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Welcome to Oak Class

Classteacher: Mrs. B. Watts

MEET OAK CLASS

Thursday 15th February 2024

 

In Maths, we have looked at fractions, identifying unit and non-unit fractions and placing them on a number line. We have started our Newspaper unit in English and have completed some fact-filled POP Tasks for History.

 

Well done Oak, have a restful half-term.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands.

Thursday 1st February 2024

 

In Maths, we have been working on division. The children have been taught to divide 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using partitioning. I have attached an example below so that you can support them with this at home.

We also carried out a simple investigation into soundproofing and the children have been learning to draw conclusions based on their results.  Our focus times tables for the next two weeks will be revising the 3 and 6 x tables. Please continue to support them with these at home. 

 

Thank you

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands 

 

Example of division by partitioning

26.01.24

 

This week, we have continued to work on multiplication. All of the children can now multiply a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number, using the expanded method. Some children still need the support of a x table square to support their accuracy so please continue to encourage them to work on this at home.

 

We have been printing this week. The children drew the Iron Man onto safe-print tiles and pressed out their designs. The prints look great. I will let you know once they are mounted and displayed.

 

Next week, we will continue to work on the 6 x table.

 

Have a lovely weekend once it arrives.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

 

Thursday 18th January 2024

 

This week, the children have been learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using the expanded and compact methods. They are picking this up really well. Next week, we will continue this using 3 digit numbers.  Our focus x table will be the 6 x table so please encourage your children to practise this.  

Our wall display is now complete. I have put the photographs of this below so you can see how amazing the children's D.T. work is.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

MOVING IRON MEN

Thursday 11th January 2024

 

It has been a very busy time in Oak Class. This week, we have completed our D.T. project which we linked to our current text, The Iron Man. The children have been learning how to make levers and linkages and have used these mechanisms to make moving ‘Iron Men’. These look amazing and will form our wall display for the corridor. We will let you know once this is ready.

We have begun our new unit in English which is creating fear and suspense. The children are picking this up well. 

Our focus x table is the 3 x table, but please encourage your child to continue practising those we have already covered. 

 

Thank you

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

18th December 2023

 

Hi

I couldn't resist sharing our finished Christmas decorations with you. The children have done brilliantly and their finished pieces look amazing! I have taken photographs so that you can see what they have all done. 

Happy Christmas

 

SEWING

14.12.23

What a busy week! Thank you to those of you who came to see our Christmas Carol concert. The children have worked so hard on their lines and songs and it was lovely to be able to share this with you. I hope you enjoyed the little bit of audience participation!. This week, we have been learning to sew and are busy making fabric Christmas decorations. The children are doing so well with these and they are looking great. 

Whilst the children are ready for a well-earned break, we would ask you to continue to read with and to your child and to spend a little spare time going over the times tables as it really helps to keep these things on the boil.

 

As this will be my last note this term, Mr Rands and I wish you all a happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in January.

 

Mrs. Watts

Thursday 7th December 2023

 

It has been an incredibly busy week in Oak Class. Alongside all of the usual lessons, the children have completed some assessments in Reading and Maths. They have all worked incredibly hard to recall their learning and show us what they know. Please feel free to come and see me on a Wednesday 'At Home Evening' if you would like to know how your child has done in these. 

We have continued to rehearse for next week's Christmas performances and the children are excited about showing you all what they have been doing. 

Please continue to support your child and encourage them to practise their X Tables at home. There are a number of children who are still not accessing Times Tables Rockstars and we would like to see all children logging on at least twice a week. Their login details are in their Home- School Diary. We are revising the 2, 4 and 8 x tables next week. Thank you for your support with this. 

 

Have a lovely weekend (when it comes),

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands. 

 

 

Thursday 30th November 2023

 

This week, we have begun to learn how to write a diary entry and understand the features which can be used. The children are picking up the features well. We have also revisited rounding and used this to make estimates for calculations. Some children found this challenging and we had to spend some time going over the rounding rules. Please go over this with your child if they say that this was difficult for them. Thank you for your support.

 

Next week, our times table focus will be recapping the 4 and 8 x tables. Please encourage your child to work on these. 

This afternoon, we are having our Shared Learning session. We hope to see as many of you as possible and hope you gain an insight into the strategies used in school. 

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr. Rands

Thursday 23rd November 2023

 

The children have been working on column subtraction with at least one exchange. They have also written their final story based around the character of Isabelle from The Invention of Hugo Cabret. We were was really impressed with how hard they all worked to include the features we have been learning. Next week, our times table focus will be revisiting the 4 and 8 x tables. Please continue to support and encourage your children to practise these at home. Thank you. 

