mask?

Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too... Be as fancy as you like! Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches.

With the 2016 Olympics happening over the Summer, Oak class is going to be busy, busy, busy!

Summer 1


Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers.

Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things- just don’t touch!

Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for someone special.

Everything is coming up roses! Why not grow your own?


English: Recounts, non-chronological reports, instructions, narrative, information books

Art and Design: Observational drawing, sculpture, flower-pressing

Computing: Present information

D&T: Making fragrant products

Geography: Plants in the local environment, plants of the world
Mathematics: Measurement
Music: Action rhymes

Science: Plants


Spring 1 and 2- Land A'Hoy!


Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr… me hearties, it’s a sailor’s life for me!

Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world- just like Captain Cook.

Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag! Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate booty!

How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas
Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure.

Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’shop t’port.

Autumn 2- Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


See a castle ahead? Get reading to invade its mighty walls! Shoot with an archer’s aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the tope of the tower….
Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall. Tall forest. Let’s build a brand new one… Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?


What’s that round? I hear hooves going grip, trap, trip, trap over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry roll underneath… He likes to gobble up girls and Boys!

And finally meet the three pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside  its strong walls they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf!. No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!


We will be learning about:


English: recounts; reported speech; narrative; letters, posters

D&T: making models of towers, bridges and tunnels

Art and Design: Sculptures using natural materials

Computing: Create castles using drawing software

Geography: amazing structures from around the world; towers and bridges in the local area

History: castles and castle life; significant individuals- Isambard Kindgom Brunel

Mathematics: Measures (height)

PE: defend and attack games; balance and co-ordination

PSHE: dilemmas

Science: living things and their habitat; use of everyday materials; working scientifically



Autumn 1- Street Detectives


Our first topic in Oak class is 'Street Detectives'.


This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let's learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to our school or maybe they worked in the baker's shop?

Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know the address?

Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.

When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our street a better place, it's time to get your thinking caps on and paint brushes at the ready!

Letters in the post… addressed to us!


Did you know we all received a letter from Miss Oxley in the post? How exciting getting mail! Adults say the only mail they get are ‘bills’… oh it’s much more fun being a child.

What letters do you receive?

In the letter it asked us to do 3 things:

1. Bring the letter and envelope in
2. Take a photograph (or draw a picture) of the front of our house
2. Find out about Blackpool/Cleveleys and the local area to engage us into the Street Detectives topic.


I wonder what we are going to be doing with them?

Here is our first piece of home learning to support our classwork. It is really important that we continue our learning outside of the classroom time because our families and friends often have lots of things to share with us and also it gives to chance to share what is important to us, what we find out and what is interesting to us.

First day of Oak class… first out of school learning experience… Anchorsholme Lane shops!


Even on our first day in Oak class we have been on a school trip!

Following on from the fantastic homework we did to start our Street Detectives topic finding out about Cleveleys and our local area, we went on a trip to our local shops on Anchorsholme Lane. We took photographs and made aerial and visual view point maps to plot the various types of shops along Anchorsholme Lane.


How many different types of shops do you think there are? Can you name any of them?


We then returned to school we began to think about why these shops may have been built there many years ago and how even with Cleveleys town centre being not far away and the big Supermarkets offering so many things these little shops are needed within our local community.


Why do you think the local residents might need these shops?


A lot of people come to the shops by car, why do they choose these shops on Anchorsholme Lane rather than others?

We are looking forward to thinking more about the local area, shops and reading maps.