Welcome back Oak class, I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas holiday. Our new theme we will be exploring in Oak is ‘Heroes and Villains’. In English we will be looking at some literature from our English heritage where we tackle Shakespeare! We will be looking at how Shakespeare was able to portray his characters as either heroes or villains - sometimes with a character changing from hero to villain within a few acts of his play. We will be focusing on his play Macbeth - or should I say The Scottish Play?! We may also have time to explore the tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet.
Our deep dive into Macbeth will link nicely with our new history unit where we will look at how crime and punishment has changed over time, linking to our local area when we examine the trials of the Pendle Witches and see where they met their end at our class visit to Lancaster Castle.
In art we will be looking at the work of Wallisy Kandinski and further developing our drawing and painting skills through some abstract artwork.
Our RE units this term will start by focusing on why the Exodus was such an important and significant event for Jews and Christians. We will be looking at why Christians celebrate the Eucharist and what Easter tells us about who Jesus was and is.
Science will focus on completing our evolution and inheritance topic before moving on to electricity and the different ways we can work scientifically.
In computing the children will be looking at how to formulate and develop databases and look at creating their own games after half term.
In PE children will be looking at gymnastics and then move on to invasion games.
Another 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.