Welcome to Oak Class
All about your class teacher;
My name is Mrs Haines and I am the teacher for Oak class. I live in Leeds with my husband and two children. I am a HUGE fan of musical theatre and love going to see shows! In my spare time, I enjoy baking cakes, as well as swimming and running.
In Oak class, we have 30 fantastic learners who are mix of Year 5 and 6. We are also lucky enough to have regular support from Miss Roberts on a Tuesday morning and Mrs Rhodes too.
Long Term Plan:
This half-term we are learning about:
This half term our project is called 'Blood, Beasts and Bones.' Children in UKS2 will be learning about the impact that the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings had on life in Britain.
In Art, pupils will be learning to paint still life. The artist that we will use as a stimulus is Paul Cezanne. Children will be creating still life paintings using a Viking theme.
In Science, our topic is called Body Pump and Body Health. The unit focuses on the parts of the human body and what the main functions are of each of the body parts.
In English, we are learning to write finding tales. We will be focusing on using descriptive language to make writing exciting and to create powerful imagery.
In Maths, we will be covering a range of themes including place value of numbers up to and including 10 millions as well as the four mathematical operations.
Our Key Vocabulary:
reliable - likely to be correct.
settlement - a small area where a group or groups live.
source - somewhere we can find information.
mock up - quick 3D modelling using easy to work and cheaper materials and temporary joints. Useful for checking proportions and scale.
seam allowance - extra fabric allowed for joining together.
specification - describes what a product has to do.
working drawing - detailed drawing containing all the information needed to make a product but one that is updated as changes are made.
Our School Trips, Experiences & Events:
In the Spring Term, we are looking forward to inviting some visitors into school from Ancient Greece! They will help us to find out all about life in Greece during this period and the impact that the Greeks have had on the modern world.
Important things to remember:
Homework - Homework will be given to the children every Friday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings - Spellings will be given to your child on a Friday. They must complete these spellings in their spelling books and return these to school, ready to be tested on the following Friday.
Reading - It is very important for your child to to build up their confidence and fluency in reading. Your child will bring home their reading book each night. Please sign their reading record every time you listen to them read. We will check each week and add a sticker to their book mark for each day they have read at home. When the book mark is full, they will receive a book to keep forever.
PE Kit - Year 5 will be swimming every Friday afternoon.
- Year 6 will have PE on a Friday afternoon.
Links that could help
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