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  • Oak Class (Year 5/6)

  • A message from your class teacher 

    We have an exciting term ahead of us as we head into 2019.

    Here’s a look at term 3


    We will be reading the novel “Friend or Foe” by Michael Morpurgo to begin our World War 2 topic, focussing on Evacuation and how this affected children and their families.  This will be a springboard for reading and writing activities, such as making predictions, exploring characters and writing letters, balanced arguments and play scripts.  We will also be looking at extracts from “Goodnight Mr Tom” by Michelle Magorian.

    Will be continuing to explore vocabulary and punctuation that can improve our writing, and have spellings every week based on different spelling patterns and the year 5/6 word list. Grammar sessions will also have us looking at different tenses and writing in the passive or active voice.

    As part of our reading programme, children are being encouraged to read more at home and to complete Accelerated Reader quizzes to earn rewards for their reading. Please ensure that your child is reading regularly at home and chat to them about what they have read.  Children will continue to earn stars for daily home reading.


    The early part of term 3 will see us revising place value and number systems, including negative numbers as well as revisiting the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will then extend our work on fractions, decimals and percentages and will explore ratio and proportion.  Reasoning and problem solving activities will be used to enable the children to apply their skills in different situations.


    Our topic through until Easter will be “Heroes and Villains” which will mainly incorporate aspects of World War 2, especially evacuation and how children were affected by the war.  This much anticipated topics will be focusing on history and will include some very exciting school trips.  The children will be encouraged to dress up as WW2 Evacuees to get into the spirit of the time. This topic will incorporate Design and Technology work where we will be looking at the concept of “Make Do and Mend” and explore the construction of Anderson shelters. 


    Our Science topic will be electricity and will give us many hands-on experiences making circuits, switches and power sources.


    During our RE sessions, we will be looking at “People of God” and will be exploring the question “How can following God bring freedom and Justice?” We will be looking at the Old Testament the story of Moses and how God saved his people from slavery in Egypt.


    PE this term will be taught Andy and will take place on a Thursday afternoon.  Please make sure that your child ALWAYS has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school to ensure they do not miss out.

    Home Learning

    In addition to the termly Creative Home Learning, children are asked to do the following on a weekly basis:

    • Daily Reading (home or school book). Your child will need a reading book in school every day. It is expected that your child will read for a minimum of 15 minutes, at least three times a week. Please ensure that once your child has read, their reading record is signed to reflect this. There will be end of term rewards for children reading regularly and earning their stars.
    • Times tables and maths recall facts (for weekly tests)
    • Spellings (for weekly tests).

    Please feel free to come and chat with me, preferably after school, if you have any questions or concerns.

    The Oak Class Team consists of:

    Mrs Mason – Class Teacher

    Miss Wallwork – HLTA

    Ms Coomber – Teaching Assistant


What will we be learning this year?   OAK CLASS LEARNING TOPIC