Welcome to Oak Class
Miss Verran leads our happy class, ably assisted by Mrs Harrowell.
Here you can find information about upcoming events, weekly homework and important notices.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good afternoon Oak,
I hope you are all happy and healthy and are managing to keep yourself entertained at home! I am really missing all of your company, making each other laugh and having you all to keep me busy.
I have been joining in with Mrs Harrowell’s online Zumba classes which has been very fun, baking cakes which you know I love, trying out a bit of calligraphy, learning to play chess and walking my dog Robby. I promise I’ve been trying my best to avoid too much chocolate! I would love to see what you have all been up to, make sure you send photos and messages through to the office. On our class page I have added some of our lovely (and funny!) class photos we have taken this year, so please take a look.
After Easter Miss Shepherd, Miss Trayte (new Willow Class teacher) and I will be uploading weekly work for you to complete at home as well as some fun activities and projects to keep you busy! There is a new Phase 1 Home Learning page for this.
Make sure you keep smiling and laughing, keep busy and also stay safe!
Miss Verran x
Home Learning Information
(w.b. 23.3.20 and 30.3.20)
Please look back here often as these will be updated on a regular basis.
Joe Wicks 'PE with Joe' - live 30-minute workouts at 9am everday.
Twinkl - resources for parents.
Primary Spanish – videos to help with learning.
Elevenses with The World of David Walliams – free audio story everyday!
Mindfulness Sit Together - free sessions at 11am every weekday.
Dr Chip’s Daily Science, Engineering and Computing Activities – live each day at 10am.
Let’s Go Live Science with Maddie and Greg – daily science-based videos.
Edinburgh Zoo – live webcams of some of their enclosures.
Virtual Assemblies by Picture News – posted every Friday at 9am.
Scouts - activity ideas to do at home.
Roald Dahl - activity ideas to do at home.
Twinkl Home Learning Hub - a range of daily lessons and activities.
If you have any questions or queries, as always you can find me on the playground at the end of the day, or drop the office an email and they will forward it to me.
Please do make sure that the children have glue sticks and a handwriting pen (if they have a pen licence) in school every day. Pencil cases need to be a suitable size so that they can fit in the children's drawers in the classroom.
P.E. is taught on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Please do make sure kits are in every day in the event of timetable changes.
Just a reminder that children are responsible for looking after their own belongings, which may include; pencil cases, money, toys and books. Pupils are encouraged to be as independent as possible.
Spring Term 2019
This term our topic is History/Geography and we will be learning about about the London.
Spelling homework will be handed out on a Friday and the children will be tested on the words the following Friday. A copy of the words can be found on the class page each week.
We have three spellings sessions each week. On Tuesday we go through the spelling rules and putting the words in context as well as handwriting. On Wednesday the children complete a 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' activity. On Fridays they have a spelling test and they are given new spellings for the following week.
Spelling Homework – Test on ...
Please refer to 'Home Learning' Section.
This should be recorded in the children's reading record books (all of which have been given to the children). If your child has misplaced their reading record, reading can be recorded on a piece of paper.
The children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week. This can be a book from home or their school reading book. Reading record books should be in school every Friday please.The children should hand their reading records to their teacher on a Friday morning where a house point will be awarded if they have read 5 times since the previous Friday.
Recommended Reading List
Reading volunteers are always welcome in our classroom!
Our Reading Den
Link to login - https://www.ourreadingden.com/login/
All children have a login. If your child has lost their login please ask their class teacher.
Oak class will have Maths homework every week either on Mathletics (click to login) or on a worksheet in their homework folders. The children are used to logging on and finding their homework. Please keep this login safe.
Please refer to 'Home Learning' Section.
Our current topic is Length and Perimeter.
Please see the document below which explains column method.
Column Addition and Subtraction - explained
In Phase 1, all children will be learning their times tables. It is a national requirement that all children know their times tables by the end of Year 4. Year 4s will now have a national test in June where they will be tested on their times table knowledge.
The times table tests are ordered as follows:
- Bronze: 2s, 5s, 10s, Mixed
- Silver: 3s, 6s, Mixed
- Gold: 4s, 8s, Mixed
- Platinum: 7s, 9s, Mixed
- Diamond: 11s, 12s, Mixed
- Elite: All Mixed
- Reasoning Rainbow
Each week the children will have a 2 minute timed test on the times table they are on, they must answer all questions correctly in order to move up to the next times table the following week. The tests include both multiplication and division to ensure they full consolidate their times table (e.g. 3x6=18 and 18÷3=6). Once they have passed each times table test on each stage they will receive a certificate for their achievements.
Please do support your children in practising their times tables at home. Here are some links which will support you with this: