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Year 1 Phonics Screening- Useful Resources!

Below, you will find links to some useful Read, Write, Inc resources to assist your child with their phonics learning at home. These resources and additional games can be a fun way to help your child prepare for their Year 1 phonics screening assessment in the Summer Term. Enjoy!

Spring 1- How do we travel around?


This half term, Oak have been learning all about transport and how we travel around. This has included making teddy bear parachutes in DT, learning about old and new ways of travelling in History and even creating our own junk model methods of transport in Art.


This topic was rounded off brilliantly with an Out and About train trip from Windermere to Oxenholme Train Station. We love underpinning learning in the early years with these hands-on experiences. Our Oak children are now experts at constantly managing real-world risks and using these to inform the decisions they make.

See some highlights below....!

Train Journey Highlights!

Chinese New Year!

Oak Class enjoyed welcoming in the year of the tiger as part of our whole school Chinese New Year celebrations.


The day was filled with lots of exciting learning. Fine motor skills practice using chopsticks for lunch and staplers to make our class dragon was a highlight. Even our youngest children have been practicing their mark making, writing the mandarin Chinese numerals across the provision. Children also enjoy using the iPad to take their own pictures and record their creations during free play (see the amazing 'Chinese dragon'!)

Out and About- Autumn Term Highlights!

Christmas in Oak Class!

We enjoyed lots of fun over the Christmas period! This included visiting Santa's reindeer, sending letters to the man himself and plenty of festive art, maths and writing.

Outdoor Classroom Day! (4.11.21)

For outdoor classroom day, we got to see a hot air balloon inflating and had a yummy lunch at Stickle Barn.

We also enjoyed an outdoor phonics hunt, gross motor art activities and a lovely walk up Sticklegyhll!

New Reading Books- Sound Blending!

Miss Storey and TJ hope this helps you to use the new Sound Blending books sent home this half term. Happy blending, Oak!

Autumn 1- Welcome back Oak Class!


It has been absolutely wonderful welcoming the children back to Oak Class over the past few weeks. We have enjoyed getting to know the faces joining us across nursery, reception and year 1. It has been great to see the children getting to know each other and learning together!


The adults in Oak Class this year will be:

Miss Storey- Class Teacher (EYFS Lead)

Mrs Morrison- Senior Teaching Assistant

Mr Pegg- Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs Scott- Teaching Assistant (Out and About- Friday AM)


We will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday this half term. Every Friday morning we will also be heading out and about in the minibus to discover more about our incredible and unique local area.


We can't wait to keep playing, learning and exploring as the term continues! Keep an eye out to see what we've been getting up to...

Summer term 

We love messy play! We had lots of fun mixing colour, washing up liquid and water to make rainbow bubbles!


We went on a troll hunt around the forest to find the famous Lake District trolls! 

We also made troll biscuits and had lots of fun getting messy with a troll tuff tray! 

Spring Term 2021

While the children all worked very hard on their remote learning, all of us were delighted to be back at school with their friends and teachers in our wonderful learning space. Our topic this half term was traditional tales and the children loved retelling The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We made houses of sticks in the forest for our pigs, hoisted letters up the beanstalk to the giant and cooked porridge for the three bears. As the weather warmed up we carried out lots of outdoor learning particularly investigating signs of spring - finding a toad that had just come out of hibernation, planting seeds and watering the flowers. Indoors we enjoyed programming our new robot Beebot and doing lots of fantastic painting. As Easter approached we learned about the Easter story and made crosses to put in the Easter garden we planted. We also enjoyed lots of learning connected to Easter Egg hunts.

Autumn Term 2 - 2020


What an exciting time it has been in Oak Class. For most of the children this has been their first Langdale School Christmas and they have really enjoyed all the special activities that this magical time of year brings. There have been daily adventures with our Elf on the Shelf, Elfie, who gets into mischief when we aren't here and today gave the children a fun treasure hunt where we practised our phonics to read the clues. The reception children have made super progress with their phonics and can now read ditties - very short stories. We have been as busy as Santa's Elves getting lots of lovely surprises ready for our families in our art and science activities. We have read lots of Christmassy stories such as "Dream Snow" and "Father Christmas Needs a Wee" which have also helped us develop our maths skills. We had a wonderful party with Beech Class playing lots of games. The children were so well behaved at the Christmas dinner on Tuesday. It was a pleasure to be out with such grown up children. The highlight on Friday was the premier of the Langdale School 2020 Nativity Film. We really enjoyed seeing ourselves and our friends on the big screen. As the term come to an end, I would just like to say how proud I am of all that the Oak children have achieved this term, settling in and learning such a lot of new things. 

Stories with Mrs Parkyn


A Visitor for Bear



An Evening at Alfie's

Autumn in Oak

The start of the year for our youngest learners is spent getting to know each other, our local area and how life in school works. We have been spending lots of time in our woods looking at the changes that Autumn brings, carrying out science, maths, art and construction activities. The class has enjoyed getting out and about on walks and in the minibus. 


The reception children have started the exciting journey of learning to read. The children are really enjoying their Read Write Inc phonics lessons as we learn to read and write our phase 1 sounds. We have been enjoying lots of brilliant books such as Leaf Man, The Gruffalo and the Smartest Giant. We have had fun responding to them with activities inside and out. In maths, the children have been matching, sorting and comparing amounts. We have played lots of maths games and explored patterns. Our maths has really been helped by our weekly cookery session and sand and water play.

Welcome back to Oak

We are all looking forward to welcoming our youngest children back to Langdale School next week. Mrs Parkyn has made this little video to show you all the fun things there are to do in Oak classroom. I hope this helps all our children, but especially the new starters, to feel excited about joining us next week. Remember all Mrs Parkyn's story videos are still available to watch on the Oak home learning page which might help your child get to know her.