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. I am looking forward to welcoming the children into Year 6, building on what they have learnt during their time at Oak View and supporting them with a positive transition to high school.

Autumn 1

This term’s topic is based on World War 2 and, in particular, The Blitz. Children will be learning about the lead up to the outbreak of war and the key events which took place during this period. We will also be evaluating the impact of war on different people who lived during this period of history, both in this country and in other parts of the world.

English will be linked to our war topic and we will be using the stories ‘Rose Blanche’ and ‘Anne Frank’ to create diary entries and a bravery award speech.

In maths, we will be focusing on place value up to 10 million, negative numbers and rounding to begin with. We will then move on to look at consolidating addition, subtraction and multiplication strategies whilst learning how to use long division.

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 re-useable 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 me 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 Tuesday mornings as well as Friday afternoons. 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 in time for PE or your child may not be able to partake in the PE lesson.

Mrs Leader will take the class each Wednesday afternoon and for an hour on a Thursday afternoon. She will be teaching art, design technology, music and computing.

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 homework book. Maths will be given out on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. Work will be completed in their Maths No Problem workbook. As a key focus is to develop independence, children will be peer marking each other’s homework, with my support, on the days that homework is due in.

If you need to speak with me for any reason I aim to be as available as is practical. Please either catch me on the door at the end of the school day or contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Best wishes,

Mr Coyne

Oak Class Blog

16 September 2021

Connecting with our friends

Junipers have enjoyed getting to know their friends a lot more this week. The children have been exploring and playing games to find things their friends like and dislike; discussing things they have in common. It has been lovely to see them communicate and understand each other and have no an interest in others around […]

12 September 2021

Habitat hunting…

Wow! What a fantastic and very busy first week back for Sycamore class. This week the children have really had the chance to settle into the school routines. In our Science lessons this week we were focusing on habitats and understanding that different animals live in different places. The children were very excited to go […]

12 September 2021

Shooting for Success

This week Hawthorn Class learnt about the history of rocket science and we attempted to launch our own rocket using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda! In English we have been recapping how to punctuate speech and in Maths we have been exploring numbers up to 100,000. Learner of the Week: Caleb Star of the Week: […]

10 September 2021

Toys of UK Past…

Our first full week back is done and dusted. I’m sure that everyone (including myself and Mrs Kinns) will sleep well this weekend! As part of our History and our English this week, we have been reading the book Major Glad, Major Dizzy. The children then discussed and sorted toys, deciding whether they were toys […]

10 September 2021

Getting to know our friends

Junipers have had an amazing week getting to know their new friends. It has been lovely to see them form such lovely friendships. We have been enjoying circle times, activities and games. The children have been learning some initial sounds in phonics each day and have been focusing on recognising their own name in the […]

05 September 2021

Terrific Two Days!

WOW! What an amazing first two days Cedar have had! All of the children were so excited on Thursday morning and had clearly missed being in school and seeing their friends. Cedar spent Thursday and Friday laughing, playing and learning together, all whilst trying to get used to a new classroom with new routines. There […]