Dosbarth Oak

Welcome to Oak Class.
Mrs Owen and Mrs Rowlands are looking forward to a great year ahead.  We have lots of fun and exciting lessons planned to help you on your learning journey this year beginning with our first topic of 'The Romans'.  Our trip to Chester is going to be a great way to kick start the topic.  We will be investigating what life was like as a Roman soldier, Roman food and mosaics to name just a few areas. In literacy we will be looking at Myths, explanation texts and poetry.  Our science topics this term are 'Rocks & Soils' and 'Magnetism'.   
As a school we are looking at mathematical reasoning, this is an area that a lot of children find challenging.  You can support your child with this by encouraging them to learn number bonds, times tables, telling the time and practice mental maths activities.  
PE is currently on a Tuesday and Wednesday but we ask that PE kits (including pumps/trainers) be kept in school throughout the week.
Homework Information for Parents
The children will be given 3 pieces of homework each week: Reading, Spellings, Literacy or Maths. 
For Reading we would like the children to do a minimum of 10 minutes reading three times a week.  We have a reading chart in our class where the children are rewarded with stickers - Who will be the winning reader this half term?  What prize book will you choose?
If you would like to carry out extra activities here are some options you may wish to choose:
- discussing key characters and settings
- making a list of unfamiliar words and their meanings
- discussing the book with your child and the events that occur
Spellings will be given every Monday to be learnt - these can be practiced quickly on a daily basis - e.g. using sentences, creating a word search to find them, rainbow writing etc.  We will carry out a Spellcheck the following Monday.
Maths and Literacy homework will be set alternate weeks.  This will be given in their homework books. Children are encouraged to log into RMieasymaths regularly, they do have access to this at school but the more time reinforcing mathematical concepts the better.
We really appreciate all the hard work you do with your child at home - please don't hesitate to contact us at the end of the school day if you ever have any questions.
Mrs Owen & Mrs Rowlands