Oak Class

Welcome back, Oak class! I hope you have had a wonderful Spring break!

English

This term we will write a finding narrative using the short film ‘Dangle.’ Following this, we will look at thrill-seekers through history. We will use the excellent picture books ‘Queen of the falls’ about Annie Taylor who jumped off the Niagra Falls in a barrel and ‘The man who walked between the towers’ about Philipe Petit, who watched across a tightrope between the two towers.  After half term, we will read ‘Rooftoppers’ and create our own character journey story. Following this, we will recount events using diary and newspaper formats.

Maths

We will begin the term by consolidating and extending our understanding of decimals, fractions and percentages, including how to convert, multiply and divide these. This term we will look at converting units of measure and apply this understanding so as to solve problems. There will be an emphasis on the revision of mathematical knowledge covered this term, this includes mental arithmetic skills, number and place value understanding, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Science

This term in Science we will focusing on Evolution and inheritance. The children will be able to identify inherited traits and adaptive traits as well as adaptions and mutations. We will be exploring fossil evidence and using this to support the idea of evolution. Children will investigate selective and cross-breeding.

Topic

The topic this term is Ancient Greece. As part of this, essential skills in Geography and History will be developed. We will develop locational knowledge of the continents, with a focus on the location of Europe. The class will study and compare Ancient Greece with British history and explore developments in the use of settlements, land use, trade and natural resources. We will apply our understanding through writing opportunities such as letter writing, biographies and dramatic retellings of the Greek Myths.

Homework

Homework will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this.

As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children read aloud daily and practise the times tables (1-12) at home.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Norris and Mr Clark