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Welcome back to school Oak Class, it has been a long time and finally we get to be reunited again. We will take each day one step at a time and make sure that we are safe and settled. Understandably, there has been some changes to our daily routine which Includes:

 

Arrive to school at 08:50; entering through the fire exit.

Break 10:30- 10:45.

Lunch 12:30- 13:15.

Afternoon Break 14:20-14:30. (Yes, you did read that correctly, we now have an afternoon break!)

School finishes at 15:30; leaving from the fire exit.

 

Fridays- pick up or walk home between 12:55-13:05.

 

Here We Are (Zoom) class assembly. Friday 25th September 10:15

join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9314295729?pwd=VUJKOHRyVWJ1Z1lVWk1MUjdTQ0dYUT09

 

Meeting ID: 931 429 5729

Passcode: years4and6

 

Important Dates

1st September - Start of Autumn term.

12th-16th October- Bikeability (more information to follow).

23rd October - Break up for half term.

 

Any questions please just ask, I would suggest the easiest way would be to email CCWalshaw@bury.gov.uk for the attention of Mr. Beck and I will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as possible. The Oak team and the wider school are really excited to see your faces and we look forward to working together to settle back into school life again. 

 

Below you will find the information regarding the curriculum coverage. 

 

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

 

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

The whole school will start the term by investigating a beautifully illustrated book called 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. This is a great book to start off as it is promoting the sense of unity which is needed in these difficult times. 

 

We will then move on to a breath-taking book linking to the war topic called 'Stay Where You Are Then Leave' by John Boyne. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this over the summer holidays and can't wait to share it with you. The book will be the inspiration for us to write diaries and letters in role, recounts of events, descriptions and explanations.

 

Spellings

Children will be given a new spelling list every Monday starting from the 7th September. Children will be expected to practise the spellings both in school and at home ready for the test every Friday. Don't panic if you lose the spelling list they are attached below. 

 

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

  • To practise writing and identifying complex sentences. 
  • To practise using dashes.
  • To practise using semi colons.
  • To practise using colons.

 

Maths

Our Maths topics for this half term include:

  • place value (whole numbers up to ten million); order of operations;
  • multiplication and division (by one and two digit numbers);
  • identifying prime numbers; and finding common multiples and factors.

 

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

 

Science

Our first Science topic is Electricity and our studies will include:

  • Researching how to use electricity safely.
  • Investigating the work of scientists who have developed the use of electricity over time.
  • Exploring what circuits need to work and using symbols to draw circuit diagrams.
  • Investigating scientific vocabulary, such as the difference between ‘cell’ and ‘battery’ and between ‘current’ and ‘voltage’
  • Undertaking practical investigations to follow lines in enquiry.

 

RE

This half term's topic is 'Life as a Journey'. The aim of this unit is to: give children an opportunity to ponder on the thought that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian and to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.

 

SEAL

We will be focusing on the topic of 'New Beginnings' which will link nicely to the current situation and returning back to school. 

 

Topic 

Our first cross curricular topic is ‘What Was It Like For Children In The Wars? World War I will be studied before half term and World War II in Autumn 2, which dovetails neatly with the texts to be studied during English lessons.
To enrich our studies, we have booked a trip to Tatton Park on Tuesday 22nd October; look out for further information which will be sent home soon! Our first set of Home Learning Challenges (which will include Challenges relating to both World Wars) will be sent home by the end of Week one and is due to be returned to school by Friday 4th December.

 

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).

 

Don't 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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