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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!

Teachers: Mrs Barraclough and Mrs Maynard

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Rose

Additional Support: 

Mrs Vanstone

Mrs Dunn


Autumn Term 1 2019


We have had a great start to the new school year in Oak Class with the children making compasses and binoculars as an introduction to our topic 'Great Explorers' and hunting for the Gingerbread Man who left us lots of clues!


In English we are going to be using a story map to help us learn the Gingerbread Man story and then imitate it by writing our own versions.  We will be learning how to write instructions and wanted posters and designing and decorating our own Gingerbread people.


Our main focus for our maths lessons is to secure our knowledge of place value and really understand what a number represents. 


Our 'Great Explorers' topic will be focussing on the achievements of Ibn Battuta, Christopher Columbus and Captain Robert Scott and we will be making some clay animals to represent those that these famous explorers might have encountered.


The children have now all chosen a library book and we change library books on Mondays. Home readers can be changed by the children as often as they wish and we encourage them to take responsibility for choosing their reading books in the book area outside of our classroom.   The children need their PE kits in school every day although our regular PE days are Monday and Friday. 


We operate an open door policy and are happy to talk with you at the beginning  or end of the school day - if a more formal discussion is needed then an appointment can be made with the office.




To find out more about what we will be learning in Oak please click on the link below:






Here are some useful websites for Oak Class children to continue their learning at home.