Oaks Summer Term 2021

This half term our whole school theme is Pirates!

Oaks class will be mainly learning about maps in this topic. We will look at changes in our local environment over time using maps from the past and now. We will also be investigating early travellers and map makers, such as Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. We will use out ICT skills to present our findings in a variety of ways, such as Book Creator and Kahoot quizzes online. We will find out about some famous pirates and where they liked to sail. We will also look into maps to learn more about longitude and latitude, including time zones, North and South America and the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

In maths, we will look at shape, position and direction; this includes co-ordinates, translation and plotting on maps. In English, we are reading “Eagle in the Snow” by Michael Morpurgo. We are writing scripts and acting them out linked to a story by Shaun Tan called “Grandpa’s Story.” We will be learning how to punctuate dialogue and write scripts.

In PE we will be taking part in athletics training including running, hurdles and jumping skills. Through ICT sessions, Oaks will create their final end of year presentations for our final assembly. In Personal, Social and Health Education we will be learning to become more emotionally literate, taking part in activities and games that make us think about respect, responsibility and resilience. We will take some time each week to talk about transitioning to high school and the children will have opportunities to ask questions and meet some of their new school’s staff and visit their new schools in July.

PE is on a Wednesday, so a kit should be in school every week. We will continue to do outdoor learning; our focus this half term is on scavenger hunts, working in partners, designing riddles and mapping our local environment. Please also try to read at least four times per week at home in order to keep practising this vital skill. Spellings should be practised each evening for a test on Fridays. Remember that any messages can come through the home school books or by phone to Miss Whittaker.