Welcome to the home of Oak Class
Oak Class is a year 3,4 mixed age class taught by Mr Chambers-Smith and Mrs Pincher. Our current home is the top classroom of Burrington School.
This page was last updated in October 2023 - Our Autumn Term Topic is:
Volcanoes and Mountains
Oak Class are settling in well this term! We have established classroom routines and begun our academic content for the year.
Our Class reader is currently: The Firework Maker's Daughter - by Phillip Pullman
This week we have had our Harvest Service in Holy Trinity Burrington. What a generous group of families. Our alter table was simply bursting with fruit and vegetables as well as a whole host of useful products which will help change lives at our local food bank. Many thanks to all who donated and came to worship and give thanks with us.
P.E. and Sports:
Teachers have taken the decision to recommence the changing for P.E. in school as it was before COVID. This is to provide opportunity to practice skills of independent changing and dressing and will be supported by the opportunity to go swimming in the summer term and change at the pool as well.
Therefore, please can all children in Oak have a named set of PE clothes in school with them on Monday. The kit can be taken home on Friday to be washed.
P.E. is on a Monday afternoon
Games with Future Stars is on a Friday Afternoon.
Spellings and Times Tables
Spellings are issued in paper form on a Monday.
We expect that children will spend some time looking at the spellings over the week and weekend ready to spend time looking at the spelling rule at school. You can make a nightly habit of writing the spellings out. This can help memory retention and confidence!
We test the spellings on a Monday. The test is done on an individual basis on paper.
Please let us know if there are any questions or queries about your child's spellings.
Times tables are also learned in Oak Class. We suggest that you practice these often and your child to have an awareness of which times table they need to practice. In general, we learn times tables in an order. These are structured to begin with easier times table patterns and finish with harder ones. We also put similar tables like 3s and 6s next to each other in the order to facilitate the making of links between these two number patterns.
2 / 5 / 10 / 3 / 6 / 4 / 8 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 12
Your child will be reading books from our reading scheme that are phonetically decodable. This means your child will be able to read 95% of the words in this book with accuracy.
We read with your child frequently in school and are continuously assessing your child and moving them onto new book bands as they make progress in their reading.
We ask that children read their phonetically decodable book 3 times at home.
1 - On the first time, your child will encounter any tricky words and begin to develop fluency.
2 - On the second read through, your child will be confidently blending the tricky words they encountered and be able to use them in the context of the story
3 - On the third read through, your child will be able to focus on enjoyment of the story through their developed fluency!
In addition to their phonetically appropriate book that is matched to their stage, they will also often have a sharing book this is a book from our school library. It is likely that this book will contain lots of new words and may need your support to be enjoyed. We encourage children to share new books with family and friends and enjoy these books at home and at school! When doing reading practice with your child, please use their other phonetically decodable book. However, these other library books make great choices for a bedtime story or simply enjoying with your child.
Curriculum Map for Autumn Term 2023