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 final half term.

We are looking forward to welcoming the children back for their final half term in primary school, building on what they have learnt during their time at Oak View and supporting them with a successful and positive transition to high school.

Summer 2

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.

Our English writing will be based on the book ‘Hansel and Gretel’ where children will be asked to write a dual narrative and a persuasive letter.

In maths, we will be focusing on the units of ‘Algebra’, ‘Statistics’ and ‘Area and Perimeter’ where we will be focused on securing key knowledge ready for high school.

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 afternoon and Tuesday and Friday 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.

Swimming – children will be swimming on a Wednesday morning every other week this half term at Christleton High School. These dates are 8.6.22, 22.6.22, 6.7.22 and 20.7.22. We will be leaving school at 8.25 on each of these dates so children will need to be in school by 8.15 with their kit already on under their uniform.

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.

Trips:

We are aiming to go on a trip per week this half term to provide children with a broad range of experiences to complete their time at primary school. These visits are currently in the process of being booked and dates will be communicated once these are finalised. Visits are proposed to Beeston Castle, Crosby Beach to see the Anthony Gormley sculptures and to explore the coastline, The Cheshire Show, Arley Hall to see the Anthony Gormley exhibition and a trip to Chester via train for a boat ride along the River Dee. There will also be an ice skating trip in the final week as a Leavers’ trip.

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

01 July 2022

The secret sky garden!

This week Sycamore class have commenced their new writing focus based on saving the planet. Our vehicle text a narrative about a girl called Funni who changes her concrete jungle environment to a thriving natural wonderland! The children immersed themselves into the text by predicting and inferring what would happen. In maths this week we […]

26 June 2022

Trailer Makers

Willow Class enjoyed the sunny weather outdoors this week creating scenes for their trailers for the book ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Brown. They learnt about different filming angles such as worm’s eye view! They have also really impressed me with their knowledge of healthy eating and they have been deciding ways they can sort […]

25 June 2022

Ahoy, Matey!

Juniper class have loved starting our new Pirates topic this week! On Monday, were found a Pirate ship in our classroom and discovered lots of hidden clues such as golden coins, eye patches and a telescope! We worked hard to create our very own treasure maps and hid treasure around the classroom and outside for […]

24 June 2022

Reading in the rays!

Wow! What a busy week for Sycamore class. The children have loved playing in the sunshine. We read our class novel ‘Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone’ out on the playground. The children have completed their narratives this week all about the creation of the Aqualung from Jacques Cousteau’s point of view. The children have […]

20 June 2022

All about Antony Gormley!

Year 6 had a fun-filled week exploring all about the sculptor, Antony Gormley. On Monday, Year 6 headed on a trip to Crosby Beach where they were able to explore The ‘Another Place’ exhibit created by Antony Gormley. We were able to bring our knowledge back into the classroom to plan and create our own […]

19 June 2022

Telling the time.

Maple class have been learning to tell the time this week. We’ve been looking at o’clock, half past, quarter past and to and every five minutes of the hour. To help us, we’ve been using lots of different resources including animations, physical clocks to play with, whiteboard work and drawing our own clocks on the […]