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What's going on in Oak Class?

Welcome back! I trust you have had a relaxing break over the Summer and are as raring to go as I am for this new term! This year promises to be a great one in Oak Class, filled with a wide range of topics and adventures along the way.

This is an important year for a lot of Oak Class, not only with SATs in May, but also ensuring your child is fully prepared to take their next step up to secondary school.

For the first part of this term, we will be answering the question ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ through looking at the ‘Woeful World War 2’. We will be exploring all there is to know about how it started, key roles that were played and the impact it had then, and now.

  • PE - PE is now on a Tuesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor) afternoon. These are outdoor sessions, so please ensure your child has the correct clothing for these lessons.
  • 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 Thursday. Please ensure your child brings back their book as they will need it for the following week’s lessons.
  • 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.

Mr Power

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Oak Class Notices

PE will be on Tuesday 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 Thursday.

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.

Useful links Details
Spellodrome
BBC Bitesize A great place to start when revising!