Oak Class Information

2019 – 2020

Oak
Item Day Information
 

Library Sessions

 

 

 

The library is open every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4pm for children to borrow a book.

Each book can be borrowed for 14 days. It then needs to be returned to the library and changed or renewed

However, in year 6, children who are free readers are allowed to select library books as their home reader.

 

 

PE Sessions

 

Tuesday 1.15pm to 3.15pm

 

Please ensure your child has their full named PE kit in school. PE bags are sent home every holiday giving parents an opportunity to wash items and check that their kit still fits. PE clothing that is too small restricts the children and is uncomfortable.
PE kits should be in school every day as on occasions PE sessions may be rearranged.

 

 

Homework

 

Friday

Children need to be practising their reading and maths skills 5 times a week, with an adult MINIMUM. See reading below.

Reading can consist of activities such as Page 99, Tricky Work Window, Dictionary work or answer questions about a section of the text.

Times tables are a focus for home learning. The expectation is that by the end of the year 4 they will know up to 12×12. A little and often approach can be taken – some suggestions include:

  • Chanting times tables- Whether it’s marching up and down the stairs or over breakfast. The basic skill of going up and down in their times tables in very important.
  • Quick fire questioning – Fire times table questions and get your child to answers back quickly. This is one step further than just chanting in order.
  • Learning times tables with a broom! – This technique breaks the times tables down into smaller chunks and teaches them the relationship between them. E.g. 10x something is double 5x something. The clip below shows how it is done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdHGBfoqfw

  • Times table songs – Below is a list of song which can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAwXjId4_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJ-aCxQ_gw

Alternatively just search the times table on YouTube and there are hundreds!

           9x table trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbcra3rCqc

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70UVUlobZyM

  • Online Games – Just by searching “times table games” you will find hundreds of sites which can help develop you child’s number fact knowledge. Here are just a few:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

  • Maths Apps – ‘Doodle Maths’ has been recommended to us by previous parents.
  • Work books – Some parents like children to work through a work book. Any high street shop/supermarket make their own and any are good!
  • Rock Star Maths – This is going to have a massive boost from school over the coming year and is a great way for children to practise their quick fire times table knowledge.
    Online Worksheets

 

 

Spellings

 

Handed out at the end of each unit (varies)

 

Tested the following Monday. 5 whole class words and 5 personal keywords from the 3/4 or 5/6 curriculum list.

 

 

Reading

 

Checked Friday

 

Book changes can be when the children want. In Oak Class a homework race is used to track the children’s home reading and maths. The will have a reward at the end of the term if they make it to the end.

Reading record books are checked weekly (day will vary so books need to be in school every day). Child will move up the reading train if the read 5x.

Children can practice answering VIPERs questions. Click here
vipers questions parents

 

Swimming sessions Wednesday School Year 2019 – 2020

This year only pupils in Year 3 and 6 will go swimming for 10 weeks during terms 1 and 2.

In Terms 3 and 4 those children who have not obtained their 25 metre badge will have a further block of 10 lessons. 

Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit to school every Wednesday morning to ensure they can take full advantage of their swimming lessons. See the diary of events or the website calendar for the dates swimming takes place. 

 

Assessment Week

 

 

Monday to Friday

Term 1 – Week commencing 14th October 2019

Term 3 -Week commencing 3rd February 2020

Term 5 – Week commencing 18th May 2020 (see below)

Please ensure your child has a good nights sleep every night and a good breakfast. This will help with their concentration and ensure they do the best they can.

Mock’ Assessment Week

 

 

 

Monday to Thursday

Week commencing TBA

A breakfast club for Oak Class children will be run this week. Details will be issued nearer the time.

A meeting with parents will be held to discuss how SATS week looks.

 

SATs Assessment Week

 

 

 

Monday to Thursday

 

Week commencing 18th May 2020

A breakfast club for Oak Class children will be run this week. Details will be issued nearer the time.

 

A meeting with parents will be held the term before.

 

 

Year 6 Residential

 

Monday to Friday Year 6 are going to Osmington Bay near Weymouth for the week commencing 8th June 2020.

A meeting with parents will be held the term before with further details. 

http://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/adventure-holidays/centres/osmington-bay?gclid=Cj0KCQjwrszdBRDWARIsAEEYhrdz0sxluw2IQbW0oiMv3EEtu-jH5S4hpuoAZLsDYEANF8C2_MmHRcsaAi7tEALw_wcB