Mr Payne and Mrs Lees
The sun is shining on Oak Class
It’s the final term and always so busy. The weather will hopefully brighten up after a wet, snowy and cloudy Spring Term. Thank you to all the parents once again for your support it has been a pleasure to teach your children and we will finish this term with a flourish I’m sure.
All Around The World
The World Cup is approaching and we will be looking at different cultures from around the world. A look at different religions and celebrations will deepen our understanding. Lots of cross curricular work while understanding where food comes from and how our body uses it will keep our scientists thinking.
We will hopefully be visiting Twycross Zoo to help us compare and contrast our wild animal reports and begin our debating work about whether animals should be kept in zoos.
We will be looking at different types of measurement and starting to convert these. Protractors will be set free measuring angles while starting to look at time and money in maths and in the real world.
Our final half term will be recapping and consolidating on the skills learnt this year so they get the best start possible next year.
Non Chronological reports about wild animals will be our initial focus leading us nicely onto our Zoo trip. Story writing, debating and careful focus on grammar areas like complex and compound sentences will keep the children developing well.
Digestion, from plate to poo and everything in between will surely spark an interest. Plants, growing conditions and lifecycles will be investigated too.
We will be learning how to play Quick Cricket, improving our Athletics and getting to grips with dribbling in football too.
ART AND DT
Art will have a street art focus and aimed at creating some great pieces of work for the Art Gallery days towards the end of term.
One hour of code will continue and we will start to use scratch and scratch junior to create our own games.
Days of the week, Numbers, Colours and Greetings will be recapped. Naming animals, members of the family and months of the year will also be touched on.
A really good website at the moment is hit the button. This helps so much with times tables and other maths areas. You can also get it for IPads, Android Tablets and Kindles.
A helpful app and website is Khan Academy. Originating from an Uncle helping his Nephew across the globe it has now grown to be a really useful app and website to support with understanding new concepts or helping when sometimes we “don’t get it”. https://www.khanacademy.org/