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Are we all equal?

 

 

Welcome to Oakmere, I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead! We recognise that it is a big transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to the National Curriculum and we will ensure that this process is seamless for your child.

 

Topic

 

Our whole school topic for this term is ‘Are we all equal?’ where we will be learning about diversity, black history, inspiring people and British Values. We will be planning lots of exciting learning opportunities to bring the topic alive for the children!

 

Literacy

 

During the first half term we will be exploring the book ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’ by Jan Oke. This fascinating book is based on the true story of some old, hidden toys, which were lost and discovered under the floorboards of a house. This story will entertainingly introduce the topic of recent British history while giving the children the opportunity to write a list poem and a finding story.En1/3.1,2,3,4

 

After the half-term, the children will be looking at ‘Paper planes’ by Jim Helmore. This is a touching story of friendship and flight about two characters who love to make paper aeroplanes. The children will have the opportunity to write their own stories about two friends who dream of making a truly magnificent vehicle of their own. En1/3.1,2,3,4

 

Phonics En1/2.1 En1/3.1

 

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. Phonics is a valuable tool that helps with reading and writing. Phases 3 and 4 will be recapped over the term before moving onto phase 5.  At the end of the academic year (June 2020) the Phonics Screening Check will take place. More information will be given closer to the time.  Weekly spelling tests will take place on Fridays En1/3.1.

 

Reading/ Comprehension En1/2.1, 2

 

Your child will be read with twice a week in school (group and individual). Please ensure that reading books come to school each day.  We ask for you to read at least four times a week at home as this will really help with their reading skills. Please remember to ask your child to retell the story and answer a range of questions about the text to ensure that they understand what they read.

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on place value Ma1/2.1, addition Ma1/2.2 and subtraction Ma1/2.2, multiplication.

 

Science

This term we will be concentrating on Everyday Materials Sc1/3.1 a-d, Seasonal Changes Sc1/41 a-b and Working Scientifically Sc1/1.1-6.

 

R.E

In RE this term Oakmere will explore God, the Bible, a Baptism and the Church.  In CARE the children will understand what aspirations and creativity means to them and others. 

 

CARE

The children will be learning what aspirations and creativity means to them and others. 

 

PE

PE will take place on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please ensure PE kits are in school each day as at times PE slots do change due to sports competitions or other sporting commitments.  

 

Forest skills

 

Up until half term, the children will get the fantastic opportunity to participate in a forest skills lesson every Monday with Mr Ashworth. This will start W/B 13th September. Please can you ensure that your child brings a pair of wellies or other suitable footwear as the forest area can sometimes be muddy.

 

Homework

 

Homework is organised in a Homework jigsaw, with the children to complete one activity per week of their choice. One piece of homework is due in on Fridays. This will be posted on Google classroom. The children will continue to use their Hatchmere emails for google classroom.

 

Weekly spellings will take place on Fridays.

 

We hope this information is helpful. We look forward to an exciting and successful year together.  Please always speak to us with any queries or concerns you may have.  Thank you.

 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Garner.

 

What's that sound I hear?

Welcome back to the final term of Oakmere! We hope you all had a wonderful, fun-filled Easter. 

 

Topic

This term our school topic is called ‘What’s that I hear?’. In this topic, the children will be exploring the history of music (Hi1/1.3). We will be focusing on instruments, listening to different styles of music, exploring how music can be linked to art (Ar1/1.2-4), looking at famous composers/artists and musical traditions (Mu1/1.1-4). The children will have lots of opportunities to experience composing music, playing instruments and to participate in workshops.

 

Literacy

During the first half term, we will be exploring the book ‘The secret of Black Rock’ by Joe Todd-Stanton. This modern folk-tale tells the story of an adventurous young girl who must protect a peaceful living creature. The children will have the opportunity to complete some narrative writing and poetry writing (En1/3.1-4, En1/1, En1/2.2, En1/3.3). After the half term, the children will move on to ‘The last wolf’ by Mini Grey which is a clever twist on the well-known fairy tale story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Oakmere will be using these texts to strengthen their punctuation and grammar skills this term to get ready for Sandymere (En1/3.4).

