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Welcome to Oak Tree Class - Mr Ellis

Welcome to Oak Tree Class

We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to returning to school, we certainly can not wait to welcome you back.  Fingers crossed, we will see some more normality this year.  

Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the autumn term.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @OakClass_Sankey to see regular updates.

We are set to have a great year and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about.  If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by popping in or telephoning.  The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.

Kind regards

Mr Ellis


The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the written multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables.


This term, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire the children’s writing.  Children will begin by looking at Tin Forest and then Varmints by Helen Ward. 


Wider Curriculum


Children begin with revision of simple circuits with lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. Children will then compare series and parallel circuits and face some difficult challenges!

Children will then explore the structure of the heart and lungs; looking at the double circulation system and all about blood! They will then investigate why exercise is good for us and what can harm the heart and lungs. 



Is Warrington a good place to settle? 

In this topic, the children will study why the location, transport links, proximity to cities, trade and industry all make Warrington a good place to live. Through use of digital and paper maps, children will investigate land use in different sized settlements and the ways in which settlements are linked together.  They will also look at how Warrington has changed over time.



What can we learn from Ancient Civilisations?

During this topic, the children will focus on the early ancient civilisations; Ancient Sumer, Ancient Mayans, Ancient, Indus Valley and Shang Dynasty.  They will learn about significant events from the time and order these events chronologically on a timeline of early world history. 


Additional Messages:


Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.


 Spellings will focus on either a particular spelling rule/pattern or will be taken from the statutory word list and will be taught and practised throughout the week. Tests will take place each Friday and new lists posted on Google Classroom. 


The children will have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday this term, children should wear their PE kits to school for each of these PE days.

Swimming - Year 5 children

As the children had limited swimming lessons in Year 3 and no swimming lessons in Year 4, we have decided to continue the swimming lessons for  Year 5 children.  From the 17th September the children will go swimming every Friday morning for 10 weeks.  Please make sure you complete the permission slip and return to school by Monday 13th September.


Homework will be set on a Thursday and this should be returned by the following Wednesday.  Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work they are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently. 



Some useful websites, resources and links:

https://spellingframe.co.uk - Spelling Frame - A great, interactive website to give you chance to practise your spellings in a variety of different ways.

https://cospaces.io/edu/ - A useful computing link to explore virtual reality. Please use the code 'C78CC' to access the Elder Tree Class Page.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times Table Rockstars. Use this website to practise your times tables, battle with your band mates and keep your arithmetic skills up to scratch!

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