OAK (HS) 2020 - 2021

Mrs Shaw



Oak Class.

Our class has 3 members of staff – Mrs Shaw, Reece and Sian.

This term our topic is Marvellous Manchester!  We will be learning about some of the famous people such as Alan Turing and Emmeline Pankhurst, and events such as the Peterloo Massacre.  Our main historical study will be about Manchester's role in the Industrial Revolution.

To support this, we will be going on some lovely trips!  These include a Code Breaker session at the Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate Alan Turing's role in breaking the Enigma Code during the 2nd World War,  as well as a trip to Quarry Bank Mill to look inside an original cotton mill where children will have worked.  We will also be looking around Manchester's historic and iconic buildings on a walking tour of the city, and exploring the Castlefield area with its historic canal and rail links.  Whilst there, we will be having a good look at the bridges and how they work too as our Design Technology problem will be to design and make our own bridges.

In science we will be learning about electricity, and then move on to materials and their properties.  This will give us extra knowledge to support our DT work on choosing the right materials to build our bridges.

All our literacy this term is focussed on writing to persuade.  The books we will use to support this learning will be about Manchester and the famous people and events.

In maths we continue our cycle of doing some addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions and decimals work, as well as problem solving in all of these areas.  We will also begin to do our final assessments of what the pupils have learned before we write our endo of year reports.

This summer 1 half term we have the music specialist teacher visiting our class, and in summer 2 we will have swimming each Wednesday.  Reo, our in school sports coach will continue to deliver our PE sessions which we are all really enjoying!

In our PSHE we are looking at stereotypes and how these an be misleading and unfair, and in the final half term we will be looking at our healthy lifestyle choices.

Every Friday we have Special Breakfast where we give our certificates to our Rights Respecting Superstars and find out which Duty bearers have earned an extra special mention too.

We have a whole school focus on reading this year, so we are encouraging parents to read with their child as often as possible.  If you would like extra books sending home, then please just let us know!

Home Learning:
Pupils have been given their login details to access our school learning apps at home. Please contact your class team if you need the log in details to be resent.

Active Learn – https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
My Maths – https://www.mymaths.co.uk
Purple Mash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bridgeleapupilre
TTRS – https://play.ttrockstars.com/

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