Welcome to Oak Class
Miss Prichard (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Mrs Anderson (Thursdays & Fridays)
Please make sure that your child has the following in school:
- A PE kit
- Outdoor shoes that can be worn on the field when muddy
- A water bottle
Children also need to bring their reading book (either one from the school library or home) and reading record into school every day.
In Term 1 we will be studying ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick alongside a range of film clips and short extracts. We will also be looking at recounts and reports.
In Term 2, we will be writing our own poetry based on ‘The Dreadful Menace’. We will also be looking at biography writing and first person narratives.
How does Selznick bring his writing alive for the reader?
Can you use expanded noun phrases and different sentence starters to make your writing more interesting?
Our learning will cover the following:
Place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies, written methods.
Mental multiplication and division strategies, measurement of length, perimeter and area.
Can you use the most efficient method to + - x and ÷ and make quick mental calculations?
What is the difference between perimeter and area? How do you work each out?
SCIENCE AND COMPUTING
We will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials and Electricity in Terms 1 & 2.
What are the properties of solids, liquids and gases?
Do different types of chocolate have different melting points?
Can we separate orange squash from water?
Can you build and adapt a circuit for a purpose?
What does e-safety mean? Do you know how to keep yourself safe online?
Can you prepare a multi-media presentation?
The history of chocolate began with the Mayans. Can you design and make your own chocolate bar and wrapper?
Can you create your own Mayan-style glyph?
Can you identify different genres of music? How do they make you feel? What do the terms tempo, pitch and dynamics mean?
PE & PSEE
In Terms 1 & 2 we will be doing the following sports:
Year 4: Hockey, netball
Year 5: Netball, rugby
We will also be doing gymnastics and dance. How could you improve your skills for each sport?
This term we will be looking at ‘New Beginnings’ and ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
How can you work with others to meet new challenges and overcome problems?
Who were the Mayans? Why did they build temples? What was it like to be a Mayan sooth-sayer? What was pok-a-tok? What happened to the Maya?
Where is Meso-America? Which modern-day countries did the Mayan region cover? How did the Mayans organise their settlements?
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Was Jesus the Messiah?