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This term we are very excited to be learning about 'New York.' We will be learning about the life and landscape of New York, we will be learning about famous landmarks, architects, musicians, designers, sportsman and artists. We will be learning about how New York was founded, and how it has changed over time. We will spend time comparing it to our locality and the landmarks we have in the UK. We will also be learning about the geographical differences between the USA and the UK, consolidating our knowledge of continents, countries, counties and states. We are very excited to learn about design, fashion, art, music and landmarks as well as thinking with a STEM mindset towards buildings, bridges and how we can use our knowledge to create our own.
We will consider and learn if it is posasible to be fully good or fully bad. We will be considering how we can contribute to the global community and how we can support each other across the world. We will be learning the Bible and looking at how stories from the Bible can support our knowledge and learning.
In music we will be using percussion instruments to create music showing different timbre and creating a rhythmic beat. We will be learning how to focus our voices, read music, harmonise and listen to each other when singing. We will be writing lyrics and studying modern music. We will be conducting and composing music as well as focusing on our vocals. We will also be learning short pieces of music on the keyboard to enhance our musical compositions.
We will be focusing on reading comprehension, evidencing, inference and vocabulary learning in preparation for our exams. We will also be learning our key concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - ensuring that our skills are ready to move on to fractions, percentages, ratio and trickier maths topics.
We will be looking at the prodigal son and how it can help us with forgiveness, respect and acceptance. We will be considering how reasonable it is to believe in God. We will be looking in depth at Christian views and beginning to consider our own personal views. We will be learning yoga and breathing exercises to help relax and concentrate on overcoming any worries or concerns we may have. We will also be learning about healthy body, puberty and changes of emotions and our bodies over time.
In Oak class, we love Maths, reading and English because we are challenged to try our best and have great times learning in a creative topic based way! We will be focusing on a range of skills and growing our knowledge of reading, grammar and arithmetic throughout the year!
We are getting to grips with our Tackling Tables challenge, with everyone of our class on green level. We now have no children on blue level and we even have a few who have completed all of the tackling tables resources and have moved onto Mrs Taylors challenges which include times tables up to 20 x20 and beyond!
We will be continuing our learning outdoors every Wednesday at Mount Amelia, in our pond area, sensory garden or at the Church.
We work hard in school and out of school, handing in our homework every Friday. Our homework is due in on Wednesday.
We also enjoy our rewards in Oak class, with house points being given for excellent work, kindness, Christian values, friendship, politeness, helpfulness and maturity. We also work towards choosing time and winning the house point cup. If we are outstanding in an area we may also be able to choose from the treat box full of stationary useful for our lives in school or at High school when we leave.
Click below to see our learning;
Meet the Teacher Slides
Oak Class meet the teacher information
To revise the children can;
- use any of the resources on this page,
- use old exam papers,
- read each day,
- practice times tables and quick recall,
- revise grammar facts using revision cards sent home,
- use spelling shed and maths shed,
-read with adults to answer questions
-practise arithmetic exams and quick mental maths.
Should you need any support or extra materials and guidance please let me know.
Great websites for additional practice before examinations beginning May 9th 2023
Grammar and reading;
Remember to use spelling shed, practice times tables and read each night!
Click the links to print and access the past SATs papers from 2017 - 2022
Spelling and grammar:
For past SATS tests follow the links below to download them;
PLEASE AVOID 2019 TEST PAPERS (as these are used in class work and assessment)