Welcome to Oak Class!
The adults who work with the children in the class are Mrs.Lyons, Mrs. Fitzpatrick (class teachers) and Miss Manley (teaching assistant).
Oak enjoy learning new things and demonstrating the school values.
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Children are expected to read independently at home, everyday. Parents/carers should sign and comment in their child's reading record on a daily basis. Children have their reading records checked daily. In addition to this, home learning is currently given out on a Friday and expected back in on a Monday. Children will have a maths task to complete, a spelling rule to learn and a writing task that is often linked to their topic or learning in English lessons.
Times tables should be practised (particularly if children are not yet secure in all of their tables from 2-12). It is a national expectation that children now know these by the end of year 4. Therefore, they will be referred to in year 5, but not necessarily taught.
Children in Year 5 will be expected to participate in Forest School for the first half of Autumn term. We are incredibly lucky at Peartree to have our own forest area and our own qualified Forest School specialists. Children will be expected to go outside in all weathers and should bring into school appropriate clothing on Wednesdays. Children should have waterproofs, wellies and old clothing that they do not mind getting dirty and muddy, but clothing that is warm.
Maths - Autumn Term
In Maths this term we are learning all about numbers. We will read, write and understand numbers to one million, be able to interpret negative numbers, read, write and understand numbers with up to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Furthermore, we will be learning the properties of numbers, written methods for the different operations and be able to work confidently with fractions.
Our learning this half term is based around an animation called The Piano, by Aidan Gibbons. We have analysed the story in the film and retold it using rich vocabulary. Our focus is on the thoughts and feelings of the character and how he felt at different points of the film. We have now moved on and began innovating The Piano, by looking at alternative characters, alternative flashbacks and settings. We will create our own characterisations at the end of our unit and we'll ensure that our writing is cohesive by using appropriate adverbials; rich and descriptive with metaphors, similes and personification and showing how our character feels, rather than saying.
Our next unit is shorter, but we will be learning to write using persuasion.