Oakhill Primary School

‘Working together for a brighter future’


Welcome to Redwood!


Class teacher:  Mr Sayers
Support staff: Mrs Weaver
Cover staff: Mrs Brailsford and Mrs Corne

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 will be 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


Coming Home



Children are encouraged to read as much as possible at home - please remember to sign their reading cards every time they have read. Children are required to take a school scheme book home to read and bring it in to school every day to read in class.

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 has been specially chosen to be studied in a particular year, which is then explored through individual lessons. Each lesson will have a 'wow factor' to it as ALUMNO curriculum lessons will be child-led - where the children play a more assertive role in their learning. Throughout the year we will be learning the following topics:

Autumn Term:

Geography: New York and mapwork.

History: Titanic

Science: Sound and States of Matter.

DT: Cookery.

Art: Titanic through paint and digital mediums.

RE: BELIEVING - Why is the Quran important to Muslims today?


Spring Term: Ice, Ice Baby!

Geography: Rome and mapwork.

History: Local History from 1901-1945.

Science: Electricity.

DT: Electrical components.

Art: Romans through 3D and textiles mediums.


Summer Term: The Shocking Truth of the Roman Empire

Geography: Comparison study between Cherbourg, France & the local area and mapwork.

History: Romans

Science: Living Things & Habitats and Animals including Humans.

DT: Pulleys.

Art: Living Things though printing and drawing mediums.


Things to remember
Times tables are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Reading books and cards need to be brought to school every day and will be checked weekly.

PE kits are to worn every Fitness Friday.

Children will also be required to bring their PE kits on a Monday for PE and will get changed during school.



If you need your logins for any of these sites please send a Dojo message to your class teacher


Spelling Shed:

TT Rockstars:

Purple Mash:


Collins Ebooks (reading scheme books at home):

Dance Mat Typing:

KS2 Phase Leader (Mrs Hawthorne)

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