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The Oak

The Oak

Welcome to The Oak!

Welcome everybody to The Oak section of the website.

Class Teacher: Mr Quigley
LSAs: Miss Shields, Miss Nowak, Mr Rahmaan, 

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of The Oak team.

What is The Oak?

The Oak is an enhanced resourced class within Lark Hill Primary School which caters for KS2 children who experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. It is based on the principles of Nurture Group philosophy.
It is staffed by a full time teacher and learning support assistants.
8 children can access the class at any one time.
The aim of the Oak is to provide children with a secure base within a mainstream school. The children learn from the National Curriculum but lessons are taught alongside a robust social and emotional curriculum so that the children develop behaviours for learning. Each child follows a personalised timetable and joins mainstream activities as part of an individualised approach.

The Curriculum

All children in the class have a Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and is differentiated according to each child’s stage of development.

Each child follows their own programme and their progress is closely monitored through observations and more formal assessments. Targets are shared and reinforced on a daily basis and achievement rewarded.
For all children accessing the Oak, their transition to mainstream is carefully planned: children may join their peer group for chat and play, lunchtimes, playtime and enrichment time. As they progress the transition will build on their strengths, allowing them to join classes where they will experience success. Each stage will be monitored and taken at the child’s pace.

There is a strong focus on PSHE throughout all activities.

Summer Learning


Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Breadsticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this).


In our English lessons we will be reading I saw a peacock and creating our own poems about an imaginary journey. Our shared reading texts in class for this term are The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Amazing Rivers by Julia Vosburgh Agnone.

We will be reading this text regularly and completing tasks on it to improve our reading skills, as well as reading for pleasure. As  inspiration for our writing this term, will be reading Amazing Rivers and will write a range of genres based on this text.


In Mathematics this term we will be continuing with the topic of fractions before moving onto Shape, Space and Measure.

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Throughout the year, we will cover topics in a spiralised curriculum to ensure children retain information taught. This will include Plants, Animals including humans, Rocks, Light and Materials. We will focus on subject-specific vocabulary and investigation skills. 


History – How has Salford changed over time?

In order to answer this question we will explore our local history. We will find out about Salford today and the past by looking at documents, maps, pictures and photographs. We will discover what Salford was like before the 1800s and look at how the Industrial Revolution changed Salford as well at looking at what life was like during this time. We will learn about significant figures from Salford such as L.S. Lowry and learn about how Salford continues to change Britain and the rest of the world today. We will continue to develop our understanding of primary and secondary resources and how they can help us to make sense of the past.


Geography – Where does our food come from?

We will firstly learn about the geography of food before investigating the changes that have occurred in production, processing and distribution over time. After this we will look at the distance food travels and sourcing foods. We will then learn about world food supplies and the link between climate change. Finally we will investigate the future of food production in Britain and the world. 

Reading at Home

Reading is brilliant and we encourage children to read as much as possible. We are going to be reading books together as a class but we would also like the children to read regularly at home. They will have a reading record to record any reading they do and the records will be checked regularly.