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Oakmere Summer Term 2018

 

Welcome back, we hope you all had a wonderful Easter. 

 

This term our School topic is called ‘What do we know about the World?’ In this topic, we will be exploring a variety of environments to compare and understand from all over the World (Ge1/1.3b) as well as the local natural beauty around us (Hi1/1.3.) Hatchmere and both classes in KS1 will be visiting Thurstaston beach on 4thJuly, to study the coastal environment as well as an inland environmental study of the local wildlife and habitats within Wirral Country Park.  This will enhance our Science skills as we further explore Seasonal changes (Sc1/2.1) and Plants (Sc1/4.1) and complement our Topic studies really well. The children will have the opportunity to work alongside the Park Rangers to broaden and share their knowledge of the environments in the World. We will be continuing our knowledge and understanding on how our actions affect the World and how important it is for us to care and nurture the World now and for the future (R8) We really need volunteers for this trip, if you would like to join us please let us know!  Thank you.

 

In Literacy this term we will be looking at a range of Poetry (En1/2.2a)Fiction and non- fiction writing seen in books, leaflets, flyers, websites (En1/1c) and also Authors who have written stories about caring for the World around us. (En1/2.1h Hi1/1.3) Some of the Authors are Michael Foreman- One World, Lynne Cherry- The Great Kapok Tree and Joanna Cole- The Magic School Bus on the Ocean. Oakmere will be further extending their punctuation and grammar skills this term to get ready for Sandymere. 

 

In Maths, Oakmere will be exploring fraction work; looking at halves and quarters (Ma1/2.4a Ma1/2.4b), measurement; using different methods to measure a variety of items (Ma1/3.1a, Ma1/3.1b, Ma1/3.1c, Ma1/3.1d, Ma1/3.1e and Ma1/3.1f) properties of shapes; 2d and 3d shapes (Ma1/3.2a),Position and direction work; (Ma1/3.3a) including whole turns, half turn, quarter and three quarter turns. Oakmere will also recap place value work towards the end of the summer term; revisiting addition and subtraction skills.

 

Singing with Mr Jones will continue (Mu1/1.1) as will French and Spanish lessons with their languages teachers.  Oakmere will continue exploring environmental art this term and spend an art day following the work of local artist Linda Monk; who has been painting the coasts of the Wirral for many years and even had an art studio based in Chester.

 

PE will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please ensure children have their PE kit each day, especially as we get closer to Sports week where the School will be enjoying numerous sports events in the Summer months. This term Mr Freeman will be focusing on Hockey, Tennis and Athletics. Swimming will also continue on Tuesdays.

 

In RE Oakmere will look at Christian symbols and what they represent and also family life and community life in Judaism.  In CARE the children will be learning about Empathy; what it means and how we can understand and share the feelings of another.

 

A letter discussing the changes in Homework have been sent to you and to explain it further each class will be holding a Parent chat after School at 3.20pm on Monday 16thApril (first week back). We are trialling a set of homework tasks where your child chooses from a list one homework per week to complete.  Phonics homework will continue to support the children in feeling ready for their Phonics Screening Checks in the Summer term. The ‘phonics for parents’ section on the website has further information for you should you need it.  Thank you for your continued support in homework and reading with your children each week, it is much appreciated.

 

Here’s to a happy Summer term together!

 

Mrs Birks and Mr Ashworth.

 

Welcome back after a hopefully refreshing break! We hope you enjoyed the time off over Christmas.

This term we are focusing on the topic 'Can we make the world a better place?’ This will focus on climate change in the Polar Regions and renewable energy sources (Ge1/1.4a, Sc1/1.3,5), programming and future technology (Co1/1.1-2, H12), fair trade and how we can support farmers (DT1/2.1a,b, Ge1/1.1a, 1.4a), and treating others with respect (R12).

In literacy we will be looking at traditional tales, descriptions and instruction writing (3.2, 3.3, 3.4). In phonics we will be looking at alternative pronunciations of graphemes (Phase 5b) and alternative graphemes for the same phoneme (phase 5c) (En1/2.1a,b,c, 3.1a). Guided reading will focus on reading accuracy and comprehension (En1/2.1a-i, 2.2a-d).

Numeracy will continue last terms work on addition and subtraction (2.2a-d), before moving onto multiplication and division (2.3a), fractions (2.4a,b), and measurement (3.1a,b).

We have numerous trips, events and visitors booked this term to enhance learning across the curriculum. If any parents are available to support us in school on trips, or to hear readers please let us know.

Homework will continue as usual, with the addition of phonic flash cards to be completed weekly. This will be introduced after half term.

After half term, Mrs Birks will be teaching in the class alongside Miss Wood.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wood, Mrs Birks and Mr Ashworth

Oakmere Autumn Term 2017

Welcome to Oakmere, I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead.

The children have entered a big transition from Early Years to the National Curriculum. Their new learning environment currently reflects the early years setting and across this term will gradually change as the children develop and become more independent learners. This aims to support your child to be comfortable and confident within their new classroom.

On most days Literacy, Numeracy and Phonics take place in the mornings, leaving the afternoons for other lessons, with the exception of swimming and PE. Our whole school topic for this term is ‘How did Britain Begin?' with a focus on History. In Oakmere we are focusing on how people lived during the Anglo Saxon and Viking era. For more information about the work this term please refer to our class topic web.

 

Literacy and Phonics

We are putting a huge emphasis on phonics and handwriting this term. Handwriting practice will check your child can hold a pencil correctly, form letters and when confident move onto a cursive script.

During the first half term we will recap phase 3 and 4 letters and sounds, this will form part of our assessment, which will group the children for future phonics. Weekly spellings aim to consolidate learning this year and we ask that you support your child with these at home. The children will then move onto phase 5. At the end of the year the children will take part in a phonics screening check. More information on this will appear on the website soon and I will hold a phonics parents meeting later in the year (date TBC).

