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Oak

Welcome to Oak!

Hello and welcome to the Mighty Oak! We are a small cohort made up of Years 3 and 4. Our class is taught by Miss Creed and we are lucky enough to have fantastic support staff. Our class is full of learning, laughter and love. 

General information 

 

P.E Days 

Our P.E days are on Tuesday and Wednesday. On P.E days we come into school in our P.E kit and stay in them all day. Please note that P.E kit is blue jogging bottoms/shorts, blue hoodie, white tshirt and trainers. All long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or covered. 

Dojo

Our main communication is through class dojo. Parents and teachers are able to communicate via dojo message Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. There is a weekly roundup on dojo, where pictures and snippets of what we have been learning are shared with parents. In Oak, we work towards a collective dojo total,the children then receive a joint reward when this total has been met. 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home to an adult at least three times a week. 1 dojo every time the child's diary is signed by an adult. When the children achieve 100% on an Accelerated Reader quiz, they receive a stamp. 12 stamps = a special prize out of Miss Creed's basket!

Homework 

Our class approach homework a little differently to the rest of the school. We have topic based homework and KIRFS (see below) practice. This will be uploaded onto the website termly. Families then have the freedom to choose the activity that suits them with the expectation that at least 12 pieces of homework are completed by the end of the term. 1 dojo per homework completion. 

Spring Topic 23

 

In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Rocks and Rumbles Knowledge organiser

Books we will read in the Spring term

Pupil Voice

 

"I liked learning about the three different types of rock because it was interesting. " Olanna

"I like the art." Ethan

" I liked making the volcano ." Ollie

" We ALWAYS have fun and Miss Creed makes our lessons more interesting." Betsy

"I like playing with my friends." Charlotte

"I like science ." Mason

"I like it when we do cooking." Emily

" I liked making the volcano boxes." Darla

" I like maths, learning my times tables." Ruby

"I like learning about earthquakes." Isla 

"I love Oak because the children are so curious!" Miss Creed

 

Our class mantra:

We are curious, intelligent, skilled, happy! We are the mighty Oak!

 

 

 

Oak News 

Autumn term has been really busy for us in Oak! We have learnt all about the Stone age, Bronze age and Iron age. We were really interested in Skara Brae and the Cheddar man.

 

Our favourite part of the term was the cooking we did with Mrs Hassell as part of our cook well eat well topic. We learnt how to cook potatoes in different ways and loved tasting the tacos. As a treat, Mrs H made Christmas cakes with us in baked bean tins which was lots of fun!

 

We came second in the dodgeball competition and we felt so proud of our team! We showed our school values and did Roxton very proud.

 

The nativity was a key point in Autumn 2. We loved getting dressed up and learning all the songs. Our grown  ups really enjoyed watching us at the church. 

 

We now look forward to the Christmas holiday so we are raring to go for our Rocks and Rumbles topic next term.

Maths- Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRF)

Multiplication Mash Up - A Fun Way to Learn Your Multiplication Facts!

Oak LOVE this video. It teaches times tables to familar pop song tunes.

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