Oak Class

Autumn Term Information

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

In English this term we will be exploring the book, Rose Blanche by Vita Murrow and focus on creating diary entries from this book.

Our Maths skills will develop through focusing on our place value knowledge 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 Living Things and their habitats as well as animals including humans. This will include looking at how living things are classified using the Linnaeus system. We will look at how to distinguish between helpful and harmful microbes. We will look at the role the cardiovascular system plays in life and how to keep it healthy.

Our topic this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’ we will be learning about the Egyptian civilisation, how they lived their lives and learning about their beliefs. We will look at the geographical features of Chester. We will learn about the pharaohs and their role in society, as well as the process of mummification. This will include a visit from an Egyptian specialist.

PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays children will be expected to be in the correct PE kitfor 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. This term we also have swimming on a Thursday afternoon, please help your child to remember their kit.

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