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Spring 2 Curriculum News

Happy Christmas from Oak Class


We have had a great term full of exciting learning.  Enjoy our singing and share with us as we show you some photos of what we've been up to.  

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Welcome back Oak Class. 

We have been so delighted by how well you have settled into school life again.  We are already really proud of you. 

Have a look at what this half term will look like with your learning and find out ways that you can help yourself at home by looking at the Curriculum News below.  

Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Stroud and Mrs Bowen. 

If you need some help or support with the Oak Class home learning, or if you would like to show Mrs Giron or Mrs Bowen what you have been doing, you can email them directly by clicking on Oak Home Learning.


Mrs Jones would also love to hear what you are doing, you can contact her at Mrs Jones' Mailbox.


Mrs Thorne, our ELSA, is also on hand to provide additional support if you need it. She can be contacted at Mrs Thorne's Mailbox.

Online Safety

ParentZone are offering 3-month FREE membership to their Digital Resilience Programme Membership which offers resources for parents, plus unlimited access to the Parent Lounge, which is a specialist area just for parents packed full of resources to help families boost children's digital resilience and keep them safer online. This is for parents/carers to stay engaged and connected, to support them through school-closure.

Link to This site has lots of resources, covering a range of themes including how to discuss the virus with your child and online safety. Option to sign up for their free newsletter.

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Thinkuknow The links provided aim to support families with managing isolation, well-being, home-education and behaviour – they include a colourful activity worksheet for younger children which explores the virus and their feelings, and new 15 minute online safety activity packs from ThinkUknow.

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Home Learning

Monday 13th July


This week we follow week 11 from the National Oak Academy. If you are in year 5 we hope to see you on a Zoom meeting. we will email you the time and date on Monday. We also will invite Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Stroud, please prepare some questions you would like to ask them. This week on the . All Classes Page, there will be an introductory video from your two new teachers.


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley

Monday 6th July


This week we are following the Oak National Academy's week 10. We really look forward to seeing you this week on our Microsoft Teams Meeting. Don't forget to join at 2:00pm on Monday 6th July if you are in year 6 and at 1:30pm on Friday 10th July if you are in year 5. We look forward to hearing about something you have done during Lockdown.


Mrs. Giron and Mrs. Bowen smiley


Monday 29th June


This week we are following week 9 of the National Oak Academy. We hope you are enjoying reading, if you would like an extra challenge, this week's reading challenge is all about Limericks.

Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley

Monday 22nd June


We hope you had a lovely weekend. This week the home-learning follows The National Oak Academy week 8.  If you open up the word document for your year group, then just click on the links and it will take you straight to the lesson.  Please email us to let us know how you are getting on and let us know if you need any help. You can email us direct by clicking on  Oak Home Learning.


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowen smiley


Monday 15th June


This week's learning is based on The Oak Academy's week 7, there are links to help you on your year group's overview.  We will be emailing you this week to find out how everything is going and to see if we can support you in any way. On the overview there is a link to a story page read by David Walliams, I have included a few extra links in case you fancy listening to a different story. 


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowen.smiley

Monday 8th June


This week's home-learning follows The National Oak Academy's Week 6, week beginning the 1st June. On the word document there are links to Foundation Videos, to help you navigate. The learning at school, will follow the same plans. The reading plan this week is from a text about Dragons. There are ideas for outside learning and a link to David Walliams website, where he reads different extracts from his books every day. We look forward to seeing you in school, or speaking to you this week, as we plan to keep in touch through phonecalls.


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley

Monday 1st June

We hope you had an amazing half term. This week's home learning continues to follow the Oak Academy. There is a new reading plan to follow based on the text about the Balrog by J.R.R Tolkein. On the overviews there are some new ideas for getting outside, mindfulness and relaxing. I have included a link for J.K Rowlings new book the Ickabog, she releases a new chapter every day. Also on the link you can learn about her illustration competition. Those illustrations she chooses will be included in the published version of her book. So, let your imagination run wild!

We look forward to catching up with you this week, so will be phoning to hear all your news.


Mrs. Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley

Calling all Young Writers!
Calling young writers! Hampshire Libraries and award-winning YA author Ali Sparkes are teaming up to offer free online tips and challenges for aspiring young authors in a series of daily tips and challenges videos. From Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May, Ali will be hosting a series of short 'how to' videos and creative writing exercises for 9-14 year-olds, every day at 10.30am, with her live feedback on writers' submissions at 3.30pm. All videos, entitled Scribe Tribe Snacks, will be available on YouTube after they go out live next week. For more details of this event and to register interest, parents should visit the Hampshire Libraries Facebook page.


