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Burghclere Primary School

Learning, growing and succeeding together

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Burghclere Primary School

Learning, growing and succeeding together


Oak Year 1/2

Welcome to Oak Class


Teacher: Mrs Barraclough 

LSA: Mrs Burroughs, Miss Smith, Miss Marshall &

Mrs Bridgman



spring term 2

General Information

Our PE days are Monday (outside) and Wednesday (inside).

Our library days are Tuesday and Friday, although the children have the option to change their books more frequently as required.



Children who are following the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds phonics program have 3 guided reading sessions per week which focus on decoding, prosody and comprehension.  They will bring their fully decodable books home at the end of the week to read with you and will choose library books each week to share and develop a love for reading.


Children who have completed the Little Wandle programme will access the coloured book banded scheme and will be listened to at school at least once per week.  


Please record any reading your child is doing at home in their Reading Records and ensure they bring their reading records to school everyday.



Our geography topic for the spring term is Weather and Fieldwork and our big question is:

What is weather?


We will be learning about different types of weather and the four seasons in the UK.  We will be measuring and recording the weather over time: wind, rainfall and temperature, and thinking about the best conditions for growing plants.


Our science topic this term is types of animals and our big question is: 

How can you design a zoo guide map?


In science this term we will be observing and recognising some simple characteristics of animals.  We will start to group animals by the key features of their appearance.   We have an exciting trip to Bucklebury Farm and Deer Park as part of our science topic where we will be experiencing live animals first hand.  We will work towards creating a plan of a zoo environment incorporating different types of animals in the design.


School Values

Our school value this term is Resilience.  

Robbie the Resilient Rhino


  • We build on mistakes and don't give up
  • We persevere - even when something is challenging
  • We are willing to take risks
  • We have bouncebackability



If you notice your child showing our school value of resilience at home then please do let me know so that we can celebrate this at school.


I operate an open door policy so if you have any questions or comments about your child or Oak class in general then please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Helen Barraclough




Here is the curriculum overview for our Animals topic spr 2

Year 2 SATS meeting Powerpoint Any questions - please ask!

Welcome to Oak Class!

Little Wandle PP

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Here is the Powerpoint presentation that was discussed during the Phonics meeting on Thursday 22 September. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Here are some useful websites for Oak Class children to continue their learning at home.