Welcome to Oak Class
Welcome back Summer Term. We've got lots going on this half term. I hope you find the dates and information below useful. This half-term's newsletter is also available in the newsletter section.
English: This half term all of our English learning will focus around our next core text: Skellig by David Almond.
The reading skills we will be developing during this unit are:
Increase familiarity with a range of books;
Identify themes and conventions and compare these across books they have read;
Prepare play scripts to read aloud;
Show understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action;
Discuss words and phrases that capture readers’ interest and imagination;
Draw inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts, emotions and actions.
The writing skills we will develop are:
Plan writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form
Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading
Draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere, integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action
Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
Maths- This half term we will be revising aspects of the curriculum that children still require some support on. These areas include: circles, 3-D shapes, nets, translating shapes, coordinates, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and finding percentages of numbers.
This half term we will be continuing to explore Ancient Egypt. We will learn who Tutankhamun was, what were hieroglyphs, and who did they worship.
We are carrying on with our Micro-organisms topic this half term. Throughout their weekly science lesson, children will compare the similarities and differences between different species of buttercup and earthworm. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay in a mini-composter.
P.E: Our topics for this half term are basketball and circuit training fitness.
Reading: 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.
P.E: 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.
Water bottles: Please can all children have a water bottle in school daily
Homework: Weekly English and Maths homework is set on Thursdays to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please help support your child by reminding them to complete their homework on time, as this is an important skill they will need to have once they leave primary school.