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Ian Bland Assembly On Wednesday 3rd November

Please join us at 2:50 as the children share the poetry they have created with our visiting poet, Mr Ian Bland.

Meeting ID: 747 2920 7215

Passcode: dXTQ70

We hope you will be able to join us!

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NumBots and TT Rockstars meeting

 

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What a successful first half term returning to school. Everyone has come back with a positive attitude and even with all the changes into your daily routines, you have settled back in immensely. More of the same this half term please!

 

Important Dates

 

*Monday 1st November: Autumn 2 half term begins.

* Wednesday 3rd November: KS2 day with published poet, Ian Bland. There will be a Zoom assembly between 2:45 and 3:15 for the children to share their poetry. 

* Friday 5th November: Order forms will be sent home for parents to order Christmas cards, wrapping paper etc adorned with art work created by their child. More information to follow!

* Monday 8th - 12th November: Maths Week in school. There will be a Zoom meeting for parents in the early evening about Numbots and TTRockstars; more details to follow.

* Friday 19th November: Children In Need; more details to follow!

* Tuesday 23rd November: Flu vaccinations.

* Friday 26th November: Trip To Tatton Park.

* Tuesday 30th November: Pantomime at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

* Friday 3rd December 2021: Home Learning Challenge to be handed in.

* Friday 10th December: Christmas Jumper Day! More details to follow.

* Tuesday 21st December: Last day of the Autumn 2 half term.

 

Please note that as part of the school's on-going measures to guard against Coronavirus and following the Government's advice, we need to keep doors and windows open for ventilation so please consider sending your child to school wearing a vest and/or long-sleeved t-shirt under their uniform and girls might want to wear woolly tights or switch to trousers during the winter months.

 

 

School Day Reminders

* The school day for Oak Class begins at 8:50 am and ends at 3:30 pm.

* PE is on Monday and Wednesday: Your child will get changed at school. Please dress appropriately for the weather, no football kits. 

 

Below you will find the information regarding the curriculum coverage. 

 

Mr. Beck, Mrs Grundy and Mrs Nuttall. 

 

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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 

 

Curriculum News

 
English

We will finish off Stay Where You Are Then Leave; I know a lot of you cannot wait to find out about the ending! (I hope you have not been reading the remaining chapters in half term- spoiler alert).

Then we will be studying a fabulous book called ‘Friend Or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. The novel is about two boys, David and Tucky, who are evacuated from blitzed London to the countryside during World War II. They settle down to their new lives but when they are the only witnesses to a damaged German bomber flying low over the moors, they are drawn into an adventure and face a moral dilemma. The book will be the inspiration for us to debate the issues the boys face and also to write balanced arguments, diaries and letters in role.

 

Spellings

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. Do not panic if you lose the spelling list they are attached below. 

 

In our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons, we will:

  • To practice using semi colons;
  • To understand the active and passive voice;
  • To change direct speech to reported speech;
  • To use modal verbs.

 

Maths

Our Maths topics for this half term include:

 

Fractions

  • Converting to common denominators before comparing and ordering;
  • Adding, subtracting;
  • Multiplying and dividing.

Decimals

  • Multiplying and dividing.

During each topic, there will be opportunities to apply learning to problem solving.

 

Science

Our Science topic is Light and our studies will include:

  • The main sources and reflectors of light, and why the Moon is confusing;
  • How light helps us to see things;
  • How shadows are made and how both their size and intensity can be changed;
  • To investigate how light is both reflected and refracted.

 

RE

This half term's topic is 'Celebrating the Eucharist'. The aim of this unit is to develop a greater understanding of the Eucharist and the deeper meaning of the symbolism and reason for the celebration. 

 

PSHE

We will be focusing on the topic of 'Valuing Difference' and our studies will include:

 

Topic 

Our first cross curricular topic is still ‘What Was It Like For Children In The Wars?’. Once we have finished World War 1, we will then turn our attention to World War II and investigate:
• What happened at the end of World War I and why is Remembrance Sunday so important?
• Why did World War II begin?
• What was The Blitz and how did people try to protect themselves?
• Why was rationing required and what was the Dig For Victory campaign?
• Who were Sir Winston Churchill and Anne Frank?
• What happened at the end of World War II?

 

P.E.

I am delighted that our team of professional coaches will be leading Oak Class's PE lesson every Wednesday morning and the Year 6 teaching team will lead the PE lesson every Monday morning.

 

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.

 

Do not forget to check out the school's Twitter page for regular updates and information.

@ccwalshaw

Home Learning Challenge

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Link To Year 6 Whiterose Maths Lessons

Link To Year 6 National Academy Lessons

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