WELCOME TO THE OAK CLASS PAGE
This term we are very excited to be learning about 'Earth, space and beyond.' We will be reading the book ‘The Kid who came from space’ by Ross Welford. We will be writing narratives, descriptions, recounts, diaries and non-fiction reports. We will be focusing on our grammatical knowledge to include passive/ active, parenthesis, word classes, formal/ informal, spellings including prefixes and suffixes, adverbial phrases, fronted adverbials, clauses and parts of sentences.
We will using our scientific knowledge to understand the solar system and how light travels and works with the eye. We will be understanding moons and their impact as well as understanding orbits. We will be learning about key figures in history including space missions, scientists and astronauts and how they have impacted the world over time. We will be learning about the artwork of Alizey Khan, Ludek Pesek and Jackson Pollock, using them as inspiration for our art. We will also be creating a pom pom or paper mache orrery with movement. We will be using our geographical skills to map the key landmarks, mountains, rivers, seas of the earth and we will revisit how to read 6 and 8 point grid references.
We will consider what we can learn from great philosophers and how they are able to influence people around the world. We will learn about Socrates, Confucius, Plato and St Thomas Aquinas. We will be learning the Bible and looking at how stories from the Bible can support our knowledge and learning. In music we will be learning about War of the Worlds. We will be learning how to find a beat, sing, create rhythm, call and response and compose our own music. In PSHE and RSE, we will be thinking about our own beliefs and how we create our own ideas, we will consider bullying and how to stop unkind behaviour. We will be considering human rights and how we maintain good healthy relationships with others, considering what makes a healthy relationship.
We will be focusing on reading comprehension, evidencing, inference and vocabulary. We will also be learning our key concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - ensuring that our skills are ready to move on to fractions, percentages, ratio and trickier maths topics. We will be looking at the prodigal son and how it can help us with forgiveness, respect and acceptance. We will be learning yoga and breathing exercises to help relax and concentrate on overcoming any worries or concerns we may have. We will be continuing our learning outdoors every Wednesday at Mount Amelia, in our pond area, sensory garden or at the Church.
In Oak class, we love Maths, reading and English because we are challenged to try our best and have great times learning in a creative topic based way! We will be focusing on a range of skills and growing our knowledge of reading, grammar and arithmetic throughout the year! We are getting to grips with our Tackling Tables challenge, with everyone of our class on green level. We now have no children on blue level and we even have a few who have completed all of the tackling tables resources and have moved onto Mrs Taylors challenges which include times tables up to 20 x20 and beyond!
We work hard in school and out of school, handing in our homework every Friday. Our homework is due in on Wednesday.
We also enjoy our rewards in Oak class, with house points being given for excellent work, kindness, Christian values, friendship, politeness, helpfulness and maturity. We also work towards choosing time and winning the house point cup. If we are outstanding in an area we may also be able to choose from the treat box full of stationary useful for our lives in school or at High school when we leave.
Click below to see our learning;
Meet the Teacher Slides
Great websites for additional practice before examinations beginning May 9th 2023
Grammar and reading;
Remember to use spelling shed, practice times tables and read each night!
Click the links to print and access the past SATs papers from 2017 - 2022
Spelling and grammar: