Oak Class

Oak Class is home to our Year 2,3 and 4 children and is taught by Miss Cameron with support from Miss Henry, Mrs Pickard and Mrs Murdoch. 

As part of the whole school topic on Changes in History, this half term we will be learning all about the Victorian inventions, particularly, the invention of the railway.

Trains: A history | Institute for Transportation

This unit of work will teach the children all about the development of the Railways in Great Britain giving them the opportunity to find out about the history of the railways and significant early locomotives. They will investigate some important historical events, such as the opening of the first passenger carrying railway lines and they will learn about some of the key people who were influential in the development of the railways. In addition to this they will learn about the development of locomotive technology and examine the differences between steam, diesel and electric locomotives. 

In English, we will be reading The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy.

Tear Thief

Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack as she steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all those tears? This warm, poignant and beautifully illustrated story offers a thought-provoking message and a starting point for sharing children’s emotional responses.

 

Texts linked to our history topic include:

Oak Class PE is on a Wednesday morning. Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit each Wednesday. We also have additional PE sessions with our sports specialists on the following dates:

Thursday 25th April

Thursday 9th May

Thursday 16th May

Thursday 23rd May

Spellings are on a Monday morning. Children should ensure they have their red spelling book with them each Monday. Spelling practice activities can be found here: spelling activity ideas or accessed online the Purple Mash website.

Spelling lists for Summer term can be found here:

Group 1 Spelling List Summer Term

Group 2 Spelling List Summer Term

Group 3 Spelling List Summer Term

Group 4 Spelling List Summer Term

Children should also be familiar with the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Word List (words which are used frequently but do not necessarily follow the spelling patterns which they have already learnt) and the Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List (a mixture of words which children use frequently in their writing and those which are often misspelt).

Reading books can be changed every day, as long as a comment is recorded in reading records by the child or their adult at home.

Children can practise their times tables at home by accessing the Times Tables Rockstars website.

More information about home learning expectations can be found here: Home learning ideas

Our Local Area

As part of our topic on the UK and different types of settlement, Oak Class enjoyed studying our local area in order to write walking guides to signfiicant historical landmarks in Summerbridge. We went for a walk in the village to visit these sites and learn more about them, before returning to the classroom and writing guides to inform others about our local area!

 

Useful Websites

  Your School Games - BBC BitesizeTwinkl Visual Communication Cards | Waiting RoomDKfindout! A free online encyclopedia for children - YouTube