Class teacher: Mr Sayers
Support staff: Mrs Weaver
Cover staff: Mrs Brailsford
Welcome to Redwood's class page. We pride ourselves on being a warm, friendly class, who are enthusiastic about our learning journey. We encourage a love of learning through a challenging enquiry based Learning Challenge Curriculum.
We have been learning new writing skills and consolidating skills learnt in previous years through different novels. The books and animations which inspire our writing throughout the year are:
Kaspar the Prince of cats
Children are encouraged to read as much as possible at home - please remember to sign their reading cards every time they have read.
Maths is taught daily and children will be continuing to develop the maths skills they learnt in year 3. It is very important for children to learn their times tables on a regular basis at home. Teaching and Learning in Maths follows our Oakhill planning document which teaches the four main areas in maths. These are Number and Place Value, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding. Children will complete daily arithmetic calculations before their regular maths lesson. Children are encouraged to use practical apparatus during maths lessons to aid their learning and further their mathematical knowledge.
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: Animals, Habitats and Living Things including Humans
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!
Spring 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!
Summer Term: The Shocking Truth of the Roman Empire
During the Summer 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.
Our planned trips for this year are:
Chester Roman Experience
Chester Zoo trip
Things to remember
Spellings are given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.
Reading books and cards need to be brought to school every day and will be checked weekly.
PE kits are to worn every Friday for PE lessons and Fitness Friday.
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