Welcome to Oak Class
Dear parents/ carers,
Welcome to Oak class. We look forward to having an exciting and productive year working with you and your child/children. The class is taught by Mrs Musty and Mr Briggs and learning is supported by Mr King. Teaching will provide opportunities for pupils to work within as well as across year groups.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and should be returned each Wednesday. It will consist of Maths and English/topic work. In addition children are expected to read regularly at home and make a note of any independent reading in their reading records.
Please ensure that your child has P.E. kit in school. Training shoes should be kept in a separate bag as we understand that children may need to take them home at weekends. We will remind the children to take home their P.E. kit at the end of every term.
Assessments are based on the New National Curriculum for England and Wales. Expectations for each year group have been increased. As in the last academic year, pupils will be assessed as either being ‘at’ ‘below’ or ‘expected’ in relation to age related expectations.
Please continue to read regularly with your child during the week, as this will enhance their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation
There continues to be a greater emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar as part of the new curriculum. Parents may notice more of this aspect in the homework.
Your child will have received details of their Mathletics account for this year. I have created bespoke learning activities which are designed to consolidate class learning and provide your child with more challenging activities. Children are encouraged to use this regularly- at least 3 times a week. If they cannot access their account at home, I will provide opportunities for them to do so in school.
This is a transitional year for our Year 6 pupils. We will ensure that they are adequately prepared, both socially and academically for secondary school. Further information specific to their needs and relating the SATs assessments will be communicated throughout the year.