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Welcome to Oak Class!


Our teacher this year is Ms. Taylor who is being fantastically supported by our teaching assistant, Miss Riley.


We’ve got an exciting and packed curriculum this term, which we start every Monday with a trip to the swimming pool as part of our PE curriculum. We literally jump into every new week with a splash!


In English, our Autumn term begins by exploring texts by the author Michael Morpurgo. We have started studying ‘The Butterfly Lion’ and the children will be writing diary entries, letters, descriptions and a writing a non-fiction report linked to its themes and characters.


Our Area of Study this term is the Anglo-Saxons, where we will explore who they were and where they came from, as well as the reasons behind their arrival in Britain. We will identify differences between invaders and settlers as well as the impact settlers had on where we live today. We will be archaeologists and examine Anglo-Saxon artefacts as well as discovering how many words and names that we still use date from Anglo-Saxon times.


In Science, we are learning about materials and their properties. The children will be learning to work scientifically with the aim of developing their investigative skills - recognising and controlling variables where possible. We’ll start with a very important investigation – which material will keep Ms Taylor’s coffee hot for the longest!


We love reading in Oak Class and reading is a priority for us in Year Five but across Buckingham Primary School as a whole. There is an expectation that children read every night. We encourage children to read to an adult so that children can discuss their thoughts and ideas about the plot, themes and characters. Reading aloud is also a great skill for children to have. The more they read aloud, the more confident and fluent they will become. We have some fantastic books in our Year Five library which we can explore as we choose our Bucket Books, including classic and modern novels, graphics novels and poetry.


We have such a lot to look forward to in Oak Class this term so we’d best get started,