Welcome to Oak Class
Miss Prichard (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Ms Heath (Thursdays & Fridays)
Our topic for Term 5 is ‘History Around Us’. Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.
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.
We will be studying ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, a novel set in Victorian Times. We will also be looking at biographies, explanations and persuasive writing.
What are the main themes of ‘Street Child’? How does the author show emotion through dialogue? How does the author create a sense of setting in the workhouse? How does the dialogue between characters show their emotions?
Can you use subordinate clauses effectively in your writing to add extra detail?
Our learning will cover the following:
Decimals and percentages, problem-solving, conversion between different metric units, volume and capacity.
Revision of mental and written methods, statistics.
Can you solve problems involving decimals and percentages?
Can you collect data and present in a bar chart and line graph?
SCIENCE AND COMPUTING
In Terms 5 & 6 we will be learning about our solar system.
Which planets make up our solar system?
What defines a planet?
Why do we get day and night?
What does e-safety mean?
Can you prepare a multi-media presentation?
Which do you think is the most interesting building in the village? Can you sketch it accurately and use this to make a clay tile of your chosen building?
Who was William Morris and how has he influenced art today? Can you make your own William Morris style print?
Can you compose your own Victorian Music Hall song?
PE & PSEE
In Terms 5 & 6 we will be covering:
Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Gymnastics.
How could you improve your skills for each sport? Can you improve your times/distances?
This term our PSHE topics will be ‘Good to be Me’ and ‘Changes’.
What different feelings do we have? How can we manage them?
How can we prepare and adapt to change?
How is your life different to that of a Victorian child? What was the Industrial Revolution? Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
What geographical features were different/non-existent 150 years ago?
How can we use maps to explore the local area?
What is the Pentecost and its impact?
How and why do people try to make the world a better place?