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.
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.
Friday 20th September - Cricket Taster Day
Wednesday 9th October - RPJ Harvest Service 10am
Tuesday 22nd (3.30-6pm)/Thursday 24th October (5-8pm) - Parents Evenings
Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November - HALF TERM
Monday 4th November - INSET Day
Friday 8th November (tbc) - Online Safety Workshop for Children
Friday 22nd November - Non Uniform Day for the Bazaar
Friday 22nd November - Horrible Histories Theatre Trip
30th November - Christmas Bazaar
9th December (1.30pm - dress rehearsal)/10th December (6.30pm) - Christmas Play
18th December - Panto (Aladdin)
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 Tuesday and Thursday 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.
Autumn Term 2019
This term our topic is History and we will be learning about about the Egyptians.
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 four spellings sessions each week. On Monday we go through the spelling rules and putting the words in context. On Tuesday the children complete a handwriting activity. On Thursdays we complete an editing activity where they have to spot the spelling mistakes in sentences. On Fridays they have a spelling test and they are given new spellings for the following week.
Spelling Homework – test on Friday 20th September
Words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt ey
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!
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.
13.9.19 - Maths Homework given out in blue folders (due by Friday 20th September)
Our current topic is Place Value.
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 children will be working their way through each times table in order to reach ‘Reasoning Rainbow’ where they will be able to apply their times table knowledge to word problems. 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.