Oak Class – 8/9/2020

It is a brand new year and term but unfortunately still with some problems from Covid, however we will be cracking on to get the children working and things will move quickly.

This week in the Oak Class: We will be using Pobble 365 some mornings as a writing stimulus but will still be looking at a textype during lessons and working towards a writing session in which we will do our own version of the textype using our topic to provide the subject content. This week we will be starting to look at newspaper reports. Our topic this term will be the Vikings and their impact on Britain. This week we will start off by looking at Viking artefacts and getting an idea of what they were like. In maths we will be looking at place value, up to 1000, 10,000 or a million depending on the year group. We will concentrate on being able to read numbers and order them so that we are familiar with what each digit means.

We will also have a concerted effort to ensure children know their times tables this term and we will focus on one table a week.

In Art the children will be sketching and annotating Viking artefacts. We will also begin thinking about a DT project for the half term which will be about making a model dragon with a moving part.

Homework will be given on a Friday, this will include spellings. The Year 6 children will have SATs booklets and asked to complete different sections each week. It is important, and gets the children into good routines, if they can give their homework in by the following Thursday at the latest as this me time to mark it before giving the books back on the Friday. Spelling tests will be on a Friday morning.

PE will be on a Wednesday and  a Friday, starting this week. Please ensure the children bring a PE kit tomorrow. This half term the PE focus is football skills and tactics.

Reading books will be coming home by the end of the week with a record book in which we will record when the child has read and to whom, if appropriate but it will also be for tasks for the child to complete about the book.