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 is ‘Chocolate’:
Explore the journey from cocoa bean to chocolate bar. Children will go on to design and make their own chocolate bar. We will be focusing on the Aztecs and how important the cocoa bean was in the Aztec civilisation; delving into Central or South America. We will be learning about the countries of origin of the cocoa bean and investigating how chocolate is produced.
PE – PE is taught on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon and the 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, so 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.