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  • Welcome to a new school year in Oak Class!

    Here’s a look ahead to the term ahead:


    This term we will be using the novel, “Pig Heart Boy” by Malorie Blackman as a focus for our reading and writing.  We be writing balanced arguments, diary entries, newspaper reports and information texts, as well as taking part in some drama and debate activities.

    We are also looking in depth at the vocabulary and punctuation that can improve our writing, and have spellings every week based on different spelling patterns and the year 5/6 word list. Grammar sessions will also have us investigating the different word classes and their uses, starting with nouns and pronouns.


    This term we will be exploring place value – including numbers to one million, decimal numbers with up to three decimal places, negative numbers and Roman numerals.  We will also be revisiting the four operations (including decimal numbers) starting with addition and subtraction. Times tables and number facts will continue to be practised for weekly checks.


    Out topic through until Christmas is “Being Human” which will tie in with our Science topics.  We will also be exploring extreme climate and learning about different lines of longitude and latitude, particularly the equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn during Geography sessions.   


    For the next two terms, our focus topic will be “Animals Including Humans” and will cover growth and change, life-cycles, circulatory systems (especially the function of the heart) and looking at the impact of diet and exercise on the human body. We are hoping to organise for a science workshop to come in and work with the children on this topic.  Details to follow.


    During our RE sessions, we will be exploring the question “What does it mean if God is Holy and loving?” The children will be comparing their ideas with different texts from the Bible.


    PE this term will be taught Andy and will take place on a Thursday afternoon.  Please make sure that your child ALWAYS has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school to ensure they do not miss out.

    Home Learning

    In addition to the termly Creative Home Learning, children are asked to do the following on a weekly basis:

    • Daily Reading (home or school book). Your child will need a reading book in school every day. It is expected that your child will read for a minimum of 15 minutes, at least three times a week. Please ensure that once you’ve read with you child, their reading record is signed to reflect this.
    • Times tables and maths recall facts (for weekly tests)
    • Spellings (for weekly tests).

    Please feel free to come and chat with me, preferably after school, if you have any questions or concerns.

    The Oak Class Team consists of:

    Mrs Mason – Class Teacher

    Miss Wallwork – HLTA

    Miss Coomber – Teaching Assistant


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