Welcome to Oak Class

Miss Prichard (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Ms Heath (Thursdays & Fridays)

Over the next two terms, our topic is ‘Turbulent Times’ and we will be learning about the First and Second World War.  Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.

General Information:

Please make sure that your child has the following in school:

  • A PE kit
  • Outdoor shoes that can be worn on the field when muddy
  • A water bottle

Children also need to bring their reading book (either one from the school library or home) and reading record into school every day.

Homework

You can now download the class HOMEWORK mat for term 4 by clicking on button below.
Please scroll down to Important Communications for class spellings for Term 4.

ENGLISH

English
In Terms 3 and 4 we will be studying ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson. We will also be looking at non-chronological reports on rainforest animals, poetry, persuasive travel writing and explanations.

Which tecnhiques does Ibbotson use to create a sense of setting and character?
How does Ibbotson create narrative flow?
Can you use different sentence starts and vary your sentence types to make your writing more interesting?

MATHS

Maths
Our learning will cover the following:

Term 3
Written multiplication and division methods, fractions, translations and coordinates

Term 4
Decimals and percentages, perimeter and area, time.

Can you use formal methods with accuracy?
What is a fraction/decimal and when do we use them in real life?
Can you convert analogue to digital time and vice-versa?

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING

Science
In Terms 3 & 4 we will be learning about the digestive system and teeth.
How does the body use the food we eat?
What are the different types of teeth we have? Why is it important to look after them?

ICT
Can you give clear instructions? Can you create an algorithm that a computer can read? Use your skills to make a sprite move and perform actions.

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Design Technology
How does a cam mechanism work? What different types of cams are there? Can you make a rainforest mechanism that uses a cam?

Art
Time to get creative! Can you make a 3d rainforest animal mask out of papier mache?

Music
Can you compose your own tribal beat?

PE & PSEE

PE
In Terms 3 & 4 we will be doing the following sports in addition to dance, swimming and gymnastics:
Year 4: Football, ultimate frisbee
Year 5: Hockey, orienteering

PSHE
This term we will be looking at ‘Saying no to bullying’ and ‘Going for goals’.
How can we prevent bullying and respond to it when it occurs?
What are your strengths as a learner? What goals would you like to achieve?

HUMANITIES

Geography
Where are the world’s rainforests located and which communities live there? What is the difference between woodland and rainforest? How is ecomonic activity affecting the rainforests?

RE
What are the key beliefs and values held by Sikhs? Which festivals are important to Sikhs?
How well do you know the Easter story? Why is this significant for Christians.

Class Timetable

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Break
Session 2 English English English English English
Session 3 Guided reading Guided reading Guided reading Guided reading Guided reading
Lunch
Session 4 Topic Art/ DT RE French Science
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 5 Citizenship / Team Challenge Art / DT Music /ICT PE PE
School Ends