Oak Class Curriculum Provision – AutumnTerm 2019

Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2019

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer break. It is going to be a very busy term in the build up to Christmas. Miss Monk will be teaching the class on a Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Harper on Thursday afternoons and Ms Humphrey for the rest of the week. Miss Bateman, Mrs Freeman, Mrs Lingfield, Mrs Horton, Mrs Hudson and Mrs Kemp will also be working in Oak class! What a team!

 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 Thursday. 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 10 000 including addition and subtraction. The year 4s will focus on numbers up to 100 000 including rounding and multiplication. Word problems and investigations will be an on-going focus.

 Times tables (and related division facts) are a key skill and therefore children should practise these every day at home. Children will get certificates when they master their tables. We would also recommend using the app Times Tables Rock Stars if you have a phone, tablet or computer they can use.

 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 find 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 mediums and resources and will create things such as mosaics and shields.

 In R.E children will explore Hinduism and the celebration of Diwali, as well as understanding how the creation story in the Bible influences the attitude of Christians to the world we live in.

 Other information

PE

Oak class will have P.E on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday 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 or other physical activities.

 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 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.

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