Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2017

Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2017

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 focusing on Roman myths and story writing and looking at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the lead up to Christmas. The children will have the opportunity to write information texts and diary entries.  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 will be checked on a Friday. Children will learn spellings within their grammar lessons. Spellings that the children should learn will be based on a spelling rule and include the year 3 and 4 key words from the curriculum. A list of 10 words will be sent out on a Monday and the children will be tested on these the following week.

In Maths we will continue to follow the Inspire scheme of work and this term the year 3s will be looking at numbers and place value up to 10000 including addition and subtraction. The year 4s will focus on numbers up to 100000 including rounding and multiplication. Word problems and investigations will be on-going with a focus of 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 table’s scheme, which has been introduced to the year 3s and information will follow.

In Science children will be studying two topics this term: ‘Sound’ and ‘Changes of State.’

In Computing the children will use ‘Scratch’ as they learn to fix and correct bugs. They will also look at designing a toy.

Our History topic will be about the Romans where we will be looking at various aspects of their daily life and customs.

Art and Design Technology will be linked to our history topic. The children will get creative with different medium and resources and will create things such as mosaics and shields.

In R.E children will explore Hinduism and the celebration of Diwali.

This term’s Music lessons will focus on playing the ukulele.

Other information

PE

Oak class will have P.E on a Monday afternoon and a Friday 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 when the weather turns colder. Kits should remain in school at all times and be taken home at weekends only if they are dirty. Children will also need their trainers in school every day to complete their morning mile.

Homework

English homework will be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday. Maths homework will be set on Fridays to be returned the following Thursday. Occasionally additional homework will be set e.g. to support topic work.

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.

 Start of the day

Morning registration is at 8:55am and therefore all children must be in class by this time. However, learning opportunities start at 8:45am.