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Oak Class

Oak Class is our Upper Key Stage 2 class (Year 5 & 6 children). Miss Inman teaches the class with Mrs Rowland-Smith and Ms Griffin supporting the learning at various times across the week.  Teaching is carefully adapted in the class to prepare year 6 for transition to secondary school and ensure year 5 continue to develop their learning.

Our class novel this term is 'Tyger' by s. f. said, we were fortunate to attend a webinar with the author where he discussed his book and about being a writer.

On Tuesday 13 September Year 5 and 6 participated in a webinar with the author of their class novel Tyger, SF Said

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Developing Maths Skills- Key Instant Recall facts

What are KIRFs?

To develop your child’s fluency and mental maths skills, we are introducing KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) across the whole school. KIRFS are a way of helping your child to learn by heart key facts and information which they need to have instant recall of. 

KIRFs are designed to support the development of mental maths skills that underpin much of the maths work in our school. They are particularly useful when calculating, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. They contain number facts such as number bonds and times tables that need constant practise and rehearsal, so children can recall them quickly and accurately.

Learning and Teaching planned for the class

Term 1

This term, in Oak Class we will be learning about how the history of Mayan society contrasts with British history. We are going to be exploring some of the foods they farmed, hunted and gathered. We will be learning about how the Maya made functional objects and their weaving and pottery skills. We are going to make and taste a traditional Maya hot chocolate recipe!

In Science we are going to be learning about evolution and inheritance. We will be having an archaelogical dig and creating our own fossils! We will create an experiment to find out which shape of bird feet is best for swimming. 

For Computing lessons, we will be learning about coding.

In Art, we are going to be creating self-portraits.  

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