Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Respect, integrity, courage, compassion and hope

Oak Class Blog 2023/2024


Term 1 Week 4

This week Year 1 and 2 have been retelling the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, they have used some wonderful language in their work!  In maths Acorns have been hunting high and low all over school for 2d shapes, whilst Oak class have been racing cars to learn about ordinal numbers.  Acorns have also been exploring their senses, creating a tactile picture and using a variety of musical instruments.  

In the afternoons we have been learning about famous artists who have depicted the sea, creating our own versions of their paintings.  

Next week we will be celebrating Harvest. 

Term 1 Week 3

This week we have been learning about rock pool habitats and all the different creatures who live in them.  We then used our knowledge to begin creating our own.  They are still a work in progress but we are looking forward to sharing them with everyone at our art exhibition (date tbc) soon.  We have also been writing lists and captions in English, working on place value and number sequences in maths, ball skills in PE and learning seaside songs in music.  

Next week we will be studying seaside artists and creating our own work in their style. 

Term 1 Week 2 

This week we have had a great time at the seaside.  In English we have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, in PSHE we learnt about the important work done by the RNLI who have been keeping people safe for 200 years and we had our Seaside themed day on Wednesday which brought our learning project to life.  The children made sandcastles, ice cream and had a workshop from Oxfordshire museum services where they were able to handle artifacts, dress up and find out all about seaside holidays in the past. 

On Wednesday we also held our election for school council members and I was so impressed with the quality of speeches delivered by all the children, it was clear how much time and thought they had put into preparing them.  Well done everyone who stood for election.  

Next week we will beginning our Art learning project looking at how a variety of artists have represented the seaside in their work.  


Term 1 Week 1

It was wonderful to welcome our new starters (Acorns) and our returning children to Oak Class this week.  They have all settled into school brilliantly! 

This week has been all about getting to know each other, sharing our holiday news and reminding ourselves about school values and expectations.  We had our first Forest School sessions of the year, began our learning project and had a great time using the parachute in PE.  In English Year 1 and 2 created summer holiday postcards, whilst Acorns shared the story of Owl Babies.  In Maths Year 1 and 2 looked at place value and representations of numbers whilst Acorns sang lots of different number songs.  

Next week we will be having a Seaside themed day as part of our learning project I do like to be beside the seaside!