Class Oak

Autumn Term 2020

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

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

Happy New School Year! It is fantastic to all be back in school together. Please can I start by thanking you all for your patience and support as we get the year up and running. 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: The Amazon

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for PE is a Wednesday afternoon that will be taken by Mrs Harding who is in Oak Class on a Wednesday. It is important that your child comes to school in their PE kit as mentioned on the school newsletter.

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. 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.

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

Yours sincerely

 Mr M Curwen,  Mrs West, Mrs Wilcock and Mrs Harding (Wednesdays)