Welcome to Oak Class
Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable half-term break! We have a busy, but exciting half-term ahead of us. This newsletter will give you some more information on what we are covering in the curriculum during the next six weeks and key dates for the diary!
World Book Day Pictures below!
Please note our most recent newsletter and the new spelling overview can be found at the bottom of this page.
Monday 25th February 2019-School resumes
Monday 4th March- First booster class 3:30-4:45
Thursday 7th March- World Book Day- children can dress as their favourite book character
Monday 11th March- Bikeability starts (see separate letter)
Monday 11th March- Booster 2
Monday 18th March Booster 3
Monday 25th March & Wednesday 27th March- Parents’ Evening
Thursday 28th March Booster 4
Monday 1st April- Booster 5
Friday 5th April- School closes for Easter
This half-term we will be using the book ‘Listen to the Moon’ by Michael Morpurgo. Children will be immersed in information about the sinking of The Lusitania, a cruise liner that was torpedoed in WWI. We will then begin reading the book, which is linked to events they have found out about.
Writing outcomes from this unit:
News programmes filmed on iMovie
Writing a found poem
Flashback story writing
Writing a balanced argument
We will be revising lots of the concepts taught this year and throughout KS2 including: converting between metric and imperial measures, area and volume of shapes, area of triangles, to interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems, to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison and to solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.
This half-term we will be finishing off our exploration of The Anglo-Saxons before moving on to The Rainforest. Our topic is called ‘Why should rainforests be important to us all?’ Will be understanding where rainforests are found and why they only exist in certain climates, as well as the importance of rainforests and what we could and should do to protect them.
Science-We will be continuing our topic this half term on Evolution and Inheritance. We will learn all about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Children will learn about the link between dinosaurs and other current living creatures. Children will research and discover why plants and animals have had to and are adapting all the time to survive
We have P.E twice a week. It is really important that children have a full P.E kit, appropriate footwear, that their hair is tied back and that any ear rings have been taped over or removed. Our P.E days are Wednesdays and Fridays. our topics for this half term are cricket and dance.
Below is list of the different rules we will be covering each week. I have attached a document with possible words chosen for a test on Friday at the bottom of the page.
WC: Monday 25th February- ible or able words
WC: Monday 4th March- vowel suffixes
WC: Monday 11th March- i sound spelt with an ay
WC: Monday 18th March- prefixes
WC: Monday 25th March- ou words
WC: Monday 1st April- half-termly recap
Children will be taking home a reading book from our library every fortnight. I would love it if children could fill in a book review bookmark to help recommend and evaluate the book for potential readers.
Please can all children have a water bottle in school daily.
This half term children will be set weekly Maths and English homework. Homework will be set each Thursday to be handed in the following Wednesday, if not before. Below is a list of what homework children will be receiving so you can keep track. Homework can be something you do and discuss together or leave your child to do independently if they seem confident. Please feel free to leave me a note if your child has struggled with something so I have chance to recap it with them during school.