Mighty Oaks Class
Year 5/ Year 6 - 2023-2024
Teacher: Mrs France
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Leggett
Welcome to the Mighty Oaks webpage.
Our core text this term is:
Cosmic : it's one giant leap for boy-kind
It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic. Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster“ or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche.
Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space.
Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.
Homework will be set on a Friday via class emails
Homework will consist of the following:
- Maths activities
- Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/
- Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
- Individual reading logs
It is really important that you read with your child at least 5 times a week.
To support your child at home with their reading you could use lots of different questioning techniques. Asking your child to repeat/ summarise what they have read or picking specific events in the book to talk about will help you to understand what they have learnt. You can find lots of example questions to ask your child below.
Book banded reading books will be sent home with each child along with a reading log. Please ensure your child completes a reading review at the end of a book. Pupils should aim to read a variety of genres and text types across the year.
PE will be on a Tuesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on their PE day.
Drinks & Snacks
Please ensure that your child brings a drink of water (not fruit drinks or squash) to school each day. This needs to be in a labelled bottle that we can keep in the classroom which can be accessed during the day. Please provide your child piece of fruit for morning break.
Ideas to support reading at home
Statutory spelling lists
SPAG Glossary for parents and children