 Phonics will take place daily and children will work in small groups.

 Your child will read with an adult twice a week (individual and group), however we ask that your child's books are in school every day to take advantage of additional reading opportunities.

 We ask that you read a minimum of four times per week with your child at home to support their reading ability. Please remember to ask your child to retell the story, and answer a range of questions about the text to ensure they understand what they read.

 

Numeracy

Numeracy will take place daily including mental math work. The main focus this term is on number and calculation. Please refer to the class topic web for more information and objectives to be covered.

 

PE

Physical Education will take place on Wednesday 11-12, and Thursday 1-2. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in every day, as occasionally there may be timetable changes due to sporting events. Swimming will take place on Tuesday mornings at Delamere Pool.

 

Homework

Please refer to the class homework page for more information on homework in Oakmere.

 

Forest Skills

During the first term we will be holding forest skills sessions on Friday afternoons. We ask that your child bring wellington boots or appropriate footwear in a plastic carrier bag on Fridays for the first half term. We will provide outdoor pants and jackets when appropriate to the activities. These sessions will focus on teamwork, concentration and listening skills.

 

Independence

Independence is a valued skill at Delamere and we ask that you support us by encouraging children to place their own belongings into their lockers, and remember to place their books in the basket each morning. We are happy for you to help during the Autumn term, aiming for a higher level of independence later in the year.

 

Parental support

We value the support of parents and gratefully welcome any offers of regular (weekly reading) or one-off (trips) support. As part of our safeguarding policy and to ensure the safety of all children we are required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information please see the volunteer section of the website or ask for more information.

 

We hope that all this information is of help and will lead to a happy and successful year ahead. If you have any worries, concerns or questions please come in and see us, our door is open.

Miss Wood and Mr Ashworth

 

 

Oakmere Summer Term 2017

Welcome back to the final term of Oakmere (We can't believe it has gone so quickly!) The topic web above contains a brief overview of what we will learn this term. Please ensure you check the weekly blog each Friday for a more detailed view of what happens in Oakmere. Also follow us on Twitter @MissWood6 or @DelamereAcademy for photo-shots of weekly fun!

 

If you are available to listen to readers this term, on a regular or occasional slot, please speak to Miss Wood to arrange a suitable time.

 

This term the children will be assessed against the phonics screening check, for further information please refer to the 'phonics for parents' page on the website. Homework will remain the same this term, with additional phonics homework each week. This will include real and pseudo (nonsense) words each week. For any further information do not hesitate to come in and speak to us.

Miss Wood and Mr Ashworth 

Oakmere Spring Term

 

Welcome back after a hopefully refreshing break! We hope you enjoyed the time off over Christmas.

This term we are focusing on the topic 'How is the World Different?', through themes appropriate to the children, e.g. homes, animals, weather and climate etc. Literacy work will be linked where possible and we have lots of exciting activities, workshops and trips booked for the children this term.

Homework will continue as usual, with the addition of phonic flash cards to be completed weekly. This will be introduced after half term.

If any parents are available to support us in school on trips, or to hear readers please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support, 

Miss Wood and Mr Ashworth

Oakmere Autumn Term

Welcome to Oakmere, I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead.

The children have entered a big transition from early years to the national curriculum. Their new learning environment currently reflects the early years setting and across this term will gradually change as the children develop and become more independent learners. This aims to support your child to be comfortable and confident within their new classroom.

On most days Literacy, Numeracy and Phonics take place in the mornings, leaving the afternoons for other lessons, with the exception of swimming and PE. Our whole school topic for this term is ‘Where Did It All Begin?' with a focus on history. In Oakmere we are learning about how people lived during three main historical era’s; the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. For more information about the work this term please refer to our class topic web.

Literacy and Phonics

We are putting a huge emphasis on phonics and handwriting this term. Handwriting practice will check your child can hold a pencil correctly, form letters and when confident move onto a cursive script.

During the first half term we will recap phase 3 and 4 letters and sounds, this will form part of our assessment, which will group the children for future phonics. Weekly spellings will reflect current classroom learning and we ask that you support your child with these at home. The children will then move onto phase 5. At the end of the year the children will take part in a phonics screening check. More information on this will appear on the website soon and I will hold a phonics parents meeting later in the year (date TBC).

Phonics will take place daily and children will work in small groups.

Your child will read with an adult twice a week (individual and group), however we ask that your child's books are in every day to take advantage of additional reading opportunities.

Numeracy

Numeracy will take place daily including mental maths work. The main focus this term is on number and calculation. We will also look at measures and money. Please refer to the class topic web for more information and objectives to be covered.

PE

Physical Education will take place on Wednesday 11-12, and Thursday 1-2. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in every day, as occasionally there may be timetable changes due to sporting events. Swimming will take place on Tuesday mornings at Delamere Pool.

Homework

Please refer to the class homework page for more information on homework in Oakmere.

Forest Skills

During the first term we will be holding forest skills sessions on Friday afternoons. We ask that your child bring wellington boots or appropriate footwear in a plastic carrier bag on Fridays for the first half term. We will provide outdoor pants and jackets appropriate to the activities. These sessions will focus on team work, concentration and listening skills; in addition we will link it to our topic work and look at how the outdoor environment was used in the Stone Age.

Parental support

We value the support of parents and gratefully welcome any offers of regular weekly or one-off spots. As part of our safeguarding policy and to ensure the safety of all children we are required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information please see the volunteer section of the website or ask for more information.

We hope that all this information is of help and will lead to a happy and successful year ahead. If you have any worries, concerns or questions please come in and see us, our door is open.

Miss Wood and Mr Ashworth

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