Oak Class

Welcome back, Oak class! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break!

English

This term we will write a fictional narrative using Iron Man and write non-chronological reports about dragons. We will explore how to alter the text according to the purpose, audience and text type. Following this, we will create some captivating poetry to entice our reader. After half term, we will read ‘Rooftoppers’ and create our own character journey story. Following this, we will recount events using diary and newspaper formats.

Maths

We will begin the term by consolidating and extending our understanding of decimals, fractions and percentages, including how to convert, multiply and divide these. This term we will look at converting units of measure and apply this understanding so as to solve problems. In addition, we will further our understanding of the calculation of area, perimeter and volume. Year 6 will also develop mental arithmetic methods and understand key links.

Science

During the term we will be focusing on light and electricity. We will investigate how light behaves and how we see. The children will look at different light sources and use relevant scientific vocabulary to explain. During our electricity topic the children will use recognised symbols to show simple circuit diagrams and investigate how components within a circuit function.

Topic

The topic this term is Africa. As part of this, essential skills in Geography and History will be developed. We will develop locational knowledge of the continents, with a focus on the location of Africa. The class will study and compare Benin (AD 900) with British history and explore developments in the use of settlements, land use, trade and natural resources. As part of this, we will study and write about the lives of significant individuals such as Nelson Mandela. We will apply our understanding through writing opportunities such as letter writing, biographies and writing non-chronological reports about African animals.

Homework

Homework 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 read aloud daily and practise the times tables (1-12) at home.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Termly Newsletter

Autumn term information

Welcome back, Oak class! I hope you have had a pleasant summer and feel refreshed and ready for the exciting year ahead!

English

This term we will have a focus on writing thriller stories in our English lessons, using Hansel and Gretel as a stimulus. We will use this book to write letters, diary entries and also write a discussion piece about whether Gretel should be punished. Our focus will be on writing high-quality setting descriptions and character descriptions. After half term, we will read Jumanji and write about our own portal game. We will explore how characters are portrayed and developed in Charlie and the Chocolate factory and will use this in our own writing. As the Christmas season approaches, we will think about toys and games that we use and write a persuasive advert to intrigue festive shoppers!

Maths

The focus during this half term is place value and number. We will read, write and compare numbers up to 10 000 000. This understanding will provide a basis for our work using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and support our understanding of rounding, negative numbers and the methods for mental calculations.

Science

The class will study the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function. They will relate this understanding to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. In addition, the class will be expected to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

P.E This year will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. It is essential that children bring their P.E kit ready for these lessons.

Topic

The topic this term is Ancient Egypt. This topic enables detailed explorations of the geography of the area and the history of this period. To enhance the children’s understanding, a historian will be visiting our class, activities will include trying on Ancient Egyptian dress, learning about the Gods and Pharohs and creating realistic artefacts for our own class museum! We will take part in a ‘portals to the past’ workshop during the first half term, which I am sure will fully immerse Oak class in the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt.

Homework

Homework 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 read aloud daily and practise the times tables (1-12) at home.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Norris

Curriculum