 

Maths

We will be focusing on measurement (Ma1/3.1) and position and direction work (Ma1/3.3a). We will also be recapping place value (Ma1/2.1), addition and subtraction (Ma1/2.2) and multiplication and division (Ma1/2.3).

 

Science 

 

Seasonal changes (Sc1/4.1)  The children will be looking for signs of summer and describing the weather and day length associated with it. They will compare their observations with those that they completed during the other seasons.

 

Plants (Sc1/2.1) – The children will be identifying a variety of common wild and garden plants, describing the basic structure of plants and conducting their own investigation.

 

R.E

Christianity – the children will be learning about Adam and Eve and the meaning of Christian symbols.

 

Judaism – The children will be learning about Jewish people’s daily life and how they worship.

 

CARE

The children will be learning about Empathy; what it means and how we can understand and share the feelings of another. We will also explore having tolerance for others.

 

Languages

Mrs Birks will continue to teach the children French every Friday.

 

P.E

PE will continue on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure children have their PE kit each day (with their name on their clothes), especially as we get closer to Sports week where the School will be enjoying numerous sports events in the Summer months.

 

Singing with Mr Jones will continue (Mu1/1.1) as will French lessons with their languages teacher.  

 

Homework

Homework is organised in a Homework jigsaw, with the children to complete one activity per week of their choice. This will be continued to be posted on Google classroom. One piece of homework is due in on a Friday. Please send your work to the class email. Weekly spellings will continue on Fridays.

 

Reading: Please read with your child as frequently as possible and ask them questions about the text.

 

Here’s to a happy Summer term together!

 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Carroll.

 

 

 

 

What makes Cheshire special?

A big welcome back to all of our Oakmere families.

  

Topic

Our whole school topic for the spring term is ‘What makes Cheshire special?’ which will be mainly geography based. We will be focusing on locational knowledge, map skills, identifying key physical and human features around the area, local history and local businesses.

 

Literacy

 During the first half term, we will be exploring the book ‘Rapunzel’ by Bethan Woollvin, which is a twist on the original tale. The children will be studying the descriptive language used En1/3.4 before writing their own traditional tale and set of instructions En1/3.3. In Phonics, we will be moving onto Phase 5.   

 

Maths 

We will be studying Multiplication and division Ma1/2.3, Fractions Ma1/2.4 and Measurement Ma1/3.1.

 

Mental Maths will continue on a weekly basis.

 

Science

This term we will be concentrating on Everyday Materials Sc1/3.1 a-d, Seasonal Changes Sc1/41 a-b and Working Scientifically Sc1/1.1-6.

  

RE

In Christianity, we will we focusing on respecting each other and the World, the Kingdom of God and Christian celebrations.  

 

CARE

This term, the focus will be on resilience. The children will be discussing special people in the community, exploring their feelings and how to control them and looking at how we should treat each other.

 

Physical Education

  

PE will continue on Mondays and Tuesdays PE1/1.1. Please ensure PE kits are in school each day as at times PE slots do change due to sports competitions or other sporting commitments.  

 

Languages

Mrs Birks will continue to teach the children French every Tuesday.

 

Homework

Homework is organised in a Homework jigsaw, with the children to complete one activity per week of their choice. One piece of homework is due in on a Friday. This will be continued to be posted on Google classroom.

 

Weekly spellings will continue on Fridays.

 

We look forward to an exciting spring term together. As always, please speak to us with any queries or concerns you may have.  Thank you.

 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Carroll.

 

 

How did History begin?

Curriculum Outline for Oakmere (Autumn Term)

 

 

 

Welcome to Oakmere, I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for the exciting year ahead! We have missed you all over these past few months and we can’t wait to start. We recognise that it is a big transition from Early Years Foundation Stage to the National Curriculum and we will ensure that this process is seamless for your child.

 

Topic

 

Our whole school topic for this term is ‘How did History begin?' where we will be learning about how some people believe that in prehistoric times, there was a Stone Age, Bronze Age and an Iron Age. We have a trip to Eddisbury Hill fort, a visitor coming in to deliver a workshop and a cooking/art day which will bring lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities to bring the topic alive for the children!

