Class Oak

Spring Term 2020

Happy New School Year! We hope you have had a great time over Christmas! It has been wonderful to catch up with all of class Oak’s news. As we start the new calendar year there are a few details and arrangements we would like to make you aware of.

During this Spring term, we will be learning about:

  • English: Legends, Explanation and Persuasion  
  • Science: Circulatory system and Exercise, Keeping Healthy, Diet & Lifestyle
  • History: The Industrial Revolution
  • RE: Who was Jesus? And Who is Jesus?

PE: Our current timetabled sessions for Games and PE are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 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: This term we will be continuing a ‘Homework Menu’. Spellings this year will be given out for the whole year and children will learn spelling strategies within their English lessons. We will not 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 term. 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.

Yours sincerely

 Mr M Curwen, Mrs West and Mrs Harding