Oak - Year 1

Mrs Smith


Welcome to Year 1 where we are continuing our exciting learning journey and building upon all that we have learnt in Reception.

In Year 1 we know that ‘Jesus loves me’ and we always try to follow His example by living like Jesus wants us to live. We always try our hardest to follow our class rules by being kind, sharing, listening to others, always trying to do our very best, and keeping our classroom neat and tidy.

Every effort is made, especially in the first term, to provide a smooth transition from Reception class. At the start of the year much of our work is carried out through small group activities supported by an adult. We will gradually be progressing to becoming more independent to enable us to work through the Year 1 curriculum.

Our classroom is bright and colourful with lots of displays to support active learning, and to show others in school what we have been doing in Year 1. We also like to show off our best work in our classroom to celebrate our achievements.

In the morning, we usually have RE, Literacy, Phonics and Numeracy and in the afternoon we have Science or Topic, which includes Geography, History, Design and Technology, PE, ICT or Music. As you can see we work very hard.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Towers will be working with us to enable us to achieve success, and to reach our full potential.

Our Class Blog


Today, pupils from reception to year six have taken part in the Speak Out Stay Safe assembly delivered by volunteers from the NSPCC.  They enjoyed meeting Buddy the mascot, helping with the 'bag of worries', learning about the different ways children might not feel...


Oak Class enjoyed learning about Christingle.  We lit the candles and thought about how we can bring light to other people who might be feeling sad or lonely. [gallery...

Evie the Elf

Evie the Elf has been visiting Oak Class.  So far she has wrapped our tree in toilet roll and ate a chocolate from the Advent Calendar!  What will she do next?  The children have enjoyed writing about Evie's antics. [gallery...

Repeated patterns

Oak Class have been learning about repeated patterns. They used resources in the classroom to create their own pattern.

Grace Darling

Oak Class had fun at the Grace Darling Museum in Bamborough today.  They acted out the story of the rescue and showed lots of interest in the museum.  They braved the cold winds to see Grace's grave stone and memorial and the stained Class window in St Aidan's Church....

Korky Paul visit

Our visit from Korky Paul was fantastic. We loved watching him draw a picture of Winnie the Witch and helping to create magic when he retold the story.

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