Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Summer Term 2019

Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Summer Term 2019

 

Welcome back after the Easter holidays and to the start of our final term. We would like to welcome Miss Monk to High Beech and to the class. Below we have outlined what we are proposing to cover this term and some other information you might find useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

In English we will be using film as a stimulus for different writing genres. The film we are studying will be Mulan. We will also be doing a unit of work focused on poetry and free verse as well as looking at information texts linked to our geography unit. It is advised that children read at home every night and a comment is written (by the children) in their Reading Record. The reading records are checked every Friday.

In Maths we will follow the objectives outlined in the Inspire scheme of work. Year 3 will be looking at measures, fractions, time and angles. Year 4 will focus on decimals, time, area and perimeter and symmetry. The weekly times table test will continue throughout the term, the children are doing really well so please encourage your child to keep practising their times and related division facts at home. We are also pleased with how the children have taken to using the rockstars app!

In Science children will be studying two topics this term: ‘Grouping living things’ where following on from last term we will look at classification keys and how to sort plants and animals. ‘Human nutrition’ is our second topic where we focus on the digestive system and teeth and bones.

In Computing the children will be learning about HTML code and networking.

Our Geography topic will be about Coasts and children will become familiar with key vocabulary and improving their map reading skills.

The History unit focuses on a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history. This study will focus on the Mayan civilization.

Art and Design Technology will be focusing on the drawing skill pattern. The second part of the term will focus on food technology where we will be making sandwich snacks linking to our Science knowledge of healthy eating.

In R.E children will learn about the teachings of Jesus.

This term’s Music lessons will be taught by Dave Burles a music specialist from Essex music services. He will be showing the children how to play the ukulele.

Other information

PE

Oak class will have P.E on a Tuesday and Thursday this term so please ensure that the correct PE kit (t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/plimsolls) is in school. All items should be named. Kits should remain in school at all times and be taken home at weekends only if they are dirty.

Homework

English homework will be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday. Maths homework will be set on Thursdays to be returned the following Wednesday or Thursday. Homework may also be set to support topic or science work.

Water bottles

As the weather gets warmer we actively encourage children to bring in water bottles so that they can easily access water throughout the day. Please ensure the bottle has your child’s name on it. A hat is also a good idea to have in school on hot days.

We hope this information is of some help to you and we hope to have an enjoyable final term with your children!