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Year 4 Oak

We have arranged for a local company to come into school this Wednesday, 25th January, to complete a range of teambuilding workshops/ activities with the children in Years 4 & 5.

Could you please send your child into school wearing their P.E kit on the day (to include warm jogging bottoms) as many of the activities will be outside. 

Swimming starts Monday 8th. 
Don’t forget your kit including goggles! 

West Malling C. E. Primary School

Oak Class

Curriculum Newsletter: Term Three 2022-23

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you all had a restful break and your children are looking forward to the term ahead. Please do not hesitate to speak us or email on oakteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk should you have any questions or queries.

 

Homework

Reading –Children should read EVERY day. Everyone will have a book in their try which they are reading at school, they are welcome to also take this home to read.

Maths – Mathletics and times table practise will form the maths homework. By the end of this academic year the children are expected to know their tables up to 12 x 12. There are lots of websites where the children can play games but nothing beats chanting them to get them to stick in their heads! We will put links on Oak page on the school website The order in which we learn the X tables is: 2x, 5x, 10x then 3x, 4x, 8x then 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x.

Spellings –Children will have spellings to practise each week, linked to learning in class. Please make sure that children practise spelling them correctly in a sentence.

Weekly homework – This will be set at the beginning of each term. We hope that they are fun and interesting activities that will develop them as learners. It will be given out on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday. There will be a different activity for each week and castle points will be awarded generously.

 

Useful Reminders

We have had a large number of lost items last term. Please ensure everything is clearly named including PE hoodies, lunch boxes and especially JUMPERS. Nothing beats writing a name with a permeant marker as it can’t fall off and takes a while to wash off. Please remind your child that their belongings should stay either ON their peg or by their desk, this way nothing should get lost.

PE

We will be going swimming on Mondays, please come to school in PE kits to help with changing. It is vital that all children wear goggles to fully partake in lessons, they are unlikely to be able to pass onto the next level without goggles. PE will on Wednesdays. Please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days and that long hair is tied back.

Break time

Please remember to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to have at break time, this gives a much needed energy boost.  

Highlights of West Malling Christmas Service 2022

Uploaded by West Malling CE Primary on 2022-12-16.

Snow Day Fun!

Tuesday 13th December - West Malling’s Festive Sporting Extravaganza!

On Tuesday 13th December your child will be taking part in West Malling’s Festive Sporting Extravaganza!

Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE Kit and in their castle team t-shirt.

If your child doesn’t have a t-shirt of the correct colour, then a plain white t-shirt is fine. Castle team colours: Bodiam-blue, Hever-yellow, Leeds-red, and Dover-green

Year 3 and 4 have worked collaboratively to research a countries Christmas traditions and present them to the class

With Yr3 we have started to grow our own sea monkeys! We have been doing lots of writing about them, check back for updates.

We have really enjoyed our new English text, Oliver and the Seawigs. 
We have been making our own seawigs, inspired by what we have read. 

In science we will be learning about Ecosystems. 

With an adult, watching Blue Planet in BBC iPlayer, will help to develop knowledge and understanding. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p04tjbtx/blue-planet-ii

We hope you all had a restful break and your children are looking forward to the term ahead.

Please do not hesitate to speak us or email on

oakteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk should you have any questions or queries.

Homework

Reading –Children should read EVERY day. Everyone will have a book in their try which they are reading at school, they are welcome to also take this home to read.

Maths – Mathletics and times table practise will form the maths homework. By the end of this academic year the children are expected to know their tables up to 12 x 12. There are lots of websites where the children can play games but nothing beats chanting them to get them to stick in their heads! We will put links on Oak page on the school website The order in which we learn the X tables is: 2x, 5x, 10x then 3x, 4x, 8x then 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x.

Spellings –Children will have spellings to practise each week, linked to learning in class. Please make sure that children practise spelling them correctly in a sentence.

Weekly homework – This will be set at the beginning of each term. We hope that they are fun and interesting activities that will develop them as learners. It will be given out on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday. There will be a different activity for each week and castle points will be awarded generously.

Useful Reminders

We have had a large number of lost items last term. Please ensure everything is clearly named including PE hoodies, lunch boxes and especially JUMPERS. Nothing beats writing a name with a permeant marker as it can’t fall off and takes a while to wash off. Please remind your child that their belongings should stay either ON their peg or by their desk, this way nothing should get lost.

PE will on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days and that long hair is tied back.

Please remember to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to have at break time, this gives a much needed energy boost.  

Harvest Festival performance

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In DT we have been making biscuits! YUM!

We started with a basic recipe and made adaptions to improve it.

We have been learning about the digestive system. We have learnt about the function of the different organs that we use. We even made our own stomachs as that we could see what happens. 

Please explore this website and game to revisit and reinforce what we have learnt. 

In English, we have been creating musical instruments just like Ossiri. We have taken inspiration from the sounds around us, as did Ossiri.

In science we have been learning about the 3 main types of teeth we have: incisors, canines and molars. We learnt about there different uses and preformed a simple test to see which teeth we use for different foods. 

 

Enrichment week

During the afternoons this week we will be taking part in a range of exciting activities to extend learning and give new opportunities.

 

On Friday, 23rd September the children will be taking part in Forest School activities. Please send them into school dressed in clothes that you don't mind them getting dirty! The clothing should include long sleeves and (long) trousers and a pair of old shoes or wellington boots. They should also bring in a pair of trainers or school shoes to change into once their activities have finished.

 

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Makaton - You've Got a Friend in Me - Singing Hands

As part of our enrichment week children have been learning the chorus to this song using Makaton!

Welcome to Oak Class! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and enjoyed all the wonderful sunshine that we had. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak us or email on oakteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

 

Useful Reminder

Snacks

Please remember to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to have at break time. 

PE

PE will on Wednesdays and ThursdaysPlease ensure that stud earrings are removed on PE days and that long hair is tied back.

Homework

Expectations of homework include:

Reading –As part of the RALF initiative, children should read EVERY day. Please sign the sheet in the back of their homework books to show they have done so.

Maths – Mathletics practise will form the only maths homework, however multiplication tables practise is vital! Please also record any maths work your child does on the sheet in the back of their homework books. By the end of this academic year the children are expected to know their tables up to 12 x 12 with a 5 second recall. We will practise at school, but we ask that you also take as much time as you can to go through them at home. There are lots of websites where the children can play games but nothing beats chanting them to get them to stick in their heads! We will put links to some multiplication games on Oak page on the school website. The order in which we learn the X tables is: 2x, 5x, 10x then 3x, 4x, 8x then 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x.

Spellings – As mentioned above, children will have some spellings that have be sent home which will then be tested in school each week.

Weekly homework – This will be set at the beginning of each term. We hope that they are fun and interesting activities that will develop them as learners. Out on a Friday, in on a Wednesday. There will be a different activity for each week and castle points will be awarded generously.

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