Hello and welcome to wonderful Oaks! Working in Oaks this year are Miss Whittaker and Miss Michel. We have 8 pupils all in year 6.
Our first mini theme during Autumn is “Where do I live”. During this Geopgrahpy based topic, we will be learning about where we live by using maps and geographical language.
We will then move onto our next school topic during the Autumn term: Survival of the Fittest. During this Science based topic, we will be learning about different animals, including humans and living things and their habitats. We will also be looking at maps and fonts in art alongside improving our sketching skills.
In English, we are beginning to read a book by Michael Morpurgo called “Eagle in the Snow” We are going to write letters to a famous person after doing some research about their life. We will post these and see if we get a reply! There will also be a focus on writing ‘high five’ sentances with additional handwriting practice. We will read and enjoy poems together and practise our comprehension skills. We will also be writing horror stories.
In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work and we will begin by learning about place value. We will then move to working on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Our PE focus for this term will be orienteering. Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Friday. As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please send in an outdoor kit (a jumper, jogging bottoms & trainers). We will send PE kits home every half term. We will also be having a Boogie Bounce session every Tuesday and taking part in our school ‘Daily Mile’ to help us to keep really healthy and be ready to learn.
In Oaks, we get our wellies on and head out for some outdoor learning every Monday morning. This helps us to develop our problem-solving skills, work together and to have a lot of fun too! Please make sure that you send in appropriate clothing for the colder weather. Kit lists can be found in your child’s home school diary.
We are really looking forward to another exciting term, and will be working extra hard to earn the prestigious ‘Class of the Week’ Oakgrove Owl!