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Autumn Term 2

This term we are excited to go on our first trip out to Kassiopi Cove with our friends from Oak 2. During the visit we will get to build our friendships and develop our physical skills and also have lots of fun in the soft play centre! We are becoming more independent with our learning through completing daily workstation activities. In the afternoons we love to take part in sensory activities. 


Look at this page regularly to see how we are progressing with our learning!!


Miss Wills, Miss Tate and Miss Hilton 

Important Information


  • PE is every Friday morning. Please ensure your child has a fully named kit (white T-shirt, black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, plimsolls or trainers).
  • Your child will receive a reading book every Friday. Please take time to share a book for 5-10 minutes every day and make a comment in the reading record.
  • Help your child develop their independence by encouraging them to become independent everyday tasks e.g toileting, putting on their coat, washing their hands etc, If you need any advice please speak to a member of Oak 1 staff.
  • It is important that your child understands the importance of keeping healthy. We offer your child a snack everyday however if your child is particularly fussy with their food then you can provide a piece of fruit or a healthy alternative (no nuts please).




  • Please check your child's contact book everyday. If there is anything we need to know that may affect your child's day at school then please let us know via the contact book. It is not always possible for staff to discuss matters at the gate at the beginning of the day.
  • Please ensure ALL uniform/property is named. If any items are not named we cannot guarantee a safe return.
  • Please provide your child with a named water bottle. The pupils have access to their bottles throughout the day and we refill when necessary.


Autumn 1

The pupils have settled in well and are all very excited about the journey ahead of us. Please come and look at this page regularly to see what they have been learning about in Oak 1.


Miss Wills, Miss Tate and Miss Hilton

16th October - Today we engaged in activities to continue to develop our fine motor skills and co-ordination. We used a pencil to make make marks on paper and used tweezers to move pasta from one bowl to the other bowl.

11th October - We are learning to sit on a carpet spot before our PE lesson. We are experimenting and developing our skills with a range of balls.

11th October - We are enjoying copying moves to help us develop our gross motor skills and get us ready for our learning.

9th October - Sensory play - We explored the feel and texture of baked beans!

4th October - This week we have been learning new skills whilst we have been completing our workstation activities. We also explored the concept of floating with rubber ducks in water. In PE we have started to learn how to sit on a carpet spot at the beginning of our lesson.

4th October - We enjoyed meeting Mr Monkey. He made us laugh a lot!!

2nd October - In Science this week we observed and explored a floating balloon. We also experienced different textures of materials by exploring cooked spaghetti. It was messy but very fun!

2nd October - Today during handwriting we made marks using magnetic boards and pens. We practised making lines and circles with the pens. We liked looking at the marks we made with the magnetic pen!

27th September - This week we have have enjoyed making music in the outdoor area. We are continuing to learn how to use coloured discs to help us with our daily routines around the school.

26th September - Making marks in flour. A little messy but lots of fun!

25th September - Sensory exploration - Today the children explored the feeling and texture of cereals. They loved the feel and sound as they crushed it in their hands. They enjoyed picking it up and watching it fall. The children practised using tweezers to try and pick it up. They had so much fun - the staff did too!

Week beginning 23rd September - We are learning to recognise letters and numbers. This week we are using inset puzzles to help us look at the shapes of the letters and numbers to match shapes in the puzzle board.

Friday 20th September - Making Toast - Today we made toast. We practised spreading butter and jam. The toast was very yummy!

Friday 20th September - Art/DT Day. In Oak 1 we use old plastic drinks bottles to make a sensory bottle. We put water in the bottle and then added glitter and sequins. We really enjoyed shaking them and seeing all the colours swirl around in the bottle. We even got to make one to take home!!

The children in Oak 1 have continued to make excellent progress in settling into their new class.The children have enjoyed lots of sensory experiences , such as water spray during the routine weather song! We are using coloured coding spots to help us find different places in the school and we are even beginning to learn to line up!! We love going to the sensory room and exploring the sounds and lights. This week we have been been learning to complete an activity at a workstation. We have be learning to complete a 2 piece puzzle.

Tuesday 10th September - Today we explored making marks in shaving foam. It was very messy but so much fun!!

Monday 9th September - We are settling in well and have begun to learn the routines. We are learning new things about each other.