Oak Class Year 5

Welcome to Oak Class
Our theme this term is: Cocoa Loco
Autumn Term
This term we are learning about the Mayan Civilization through our theme, Cocoa Loco.
During our English lessons, we will be exploring texts which will enrich the children's learning about the life of the Maya and the impact that they have had on the way we live today. 'The Great Chocoplot' and 'The Chocolate Tree' will help frame writing opportunities and link learning across the curriculum. 
Our Science focus this term will center around changes and properties of materials. We will be linking this to our theme by focussing on how we take cocoa beans and turn them into chocolate, as well as finding suitable packaging materials for chocolate bars. 
In our Art and DT lessons, we will be using our painting and digital media skills to study the work of Frida Kahlo and create our own portraits. 
Key Information
Oak Class will continue to have 2 PE lessons per week. These will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is named and in school at all times. 
Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning. Reading Records need to be handed in on a Thursday. 
Times tables
Children are encouraged to continue using TimesTable Rockstars to practice their times tables each week. They will also be completing one of our 21 Facts activities each morning to support their understanding not only of their times tables, but their relationships between number facts. This will take place during registration.