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Oak Class 2017 - 2018

Miss Booth

Welcome to Oak’s class page.

Our class is made up of 22 rather intelligent and spectacular children (even if we do say so our selves!).  Our teacher is Miss Booth and our teaching assistant is Mrs Stoker. We are also extremely lucky as Mrs Massen supports us in our learning lots too. 

Year 5 and 6 can be both be very tricky years, we all have to work hard and pay attention; however we’re very good at doing both of these things and Miss Booth likes to make sure we have as much fun as we can while we're learning. Being in Oak Class also means we have lots of other responsibiilities to undertake, such as Recycling Officers, Assembly Monitors, Junior Energy Monitors, Rose Queen and Attendants. We're all run off our feet! Keep a look out on the website for updates on how these monitors are getting on throughout the year.

 

Life in Oak Class

A typical day in Oak class looks a bit like this:

Children come straight into class and test each other on their individual spellings before hitting the ground running with our spelling session. We then have English, followed by Maths.

We have recently started Times Table Rockstars, which we do at the start or end of our maths lesson.

We also have assembly every day, some are at the start of the day and some are straight after break-

Monday – Rev Atkinson

Tuesday – Mrs Massen

Wednesday – Celebration Assembly

Thursday – Mrs Winterton

Friday – singing or class assemblies.

PE day is a Monday. Please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school.

Spanish takes place with Miss Clowes every Thursday afternoon. We have three focused sessions on reading and SPaG throughout the week. We also explore other areas of the curriculum such as art and design technology, science, history, geography and RE each week.

 

The Curriculum

This term our topic is South America. We will be learning all about the many different countries in South America and how they differ in both environment, culture and economic climate. Our topic also lends itself beautifully to lots of wonderful art and D.T work. We will be learning all about totem-poles and creating our very own. We will be making dream-catchers as well as our own monumental statues, inspired by those on Easter Island. 

Despite our topic being South America, we will be studying two very different books. Our focus will be on 'Survivors' a book full of short stories about true heros who have found themselves in more than difficult situations and survived. We will also be studying 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio; a wonderful book about a boy who faces lots of difficulties as he starts middle school. 

Our science topic this term is Healthy Bodies. This means we're going to focusing hugely on us! We'll be looking at the way our heart works and how our important our circulatory system is; how our muscles work and all the in's and out's of our digestive system. Hopefully, we'll be able to put our scientists hats on and get stuck into some experiments too. 

How can I help and support my child at school?

There are so many ways in which you can help support your child's learning at home.

* Reading - please listen to your child read as often as you can and talk about what they have read. Children will most likely have a school reading book and we do ask them to read this regularly. However, there is also nothing to stop you and your child finding other interesting texts to read together e.g. articles in the local paper, non-fiction books about a hobby or another story they enjoy from home.

* Maths - tables tables tables! Chant them, test each other in the car, do them backwards, find the corresponding division facts, make up games with thousands of points for the winner! Please help your child to know their times tables inside out - this will help them so much in all other areas of maths.

 

Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children will be given a spelling challenge each week, which we encourage them to work on at home with a family member. 

Homework will have different focuses each week; reading, SPaG, maths, writing and will often link with what they have been learning in school. Should the children have any questions or concerns about homework then they are welcome to attend homework club each Tuesday lunchtime at 12:30pm or speak with myself before the day it is due in.

Children also have log in details for Times Table Rockstars, which can be played online or by downloading the app to a smart phone or tablet.

 

Class Blog

Our class blog is updated regularly, please take a look as often as you can as we love to let you all know what we have been doing, with videos and photos too! Our class blog is found below, however if you woud like to see previous blog posts then please follow this link - https://missboothoakclass.wordpress.com/

Files to Download

Oak Class: Blog items

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, by Miss Booth

Cricket at Eaton Bank , by Miss Booth

Football picnic lunch, by Miss Sharples

Oak Class: Calendar items

Get In Touch

Address

Church Street, Mow Cop

Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3NQ


Telephone

01782 512323

Email