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Oak Class 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Oak Class

Summer term 2

I hope that you all had a fantastic half term and that you were able to enjoy the glorious weather we have had.

 

I can’t believe that we are in the final half term of the year. It really has been quite a journey! Who would have thought, when we set out in September, that our journey would lead us to school closures and remote learning!

 

We have been remote learning for some time now, and I’m sure that you have all settled into your own unique routine. I hope that you are all managing to complete the home learning tasks.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to use lessons provided by The Oak National Academy in English. This will include learning about writing a set of instructions, an alternative ending to a well know story, a biography and a unit on poetry. As well as these lessons we will be revising many areas already covered in school using some of the BBC Bitesize lessons.

 

In maths, we will continue to use lessons provided by White Rose. Over the coming weeks most of our learning will be centred around fractions, decimals and percentages. This will include learning about equivalent fractions, calculating with fractions and decimals (including adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions and mixed numbers) and converting between fractions, decimals and percentages to name just a few areas. However, we will also be completing some units on angles, shape and measures. Quite a busy half term!

 

While in science, we will be concluding our work on materials and will then move onto learning about living things. In topic, having now completed our work on rivers, we will move onto learning about food and resources.

 

Please take a look at the Summer Term 2 overview to find out what else we will be studying this half term.

Mrs Brind

 

Welcome to Oak Class

Summer term 1

I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break, as much as is possible during these unusual times, and didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs! I’m sure that like me, you spent the time at home with family enjoying the warm weather.

 

This term is a little different and after several weeks of home learning, I’m sure that you have now settled into some sort of routine. I hope that you are all managing to complete the home learning tasks. In English we have written diary entries remotely as well as newspaper reports and non-chronological reports. While in maths we have remotely learned more about decimals including adding and subtracting numbers with up to 3 decimal places. We will be completing our topic work on rivers and our science work on materials remotely.

 

Before school closed, the children continued to impress me with their hard work and improving resilience. For those who were able to attend our class assembly at the beginning of March, I’m sure you were as proud of the children as we were of their performance and the confidence with which they delivered their lines and sang the songs. It was definitely a standout moment of the term for me! What made it even more impressive was that the whole assembly was put together by the children themselves, with only a little help from the staff!

 

Please take a look at the Summer Term 1 overview to find out what else we will be studying this term.

Mrs Brind

Spring Term Topic

Where does the river flow?

We are looking forward to learning about rivers and their importance within our environment. 

Spring Term Creative Homework Grid

Welcome to Oak Class

Spring term

It is hard to believe that we are now half the way through the year! The children have been working incredibly hard and I have been especially pleased with their attitude to learning and their perseverance this term. We have written character descriptions and letters as well as learning about area and more recently long multiplication. In science we have almost completed our work on forces and in topic we have moved on from learning about the Anglo-Saxons to learning all about rivers. Take a look at the photos of the clay broaches we made with Mrs Rebello. You will find them on the Beech class page. The children really enjoyed their forest school sessions and we hope that you enjoyed hearing all about it in our assembly. Please take a look at the Spring Term overview to find out what else we will be studying this term.

Mrs Brind

Forest School

Welcome to Oak Class

 

I would like to welcome you all to our class page and say how delighted I am to be the class teacher of our newly formed ‘Oak Class’. The children have settled really well into their new class and have made a fantastic start to their learning in Year 5.

We all love our new room, which is a wonderful bright space and is now really starting to look and feel like our classroom. We have a state of the art Clevertouch board, a lime and purple colour scheme picked by the children and ample display space. We look forward to our lockers arriving very soon which the children will be able to store their bags in.  

We have held elections for our School Councillors, Eco-Warriors and the new role of Playground Leaders.

 

Danish and Nichole were elected as our School Councillors.

Katie and Isabella were elected as our Playground Leaders.

 

During the Autumn term we will be studying the following:

English:

We will be reading the text ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. We will be writing character descriptions, diary entries, dialogue between characters and poetry.

Maths:

We will be working on place value within 100, 000 and 1 million, addition and subtraction, graphs and tables, multiplication and division and finally measure including area and perimeter.

Science:

We will be learning about Earth and Space before half term and Forces after half term.

Afternoons:

As you know we will be joining Beech class in the afternoons, covering a wide range of subjects through the topic ‘Star Gazers – Is there anybody out there?’ The children have already started this work and are thoroughly enjoying it.

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