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Welcome to the Oak Class Webpage

Year 5 - 2017 to 2018

 

This year, Mrs Reddish will lead pupils' learning as Oak Class Teacher. 

Our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Williams, will support the class learning.  

P.E.

This term, P.E. will consist of gymnastic on a Monday and outdoor tag rugby and football on Friday.  

As P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum, all children must take part and, for Health and Safety reasons, a P.E kit must be worn. It would be helpful if your child has his/her P.E. kit in school every day in case we decide to be spontaneous!

Our Indoor PE and Games Skills kit consists of:

black shorts and royal blue and black PE shirt with school logo. Children do indoor PE in bare feet. Plimsolls can be worn but not for gymnastics.

Outdoor PE and Games Skills kit consists of:

the same as our indoor kit, but trainers may be worn. It is advisable to have a dark coloured tracksuit and/or sweatshirt to wear outdoors when it is cold. Sun hats are needed in the summer months.

Please remember that all jewellery must be removed; if earrings cannot be removed, they must be covered with a plaster which should be supplied from home. Long hair will need to be tied back.

 

Project Based Learning

Which would you rather? The Shang Dynasty started nearly 4000 years ago with the new emperor King Tang setting the scene for a far more peaceful China. Today, China is a powerhouse in the world of business but still manages to retain much of its wonderful cultural heritage. Which era would you rather live in - the time of the Shang Dynasty or China today?

Our class book last term, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman had strong Chinese connections and we used the idea of the coronation of the emperor and a firework display to help write our class newspaper. This term we're looking at the traditional Chinese tale of the Five (or Seven) Chinese brothers to help us create a puppet show. Please encourage your child to take up our reading challenge and support them by reading with them at home. Reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures and gives children vital literacy and language skills.

Homework

Homework is a great opportunity to support your child's learning in school.

Reading - your child should be reading at least three times per week. Please sign your child's reading record each time. Try and encourage a range of reading material - all reading is good even if it is just the packet of cereal at breakfast. 

Spellings - each week your child will work on a specific page in their spelling workbook. This page should be completed at home and the spelling rule and words learnt for a short test the following week. In addition the common exception words should also be learnt at home. 

Maths - a maths task will be assigned most weeks which is due to be handed in the following Wednesday. If your child needs any help with this homework, an informal maths homework club is available on Monday lunchtimes. 

If you or a child's older sibling would like to help your child with his/her homework, please do but remember it is your child's work and you are only there to assist!

School Trips

We are very excited about our trip to Rock Up in Hull. Linked to our theme of China, we will be attempting as a year 5 and 6 cohort, to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest. Adventurous activity such as rock climbing, supports our PE curriculum needs as well as providing opportunities fo the children to work in teams, experience opportunities they may have not had the chance to participate in before and who knows, may inspire the next great explorer in our country. 

 

Finally, a message from Mrs Reddish

Thank you for taking the time to find out about Oak Class; I am so enjoying working with your children and yourselves this year.  If you have any issues you would like to discuss with me, please either speak to a member of staff in the School Office to make an appointment or alternatively please message me using class dojo.

Best wishes,

Mrs Reddish

Muzzy in Gondoland

Some of you may be familiar with the Muzzy series, which were originally produced by the BBC to help encourage children to learn languages.  If you click on the link below, you can watch Muzzy in Gondoland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuIsdThzVdU

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