Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Spring Term 2019

Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Spring Term 2019

Below we have outlined what will be studied this term. We have also included some other information you might find useful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

In English we will be studying the text The Demon Headmaster. The children will have the opportunity to write letters and take on different character roles. We will also be looking at newspaper reports and persuasive writing linked to advertising. It is advised that children read at home every night and a comment is written in their Reading Record. We expect to see at least 5 comments in their record which is completed by the child. Reading records will be checked on a Friday. Spelling will continue as normal and will link with handwriting practice. We are hoping for more children to achieve their pen license this term.

In Maths we will continue to follow the Inspire scheme of work and this term the year 3s will be looking at written methods for multiplication and division, including word problems and mental calculations. The year 4s will focus on fractions, angles and perpendicular and parallel lines. Investigations will be on-going with a focus on these things.

Times tables (and related division facts) are a key skill and therefore children should practise these every day at home. In Oak class we are continuing with our times tables scheme, where lots of children are doing really well. Please encourage your child to learn these.

In Science children will be studying two topics this term: ‘Movement and Feeding’ and ‘Dangers to living things.’

In Computing the children will continue to use Scratch for programming and Times Tables Rockstars linked to Maths. They will be creating Powerpoints and using Microsoft Word to present work.

Our Geography topic will be about Extreme Earth, where the children will explore volcanoes, tsunamis and carry out a variety of map work.

Art and Design Technology will focus on an artist study of Kandinsky for the first part of the term and then the children will create pop up story books in the second part.

In R.E children will explore Judaism: The story of Moses’ life, the celebration of Passover and Old Testament Bible stories.

In French we will be talking about ourselves and our family, including brothers and sisters, pets and where we live.

PE

Oak class will have their swimming sessions this term. Please ensure your child brings the correct kit on Thursdays. Swim hats are a must. P.E will also continue on a Tuesday so please ensure that the correct PE kit (t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/plimsolls) is in school. All items should be named. Children will also need to have a black track suit or sweatshirt and joggers in school for the cold weather. Kits should remain in school at all times and be taken home at weekends only if they are dirty.

Other information

Homework

English homework and spellings will be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday. Topic, science or maths homework will usually be set on Thursdays to be returned the following Thursday.

Water bottles

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.

We hope this information is of some help to you. We look forward to seeing you at parents’ evening.