 

The children have also been practising for our Shared Learning session which takes place next Thursday afternoon. Thank you for returning your slips and we look forward to sharing our x table knowledge and strategies with you. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend .

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

 

16th November 2023

 

This week, we have been working on addition of 3 and 4 digit numbers using the column method. This has included those which require an exchange. We have also been revisiting the 2 and 4 x tables and will continue with these tables next week. 

You will receive a letter this week which invites you to our 'Shared Learning' session on the 30th November.  The focus will be x tables and you will have the opportunity to practise these in a variety of ways whilst being taught by your children. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

9th November 2023

 

This week, we have been exploring our new text, The Invention of Hugo, in more depth. We have looked at how the author creates images in the reader's mind and how characters show their emotions by what they say and do. Last Friday, we explored the beautiful illustrations in the text and looked at how eyes are used in many of them to convey emotion. The children created lots of interesting compositions and used cameras to capture these. They look amazing! I have included a few below to give you an idea of what we did.

Next week, we will be recapping the 2 and 4 x tables. Please encourage your children to continue to work on these. Thank you for your support.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr. Rands

We are photographers...

2nd November 2023

 

This week, we have begun to work on creating characters in stories. This will be our English focus over the next 4 weeks. In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting ones and multiples of 10 from 3 digit numbers. This has included those which require an exchange (e.g. 235 + 8 or 256 - 7). We have done this by drawing place value counters rather than the formal written methods. 

We are currently working on the 8 x table. Please encourage your child to practise these daily for around 10 minutes and to use Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week. Many of the children are not currently logging on at all and it would be beneficial for them to do so. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Mrs Watts and Mr Rands

 

 

Thursday 19th October 2023

 

We have reached the end of this Half Term and what a busy few weeks it has been. As you will see at this week's Parents' Evenings, the children have been working incredibly hard and have produced some super pieces of work. This week, we have finished our Geography unit on 'Earthquakes and Volcanoes'. On Monday, we explored how the tremors travel through solids and how the impact is reduced the further away you are. We also looked at different materials, such as rubber and how these absorb some of the impact of earthquakes. The children then completed their P.O.P. Tasks. These are opportunities for the children to demonstrate their recall and understanding of key 'Sticky knowledge'. I was so impressed with these and the children should feel very proud of themselves.

 

I hope you all enjoy the Half Term break.

 

Mrs. Watts

Thursday 5th October 2023

 

This week, we have begun to look at persuasive writing and the features used. In Maths, we have been placing 3 and 4 digit numbers between multiples of 100 and 1000 and have begun to work on rounding. Next week, we are working on the 7 x Table. Please can you support your children and help them to practise this. Thank you 

Our corridor displays are now complete and look fantastic! Mr. Rands has done an amazing job. I have put some photos on this page for you to look at.

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr. Rands

THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

Thursday 28th September 2023

 

We have had a very busy week. In Science, we have been learning about the digestive system and the organs involved. I have included some photographs of our activity so please ask your child to try and explain the process involved. We will be doing some further work on this next week. We are still working on the 4 x table and we would appreciate your support in helping your child to learn these at home 

In Maths, we have been counting forward and backwards through zero and exploring negative numbers. 

 

Thank you to those parents who came in for our first 'At Home' evening this week, it was lovely to see so many of you. 

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr Rands

The Digestive System

Information on counting forward and backwards through zero (negative number).

Thursday 21st September 2023

 

We have had another very busy week in Oak Class. The children have continued to focus on place value and have been finding 10 or 100 more or less than any given 4 digit number. This includes numbers where an exchange is needed. E.g. 2,056 - 100. In English, we are still working on using a variety of methods to create descriptive settings and the children are working very hard on this. Next week, we will focus on learning our 4 x table so please encourage your child to practise this at home. 

Thank you

 

Mrs. Watts

Friday 8th September 2023

 

Welcome to the class page for Oak Class. 

 

It has been a very busy few days. The children have settled in beautifully and are already working incredibly hard. In Maths, we have begun to work on place value and the children are learning the value of each digit in 3 and 4 digit numbers and how to partition in different ways. We have also begun to create and describe settings and I was impressed with their ideas in our list poems.

 

Please be aware that P.E. for our class is on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine. 

 

Mrs. Watts and Mr. Rands

 

 

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