Oak Class

Dear Year 6 Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back Oak class, we hope you had a wonderful Half term break! This half term’s topic is Counties and Cities, this is an exciting topic where we can really focus on geographical concepts and skills. This will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of physical and human features from around our country and how this compares to Winsford.

In English, we will begin by learning using the book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’. Using this book we will be writing a endurance narrative.  This book focuses on the journey of Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica on the boat Endurance and the perils he encounters and how he perseveres. After half term we will be using the ‘Ways of the Wolf’.

Oak class are expected to continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding their characters and the reasons why authors choose word choices . As per the homework policy please ensure you listen to your child read each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers.

In Maths we will be focusing on ratio and geometry focusing on shape and angles. Then we go onto covering area, perimeter and volume of 2d and 3d shapes. Each day children will also get the opportunity to practise their arithmetic skills through our key skills sessions as part of their maths lessons.

For the start of the Summer term P.E will be on Wednesday and Friday, the children may keep their PE kit at school. They will also need a water bottle each day. On Thursday we will continue swimming lessons, the children will need to bring their swimming kit, towel and bag.

Homework will continue to be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. Homework will be set on google classroom and you turn in your work on there. Parents can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. (Homework is extremely important. Please refer to the Oak View homework policy for more information regarding homework.)

Please remember if you have any concerns to get in touch.

Mr Rimmer and Mr Coyne