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What's going on in Oak Class?

Happy New Year!

I hope that you have had a truly fantastic winter break and feel fully refreshed for the new school term and all that it entails! I know that this term promises to be a brilliant one at St. Andrew’s School and for Oak Class.

Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Technology’.

We will be looking at the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web, learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations. We will be inspired and solve our own challenges, create webpages, develop a fantasy football database, design a stop motion animation, create your own computer game and much more! Alongside these topics, as always, the children will be taking part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.


Spring Term Curriculum Map 2017
Oak Spring Term Homework

Oak Class Notices

PE will be on Tuesday Morning’s and Thursday Afternoons.

Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in everyday so that they can attend the vast variety of clubs we have on offer.

Spellings: Each Friday your child will be sent home with a list of spellings to learn ready for a test on the following Monday.

These will consist of the spelling pattern learnt in that week and a selection from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Please find time to encourage and help your child with these.

Maths and Times Tables: Maths homework will be set weekly, based on the area that has been focused on during the week to consolidate their learning. It is also important to continue practicing their times tables.

The National expectation for children in Year 5 and 6 is to know the  12 x tables fluently (including the inverse operations) and for SATs this year they are introducing a new ‘Times Tables Test’. It would be fantastic if you could aid your child in reaching this goal.

Topic Homework is attached for the children to complete over the week. More information can be found on the website or on the attached sheet.

Reading is such an important part of a child’s education.  If your child cannot read fluently, they will struggle in later life. Therefore part of their continued homework is daily reading for a minimum of ten minutes per night. We have introduced a reward system for reading this year for those who have read at home.

If your child is reading fluently to themselves, please encourage them to write their own QUALITY comment.  This may include, a prediction, writing definitions to unknown words, making a list of “magpie” words, what their favourite part is of a book and why they enjoyed/didn’t enjoy a book.

The children do have a good selection of books to read from the class, and they will have the opportunity to choose a book from the school library and change it regularly, but if your child would like to bring it a book from home, they are welcome to do so.  Could I ask that no magazines/annuals etc. are brought in to read at school (although they are fine for reading material at home).

Useful links Details
Mathletics Click here to enter Mathletics, either to complete your homework or sharpen up on your maths skills!
BBC Bitesize A great place to start when revising!
Famous Greeks Famous Greeks