Selling C of E Primary School

milstead and frinstead
Village Acedemy

Oak Class

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Charter



Here we are, back into our busy term having had a lovely Christmas break. Already, Oaks have begun working hard. We have successfully embedded our ‘whole morning’ lessons of maths and English. Tuesday and Thursday will be English all morning, with Wednesday and Thursday all day maths. Mondays are swimming this term.

Here is what we will be up to in the coming half term, in more detail:


We are going to be looking at some Non-Fiction writing this term and the topic area we are focussing on is the fascinating Titanic. We are also going to be looking at a number of other Non-Fiction texts, so look forward to your children arguing and persuading, explaining and debating!


In maths, we are revisiting a number of concepts including place value and negative numbers, consolidating the previous term’s work and then carrying on with fractions, decimals and percentages. Some of us will also move onto ratio and proportion.


Our topic this term is WWII; however, time is limited and I am keen to provide a range of art opportunities this term so we will be alternating our topic lessons with art. We will be looking at some of the major artist including the work of Van Gogh, Picasso and we will be creating a number of 3-D work of art. Time to get creative!


Our science topic this term is electricity! Any spare electrical circuit components would be most welcome!


We will be studying the Sikh religion this term. This is a fascinating and rich religion, which is in fact one of the ‘youngest’ areas of religion, dating back to 1500 BC.


Mrs Wallwork continues to teach PE to Oaks this term. Please ensure your child ALWAYS has complete indoor and outdoor PE kit at all times, to ensure they do not miss out!

If anyone wishes to come and talk to me about any aspect of the above please do, preferably after school! Looking forward to another busy and fun term!

 In addition to termly home learning, children are asked to do the follwoing:

Spellings will continue to be tested and sent home each week, so homework books still need to be in on Tuesdays.

  • daily reading (home or school book)
  • times tables (for weekly tests)
  • spellings (for weekly tests),
  • termly maths recall facts.
  • additional revsion work for year 6 in the period prior to SAT tests.

If you have any queries on any of the above or indeed any other issue, please do not hesitate to come and find me!

Enjoy this 2nd term, which I am sure is going to fly by as we race towards Christmas!

The Oak class team consists of:

Mrs Charter - class teacher

Mrs Coomber - teaching assistant

Miss Wallwork - teaching assistant

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

Creative home learning menu  Sprimg term 3 menu  Autumn term 2 letter


Year 5 Kingswood (11 images)

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Oak's trip to Kent Life (12 images)

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Oak's trip to the Science Museum (25 images)

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Muggle Quidditch (10 images)

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Oak class Charleston dancing (14 images)

As part of their 'through the decades' topic, Oak class have been learning different dances including the Charleston.

Created: 14 Oct 15 14:21 | Last modified: 14 Oct 15 14:27

Oak Class team building (16 images)

Who could make the tallest spaghetti tower which could hold a marshmallow on top?

Created: 11 Oct 15 13:18 | Last modified: 12 Oct 15 07:13