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Welcome to Oak!  

 

 


Class teacher:  Ms Simon
Support staff: Miss Leonard and Mrs Weaver
Cover staff: Mrs Brailsford and Mr Seabridge

 


Oak class pride ourselves on being a warm and friendly and we are enthusiastic about our learning.

English

Writing
We will be learning new writing skills and consolidating skills learned in previous years through different novels and other media. The books which will inspire our writing throughout the year are Kaspar the Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo and The BFG by Roald Dahl.  We will also be looking at short stories and poetry and we will be watching some Pixar short films.



Reading
Children are encouraged to read as much as possible at home - we have an exciting new reading scheme, with lots of different genres of writing to keep the children motivated and interested.  Please remember to sign their reading diaries!

 

Spelling

This year, we will be teaching spellings using Spelling Shed, so your child will be able to practice through playing games on the Spelling Shed website or App.  There will be a spelling lesson on Tuesday and a spelling test every Friday.

Maths
Maths is taught daily and children will be continuing to develop the Maths skills they learned in year 3. It is very important for children to learn their times tables and they will be tested every Friday.  We subscribe to TT Rockstars, so learning times tables at home (the more frequently, the better), is a fun way for children to learn and improve.

 

Oakhill Alumno Curriculum
Each topic focuses on a question, which is then explored through individual lessons. We start each topic with a wow factor to engage children and enthuse their learning. Throughout the year we will be learning the following topics:

Autumn Term: Ice, Ice Baby!

In this topic we will explore the Titanic and the pathway from creation to the sinking. We will look at who was to blame for the sinking and what the people were like on board. Through this topic, we will be covering states of matter in science and performing lots of experiments looking at solids, liquids and gases. We will be starting our topic with an exciting experience day from One Day Creative all about the Titanic!

 

Trips
Our planned trips for this year are:
Titanic workshop

Chester Roman Experience

A field trip for science investigations

 

Things to remember
Your child has a menu of fun tasks to complete throughout each topic, which is in their orange homework books
Maths Homework is to learn times tables at least 3 times per week. 

Spellings will be given out every week and your child will need to practice at home.
Reading books and diaries need to be brought to school every day.
P.E. kits are to be worn every Friday - Fitness Friday. 

KS2 Phase Leader (Miss Harris)

To contact the phase leader for KS2 please complete the form below.

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