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09:00-10:00

13:15-13:45

 

Meeting ID  961 775 9328

Password     Oak

 

Monday Assembly-3pm

Meeting ID: 737 3937 4998

Passcode: 9K8CAn

 

Wednesday Assembly-3pm

Meeting ID: 792 4585 3042

Passcode: 1Jp0fL

 

 

Welcome To The Oak Class Web Page

 

On behalf of the Oak team, thank you so much for kind and generous Christmas presents; they are very much appreciated! I hope that everyone has enjoyed a fabulous Christmas holiday and is feeling ready for a new and very busy school 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.

* The Friday pick-up is between 12:55 and 1:05 pm (please aim to collect your child promptly as staff usually have commitments on Friday afternoons eg covering Mrs Barnes' lunch break and staffing the Friday afternoon club).

* PE is on Wednesday and Friday: please continue to send your child to school dressed ready for PE on these days- a t shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan, joggers or leggings and trainers - rather than dressed in their school uniform.

 

Dates For Your Diary

* Tuesday 5th January: Spring 1 half term begins.

* Friday 12th February: Last day in school before the half term holiday.

* Monday 22nd February: Spring 2 half term begins.

 

Below you will find the information regarding the curriculum coverage. 

 

Mr. Beck, Mr. Gaffney, Mrs. Grundy and Mrs Chester. 

 

If you are working 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 

 

Curriculum News

 
English

We will finish off Friend or Foe; I know a lot of you cannot wait to find out about the ending! (I hope you have not been reading the remaining chapters over Christmas- spoiler alert).

 

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.

 

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 use modal verbs;
  • To understand the different verb tenses (past, present and future).
  • To identify the main and subordinate clauses. 
  • To look at the different sentence types.

 

Maths

Our Maths topics for this half term include:

Decimals

  • Multiplying and dividing.

Measurement

  • Converting units of length, time, volume and mass.

Word problems

  • Four operations.

Percentages

  • Find the percentage of a number.
  • Find the percentage of a quantity.
  • Using percentages to compare.

 

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

 

Science

In science we will finish off light and then 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.
  • Balanced diet.
  • The effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. 

 

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. We will then move on to 'Who was Jesus?'

 

PSHE

We will be focusing on the topic of 'Keeping Myself  Safe' and our studies will include:

 

Topic 

We will finish of our topic on World War 2. Then we will be moving on the Greeks and what they did for us, below is an overview of the topic:

  • Who were the Ancient Greeks?
  • Ancient Greek Democracy.
  • Ancient Greek Olympics.
  • Greek Gods and Goddesses.
  • The Trojan War.
  • Taste Greek food.
  • Create a Greek column and test how strong it is. 
  • To understand the Greek alphabet.

 

P.E.

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

 

Your child can come dressed to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday and a Friday. It would be a good idea to check the weather forecast so they can dress appropriately. (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).

 

Homework

Children will be given homework twice a week for the next term in preparation for the SATS in May. Your child will be given a SATS revision book to take home on Monday and bring back for Wednesday and also your child will be given a revision book to take home on Thursday and bring back for Monday. Any homework missed will be completed at break time. 

 

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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