Welcome to Oldaport Class!
What are we learning about?
Our current project, Underneath the Canopy, focuses on Living Things and their Habitats and has been thoroughly enjoyed by all children in the class.
As part of this project the children have compared the life cycles of different animals, learnt about our changing environments and have had the chance to spot living things on our visit to Long Timber Woods.
The children have written fantastic persuasive writing, focusing on the negative effects littering and deforestation can have on wildlife and the environment, and have also written creative poems entitled 'Beside the River'. These poems will be entered into a local competition at The Watermark.
The children will now be drawing their learning together by writing a leaflet or article which they will bring home to share with their families over the Easter holidays.
For Year 5, homework will be set each Friday to be handed in by the following Friday. There will be at least two pieces of homework each week linked to our learning in class, usually one maths based and one literacy based. Your child will also be given a spelling list each week to learn for a spelling test on Friday afternoon.
This homework will be marked, reviewed with the children and returned regularly.
For Year 6, 'ten minute homework' will be set each night linked to your child';s learning that day. It will then be reviewed together at the start of the next lesson. It is important for your child's learning that they approach these tasks independently. Please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Askew if you have any concerns.
It is also essential that your child reads at home as often as possible to promote reading for pleasure, increase fluency and develop a good understanding of a wide range of genres. We encourage children to read at home every night; this can be independently or with a parent/sibling.
The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading, so please ensure that your child records their reading each day.
Thank you for your on-going support with this.
We usually have PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day.
Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended.
Active Minds Active Life at the Watermark
On the morning of the 10th October 2017, Nicole, Tom and Evan from The Erme Primary School travelled to the watermark library, accompanied by Mrs Watson. They met volunteers for Active Minds, Active Life to learn and compare school and general life in different generations. They asked questions and talked about the differences and similarities between school life now and in past generations. The children had an opportunity to find out about school teachers, behavioural orders and learning methods and how they had changed through the years. Nicole said that this experience was educational and inspirational. All children have said that it was fun, joyful and very interesting.
By Nicole and Tom