Hello and welcome to Oak Class. What a fun filled fabulous year we have ahead of us! This year is full of wonderful topics which includes gallery trips, visits to the zoo (to study evolution and inheritance) and even the dissection of a real heart!! Yuck! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you to become the very best that you can be! I hope you will also be teaching me, as every year I discover that I learn as much from my class as they do from me!
AUTUMN 2: DARWIN'S DELIGHTS
SHIP AHOY! WE’RE OFF ON AN EXCITING EXPEDITION WITH CHARLES DARWIN AND HIS CREW ON HMS BEAGLE. STOP AT THE MAGICAL GALAPAGOS ISLANDS TO SEE THE AMAZING SPECIES THAT HELPED DARWIN DEVELOP HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION BY NATURAL SELECTION. DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT A LAVA LIZARD OR WHY THE BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY HAS BLUE FEET? HOW HAVE ANIMALS ADAPTED TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT OVER TIME AND HOW MIGHT HUMANS EVOLVE IN MILLIONS OF YEARS? TAKE PART IN BATTLE OF THE BEAKS!! BECOME A FINCH AND GO BEAK TO BEAK AGAINST YOUR FELLOW FINCHES! WILL YOUR SPECIES SURVIVE TO REPRODUCE, OR WILL YOUR SPECIES DIE OUT AND BECOME EXTINCT???
Autumn 1: Gallery rebels Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone…
Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels! Learn how Van Gogh went crazy, bonkers, mad and even cut off part of his own ear!!
Let's take a trip to Manchester Gallery and find different art from a range of artists including Manchester's own L.S. Lowry.
The finale of this fabulous topic will be a unit 4 art gallery, set up in school for all parents to come and view. Will any of our masterpieces be worth millions?? Let's wait and see!
After School Activities Please encourage your child to take part in an after school activity. There are lots of activities on offer and they benefit your child in lots of ways.
P.E. please bring your PE kit into school on Monday and leave it in school all week. If parents want to wash them, take them home on a Friday and bring them back on Monday. Children will need school PE kit which consists of plain black shorts and a yellow t-shirt for indoor PE, plain black or blue tracksuit trousers, t-shirt, a plain black or blue jumper, and trainers for outdoor games. NO jewellery can be worn for PE.
PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays Homework Club is on Thursday 3:15 – 4:15
Behaviour: WE EXPECT A HIGH STANDARD OF BEHAVIOUR AT ALL TIMES. THE SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS, CONSEQUENCES AND REWARDS WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH ALL THE CHILDREN AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH TERM. NOT FOLLOWING THE EXPECTATIONS AFFECTS THE EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN IN THE CLASS AND WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.