Welcome to Oak Class
With 31 children, Mrs Ireton, Miss Trayte, Mrs Glasby and Oreo (the hamster!) all working hard in class, Oak is a wonderful place to be! Together we stay safe and love to learn.
Returning to school
It has been so wonderful to have the children back in school these last few weeks. They've settled beautifully and worked really hard, Well done!
Our Topic this half term is Anglo Saxons/Vikings and this week we have looked at Sutton Hoo; an Anglo Saxon ship burial. We had a go at making 3D ships and looked at live videos of people visiting Suffolk to find out more about the mysterious ship owner! Next week we will have a virtual trip and the children can come to school with home made Anglo Saxon costumes. The afternoon will be spent asking questions of a historian and watching real-time archeologists. We can't wait!
In English we have been using 'One Sweet Too Far' by Pie Corbett to develop our Writing with Familiar Settings. The children have innovated his story and wrote a really powerful story about their own character within school. We were so proud of these it would be wonderful to share some next week.
In Maths this week we tackled a number of activities and questions in order to establish where the children are confidently working and where they may need more teaching or support. These will be done in the usual format - concrete, pictoral, abstract methods - before challenging children to explain their reasoning.
In PE the children have played basketball in games. This week we focused on hip passes, bouncing and dribbling, but we also had a short time to practise shooting! We have PE every Monday and Tuesday but next week will be slightly different as we will be going to the chalk pit on Monday instead. Please ensure children come in to school in their PE kits or scruffy, old clothing with a coat, as we plan to have lots of fun outdoors, whatever the weather!
We finish school on Wednesday at 1.30pm. Please could the children have a carrier bag with them - we are going to go through their trays to make sure we have a nice clean class for Summer term!
The children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week and parents should record in their Reading Records. Children can also do a book review on Reading Den (ourreadingden.com) and see what they've read on their own personal bookshelf!
In Spring term Oak class will have PE on Monday and a Tuesday afternoon. Children are to come in to school wearing their school uniform and will wear it all day.
- Spellings will be set every week for a test on Thursday. Your child was given a paper list of spellings for these, please ask if they have been misplaced.
- Maths homework is on https://www.timestables.co.uk/ and Mathletics.
- Times tables are tested each Friday. Some good websites to use include: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/scottish-times-table-collection/zdnhjhv and https://www.timestables.co.uk/
Thank you from everyone in the Oak team,
Mrs Ireton Miss Trayte Mrs Glasby