Welcome back and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your kind gifts, cards and messages over the Christmas period. Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful during the next half term.
School Day Reminders
* The school day for Oak Class begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
* PE is on Monday and Thursday: Your child will get changed at school. Please dress appropriately for the weather, no football kits.
Polite reminder: no nut products to be brought into school for lunch or snack.
Dates for Your Diary
*Monday 26th February- Term begins
*Thursday 7th March- World Book Day
*Friday 15th March- Red Nose Day
*Monday 25th March- Parents Evening
*Wednesday 27th March-Parents Evening
*Thursday 28th March- Easter Holidays Start
If you are online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy!
Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.
Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.
Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.
You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.
Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk
Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful during the first half of the autumn term: please look at the curriculum section of our website to view more information about our curriculum.
We will be studying ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ by Roald Dahl. The novel is about Danny, who thinks the world of his widowed father and is completely amazed to discover that his good, kind and clever father is actually a law-breaker! Together, they hope to pull off the most daring plan ever, and to exact revenge against the appalling Mr Hazell! The book will be the inspiration for us to write newspaper reports, diaries, instructions, summaries and recounts.
Children will be given a new spelling list every Monday. Children will be expected to practise the spellings both in school and at home ready for the test every Friday.
In our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons, we will:
To identify clauses and phrases
To understand complex sentences
To revisit the active and passive voice
To understand the subjunctive form
To learn the use of a hyphen
Our Maths topics for this half term include:
Find the volume of cubes and cuboids
Solving word problems
Angles in triangles
Angles in quadrilaterals
Angles in a circle
Drawing nets of 3D-Shapes
During each topic, there will be opportunities to apply learning to problem solving.
In science we will be focusing on 'Our Bodies'.
The heart and what it does.
The function of the heart and three different types of blood vessels.
The heart during exercise.
The effects of an unhealthy lifestyle.
This half term's topic is 'Who was Jesus?'
Who was Jesus?
Who is Jesus?
Who did Jesus say he was?
Who do people say he is?
We will be focusing on the topic of 'Rights and Responsibilities.'
Two sides to every story
What's it Worth
Jobs and Taxes
We will be learning about 'Why do People Visit The Mediterranean?' Below is an overview of the topic.
What do I already know about the Mediterranean?
Where is the Mediterranean?
Why do Mediterranean countries have a warmer climate than we do?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a Mediterranean country?
Which fruits and vegetables are produced in the Mediterranean?
How would you go about attracting someone to visit the Mediterranean?
On Monday we will be focusing on table tennis. On Thursday with the PE coach we will be learning how to play Jag Tag.
Children will get changed for PE at school, no football kits allowed. For safety reasons, long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings either removed or taped over for safety (tape is supplied by school). Take into account the weather conditions.
Your child will be given two homework books and two pieces of homework will be set every Monday and they will need to return it by the following Monday. Your child should be reading every night for fifteen minutes and their library book will be changed every Monday. Remember to practise your spellings for the test on Friday.
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