Welcome to Oak Class

Oak Class Team

  • Mrs Coleman (Teacher)

  • Mrs Fitzpatrick (Teacher)

  • Miss Wills (Teacher)

  • Mr Rouse (PE and Forest School). 

The Year 4 children have settled in very well. They have separate lessons for maths and spellings (in the Acorn Room next door to the main classroom), and join Year 5 for English.  Year 4, 5 and 6 are together in the afternoons.

The Year 5 children have returned to Oak Class brimming with enthusiasm and are settling into their new year group very well. 

The Year 6 children have made a wonderful start to the school year and are helping to create a super ethos in the class. They are building strong relationships with their Reception buddies and there has been some lovely feedback about how much this support is appreciated. 

This Term we are . . .

Homework

We are keen that the children should develop greater independence and organisational skills, and to this end we would be grateful if you would help them hand in their homework on time and bring their reading record to school.  This is especially important for the Year 6 children as part of their preparation for moving up to secondary school. The routine is as follows:

 

Home Reading and Communication Record

In this book, children and/or parents write a comment, and parents sign. This gives us an opportunity to have an overview of the children’s reading and to discuss it with them.  

 

Please make sure that the book is at school on Mondays.  

 

Spelling Homework

This is set on Friday and to be handed in by the following Wednesday ready for a spelling test.  Children will need to write out their spelling words at least 3 times, using their best joined handwriting and a sharpened pencil.  It is a good idea to check the worksheet for correct copying of the words.  

 

Sometimes the children rush this practice and end up learning the spellings incorrectly!  As a guide, this activity should take 5 minutes, 3 times a week.  

These strategies are useful to help with memorising the spellings:

Maths Homework

This is set on Friday and to be handed in by the following Wednesday.  Each week the children will need to complete a worksheet that has three parts.  

Part A – contains number and symbol questions.  

Part B – contains questions where mathematical language is used.  

Part C – contains written questions that involve one- or two-step problem solving.  

It is likely that there are questions on the worksheet that your child has not covered in the classroom.  Please just encourage your child to do their best, check the answers on the back of the sheet and, if you feel confident, talk through any corrections. This activity should take about 20 minutes.

 

Topic Homework

This is set once a term.  This is a wonderful way for the children to explore an idea that interests them and to present it in a creative way.  Look out for our Open Classroom at the end of the topic when you are invited to come in and celebrate the children’s learning. 

PE

Please also help your child to keep their full school PE kit in school at all times.  PE will usually take place on Thursdays and Fridays, but there will be extra events or changes to the timetable. 

 

Full PE kit comprises:

  • Trainers or daps

  • Blue/black shorts for summer, jogging bottoms/leggings for winter

  • School PE T-shirt or polo shirt

  • Spare socks for the girls if they are wearing tights

Have a look at our latest adventures in learning

January 26, 2020

Swainswick Ambassadors for Plastics in the Ocean gave an interview to the BBC about the importance of waking up to the damage that plastic is doing to our beautiful world. It's time to say no to plastic - start with the necessary, then the possible and then maybe the i...

January 26, 2020

Swainswick Ambassadors for Plastics in the Ocean. The children participated in another invaluable workshop relating to our environment. This time, it was raising awareness of the state of our oceans and how we can help. It's time to say no to plastic.
 

Swainswick Ambass...

January 8, 2020

Red Card to Racism spent a very valuable day in school today. The children were fully engaged in discussing the meaning of racism and discrimination.

In the coming weeks, children will be further developing their understanding in class. 

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Parent

“She has really benefited from the different ages mixing, she often talks of the older children.

We feel all the staff know her, which is so special.” 

—  Name, Title