Class Oak

Autumn 2018

Dear Parents, Guardian

Happy New School Year! We hope you have had a great summer! As we start the new school year there are a few details and arrangements we would like to make you aware of.

During this Autumn term we will be linking our learning to the theme, ‘The Amazing Amazon’.

Topics we will be learning about include:

  • English: Novel, Poetry and Non Fiction
  • Science: Living Things and Properties of Materials
  • RE: Creation and Science and Christmas around the World
  • Geography: Amazon Rainforest
  • Art: Drawing and Painting

This year each class is adopting a Class Country. I am pleased to say that this year Oak will be finding out about the country of Australia.

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for Games and PE are Tuesday and Friday. It is important that your child has the correct named sports kit in school at all times as opportunities can arise for PE on other days. Brightly coloured clothing with brand names or logos is not permitted.

Forest School: Oak will attend Forest School as regularly as possible. Your child will need to bring appropriate clothing into school on that day. 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.

Homework: Your child will be given homework, in addition to their daily reading, on a weekly basis. This will include, Maths and English or Topic (given on a Friday, handed in the following Wednesday). Spellings this year will be given out for the whole year and children will learn spelling strategies within their English lessons. We will no longer be doing weekly spelling tests.

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 and helping them to concentrate. Not having a water bottle does often cause disruption to your child’s learning if we need to provide a drink in school.

I’m sure that this is going to be a really fun year. We are looking forward to all the exciting learning that will be happening. If you have any questions please contact school or catch me in the playground.

I hope to see you all at Meet the Teacher next week.

Yours sincerely

 Mr M Curwen and Mrs West