 

Literacy

 

During the first half term we will be looking at labels, lists and captions before moving on to instruction writing. To link in with our topic work, we will be using the book ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ by Michelle Robinson. En1/3.1,2,3,4

 

 Phonics En1/2.1 En1/3.1

 

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. Phonics is a valuable tool that helps with reading and writing. Phases 3 and 4 will be recapped over the term before moving onto phase 5.  At the end of the academic year (June 2020) the Phonics Screening Check will take place. More information will be given closer to the time.  Weekly spelling tests will take place on Fridays En1/3.1.

 

Reading/ Comprehension En1/2.1, 2

 

Your child will be read with twice a week in school (group and individual) so please ensure that reading books come to school each day.  We ask for you to read at least four times a week at home as this will really help with their reading skills. Please remember to ask your child to retell the story and answer a range of questions about the text to ensure that they understand what they read.

 

 

Maths

This term we will be focusing on place value Ma1/2.1, addition Ma1/2.2, subtraction Ma1/2.2, multiplication and division Ma1/2.3. 

 

Science

 

Animals and Humans SC1/2.2 - The children will identify and name a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will then focus on being able to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

 

Seasonal changes – The children will be looking for signs of autumn and describing the weather and day length associated with it.

 

R.E

In RE this term Oakmere will explore God, the Bible, a Baptism and the Church.  In CARE the children will understand what aspirations and creativity means to them and others. 

 

CARE

 The children will be learning what aspirations and creativity means to them and others. 

 

PE

PE will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure PE kits are in school each day as at times PE slots do change due to sports competitions or other sporting commitments.  

 

Homework

Homework is organised in a Homework jigsaw, with the children to complete one activity per week of their choice. One piece of homework is due in on a Friday. Please refer to the Oakmere homework section on the website for more information.

  

We hope this information is helpful. We look forward to an exciting and successful year together.  Please always speak to us with any queries or concerns you may have.  Thank you.

 

Miss Lewis and Mrs Carroll.

 

 

 

 

How are things different?

A warm welcome back to you all, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  

 

Literacy

 

This term we will be looking at Traditional Tales to look at similarities and differences between them as well as studying the descriptive language used En1/3.3 En1/3.4.  We will explore why these Tales are so popular.  To link with our Topic, we will be reading ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’ by David Axtell, this is similar to our very well loved ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. Instructions En1/3.1 En1/3.3 En1/3.4 will also be a focus this term in our writing. In Phonics, we will be moving onto Phonics Phase 5. World Book Day will take place in March. More information on a costume theme will be given to you nearer the time.

 

Maths 

 

We will be studying Multiplication Ma1/2.3 this term, Fractions Ma1/2.4 and Measurement Ma1/3.1

Mental Maths will continue on a weekly basis.

 

Science

 

This term we will be concentrating on Everyday Materials Sc1/3.1 a-d, Seasonal Changes Sc1/41 a-b and Working Scientifically  Sc1/1.1-6 STEM week will be an exciting experience for the children to explore using their senses. 

 

Topic

 

This term our focus will be on studying Kenya - we will study the physical and cultural differences, climate, tribes and the animals that live there. We will also learn about African music and recreate some of the sounds as well as make our own African masks.

There will be a KS1 trip to a sea life centre.

 

RE

 

In Christianity, we will we focusing on respecting each other and the World around us. We will also be looking at Christian celebrations, beginning with a Collective Worship on The Epiphany.  There is also an Islam Workshop for the whole school to look forward to and a visit to Chester Cathedral. 

 

Physical Education

 

Swimming will continue on Thursdays. 

 

PE will continue on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

Spellings

 

Weekly spellings will continue on Fridays and new spellings will be glued into their spelling books the same day.

 

Homework

 

Spring A homework grid will go onto the website by Wednesday 8thJanuary.  The first piece of homework is due Friday 17thJanuary and every continue every Friday.  

 

We look forward to an exciting Spring term together,

 

Oakmere staff team

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