Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2018

Oak Class Curriculum Provision – Autumn Term 2018

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 autobiographies and the story ‘The BFG’ as well as a instruction writing linked to the Egyptians. It is advised that children read at home every night and a comment is written by the child 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 and have a grammar lesson. 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 Monday.

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 on these.

Times tables (and related division facts) up to 12 X 12, are a key skill and therefore children should practise every day at home. In Oak class we are continuing with our times tables scheme, which has been introduced to the year 3s and information will follow.

In Science children will be studying two topics this term: ‘’Light and Shadows’ and ‘Electricity’.

In Computing the children will use ‘Scratch’ as they learn to program and develop software.

Our History topic will be about the Egyptians 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 portraits of pharaohs and 3d pyramid models.

In R.E children will explore special buildings including, the local Anglican church and a mosque.

This term’s French lessons will focus on numbers, instructions, colours and days of the week.

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.

Homework

English homework will be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday. Maths, Science or topic homework will be set each week and the day may change as to when the subject is taught. This will need to be returned the following week.

Water bottles

Children should bring in water bottles so that they can easily access water throughout the day and avoid disrupting their learning by going to the fountain. 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.