In oak Class we want you to grow your knowledge and stand as proud as a 'mighty oak'.
Welcome back to the Spring term!
Mr Mansell is your class teacher and I will be supported by Mrs O'Connell and Miss Buckmaster. This term, we also welcome Miss Woolnough, who is here are a trainee teacher and will be working alongside Mr Mansell to teach the class. Mrs Finn will continue to provide class cover this half term.
On Wednesday afternoons, we have yoga with Yoga Jo and on Friday afternoons, we have golden time and our much-anticipated raffle.
In our class, any great work or great behaviour is rewarded with team points or raffle tickets. Every Friday, we pick two tickets and those people chosen win a prize from our very exciting and very well stocked raffle box!
Spring Term Curriculum Map 2023
We will learn spelling patterns each week in class through our spelling lessons and you will receive a spelling booklet with all the spellings for this half term. You should practise these during the week. A list of all the spellings for this year can be found below.
Spellings for this year
In Oak class, we use Times Tables rockstars to practise our times tables. As you complete Garage Mode on TT Rockstars, the algorithm will work out which ones you need to practise next! You can practise as much as you like at home on this - your login is in your journal - but you should aim to spend at least 30 minutes a week at home on it!
You will have a banded colour reading book that can be taken home for independent reading and a guided reading book that you will read in class with a teacher each week. You should read at least four times a week for ten minutes each time at home. We expect you to write at least three of your reading sessions in your journal. Just the date, pages and title is plenty! You can bring your home reading book back when you finish it and change it! Please let me know when you change your book as I will keep a record of what you have read across the year.
Google Classroom is our online learning platform. Here you will find information posted about homework projects and can send a message to your teacher or submit work online.
If the school has to close, you can use Google Classroom to access lessons. Your login details are in the back of your planner.
Simply visit https://classroom.google.com/ to login.
PE - We will have Basketball on a Thursday afternoon and Dance on a Friday afternoon. Please come to school in your kit on these days. Please make sure that you are wearing the correct PE kit; if you're not sure what this is please see our uniform page. If you wear earrings, these should be removed for PE if possible, or covered with tape if they cannot be removed.
Pencil Cases - you may bring a pencil case (which must be able to fit in your tray!); the school will provide any stationery you need.
Journals - these will travel to and from school every day. We will use these to communicate anything you need to practise at home and grown-ups can use this to communicate with me too!