Oak Class 2020 - 2021
Teacher: Miss Webb
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Miss Barlow
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Autum Term Project... Where My Wellies Take Me. In Oak class, our wellies will take us to Vale Royal Abbey, via a study of the Tudors.
Week Beginning Monday 26th October, 2020
We made it to half term and what a half term it has been! I thought it an opportune time to ask the children about the things for which we have been thankful, this half term, given that has been our focus Christian value. I was thrilled that they highlighted so many, and varied, things to celebrate. The list is below. Please ask your child about the things on the list as I am sure they will expand on why they were added.
Wishing you a restful break and looking forward to seeing everybody again on Monday 2nd November.
- Coming back to learn in school after remote learning
- Forest School
- History project – The Tudors
- Two new classmates
- Hansel and Gretel in English
- Dance Monkey!
- Harvest service in church
- Moving on from long division in maths!
- Playing on the tyres
- Watching a cat being massaged by a piano!
- Playing football
- Getting along with each other
- Maths lessons – it’s getting easier!
- Working at home on Friday afternoon
- Silly house points – a gazillion points for silly things but 1 point for amazing work! No punishments.
- The Highwayman poem in Guided Reading
- Miss Webb reading stories to the class
- Miss Barlow working with the class
- Miss Webb’s stories about her ducks and life
- When Mrs Mackenzie sorted the school lunch menu and got us extra sauces
- Breaks where the whole class play together
- Eating lunch together, in our bubble, and talking to each other
If you haven't already done so, please can all children complete this online survey. If you have any problems accessing this at home, please let me know and I'll ensure that your child has the opportunity to do this at school. Here is the link and associated information:
Cheshire Youth Commission are excited to share our first survey for 2020 – Online Crime! This survey ties into Hate Crime Awareness Week and we would really like to include as many young people’s voices as possible. https://forms.gle/5dsexPggxqo26sER6
Learning: Each week, I shall upload a document detailing the week's learning. This will keep you informed about what your child is doing in school but will also provide continuity in learning, should the need arise for families to isolate (due to COVID-19) or in the event of a school closure. Hopefully the need will not arise but, as they say, it's better to be prepared! (Weekly learning will be uploaded by 9:00am on Monday mornings).
Collective Worship: I will upload the documents that I use to lead class worship. You may wish to read these and perhaps discuss our themes at home with your child. As we are not able to worship all together at the moment, due to' bubble' restrictions, our weekly worship pattern will be as follows:
Monday: Class worship following a whole school theme (documents to support this will be uploaded weekly).
Tuesday: Class worship based on our half-termly Christian Value of 'Thankfulness' or themes proposed by the class.
Wednesday: Songs of Praise - a range of contemporary and traditional worship songs.
Thursday: Picture News (documents to support this will be uploaded weekly).
Friday: Let Your Light Shine! Worship to celebrate our God-given gifts and talents and how we have let them shine, during the week.
Physical Education: Our PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday so the children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days. There is no need to send in additional uniform items.
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Please see the resources on the main website.
Reading: The expectation in Oak is that children will read daily, preferably with an adult, and that the adult will sign the child's planner on each occasion that they read. I would be most grateful if you could support your child in this as reading is by far the most important skill that children learn at primary school - it is the key to unlocking future learning!
Supporting Home Learning: I have provided a selection of website links (below) which may be of use to you in supplementing the work set in school.
Homework: As we are currently closing early on Friday afternoons, to enable the site staff to undertake deep cleaning, I shall set additional work to be completed at home. Your child should be able to complete this with minimal support but I would appreciate you signing their planner to confirm that you have seen what they have done. This will be sent home on Fridays and we shall mark it together on Wednesdays. It is expected that if the children have a homework query, they will raise it with me in class before the due date.
Coats: Please ensure that you child has a coat, preferably with a hood, in school, every day. We are trying to do as much of our learning outside and we do go outside, whatever the weather, at playtime and lunchtime. We currently have both doors and all of the classroom windows open, all of the time, to aid ventilation so I expect it will start to get a little chilly in the coming weeks too!
As I am currently unable to meet with parents, in person, please email me if you have any queries. My email address is at the top of the page.
*** If you are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19, please follow the remote learning document. You may need to contact me for the relevant resources.***
Online Learning Platforms to Supplement Work Set By School:
Secretary for State for Education – Gavin Williamson – named two learning platforms that have both gone 'live'. You may wish to make use of these to supplement the work that I set.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ If you login to the site via the My Class Login button, you can access lots of free online books which are searchable by age group, series or theme. There are lots to choose from so if you've read everying you own, including the cereal packet, this will provide hours of happy reading! There is also an audio option if you'd prefer to listen to the story. Please email me for the class login details.
Life, the universe and everything!
Fancy something entirely different? How about learning sign language?
- Level 1 Greetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyicdRl3ULg
- Level 2 Alphabet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clPTV1wq8Jw
- Level 3 Useful Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_2KJrqBBkI
- Level 4 Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yPzdspMlT4
Don't forget; if you have an IDL log-in, you can use this at home. https://appuk.idlsgroup.com/#/login
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