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From Mrs Hibbert, Mrs Usherwood, Mrs Middleton & Mr Taylor



8th July 2021


We’ve been having a really exciting time in Ash class this half term and the fun is not quite over yet. We’ve been basing our learning around the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and the topic of growing.


Our learning got off to an exciting start when we discovered some beans in the classroom. We planted them and have enjoyed watching them grow. We were also incredibly lucky to be given some caterpillars and the children (and adults) have been fascinated watching them as they have gone from tiny caterpillars to big fat caterpillars to chrysalis and then the beautiful butterflies gradually emerged. Here are some photos of us releasing the butterflies.

Our day at the pirate park was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun. The children were all impeccably behaved and we were very proud of them. When asked what their favourite part of the day was, some children said it was walking to the pirate park; some said it was playing in the pirate ship; others loved the climbing frame; some said their highlight was the picnic and lots of the children said that they enjoyed the Jack and the Beanstalk treasure hunt the most. The children had to find characters from the story hidden in the big field. They were rewarded with some magic beans at the end when they found all the characters. Here are some pictures of us at the Pirate Park.

In phonics we have been continuing to practise reading and writing longer words made up of graphemes we’ve already learned. We’ve been writing sentences regularly and practising our tricky words.


In maths we have been learning about measure including height, length, weight and capacity. We are now learning about shape including 2D and 3D shapes.


We have been lucky enough to have football coaches coming in for extra PE slots and the children have all really enjoyed this.


We can’t believe that we’re getting to the end of the term and this school year. We’ve really enjoyed having you all in Ash class this year and we are so proud of how well you have all done.


We wish you the best for Year One, don’t forget to say hello to us when you see us.

We wish you all a wonderful summer break!


Mrs Hibbert, Mrs Usherwood, Mrs Middleton and Mr Taylor x

Throughout the year in Saplings there are occasions when we offer the children small amounts of a variety of foods to taste, to fit in with our current topic. We are aware of dietary requirements already supplied, should there be any changes, please inform the school office and we will take note of this when providing food to your child.

Ash class PE days - Autumn Term (1) 2021

Our PE days are Tuesday & Friday

Story Time

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Mrs Middleton reads 'The Storm Whale'

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Miss Hathaway reads 'Commotion in the Ocean'

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Miss Mulholland reads Percy's Friend the Hedgehog

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Mrs Hibbert & her helpers read What the Ladybird Heard

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Miss Hathaway reads The Great Pet Sale

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Miss Mulholland reads Gigantosaurus

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Mrs Hibbert & her helpers read The Gruffalo

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Mrs Hull reads 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?'


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Social Distancing at Oakfield

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Hello from the Saplings Team

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Video from Oakfield Staff
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