Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Oak Class

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Oak Class page. Here you will find all of the information required for the upcoming term.

We are looking forward to welcoming the children back after the Easter break, building on what they have learnt during their time at Oak View and supporting them with a successful SATs week and a positive transition to high school.

Summer 1

This term’s topic is based on coasts. Using an atlas, children will be locating famous coasts across the UK and the world whilst beginning to describe the different physical features of a coastline. They will then spend time investigating how coastlines change over time before visiting a beach to carry out fieldwork on the human impact on coastlines.

English we will be based around the book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ where children will be asked to write an endurance narrative and a magazine article.

In maths, we will be focusing on the units of ‘Position and Direction’ and ‘Area, Perimeter and Volume’. We will also complete some assorted revision linked to statistics.

It is important that children are encouraged to read independently outside of school. Children should be reading for at least 10 minutes per night in order to continue to build their fluency, comprehension and understanding of books. Our class library has a selection of books that children are able to access, however, they may also read freely. It is asked that children bring their book into school with them each day.

What should/shouldn’t your child bring into school?

  • At Oak View Academy we are passionate about becoming plastic-free, please bring in a reusable water bottle that has your child’s name on it. 
  • Unless there is a plan in place, please do not send your child in with fiddle/play toys as these cause distractions in class. If you are unsure, please speak to either Miss Bell or Mr Coyne at school. 
  • A pencil case is allowed in school, however, it must be of a sensible size and be able to fit in your child’s tray.

KEY DAYS:

PE is on Monday and Friday afternoons as well as Tuesday mornings. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school. This can be taken home at the end of the week but must be back in time for PE or your child may not be able to partake in the PE lesson.

Homework:

English and Maths homework will be given out on a weekly basis. English homework will be given out on a Monday to be returned the following Monday. This work should be completed in your child’s CGP book. Maths will be given out on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday. Work will also be completed in their CGP book.

If you need to speak with either Mr Coyne or Miss Bell for any reason we aim to be as available as is practical. Either catch one of us at the door at the end of the school day or contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Best wishes,

Mr Coyne & Miss Bell

Oak Class Blog

15 May 2022

A busy week for Year 6…

This week, Year 6 has been working extremely hard to complete their SATs! We are all so amazed by not only their hard work, but their resilience and attitude each day when coming into school. We finished the week with an exciting rewards trip to the cinema to watch Fantastic Beasts- Ask a member of […]

13 May 2022

Shell structure construction

Wow. What a busy week for Sycamore class. Sycamore class have been doing daily practice of their times tables. Each day they are becoming quicker at retrieving their times tables up to 12×12. The children have been in daily battles Teacher Vs Sycamore. Today, Sycamore class finished their final product completing our DT unit based […]

08 May 2022

Wonderful Watercolour

This week, Hawthorn Class have been learning some different watercolour techniques in preparation for creating a landscape painting. In English, they have been writing a survival narrative – using our vehicle text ‘The Lost Book of Adventures’ as inspiration. In Maths, Hawthorn Class have been introduced to percentages – using knowledge of fractions and decimals […]

08 May 2022

Artists in the Making!

This week Cedar class have been very busy. In Maths we have been finishing off our unit on place value to 50 by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In English the children have begun planning their own return stories based off the story of The Secret of Black Rock. In Art, the children have […]

08 May 2022

Outdoor Computing!

We have been doing some very exciting physical computing- We looked at how messages are transmitted by creating messages to pass to friends across the playground and how they are broken up as they are transferred. In English, we have been planning and writing an Endurance story, all about the journey of Shackleton across to […]

08 May 2022

A taste of Europe

This week Sycamore class have engaged really well in our geography and DT lessons. The children used maps and atlases to identify the capital cities in Europe. The children thoroughly enjoyed our lesson based on dishes from different cultures. As a class we discussed where the different dishes come from such as grown, reared, caught […]