Oak Class

Teacher- Mrs Pinder
Teaching Assistants- Miss Baygot and Mrs Zulfi
Hello and welcome to Year one-Oak class. I am so excited to be your teacher this year. We have a lovely class of children. I cannot wait to start the new academic year with you. This half of the term we will enjoying the topic ‘Pigs, Penguins and Possums’. We will talk about cold and hot areas of the world. We will learn about animals and their habitats. We are also hoping to enjoy a trip to Blackpool Zoo.

Our literacy unit will be based around the story ‘Harry the Mouse’. We will enjoy the text and learn to retell the story. To begin the year, we will create a home corner in Oak class. I hope to use the children’s ideas as we develop a new and exciting role play area.

This year we will help your children to become confident and independent. We will aim to develop positive learning attitudes and a clam class environment.


• Our PE session will be on Tuesday morning so please send your children to school dressed ready.

• On a Wednesday we will enjoy Welly Wednesday in the eco zone so please send to school a labelled pair of wellies.

• Reading books will be changed weekly and need to be brought to school at least once a week.

Yours sincerely

The Oak Class Team.  

What we are learning about in Oak Class













English Subject

In Oak Class we want to promote a love of reading!

We will be sharing lots of books and stories. The children will enjoy guided reading every week. This is when we will teach them how to read. You can support us in school by reading at home with your child as much as possible. We will change the children’s home reading books once a week on their reading day. Please listen to your child read and record that they have read in their reading record. Children who have read at home will colour a dot. Once they have read at home 10 times they will receive a small prize.

Maths Subject Heading

YEAR 1 – Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Begin to recognise the place value of numbers beyond 20 (tens and ones).

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial

representations including the number line (numbers to at least 30).

Use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.

Recognise and create repeating patterns with numbers, objects and shapes.

Identify odd and even numbers linked to counting in twos from 0 and 1.

 Solve problems and practical problems involving all of the above.

Science Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Common animals other than humans and their basic structure

Season Autumn and weather walk - Natural Journal 

Art Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Drawing in pastel – developed into 3D using clay

Geography Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Hot and Cold countries around the world.

Computing Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Information Technology - Text and images – 2 Publish, 2 Create a Story, 2 Animate

Online safety - School rules, AUP

Music Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Zootime - (Charanga Y2)

PE Subject Heading

Our PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that the children have their PE kits in school.

We shall be learning -

Fundamental Movement Skills Pre-Assessment Lost & Found

Games – Catching

PSHE Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -


Families & Friendships

Safe Relationships

Respecting Ourselves & Others

RE Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

God and Creation


History Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Not taught this half term. 

Homework Subject Heading

Homework Info will appear each week.

Please try to read a few pages of your reading book each night.

Practice the weekly phoneme spelling words. 

Our Mission

We believe that every child is special and has their own talents

At Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School, Christianity flows through everything we do but we also value other faiths.

All the children will be helped to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. They will be encouraged to always try to do their best and be proud of their work.

Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School is an important and valuable part of the Church family and the wider community.