Oak Tree Class

Welcome to Oak!

We are a Year 5 and Year 6 class and our teacher is Mrs Quince (Currently Mrs Brice).

For our final half term in Oak we will be focusing on a geography unit. This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about locating map features using a range of methods. They learn about the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and worldwide time zones and study interconnected climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes. Children learn about human geography and capital cities worldwide before looking at the UK motorway network and settlements. They carry out an enquiry to identify local settlement types.

This exciting term also brings our production, residential to Mersea and many more fun and exciting projects for the children!

Key Information:

PE – PE is every Thursday afternoon; children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits.

Reading –  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; celebrating those who have shown a positive attitude towards reading.

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).

Our expectation is that your child reads 3 times a week.

If you have any questions regarding routines, homework or you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.

Mrs Quince 

‘To Be The Best You Can Be’

At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.

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