Learning in Oak Class
About our class
Welcome to Oak Class! Mrs Lancaster is the class teacher Tuesday to Friday and Mr Lewis teaches the class on a Monday. Our TAs are Mrs Davis and Miss Green.
We are encouraged to always be kind and to respect each other, as well as to always have a positive approach to our learning and do our very best.
Homework is given out on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday. It consists of Reading, Spelling, Times Tables and Maths linking in to our learning in class.
We follow the Twinkl Spelling scheme and learn a different rule each week. Our spelling tests are on a Thursday.
Forest School for Oak Class will be in the Summer Term and will be led by Mr Lewis.
PE is on a Thursday afternoon and is taught by Mr Bufton.
We will be swimming every afternoon for two weeks (ten sessions in total) from 13th to 24th November. This is a new format to our swimming lessons, but an intensive course such as this has been proven to be very successful in improving the swimming abilities of children.
Included in our PSHE lessons is our Values Education.
October - Confidence
November - Joyfulness
December - Peacefulness
We will be performing a play at Christmas for families to come and enjoy.
Our class text for the term is The Secret Garden. Much of our writing will be linked to this text. To help with this, we will be visiting Hampton Court and watching a production of The Secret Garden at the Courtyard in Hereford. We will be using the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur to inspire some of our writing too. In addition, we will be exploring some of Aesop's fables and writing a fable of our own. To link to our Science topic of Life Cycles, we will be producing non-fiction booklets later in the term.
Children are regularly taught punctuation and grammar skills and are encouraged to use these skills accurately in their written work.
Reading is so important. Children are given the opportunity to read at school daily, both individually and with reading buddies. In addition, Mrs Lancaster reads to the children every day.
Comprehension work is completed every week with Mr Lewis. Children read and analyse a range of texts and answer questions further developing their deduction and inferential skills.
We follow the Hamilton Trust scheme of work for Maths.
This term we will be focussing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Decimals, Multiplication and Division and Shape.
Quick recall of times tables facts is so important and children are encouraged to practise regularly at home.
Please see below for this year's topic plans.