Freddie Phillips has been closely studying a pair of sparrows . Can you believe where they have nested?

Sparrows Sunday

This is the latest video that Freddie has filmed. They certainly like the shoe rack in his porch!

Monday 18th May


Thank you for keeping in touch with your amazing blogs and emails, we love hearing what you have been getting up to. This week we are on week 4 of Oak National Academy, we hope you are enjoying the lessons. Don't forget to try the challenges that are on the newsletter.

With kind thoughts to you and your families,


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowen.smiley

Monday 11th May


We hope you had a fantastic weekend and especially enjoyed the 75th anniversary of VE day. This week we continue to follow the lessons on The National Oak Academy, starting on week 3. The non screen based activities are there too and don't forget the challenges in the Newsletter. There is a link also to The Book of Hopes, a beautiful story collection from over 110 children's authors and illustrators, edited by Katherine Rundell. You can read it for free, if you follow the link.


With love and best wishes, 


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley


Monday 4th May


We hope you have had a fun filled week. Please open up the word document to see home learning suggestions for this week.

The home learning continues to follow The National Oak Academy, starting on week 2-we are just one week behind. On the word document we have included some non computer based activities that are related to last weeks learning. Most importantly, please continue to take care of yourselves, we have included some mindfulness too.


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley



Monday 27th April

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Thank you for all your messages, blogs and for chatting to us this week when we phoned- it was great to hear what you've been up to. We are so fortunate to have so many amazing resources that support home learning. This week we would like to introduce you to The Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize. Two great resources that we hope will make home learning more fun for your children and easier for you to use. The feedback so far is really positive from parents throughout the country-so we hope you like using it too.  Please keep communicating with us, we are here to answer any questions- we love hearing from you.


Mrs Giron and Mrs Bowensmiley


Monday 20th April


Welcome back to Home learning. We hope you enjoyed the Easter Holidays, it has been great to keep in touch with you through your blogs and messages. If you open the following document, you will see what you will be home learning this week. Please message us, if you need any clarification, also we will be phoning you this week, so let us know how you are getting on.


Mrs. Giron and Mrs Bowen. smiley





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3rd April


WELL DONE to all of Oak Class for all your fabulous home learning. It has been great to hear all the news of what you have been doing on our Purple Mash blogs and to receive emails of what you've been up to, with the fabulous attached photos. Thank you so much.

We will look forward to catching up with you early next week, when we will phone to have a chat. Enjoy the two weeks Easter Holiday. On Monday 20th April look back again on this web page for new home learning. Don't forget to keep in touch, we will keep approving your blog posts and messages.


With Best Wishes for a Happy Easter,


Mrs. Giron and Mrs. Bowen


We hope you are enjoying the sunshine and are finding the updates to ideas on our class page useful to support your home learning.We love seeing all your messages on our blogs on Purple Mash. It's so great to hear from you all. If you need fancy a maths challenge or simply a game to play then follow the links below.

NRich have a page full of games to play with just 2 players.

They also have a primary live page that is updated reguraly. they set problems and games. You can  send in thoughts, ideas, workings out and solutions, and then they'll publish them after a suitable time so that their archives are complete with both problems and solutions. On average problems remain live for about six weeks. They have a "Submit a solution" link to the left of the Problem title.


Log on to Joe Wicks live daily P.E. Video at 9:00 a.m. every morning. If you miss it live, you will still be able to access it.


Why not learn a language? Using Duolingo, you can learn a language. it is totally free.

Welcome to Oak messages.

Your child has brought home a home learning pack. Start by looking at the overview, this overview will guide you through activities that your child has been set, in the event of school closure. On Purple Mash children will be set 2 do tasks, that will be updated regularly. The reading activities are ongoing. The story writing task should take your child two weeks and can be handwritten or completed on a computer. Look at The Home Learning Support for KS2, it gives lots of other activities for your guidance.

We will update this message regularly.

With Best Wishes,

Mrs. Giron and Mrs. Bowen.


Home learning Documents and Links

Curriculum Long Term Plan

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Or you can send an email directly to the class email address