Oak 

Welcome to Oak Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Day

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stevens (who will also be teaching Oak every Tuesday morning).



What we are learning about:

We are learning about the First World War in Oak class this term! Find out how we will be exploring our topic in all areas of the curriculum by downloading our topic plans here, here and here. We are hoping to expand our knowledge of this important period of history by visiting the local Trowbridge Museum in the Autumn Term (dates to be confirmed). 

For our topic, we will be using the fictional book Archie's War by Marcia Williams as a focus. Archie, our main character, writes in a scrapbook throughout the First World War. We experience and learn about the world during this time through Archie's eyes in comics strips, photos, thoughts and jokes.

PE Days

Our PE day over Term 1 & 2 is Thursday. We will be starting off the term doing gymnastics with Lisa. PE kits will need to be kept in school and changed into when it is our lesson time. Year 4's have the opportunity to do swimming weekly starting on the Thursday 4th November 2021 until Thursday 17th February 2022 (excluding Thursday 16th December). The dates are as follows:

November – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

December – 2nd 9th

January – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

February – 3rd, 10th 17th

This will always be on a Thursday afternoon and swimming kits will need to be brought in. Year 3's will be continuing gymnastics on a Thursday afternoon.

Reading:

Everyone in Oak Class will be given a reading record and a reading book to read every evening.  We will award a bookmark for every fifty reads that are completed at home (when the reading entry is signed by an adult). The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school.

Spellings:

Spellings will be set on a Friday and the test will be the following Friday morning. Spelling books should be handed in by the Wednesday morning.

Homework:

Homework will be set on Fridays and handed in by the following Wednesday. Homework set each week will alternate between Topic, English and Maths work. 

Snack:

Please could you ensure that your child has a small, healthy snack for snack time. They could bring in a piece of fresh or dried fruit, or vegetable (e.g. carrot sticks, cucumber etc). Please also remember that nuts are not allowed in school due to allergies. Thank you! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class email: oak@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk

 

 

Our Learning:

 

 

Art

Week of 4th October 21: We have been working hard on our stitching skills in our Art learning over the past 2 weeks. Here is a picture of our finished work on the display board outside of our classroom. We hope you like them as much as we do! Oak Class Cross Stitch

 

 Class Trip to Trowbridge Muesum 

Friday 8th October: We had a great time going to the Trowbridge Muesum to learn more about our History topic, WW1. We did 4 different activities where we looked at the local history of Trowbridge, tried on some clothing items that people would have worn 100 years ago and tried our hand at signing up to be soldiers in the war using Attestation forms. I am happy to announce that we were all accepted! 

 

 After lunch, we had a guided tour around some important parts of Trowbridge that held significance in the Great War. We listened to our group leader through headsets and asked questions at each stop of the tour. What a fun and imformative day! 

Tour of Trowbridge