Welcome back Oak class, I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer break. The first theme we will be exploring in Oak is ‘Survival’. In English we will be looking at some non-fiction texts and diving deeper into how others survive by focusing on explanation texts. We will also be looking at a novel written by the famous survivor Bear Grylls called Gold of the Gods, which follows our protagonist Beck Granger into the dangerous jungles of South America. In Geography we will be looking at how our world is changing and whether or not we are damaging our precious planet. Our RE units this term will start by focusing on the controversial topic of science and religion – can they complement each other or do they contradict? Our Christmas unit is looking at how Christians prepare for Christmas. We will also be looking at food and celebrating seasonality and culture by making savoury snacks in DT. Science will focus on living things and their habitats, looking and researching the different kingdoms and evolution and inheritance after half term, and we will be carrying our lots of practical experiments with elements of WOW science added to the mix.
An exciting and busy term begins!
Below you will find lots of information that you will find useful about the topics we are focusing on in class, information about spellings and homework and some useful websites that your children can go on at home to practise various skills.