Class Oak

Autumn Term 2021

If you would like to contact Mr Curwen directly, please use the class email address.

oak@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Dear Parents, Guardians

Happy New School Year! It is fantastic to all be back in school together. The children have made a great start to the year. There are a few details and arrangements we would like to make you aware of as we get back to a more normal school routine.

During this Autumn term are topic is ‘Survival’. We will link lots of our learning to this topic. Specifically:

English: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Science: Evolution and Inheritance / Living Things and their habitats

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for PE is a Friday afternoon. It is important that your child has their PE in school everyday but especially a Friday.

Forest School: As part of our curriculum, Oak will attend Forest School as regularly as possible. Children will not need a full change of clothes—simply a pair of wellies, some over trousers and of course a good coat. I will send a text message to remind parents the day before to avoid confusion. However, our planned session is every second Thursday. (First Session Thursday 16.9.21.)   

Reading books: Children are expected to change their reading books at least once a week. Please do hear your children read as often as you possibly can. It really makes a difference. Also, we have sent home the statutory spelling lists for year 3-6. Please work on these at home over this school year.

Homework: Please continue to hear your child read and practise their spellings. They also have the option of Mathletics, our online Maths resource. Other specific homework will be sent via ‘Google Classroom’ over the next few weeks. Please read the school newsletter for updates.  

Water Bottles: Please can you ensure that your child has a filled water bottle in school each day. Giving children access to drinking water during the day and after PE lessons is an important part of staying healthy.

Resources from home: If your child wishes to bring stationery from home they can. However, all resources needed are provide by school. Please also can this be limited to one reasonably sized pencil case and not one that can be classed as ‘hand luggage!’ If this causes issues in learning within the class I may consider a change.

I’m sure that this is going to be a really fun year and I am very excited about the opportunities to come. If you have any questions, please contact school.

Yours sincerely

 Mr M Curwen,  Mrs West, Miss Capstick (Wednesdays)