A Dawlish Learning Partnershp School

Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class!

Teacher – Mr David Kay.


Welcome back and a very Happy New Year to everyone. The focus for this half terms work is Telling Stories In Pictures.

Please see below the Topic web for the work we will be covering during this half term. We hope to explore art through a range of activities, many practical, and are trying to arrange a trip to support the learning – more details to follow when we have them.

(Click image below to enlarge)PE for this term will be done on Tuesday morning when the class go to St Luke’s for gymnastics with Mr Tyrrell followed straightaway by swimming. Please bring children to school for 8:20 in their gymnastics kit with their swimming kit in a bag. To save bringing in school uniform as well, the children can put their PE kits back on for the rest of the day, but please make sure they have long sleeves and trousers to wear so they don’t get cold in the afternoon.

I’m aware that an email went home saying that KS2 were doing hockey this half term and that some of you have bought gum shields and shin pads, but we won’t be able to fit it in due to the swimming. However, Mr Tyrrell has agreed to teach hockey to Oak class after the February half term.

Our science topic this half term is about digestion and will cover the digestive system in humans. There will be a more specific focus focus on teeth and food webs later on in the term.

Spellings and times tables will continue on Friday morning each week. Children have a small red and blue books for doing these tests in. Homework for Maths and English will carry on being set on Thursdays and be due the following Tuesday. I will also send out a sheet of ideas for topic homework in their green books. As always, this is optional but will hopefully have some ideas that children will enjoy doing to extend their knowledge of work done in the classroom. We’ll do our best to share their extra work in the classroom.

Please also help with reading at home. The children all have new targets to meet for it by Easter and have already been really enthusiastic to get started in school. For those children on Accelerated Reader, book quizzes can be done every afternoon and books changed in the library afterwards. They will be able to see progress towards their target on the train track display in the classroom.

As always, please come and talk to me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Mr Kay