Dear Year 6 Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to Oak class! We look forward to teaching your children this year. This school year we will build on (and review) what they have learnt in Year 5 in Maths and English and they will experience new, exciting topics.
This term’s topic is Ancient Civilisations, this is an exciting topic where we can really focus on historical concepts and skills. This will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of world history and how this links to British history. We will look at when the civilisations where around, what their beliefs were, what daily life was like and where in the world they lived.
In English, we will begin by learning about historical events through the eyes of a child and look at constructing diary entry through reading Rose Blanche by Christophe Gallaz. We will be focusing on the atmosphere created through the text and how their character is feeling looking at the range of ways we can convey this to have an impact on our readers.
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 Place Value to begin with. We will also be exploring numbers up to 10,000,000. The children will build up their skills based on reading, writing, comparing and ordering these numbers. Each day children will also get the opportunity to practise their arithmetic skills through our key skills session.
In Science, the children will be exploring the topic ‘Light’ where they will be using their scientific enquiry skills to investigate what light is and what effects light. In RE we will be focusing on Christianity, focusing on How and why people worship and what are the benefits for believers. In PSHE this term we will be exploring Families, Friendships and safe relationships.
For the start of the Autumn term at least children will be doing for thirty minutes PE daily, the children may keep their PE kit at school. They will also need a water bottle each day.
Like last year, homework will be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. Please complete your child’s reading record when you hear them read each night. (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.
Mrs Clarke, Mr Rimmer and Miss Kennerley