Welcome to Oak Class
Hello and welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable Easter holiday. It was lovely welcoming the children back and they have come back to school well rested and ready to learn! We have another busy half-term ahead of us, with exciting events to look forward to as well as the important end of Key Stage tests.
This half-term we will be continuing to use the book ‘Listen to the Moon’ by Michael Morpurgo. As we work through the text, children will have lots of opportunities to write in role as various characters.
We will be recapping various mathematical concepts including: +, - , x and dividing fractions, long division and long multiplication, algebra, Roman Numerals, multi-step word problems, statistics and ratio and proportion.
They will investigate the functions of the heart and circulatory system and will describe how nutrients and water are transported in human and animal bodies. Children will investigate how exercise and heart rate are related, and also to find out how scientific ideas about health have developed over time. They will plan an investigation and will take measurements with accuracy and precision. Children will present their findings in a number of ways, and will explain causal relationships emerging from their own data.
In topic we will be answering the question: What did the Greeks do for us? We will be learning about: Who were the Ancient Greeks? Greek democracy, The Greek Olympics, The Battle of Marathon, Greek Gods and Goddess and The Trojan War.
PE will take place on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings.
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school - including suitable footwear - on these days. Girls with long hair should bring a bobble into school to tie up their hair for health and safety reasons during PE lessons and earrings should either be covered by tape (provided by school) or removed.
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,
Children will have access to the school library every fortnight where they can choose a book of choice to read. Children’s love of reading is something which we hope we can nurture throughout this year. Speaking to children about their book, asking them questions would be very beneficial. Our first library visit of the half-term will be Thursday 25th April 2019. Please ensure your child brings their book from the last half-term in ready to be swapped!
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.