Term 5 week 1

Hello :) 

What an amazing week we have had in Oak Class! 

Literacy 

In our literacy lessons we have been looking at diary entries and all the different features of them. We have looked at verbs, their function in a sentence and looked to develop our own vocabulary to include more exciting verbs. In addition to this, we have continued to focus on letter formation and our spelling strategies to help us spell more complex words. 

Maths 

In maths this week we have continued to look at fractions. Oak Class can find different fractions of shapes, objects and quantities, linking this to their previous knowledge of the bar model and their times tables. We have applied this knowledge to problem solving and have continued to increase our instant recall of our 2,3,5 and 10 times tables alongside their division facts. 

Afternoons 

This week we have looked at our new artist in our art lessons - Vincent Van Gogh. As we are learning all about flowers and insects this term, we linked our topic to study Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' painting. Oak Class had a lovely discussion around the different shapes and colours they could see within the painting and then looked at how these could be changed by using white or black. 

In Science we have been observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We looked at the life cycle of a plant and how this creates a cycle. Oak Class were able to talk through how a seed or bulb matures into a flowering plant and the different ways that plants disperse their seeds. 

In R.E. we looked at identifying special objects and symbols in a synagogue and their meaning. They are able to explain that a synagogue is a place of worship and are able to identify different places of worship across different religions. 

Reminders 

  • Oak Class have P.E. on a Wednesday this term. Please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school, any long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. 
  • Reading records should be in school DAILY. 
  • Home learning is set every Friday and due back the following Thursday. Please see our Teams page for more information. 
  • Monday 1st May is a bank holiday - there is no school. 
  • Thursday 4th May is Polling Day - school is closed for children