Albury & Puller Nursery & Primary Schools

Puller Oak class page

Mighty Oaks

Class Teachers: Heidi Barrett and Susan Campbell

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Nicky Costin

Summer Term Curriculum

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • RHSE
  • Music
  • MFL - Spanish
  • Computing
  • Art & Design
  • PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Summer Timetable

/docs/Timetable_-_Summer.pdf

 

100 Book Challenge!

"Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor in success later in life, outside of an education. Study after study has shown that those children who read for pleasure are the ones who are most likely to fulfil their ambitions. If your child reads, they will succeed – it’s that simple.” Bali Rai

Oak class are promoting reading for pleasure by challenging our pupils to enjoy reading our list of 100 books, which we have at least one copy each at school and hopefully by the time they leave Puller Memorial they will have read all or some of these fantastic books!

 

 

 

Home learning Summer 2022

Homework will be set on a Friday and handed back in on the following Wednesday.

There is a two week rota for learning to be completed at home - one week the focus will be on English and Maths; the following week home learning will cover other foundation subjects, e.g. Science, History, Art etc.

Every pupil is expected to read at home daily for at least 10 minutes.  We would encourage your child to read as many different genres as possible.  Please sign the reading records to indicate that this has been done each day.

All children in Year 5 and 6 are given a selection of words to learn and practise at home.  Please, encourage your child to practise these regularly.

We would strongly encourage every child to practise their times tables regularly (at least 3 or 4 times per week) using Times Tables Rock Stars.  There is a weekly tournament set up against our sister school (Albury) and every time you use TTRS, your score counts towards our school’s score!

Home learning links

TT Rockstars

Highlights of Oak Class

 Residential Trip - 23rd to 27th May

Oak class were joined with Albury Y5/6 class of a wonderful week of adventures and making memories. We visited HMS Victory before heading to the Isle of Wight where we visited The Needles by boat, played servants preparing for a visit from Queen Victoria at Osborne House, visited a Donkey Sanctuary, took a steam train and had lots of fun at Robin Hill. Not forgetting our after dinner visits to the beach and the park.  Not only did we learn lots and have lots of fun but the children were complimented on their lovely manners and excellent behaviour at the places we visited.

                                                               

 

Stormbreak - Thursday 5th May 2022

Oak had lots of fun with a visit from Kate and Darryl from Stormbreak. Stormbreak is important at Puller, as its aim is to improve children's mental health through movement. equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during complex demands of growth into adult life. With SAT's starting next week for our Year 6, it was a great opportunity for Oak to work on activities that focussed on their resilience.

 

Stormbreak - Wednesday 20th April 2022

Oak focussed on how nature can help us feel connected and good about ourselves. We can believe in ourselves and our abilities and can reflect on situations and know how they affect our wellbeing.

  

 

 British Schools Museum - Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Oak class travelled back in time to the Victorian era on their trip. This trip linked with their History topic of Crime and Punishment.

  

 

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Oak had the opportunity to share their love of reading by reading to the children in Willow class.

 

 

Computing - Tuesday 18th January 2022

Oak have been simulating a physical system of coding an algorithm to make a sequence of traffic lights.

  

 

Science - Monday 10th January 2022

Oak had a fun start to Science this week with our new unit Space. This week we were learning that our solar system is heliocentric, therefore Earth orbits the Sun.

 

Class wellbeing -  Friday 17th December 2021

Oak class joined the rest of KS1 & KS2 and enjoyed a 5km Winter Wellie Walk, a lovely way to end the term.

 

Art - Tuesday 14th December 2021

Stunning art from Oak today, taking inspiration from Picasso's Dove of Peace.

 

 

Design & Technology - Friday 25th November 2021.

Whole school were involved in a design and technology day. Oak had a busy day, which involved researching, planning, making and evaluating puppets. We are very proud of the fantastic puppets they made!

 Class Worship - Friday 12th November 2021

Oak class worked very hard to present a fantastic class worship, on War and Remembrance, to the rest of the school and Y5/6 parents last week. Well done!

 

  River Rib - Monday 11th October 2021

Oak joined Y5 & Y6 at Albury and investigated the plight of chalk streams in the UK with the help from the Friends of the Rib & Quin. Our COP26 representative Eleanor with Lexi from Puller took part in a chemistry test to check the phosphate levels on the river.   The class had the opportunity to explore the river and use nets to then identify what species are in the water, we found  mayflies, shrimps and olives. For more information of the important work that the Friends of the Rib & Quin, use link below.

 https://friendsoftherib.wordpress.com/

  

 

  COP26 - Monday 4th  and Tuesday 5th October 2021

This week Oak have been learning about COP26 and the impact humans are negatively having on our climate and what changes we can make. A big thanks for the Friends of the Rib & Quin who spoke to us about chalk rivers and the impact of where our water comes from. We are all very excited about going to the River Rib on Monday to learn more. We also met Ben Webster who works for British Red Cross (REAP) who will be attending COP26.  His leaving thoughts were the time to act is now and at COP26 they need to make concrete plans and support all countries impacted by climate change.

 

 History - 30th September 2021

Oak are learning about life during World War 1 & 2. We have particularly been focusing on how children were impacted. Mrs Barrett’s ‘Grandad Maurice’ visited the class this week. His vivid recounts of being a young boy during the second world war, engaged the children and helped to bring the past to life.

 

 

 Harvest Festival - Monday 20th September 2021

We saw the first of the planned worships in Church for this year. A lovely service with many parents joining us.  Oak spoke about the impact of poverty in the UK today and the  great work of the Food bank and Jedidiah Trust in supporting families facing difficult times.

 

Stormbreak - Wednesday 15th September 2021

We have started this term looking at  developing Hope and Optimism through Stormbreak. We are focussing on inspiring Oak to have a belief in themselves and to empower them to achieve their dreams. We need to know that it is ok to learn from our mistakes, to be out of our comfort zone and to be excited about the future. 

   

 

 History - Wednesday 8th September 2021

This term Oak class are learning about WW1 & WW2. We visited Arthur Martin-Leake's grave in the churchyard and have begun to think about how the local area was impacted by both Wars. The children will be researching the role their own families and friends may have played in the World Wars, as well as finding out more about children during war time, how technology was used and evolved during the Wars, and how Jewish people in Europe were affected. 

 

 

 Science - Monday 6th September 2021

Oak have had a fantastic start back to school, in Science we were experimenting to learn about the differences in mixtures, investigating if the liquids were colloid, solution or suspension mixtures.