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We are sure that your child will enjoy their time with us and are ready for the new and exciting year that lies ahead. We look forward to working with you and your child and thank you in anticipation for your valuable support. Please keep up to date with our learning journey through the year by following us on Twitter Y2twitter@oakwoodavenue.co.uk

Our Key Stage 1 Vision

To provide a curriculum that meets the academic and developmental needs of 5, 6 and 7 year olds within a secure environment that is full of learning, laughter and friendship and where all children are happy, feel safe and are valued.’


Time does fly and before you know it, your child will be preparing for the transition to Key Stage 2. Our aim in Year 2 is to get them ready for this move by shifting learning to more formal lessons in English and Maths and also preparing them for the end of Key Stage 1 assessments in May.

Please ensure your child brings these things to school daily

book bag(2)Water bottle(3)

PE days

Your child can come to school in their school PE kit (black tracksuit bottoms /leggings/school shorts, Oaky t-shirt, Oaky sweatshirt and pumps/trainers) on PE days. Please note that Oaky hoodies are no longer part of the PE kit. 

2 Oakies – Tuesday

2 Woodies – Thursday

2 Catkins – Thursday


Forest School

On forest school days your child can come to school in suitable forest school clothes.  Please bring wellies in a bag to change into. Forest school will take place every Tuesday - each class will be informed via a slip/whiteboards outside as to when it is your child's class. 


Fruit is provided for KS1 children. However, if you wish to provide a snack for your child, please send fruit or vegetables only for them. We have been awarded Healthy School status and we promote healthy eating. Please do not send crisps, chocolate or sweet snacks. Milk is also available if ordered and paid for via Parent Pay on a termly basis. Please look out for posters in the classroom windows or on your Parent Pay at the beginning of each term. 



Home work


Your child will be given two reading books a week suited to their level of reading and may have word lists to learn. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag containing their books and Reading Record to school every day. Please see the home reading expectation details inside your child’s reading record. Little and often is the best way and 10 minutes every day is perfect!!

Spelling and phonics

This is given out on a Monday ready for a spelling exercise on Friday. Please make sure you practise these regularly as children need to know them by heart. Again, little and often is best. The homework will be an extension of their learning in class. This commences during the third week back in September. 


The online maths resources Numbots and TTRS will be the regular homework tasks. Teachers will track these and send home the relevant certificates of achievement your child gains as they work through the levels. Sometimes worksheets or other online learning may be set.

Home Learning Projects

Each term Oaky asks the children to complete a project linked to their topic learning. Letters will be sent out informing you of this and the children usually have a few weeks to complete the task.

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The Oaky Way – Staying Connected

At Oakwood, we very much have an open door policy where we welcome open communication. If parents/carers need a quick chat or need to pass on any information, then please feel free to do so at the door when the children are being dropped off or collected. 

If you require a more lengthy conversation, then please email or ring for an appointment with the class teacher, as you can appreciate that teachers need to be in class promptly to maximise learning time. 

For safeguarding and welfare concerns, please continue to use Option 4 on the school phone line and ask to speak to Mrs Frank

As has been the case throughout the last 18 months, members of the senior leadership team will be visible at drop off and pick up times. Please only use the SLT email for urgent enquiries, as senior leaders do not have the capacity to check the emails on a daily basis now school is returning to 'normal' and we would not want messages to class teachers to get lost. 




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