Welcome to Oak Class
Hello and welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable half-term holiday. We have a very exciting and action-packed half-term ahead of us. Keep your eyes peeled for this half-term's newsletter coming home later this week. I have added some of our Robinwood pictures below, I hope you enjoying looking at them we had such a great time!
This half-term we will be reading The Adventures of Odysseus. In this retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, tells the story of Odysseus’s return home to Ithica from fighting in the Trojan wars. His journey is beset by danger, challenges and tragedy. Each of the stories in the book would stand alone as short stories, but they also work as a complete sequence, in which Odysseus tells the story of his travels and then finally returns home, to yet more challenges. The stories cover themes of good and evil, the nature of heroism, taking responsibility for our actions within a classic voyage and return narrative.
Some of the writing outcomes we will be producing during this book are:
Notes for a debate
We will be exploring lots of real-life maths problems during this final half-term. Children will be applying their mathematical understanding to their science, topic and D.T work.
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 or 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 6th June 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.