Teacher: Miss E Shaw
Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).
Their password is generic --> Password1 (captial P)
To join Oak class click the plus in the top right corner (join) and then type in the class code --> occgjca
Recommended Reading List and Homework Booklet
Half Term Information Sheet
Welcome back, Oak! Miss Shaw and Mrs Holt are delighted to welcome you back to school and although things will be different to normal, we are absolutely sure that we will have a fantastic year together.
The main focus is, of course, on making you all feel safe and happy at school so there will be forward facing desks, you will bring your own pencil cases and we will do lots of hand washing throughout the day. We will also have staggered breaks and lunchtimes (and will eat lunch in our classroom) to avoid mixing with other classes. Please try to keep to a small bag to school each day with your lunch and reading book.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday afternoon - so please come to school in your kits on those days. If you forgot your kit, we will try to get in touch with your parents to bring it for you.
Clubs night is on Tuesday after school and you can choose to attend a free catch-up session in our classroom. These sessions will aim to be fun and engaging and provide additional opportunities to practice skills and apply what you are learning in class. There is also a paid option to attend Woodland or Sports club.
In Maths, we will begin by focusing on place value and the four operations. Including identifying the value of each digit in numbers up to 10 million, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding, roman numerals and the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In Reading, we will start by studying 'Journey to the River Sea'. This fantastic book has excellent opportunities to discuss vocabulary, make predictions and infer character's thoughts and emotions. We will also complete an independent comprehension each week in order to boost reading stamina and gain SATs style question answering skills.
In English, we will cover the writing genres of descriptive poetry, short narrative, diary entry and non-chronological report. These writing areas will be tied in with our mission work and focus on applying knowledge of word classes, basic punctuation skills and poetic devices such as alliteration and similes.
Our mission learning is based on Brazil. We will study the geography of this country as well as explore the music, dance and (hopefully) cuisine!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. My email address is email@example.com.
Thank you, Miss Shaw
11/09/20 Special Mention goes to Archie for slotting beautifully into our class this week. He has been confident, got to know lots of people and is a fantastic addition to Oak. My second Special Mention goes to Aimee for her fabulous poetry work this week - she used beautiful features such as personification and similes to describe the rainforest.
11/09/20 CHAS this week goes to James T for having an amazing attitude and showing enthusiasm all week long. He has made my day by putting so much effort into his work and saying how glad he is to be back at school!
What we've been doing this week
w.b. 11th Sept - We are starting our mission work based on Brazil by exploring the continent of South American and locating the many countries within it - including looking at their flags and making predictions about the climate. We have also tried a little bit of Samba dancing in PE to fit in with this mission! Roald Dahl day was wonderful and we have done some great reading work about Roald Dahl's life and tried our hand at illustrating Willy Wonka with a tutorial by Quentin Blake!