Miss Down, Mrs Button and Mrs Crosby welcome you to take a look at all the wonderful learning happening in Oak Class! Term 4 is set to be an exciting one and we have lots of interesting, new things to learn.
Forest School takes place every Monday, so the children will need clothes in school that can get dirty. This includes wellies for when we have particularly wet days! PE happens every Friday, so we ask that the children come into school on Friday mornings in their full PE kits.
Please see a copy of our class timetable below.
This term in Maths, we will be focusing heavily on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will explore hundredths and thousandths and find equivalent fractions / decimals / percentages. We will be adding decimals with a different number of decimal places and we will recap multiplying and dividing by 1000. This will help us to solve problems involving measure (converting kg to g and l to ml).
For Writing this term, we will be writing for a variety of audiences and exploring different genres such as: balanced arguments, news reports, persuasive letters and diary entries. Some of the grammatical features we will practice and use are: parenthesis, subordinate clauses, passive voice and semi-colons. We will continue to build our spelling skills and practice the Year 3/4 and the Year 5/6 statutory spellings.
For our Science learning this term, we will be exploring properties and changes of materials. We will be conducting our own experiments and we will also be recording and presenting data in different ways. Some of the terms and vocabulary we will be learning about include: thermal insulators and conductors, states of matter, function, permeable and dissolve.
This term, our topic asks the question: "Who should be on the banknote?". We will be focusing on significant people in British history and evaluating who has contributed to our society / culture / politics. We will be exploring a variety of sources and distinguishing the difference between fact and opinion. This topic ties together all of the skills previously taught in history and allows the children to evaluate for themselves who they think deserves to feature on the next banknote.
Our Big Question this term in RE is: What did Jesus do to save human beings? This falls under the Understanding Christianity topic of Salvation. We will be exploring the theme of sacrifice in the Bible and exploring the Easter story in the lead-up to the end of Term 4.
The topic for PSHE this term is all about celebrating diversity. This means we will be learning all about different families, cultures and traditions. It will give us a great opportunity to learn about each other and to explore whether parts of our lives are the same or different to our peers. We will also be thinking critically and understanding that sometimes when people are different, this can cause conflict. With this in mind, we will be developing our skills of diplomacy and solving conflict.
Seesaw is the platform we are using to engage with parents but also conduct home learning. Homework will be set every Wednesday and checked the following Tuesday. There will be two tests set via Spelling Frame every week and a Maths/ SPAG task for everyone to hand in.
As we are using technology more and more at home and in school, it is important to be taking an active role in helping our children stay safe online. If you need any support with this, please don't hesitate to talk to Miss Down. There is a useful website below to give you some tips:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - a website with information, quizzes and games for all subjects!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16 - an excellent website full of games and interactive resources that will help with mental Maths.
https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - a website to help with times table fluency - a real focus in our class at the moment!
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ - an informative website which can help with Topic and Science learning.