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Welcome back everybody and a huge welcome to our new children who have started this term.  Welcome as well to our class page where you can find out about our class, what we are learning, fun activities to try at home, winners of our weekly and termly awards and much more.   


Our class teacher is Mrs Willis and we are very lucky to have four lovely Teaching Assistants: Mrs Birkett, Mrs Leat, Mrs Holdway and Mr Merriman.   Miss Usher is also joining us as well as a Trainee Teacher; a very exciting year for her.     We are all really looking forward to a great first term this year and can't wait to get started.  smiley



Our first theme of this year is 'Greece is the Word' where we will be looking at several different aspects of Greek life, both ancient and modern.    This theme will look at locating Greece and discussing its position in the world, where the Ancient Greeks fit in a historic timeline, what a City State is, understand ancient battles, specifically, the Battle of Marathon, learning about the Greek Alphabet, pottery and a chance for them to make their own vase and so much more.


In addition to this, we will also be looking at The Creation and The Fall in RE, Elecricity and Light in Science and gymnastics and football in PE.  Lots of fun to be had this term.  no

Important dates for Oak Class (and Upper School) - Years 5/6  laugh

Back to school - Tuesday 5th September 2017


Outdoor Learning - Starts Wednesday 6th September 2017 for Oak class - don't forget your outdoor learning clothes.


For Years 5 and 6 , Home Learning will be put on class pages on a Friday and spellings will need to be learned by the following Friday.   Home Learning will include weekly spellings, reading and a termly project challenge.    


Remember reading remains very important for everyone; please read 5 times a week (as agreed in the Home School Agreement) and ask your parents to initial your Contact Book to show you have read. We always love to see how much you have read. J


Word Wonder Wall

In addition to this, (in class) we have a weekly spelling challenge in Upper School, where the children are challenged to learn an additional five words taken from the Year 5/6 Spelling List which will be on our Word Wonder Wall. These are all tricky words and, so far, the children are doing a great job in challenging themselves. If they get 5 out of 5, on 3 separate occasions, the children will get a dip in my goody bag!


 Homework Challenge - Autumn Term 1

Make an information poster or PowerPoint that tells me about an aspect of Ancient Greek life that you find interesting.  It could be about homes, clothes, education, battles, Gods or anything else that you would like to research and find out a little more about.  I look forward to seeing what you find out.  :-)



This week, your challenge homework is related to ordering numbers and is linked to our Place Value current topic in maths.


Challenge yourself to play this game and have fun. To make it easier, there is a link on our school website on your class page to the link below; take a look. J



Open up your spellings groups' spellings below.


Additional Home Learning


Why not have a go at trying to improve your times tables?  Have a look at the following websites and games:


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