Oak Class (Years 5 & 6)

Oak Class (Years 5 & 6)

Oak Class Curriculum Map – 2018/2019

Spring Term Letter – January 2019

Happy New Year!

Oak class have settled back well into their second term after their Christmas break. Our topics this term begin with a science theme looking at Classification and Living Things. After half term, we will move onto a History Study Unit: The Mayans, which will be a very lively and exciting one to engage the children’s interest and imagination.

As always, this term is very hard working. The main aim in the spring term is that the children continue to develop their independence and organisational skills both in their learning and personally. Year 5 will be encouraged to work methodically and Year 6 children will be encouraged to be accurate on first copy and at an increasingly faster pace.

We do not put any pressure on our children regarding preparation for the Yr 6 SATS [which take place Monday 13th – Thursday 16th May] although we do feel it right and fair to revise sufficiently, particularly after half term. A letter regarding a meeting about the SATs will follow shortly. If you feel that you are not quite sure about the work your child is doing, or how best to help them, then we would recommend the BBC Revisewise internet site, where work in Maths and English is summarised and easy to follow. Both you and your child could work through the challenges together.

An added input this term is a Maths Club, offered to Year 6 children as an extra boost. The small group activities will help to consolidate their understanding or eradicate some of the gaps in the children’s’ knowledge, in a friendly and fun environment, giving them confidence before transferring to their secondary schools. The club will take place on a Thursday afternoon (more details to follow). The children concerned will be invited to attend.

Homework tasks this term will include: A home learning activity, reading, weekly spellings and more frequently a Maths or English task. Spelling tests will be every Friday. Times tables challenges regularly take place, as table knowledge is crucial to so many aspects of mathematics. It is already evident that many children love this fast paced activity. To this end it would be really helpful if you could fire some random questions at odd times during the day, to keep this skill sharp.

PE will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons [indoor and outdoor kit needs to be in school with appropriate footwear and gum shields for hockey.]

As always, should you have any concerns or queries about your child’s wellbeing in school, please arrange a time to have a chat.

Key Dates: [More information to follow]
Thurs 14st Jan: Maths Club to begin
Week Beginning 17th February: Half Term
13th – 16th May : SATs Week
5th – 7th June: Yr 6 London Residential