Oak Tree Class
Welcome to Oak Tree Class!
My name is Mr Power, I work with year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Each half term is dedicated to a new and exciting topic, based on children’s ideas and interests.
Our topic in school for first half term in Spring will be ‘Fun at the Fair’, where we will be exploring the question ‘What Can You Make?’. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, Oak Class will be looking at the history of the fairground, then designing, creating and evaluating their own fairgrounds. This will be a great topic for the children as it will engage their creative sides.
The topic will culminate in a ‘Grand Opening Ceremony’ in the last week of the topic. This will be an opportunity for the children to show off their fairgrounds to the rest of the school and the parents of Oak Class (more details will be sent out nearer the time).
PE – PE is every Tuesday and Friday afternoon; children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits.
Homework – Homework is attached for the children to complete over the week. More information can be found on the website or on the attached sheet.
Spelling – Spelling lists will be sent home, along with Spelling books, each Friday, ready for our Spelling test the following Monday. Please ensure your child brings back their book as they will need it for the following week’s lessons.
TTRS – We will be re-launching Times Tables Rockstars; please encourage your child to spend time practicing on a daily basis
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).
If you have any questions regarding routines, homework or you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.