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Oak Class (Year 6)

Welcome to Oak Class (The Mighty Oaks!)

 

In Year 6 we are taught by Mrs Cox together with subject specialist teachers for PE, Science, Music and French.  

 

Learning

Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 6.  Our topic this term is 'Amazing Earth' and we shall be learning all about our wonderful world.  Our first main text in English is 'Sky Song' which is set in the frozen north which provides us with the opportunity to explore how life adapts to extreme environments.  Our second text is Darwin's Dragons, which is set in the Galapagos Islands.  This links in with our study of Darwin in science - our topic is Evolution and Inheritance - and the study of the Galapagos in geography.  In geography, we will be learning about plate tectonic theory and how these moving plates shape our world.  We will explore how volcanoes and earthquakes occur and what impact this has on people.  We will study a number of case studies including the most recent volcanic activity in Iceland and the earthquake in Japan.  We will also be studying the Galapagos Islands in details and in English and computing, the children will be producing websites to advertise their own 'once in a life time holiday to the Galapagos'.     

 

To find out more detail about what will be learning in each of our subjects please download the 'Curriculum Overview' document below.  You can also download our weekly timetable below.   

  

PE & Forest School

Children should have their PE kit, including trainers, in school all week.  

The Golden Mile will happen every Monday and Friday mornings - all children must wear trainers for this.

We have PE and Leadership with Mrs Javes on a Monday afternoon.  

We do not have forest school in Spring Term 1.

 

Homework 

Home work will be set every week on Google Classrooms.  Children are expected to complete a maths and an English task every week.  Sometimes additional subject related work will be given.  In addition, children are expected to read every night and do regular spelling and times-table practice.  Spelling tests will take place on a Monday and Times Table tests on a Friday.  Parental support and encouragement with this is key to success.     

 

Reading 

Visit the English Curriculum page for lists of recommended reading books.

Have a good at 'ReadTheory' to help improve your reading comprehension skills.

 

KS2 SATs

SATs will take place 13th - 16th May 2024.  The timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 13th May: English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) papers 1 (questions) and 2 (spelling)
  • Tuesday 14th May: English reading paper
  • Wednesday 15th May: mathematics papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)
  • Thursday 16th May: mathematics paper 3 (reasoning)

 

Year 6 Events this term (see the school calendar for other whole school events)

TBC

 

Oak Class 2023 Remembrance Poetry

Uploaded by Rebecca Cox on 2023-11-09.

 

Useful websites to support your child at home

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