Welcome to Oak's web page Updated Friday 16th July
One week to go, where has the term gone? The children are still doing well but as you might have seen at home, they are beginning to tire easily. This is normal and expected at this time of year. A little extra sleep and some encouragement will see them to the end of the term in one piece (more or less).
The Peter Pan summer production film is nearly finished and we will let you know as soon as it is available to watch.
The reports were handed out last week, could you please make a comment in them and return them with your child next week if possible.
Teacher / Parent consultation - if you do want a short meeting via zoom please email asap as this will need to happen on Monday evening.
Monday - in their new class group outside for an hour.
Tuesday - leavers lunch (pre booked)
Wednesday - Year 6 treat day, so all of year 5 will be in Oak.
Friday - non-school uniform with a £1 donation to support Owen, a former pupil.
- afternoon water fight for Year 6 and other leaving school this year.
- signing Year 6 shirts
Oak combined their skills from English and computing as well as their technical knowledge from geography and science to create their own presentation. They had the choice of how they would deliver their presentation which was around the theme of 'water' - many chose to go with floods / Boscastle which was a the subject of one of our lessons. The children really took ownership of their work and I am really impressed with the quality of their presentations.
To end the year we are revisiting a few key skills - how to measure accurately and how to use formal methods for add, take, times and divide. However, as it is the end of term we decided to take our learning outside. We spent our time either in the woods or on the playground measuring items / drawing lines in chalk, measuring them and either finding the difference of length or the total length. It seems to have gone down well and it was a good way to revisit previously taught skills.
Reading - At least five times a week and reading is best. If you have not got enough time for all the homework please put reading as a priority. Enjoy listening, reading to and most importantly taking about what you like in the story with your child, a good conversation really helps them to understand what they have read.
Topic - Local area study (Ashford Hill then and now), this will lead to a local area trip as well with plans for children to take people on a tour of the village.
Science - living things and their habitats (including a trip to the local water meadow)
Computing - data branches
RE - Buddhism & enlightenment
Music - 'blackbird' by the Beatles
PSHE - relationships
TOPIC LETTER & HOMEWORK LETTER HAS NOW BEEN SENT OUT - 30/4/21
Times tables - every child has been given a day of the week that they will be tested on their times tables, check the front of their cards. Please remind your child to bring in their times tables cards on the correct day.
Monday: Harvey, Charlotte, Jessie, Cruz, Lexi.
Tuesday: Jamie, Billy, Henry James, Evie, Dilys, Jordan, Harry
Wednesday: Imo, Harriet, Amelia S
Thursday: Oliver, Erin, Amelia, Logan
Friday: Bella, Phoebe, Lily-May, Sienna, Fred.
Spellings: NO SPELLINGS-they can take the last week off before the summer break