Oakfield Primary Academy

Transforming lives with exceptional learning - aspiring beyond the expected

After what seems like the longest time away we have ever had, we are really looking forward to welcoming you back into school in September! Whether you are in Deers or Octopus Class, we are all looking forward to seeing you and hearing all about your summer. 

We are sure that lots of you have many questions about what school will be like in September, what days PE will be on and how things will work. As soon as we know any new information, we will post it on here. 

 

Keep your eyes peeled over the summer for more information, photos and much more! 

Many of you will know Miss Robinson already and she will be teaching Year 2 Deers Class. If you are in Octopus Class, you are really lucky to have a new teacher who is starting Oakfield in September! Her name is Miss Hudspith. Mrs Holloway will be very busy supporting both Year 2 classes. 

To find out more about your teacher, take a look at their "Meet the teacher" page! 

Meet the Teachers!

Name
 Miss Hudspith Y2 Meet the Teacher.docxDownload
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September Mini Mission

Get your swimming costumes and your snorkels ready because you are in for an exciting deep sea adventure! Our first Mini Mission takes place under the sea in the beautiful coral reefs. 

Focusing on showing off your amazing writing skills to creative an exciting narrative, creative art skills of mixing colours and your knowledge of under the sea, this first Mini Mission is sure to help you show off your true colours....

Useful websites

There are many ways which you can support your child at home. Below are some useful websites for parents. 

 

To practice our Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) knowledge we enjoy playing Karate Cats. This game has a range of questions about SPAG and you can earn points to build your Dojo. You can also try "Challenge mode". What's your highest score? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

 

There is also now a maths version which tests your skills in all 4 operations. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

We also enjoy playing a range of games using 100 Square Splat. Does your number have 5 tens? Or maybe it has 7 ones? We are very good at guessing your number by asking yes or no questions. Ask us to show you!

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Important Information about SATs

As you may be aware, at the end of year 2 your child will be sitting the National SATs tests which test children to see if they are meeting the expectations of the year 2 curriculum. These consist of 2 reading papers, 2 maths papers and a spelling, punctuation and grammar test. These will be taken during the school day, by class teachers and in small groups.

In order to make sure that your child is as best prepared as they can be, we have included a SATs pack for you to have a look at.

Here are some ways you can help prepare your child for these tests in May:

  • Look at previous SATs tests on

Reading - https://tinyurl.com/yalr4do4

Maths - https://tinyurl.com/pfqfbb2

  • Read the “What will my child learn in year 2?” document to better understand where your child should be
  • Read the Punctuation guide for parents to prepare for the SPAG test
  • Read with your child 3 times a week, talking about the book
  • Ensure your child practices their spellings every week

There are practice workbooks available in a range of shops. We recommend CGP books as they are the most up-to-date. These can be brought through the school or by visiting this website: 

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/primary-books/ks1

 

If you have any questions or want any resources to support your child, please speak to your class teacher.