Blue Oak have settled back into school after the holidays. We have been spending time getting back into routine and getting to know our new friends .
PE is on Wednesday and Friday. PE may take place outside, weather permitting, so please make sure that your child has suitable footwear (trainers) and tracksuit bottoms as well as shorts. They should have their PE kit in school every day. (Please refer to the Meet the Teacher presentation below for a full PE kit list).
In PE we will be learning to play Netball and developing our skills in Gymnastics. The year 5 pupils will be attending swimming every Friday. Children who are attending swimming need to bring their hat, a swimming costume and a towel every Friday.
We have snack time after break so a healthy snacks can be sent in - fruit, raisins, cereal bars, etc. and they should come in with a named bottle of water. Please do not send in cartons of juice or squash.
Sweets should not be sent in for snack time.
Reading books will be given out on Mondays to be returned the following Friday. Please make sure you read with your child, then comment and signing the reading record. Please ensure that you also return their book.
Homework will also be available on the website and also through Google Classroom.
The new google classroom code has been sent via an email.
In the Autumn term we will be exploring Space as our theme is Earth and Beyond. We will focus on the Solar System - including phases of the Moon and the planets.
Check Twinkl and Pinterest for ideas.
Cutting with scissors, putting on shoes, doing up buttons, doing up zips, tying laces, helping around the house - keeping their rooms tidy and cooking, with support.
Here is a more straightforward way of tying laces - give it a try.
Here is the alternative with the two loops
Traditional method and other fastenings such as buttons and zips
Mindfulness and activities could include building construction, colouring, playdough modelling, jigsaws, etc.
Music is available on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)
busythings - https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-remote-teaching - you should be able to login using your child's school login if not you can register for free trial.
Phonics is in literacy, communication and language - there are loads of interactive games and resources here for you.
Twinkl -https://www.twinkl.co.uk - has lots of phonics resources that you can access for free.
Additional DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:
Letters and Sounds: for home and school - online phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme. Available from Monday 27 April
Dot to dots are good for number recognition.
You could use a ruler and measure things or make cakes and practise measuring with cups or counting out spoonfuls of ingredients.
When you are playing games or keeping fit try counting along.
See how many teaspoons/forks are in the drawer, sort the bricks into different colours and see how many there are. Which has more/less?
Which toy is bigger/biggest/ heavier/lightest?
Count in twos -
There are counting and shape songs on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)
Iplayer has maths resources such as number blocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks
As does busythings https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-remote-teaching - you should be able to login using your child's school login if not you can register for free trial.
Classroom secrets also has lots of general resources including maths
Also worth looking on http://twinkl.co.uk
- this will give you an opportunity to explore growing with your child.
Growing at home links
garden through the seasons
science of growing plants
Lots of information about plants and how they grow from DK
Go onto busythings and use your child’s log in details – go to upper reception –understanding the world – the world - plants - There are a range of activities for your child to investigate