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Welcome to Oak Tree Class - Mr Ellis

Welcome Back!

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and haven't ate too mcuh chocolate!! We are delighted to welcome you all back to class.

We hope that this term we will begin to see some more normality and fingers crossed, we will finish the year altogether!! We will continue to work closely with you and the children and we’re here for you every step as we figure this all out together.  

Have a read through our curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the spring term.

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.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @OakClass_Sankey to see regular updates.

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 we will begin by reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells.  Click on the image to listen to Chapter 1 and 2 of the story.


Wider Curriculum


This term, the children will revise the three states of matter and properties of materials. They will then be introduced to further properties: solubility and thermal conductivity.  Children will then look at separating materials using a range of methods and understand that some changes are irreversible. They will then discuss the formation of new materials.  



Would you rather live in North or South America?

In this topic, the children will find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look at the landscape and climate of some of the contrasting regions of the Americas and compare these with our own.



Why were we victorious at the Battle of Britain?

During this topic, the children will study the main events of World War II and then focus on what was the Battle of Britain, how was the battle won and why Great Britain were victorious during the battle.


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 Thursday this term, children should wear their PE kits to school every Thursday 


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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