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    Our learning journey continues in Oak Class.

    Here’s a look at term 2


    This term we will use the Sainsbury’s Christmas Truce ad and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem of the same name as a focus for our reading and writing. We will also be using the picture book, The Journey by Francesca Sanna to look at the strength of human spirit and to inspire our writing. We will be writing persuasive texts, letter, diaries and setting descriptions as well as dialogue between characters.

    Will be continuing to explore vocabulary and punctuation that can improve our writing, and have spellings every week based on different spelling patterns and the year 5/6 word list. Grammar sessions will also have us investigating different sentence structures and placements of verbs and adverbs.


    Our learning this term will mainly focus on decimals and fractions. This will extend to looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be looking at geometric shapes and their properties, including angles. We will continue with 5-a-Day to improve our mathematical process skills and will have daily times tables challenges.


    Our topic through until Christmas is “Being Human” which will tie in with our Science topics. We will also be exploring extreme climate and learning about different lines of longitude and latitude, particularly the equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn during Geography sessions.


    Our topic continues to be ‘Animals Including Humans’


    During our RE sessions, we will be exploring the question “Was Jesus the Messiah?” The children will be comparing their ideas with different texts from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This will link into Christian beliefs about Christmas and the birth of Jesus. This fits into Incarnation in the big story of the Bible.


    PE this term will be taught Andy and will take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that your child ALWAYS has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school to ensure they do not miss out.

    Home Learning

    In addition to the termly Creative Home Learning, children are asked to do the following on a weekly basis:

    • Daily Reading (home or school book). Your child will need a reading book in school every day. It is expected that your child will read for a minimum of 15 minutes, at least three times a week. Please ensure that once you’ve read with you child, their reading record is signed to reflect this.
    • Times tables and maths recall facts (for weekly tests)
    • Spellings (for weekly tests).

    Please feel free to come and chat with me, preferably after school, if you have any questions or concerns.

    The Oak Class Team consists of:

    Mrs Mason – Class Teacher

    Miss Wallwork – HLTA

    Miss Coomber – Teaching Assistant

Term 2 - Topic Web

What will we be learning this year?   OAK CLASS LEARNING TOPICSEARNING TOPICS