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.
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.
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!
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 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!
Spring Term: The shocking truth of the Roman Empire!
During the Spring term, we will be looking at the Roman Empire. We will be comparing the life of a Roman to the life of people now. In addition to this, we are going to be discovering what life was like as a Roman soldier and also how the Romans have affected life for us today. Within the topic for our art and DT projects, we will be making a clay vase and a Roman catapult! How exciting!! Our trip is going to be to the Dewa experience in Chester where we can spend the day as a Roman soldier marching around the streets of Chester.
Summer Term: Humans and the world we live in.
Throughout this topic, we are exploring the world that we live in and how our actions can affect the environment for animals. We are going to research conservation and how important it is to look after the living things that we share our planet with. We are also going to look at the different habitats that are found on Earth and the differences and similarities between them. Within our topic we are going to cover art, DT and geography as well as lots of Science! Our trip is going to be to a nature reserve where we can look at the eco systems that are found locally and how pollution or environmental factors can affect the eco system.
Our planned trips for this year are:
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.
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