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Spring Term 1

Welcome to Oak Class

with Mrs Bramley, Mrs Thexton, Mrs Turner, Mrs Wales and Mrs Smith





We are all working hard on our handwriting. If you would like to see videos of how we form each letter and number click on the link below and follow the instructions.

Our busy week commencing 2.2.20

We have been looking at different kinds of instructions and on Thursday we followed a recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. Some groups didn't follow the instructions closely enough and didn't put enough flour in. This meant they got very flat cookies - but luckily they still tasted delicious. We noticed lots of bossy verbs in the instructions like: grease, add, sift, stir, beat and pour.

Next week we are going to be planning our own witchy potions so watch out!


On Friday, we practised following instructions again when Steve from Goole Tennis Club came to give us some coaching. We had a lot of fun!

We have been learning about Jobs and Careers

We are so grateful to parents who have been coming in to school to tell us about their jobs. Mrs Lynch is a First Responder for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Mr Caine is a paramedic for the NHS. The children were fascinated to hear stories about their life and work. Mrs Williams talked to us about her time working at Disneyland in Florida and gave the children some good advice about working hard and following their dreams. If you have time to come to school on Friday afternoon to talk to the children about your work, please let Mrs Bramley, Mrs Thexton or Mrs James know. It doesn't have to be for long and the children would love to see you!

This half term our topic is Hubble Bubble.


We have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel and comparing it with the traditional Russian folktale Baba Yaga. Both feature an unpleasant witch and children in peril! We have also been listening to a piece of music by Modest Mussorsky called A Night on A Bare Mountain. This piece of music is about one night of the year when all the witches gather together on a mountain top. Watch the video below to see our expressive responses to the music.

Bare mountain Final.mp4

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We learnt about all the different groups of instruments that make up an orchestra: percussion, strings, brass and woodwind. We even tried some of these instruments ourselves!