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Welcome to the Oak Class webpage

Year 4 and 5 - 2018 to 2019

 

Mrs Reddish will lead pupils' learning as Oak class teacher. 

Our teaching assistants, Mrs Williams and Mrs Steggles, will support the class learning. Music will be taught by Mrs Ingham.  

 

 

P.E.

This term, P.E. will consist of outdoor tag rugby and football on Tuesday and gymnastics 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 walking down to the hall in their school shoes or plimsolls can be worn. Plimsolls can be worn for indoor PE 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

Can we save the rainforests?  

The rainforests of the world are under threat - as a complex ecosystem of plants and animals, the impact of human interaction in the rainforests is changing the nature of the area. The impact on a rainforest in for example Brazil, has an effect upon the rest of the world. Project based learning this term will use this theme to explore the diverse habitats within the rainforest, explore the animals and people that call them home and visit some experts who might be able to shed some light on what we can do to save the rainforests. 

Our class reading will include Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker - take a look on line at the incredible collages she has used to illustrate the simplistic texts. Art will include using everyday materials to make our own collages. 

Please encourage your child to take up our reading challenges 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 - We have increased the minimum number of reads to an adult to four times per week. This is to ensure that all children achieve the 50 reads challenge. Please sign your child's reading record each time they read (including when they read independently). 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 each week which is due to be handed in the following Wednesday.

Project based learning will be included in the homework with some time set aside during the week in school to kick this work off.

If your child needs any help with homework, an informal homework club is available on Monday lunchtimes supported by Mrs Reddish. 

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

Finally, a message from Mrs Reddish

Thank you for taking the time to find out about Oak Class; I am so looking forward to 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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