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Oak Class (yers 5 and 6)

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Mason

 

Here’s a look ahead to the term ahead.  We’re definitely on the home stretch now!

English

In Term 6 we will be basing some of our English work on poetry by Kwame Alexander, as well as looking at parts of his free-verse novel, ‘Booked’.  This will hopefully inspire the children to write their own poetry and to use free verse in some of their own writing. We will also focus on editing skills and will look at including high-level vocabulary to improve our writing.

Maths:

Our Maths this term will focus on cementing our previously learned skills and use these in a variety of problem solving and reasoning activities.  This will include a group Maths project revolving around the FIFA World Cup: using a set budget to plan a ‘visit’ to the World Cup.

The children will also be fine-tuning their maths skills to ensure they are ready for the next steps into either Year 6 or being Secondary School ready.

Topic

Our topic until the end of the year is ‘Day and Night’ which will tie in with exploring Earth and Space and Light in Science and will included researching significant people such as Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong. We will be looking into life on the International Space Station and explore the training involved to be an astronaut.  During Science, we will also be undertaking some investigations revolving around Light.

RE

During our RE sessions, we will be exploring the world faith of Hinduism and looking at the question “What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?” The children will investigate how Hindus show their faith and link this to their own experiences. We will also be looking at where Hindu life can be seen in Britain. 

Oak Class Production

The children are very excited about our upcoming Oak Class production of “Olivia!” The roles have now all been cast and the children will now be tasked with learning their lines and gathering their costumes.  Fortunately, with a Victorian theme, many of the children already have a costume that will be able to be used both for this production and for the school’s 170th Anniversary Celebrations.

PE

PE this term will be taught by 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. As the weather heats up, shorts and a cap are advised.

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 five times a week. Please ensure that once you’ve read with you child, their reading record is signed to reflect this. They are now looking at gathering stars and working towards their “points” target using Accelerated Reader – something they are all very excited about!
  • 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 – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

 

What will we be learning this year?   OAK CLASS CURRICULUM MAP