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"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow..."

meaning...

Great things may come from small beginnings...

Welcome to Oak class! There are 24 of us and we have a very busy term ahead of us with lots of interesting and fun things planned. Mrs Osborne teaches us for half the time whilst the other half is taught by Mr Allen and our dedicated PPA team of Miss Nurse,  Miss Vonderach, Mrs Fox and Mrs Allison. We also have the opportunity of working closely with Mr Harper and 5/6H  and our amazing TA-Miss Bannister- supports us with our learning and interventions.

Topic 

During the Autumn term we will be looking at the topic of " Disasters"  where our work is based around the story  "I survived the Japanese Tsunami" by Lauren Tarshis. Ben is still coping with the death of his dad, an F-16 fighter pilot, when his mum announces that they’re taking a trip to Shogahama, Japan,  the tiny village where Ben’s dad lived until he was 10. Ben has heard so many stories about the beautiful village on Japan’s coast. But nothing in his imagination has prepared him for the disaster that’s about to strike – a massive earthquake and tsunami that will test Ben’s strength like nothing else ever could. In Literacy we will be using the story to write descriptions, design instructions to survive and earthquake and then create a newspaper report on surviving the events from the book.

The second half term is linked to the story of Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan which is a story from the Holocaust. When Rose sees a little boy trying to escape from the back of a truck, only to be captured and shoved back in, she decides to follow the truck. At a desolate place out of town she discovers many other children, staring hungrily from behind an electric barbed wire fence. This book will help us learn more about the Holocaust and we will be visiting Beth Shalom to help us understand and empathise with the plight of the Jews during this period in history. Map work skills such as locating where huge disasters have occurred around the world as well as using grid references  to locate them will help us place these in context. Looking at our local flood defence system will show how the Rylands used to flood and how this is to be prevented in the future through the local flood defence system.

Our science work is linked to Forces where we will find out about Sir Isaac Newton and Newton metres along with Friction, Air and Water resistance.

 

We've our Residential visit to Caythorpe to look forward to in November as well as having the opportunity to work with Nottinghamshire Safety Zone team to help us with our personal safety around the home, by water, on transport and whilst using the Internet during September.

 

 

Weekly homework will be linked to the grammar and maths areas we will be looking at each week and it will support us further in our learning.

 

Homework & PE

Every week homework will be set on a Friday. This will be a piece of maths linked to the topic or could be one on "mathletics". In addition to this, there will be some form of grammar to practise too! Don't forget your weekly list! 

Mr Allen, will teach us PE on a Monday and we will have PE/Games with 5/6 H( depending on the weather) on a Friday. Please make sure you have the appropriate  kit in school on those days.

 

Mathletics

As already mentioned, all children in Oak have access to the 'Mathletics' website. This is a safe and secure website which helps every child to raise their achievement in mathematics. It has lots of fun activities which will motivate and encourage everyone to enjoy maths.

Khan academy for maths help

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Spellings.

 

 

When a word ends in –cial it is USUALLY common after a vowel

social

artificial

artificial

Special

beneficial

beneficial

official

commercial

commercial

crucial

artificial

artificial

facial

unofficial

unofficial

 

financial

financial

 

glacial

glacial

 

judicial

judicial

 

official

official

 

racial

racial

 

 

antisocial

 

 

prejudicial

 

 

sacrificial

 

 

superficial

These useful documents, created by Launde Primary School, are really helpful to understanding Grammar

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