Oak Class

Spring Term Information

Welcome back everyone I trust you have had a fantastic Christmas and hope everyone is back ready for some hard work!

In English this term we will be exploring the book, Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty international and focus on creating letters and freedom narratives from this book.

Our Maths skills will develop through focusing on volume, geometry, position and movement and ratio followed by our knowledge of the four operations. In order to support them with the knowledge needed for the year 6 curriculum it will help if they are confident in their times tables (up to 12 x 12).

Science this term will focus on Animals, including humans and Evolution. This will include looking at the role the cardiovascular system plays in life and how to keep it healthy. We will look at how evolution occurs and research how certain species have evolved over time.

Our topic this term is ‘Africa’ we will be learning about the diverse nature of Africa. We will learn about the human and physical geographical elements of Africa and compare them to the UK. We will spend time learning about the various countries in Africa and will be able to name some of their capital cities.  This topic will include a workshop with an African drumming specialist.

PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Richardson, Mr Rimmer and Miss Woodall