Class Oak

Spring 2019

Happy New Year! I trust you had an enjoyable Christmas period. We are very grateful for the gifts that we received. As we start the new year there are a few details and arrangements we would like to make you aware of. During this Spring term we will be linking our learning to the theme, ‘Beyond’.

Topics we will be learning about include:

  • English: Stories from other cultures, Debate and The Giant’s Necklace
  • Science: Evolution, Light, Earth and Space
  • RE: Art Project (Bible Timeline), Easter
  • History: Early Islamic Civilizations

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for Games and PE are Thursday and Friday afternoons. It is important that your child has the correct named sports kit in school at all times.

Forest School: Class Oak will usually attend Forest School on a Tuesday. Your child will need to bring appropriate clothing into school on that day.! 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 encourage your child to read as much as possible as this helps their progress in all subjects.

Homework: Your child will be given homework, in addition to their daily reading, on a weekly basis. This will include Maths and English/Topic given on a Friday, handed in the following Wednesday.

SATs: As you may be aware the Year 6 children in Class Oak will be taking their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in May this year. There will be a separate letter to give these details in the last week before half term.

Water Bottles: Please can you ensure that your child has a filled water bottle in school each day.

Questions: As part of preparing for high school I encourage the Year 6 children in Class Oak to deal with minor issues themselves. However, if you have any questions that you feel are more pressing then please make an appointment, or catch us on the playground and we will be happy to help as best we can.

Yours sincerely,

Mr M Curwen and Mrs West