Welcome to Outstanding Oaks
Welcome to the Outstanding Oaks' Class Page.
We have many exciting adventures planned this year and we are so excited to delve into these as a class. On this page, you will find information about home learning if your child is isolating; what we're learning; homework, weekly updates and pictures to showcase our learning of the term.
This half-term our topic is 'Living and Surviving: rainforest'. Please scroll down to find out more about this wonderful learning journey
In geography, we will locate world countries on an atlas, specifically looking at those with rainforests. We will describe human and physical features of some of these countries- focusing on the layers of a rainforest; identify world climates and begin to learn about biomes.
In English this half-term we will be writing to inform and entertain. We will use a range of stimuli linked to our topic. ‘The great Kapok Tree; The explorer; The leaf detective and into the Jungle,’. The children will be writing their own setting descriptions and journal entries. We will also be writing persuasive letters linked to deforestation. In reading, we will be focusing on these texts, whilst also drawing upon poetry, and non-fiction texts related to our rainforest theme to help us retrieve, infer, predict, sequence and comment on the author’s language choices.
This half-term in maths the children will be learning about fractions and decimals. They will be taught to recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions count up and down in hundredths; dividing by 10 and 100. Throughout the term, we will also continue to revisit, practice and consolidate our understanding of multiplication and division.
In the summer term, the children will be sitting a Multiplication check test, which includes rapid recall of the 2-12 x table facts. To help them prepare for this, and our new weekly quiz, please check our times table section on our webpages for ways to support.
In science, we will be learning about living things. We will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. We will also find out about deforestation, learning that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
In art, we will study the work of Henri Rousseau, an impressionist artist known for his superb artwork which depicts tropical settings. After studying his work, the children will use materials, sewing and embroidery techniques to recreate a collage.
In DT, the children will create a rainforest shelter, incorporating their skills of joining to create a secure structure. They will spend time exploring existing
shelters, and will use this to develop design criteria.
In PSHE we will be learning about physical health and well-being.
If your child is self-isolating, please find below the work that they should complete, in line with what we will be learning in class, if they are well enough to do so. Click on the star, which will take you to the week's outline.
For more information do not hesitate to contact me.
If you have any questions, please contact me via our class email below, and I will do my best to respond within the working week.