Welcome to Oak Class!
Teacher – Mr David Kay.
Please see below the Topic web for the work we will be covering during this half term. The plans for history, geography, science and the arts will be flexible, responding to the particular interests of the children. If anyone has any particular knowledge or ideas that would add to our topic please do not hesitate to speak with me.
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Children will be continue to be assessed on their reading, either through one-to-one with an adult, or on an ICT programme, Accelerated Reader (AR), which assesses their level. From your child’s result we give them the bands from which they can choose their reading book in the library. We would like you to continue listening to your child read in line with our homework policy (15 minutes a day). We will be using reading diaries to check that home and school both know where children are with their reading. Once they have read the book they complete a comprehension and can take a new book. We monitor their results and change their levels at an appropriate time. If you have any queries please arrange a time to meet with me
The children will be set homework on a Friday which needs to be handed in by the following Friday. We are waiting for the homework books to arrive, but the majority of work we be able to be done in these. Children will also get MyMaths homework to do on the computer. If access to a computer at home is difficult please let me know, but we will be running a drop-in homework club on Mondays where children can use laptops and ask a teacher for help. Although in Year 3 and 4 we do not set topic homework, I know some children are very enthusiastic about what they have been finding out about and often like to do more research. I’m more than happy for children to bring in their extra work to share with the rest of the class Oak class will have a spelling test, also on a Friday, and times table test on Thursday afternoon. Practising for these also forms part of the homework for children in Oak.
Mrs Baker will be teaching French and RE on Monday afternoons and will split the class with me on Friday afternoons as we do ICT and PE (dance/gym). Our other PE session will be on Thursday mornings when I hope to use the field as often as the weather allows. For the first half of the term we will be doing tag rugby.
If you are able to offer any help or support during the term please don’t hesitate to contact me.