Class Oak

Autumn Term 2022

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

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

Happy New School Year! The new Oak Class 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 some topic areas will include: 

English: Here We Are

Science: Evolution and Inheritance / Living Things and their habitats

RE: Creation and Science

Geography: Pollution Project

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for PE is a Thursday afternoon it is important that your child comes to school in their PE kit on that day.  

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. Please be aware that we will go to Forest School in a variety of weather conditions, therefore the clothes your child wears may get a bit dirty. I will send a text message to remind parents the day before to avoid confusion, as other timetabled events in school and difficult weather conditions at this time of year may change our plans. 

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. Other specific homework will be as a ‘Homework Menu’ and able to be completed both on paper and online.   

If your child’s ‘going home’ arrangements change please can you write a note or phone the office. We are not able to just take your child’s word for it and will have to contact you to confirm any changes, if your child raises them.

I’m sure that this is going to be a really fun year. If you have any questions, please contact school.

Yours sincerely

 Mr M Curwen,  Mrs West, and Miss Coultas