Welcome to Oak Class
Hello and welcome to Oak class, My name is Mr Ward (yes, another one) and I am the year 5 teacher in Oak class this year. I am lucky to have Mrs Goodman (TA) once again this year.
Please feel free to contact me with any school related issues or just to say hello.
We have some exciting topics this year and we will be beginning the year by exploring Anglo-Saxon and Viking history and culture in this half-term’s topic “Invaders, Raiders and Settlers”. We will be using the knowledge organisers to develop our skills and understanding of this topic.
PE and Outdoor Learning
We will have PE sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and children will be required to have their PE kit on both days. We are hoping to develop year 5’s access to outdoor learning and appropriate footwear and clothing may be needed on additional afternoons. I will ensure to give parents plenty of notice via Class Dojo when these opportunities arise.
As I’m sure you are aware, moving up to year 5 is an ideal opportunity to start to become increasingly independent and responsible learners. In preparation for this year 5 students will be asked to take up new responsibilities helping out around the school. These will include helping with the school gates, equipment cupboard and lost property, which will be allocated each half-term using a weekly duty rota. There will also be opportunities to volunteer to help in the library and other more long term ways year 5 can help the school.
We will be asking for homework to be handed in on Tuesday more information is supplied with homework pack.
I know that this class are keen readers, many of whom have moved on to free reading. We will not be asking for reading records to be filled, however pupils will have the opportunity to opt in to Mrs Goodman’s reading challenge. This will be directed at ensuring children read a diverse range of texts and will be optional for pupils to take part in.
This half term Oak class will also have keyboard lessons with Mr Marsden as part of their music curriculum.