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Year 6 - Oak Class

Welcome to the Oak Class Page

What a successful first half term returning to school. Everyone has come back with a positive attitude and even with all the changes into your daily routines, you have settled back in immensely. More of the same this half term please!

School Day Reminders

  • The school day for Oak Class begins at 8:50 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday: Your child will get changed at school. Please dress appropriately for the weather, no football kits. 

Dates for Your Diary

* Tuesday 2nd November: Autumn 2 half term begins.

* Friday 18th November: Children in Need.

* Thursday 1st December: Trip to Bury Fire Station.

* Friday 2nd December: Hand in Home Learning Challenge.

* Wednesday 7th December: Lion King.

* Friday 3rd December: Home Learning Challenge to be handed in.

* Friday 9th December: Christmas Jumper Day! More details to follow.

* Wednesday 21st December: Last day of the Autumn 2 half term.

 

A reminder about online safety:

If you are online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful during the first half of the autumn term: please look at the curriculum section of our website to view more information about our curriculum.

Year 6 - Oak Class Curriculum

English

We will finish off Stay Where You Are Then Leave; I know a lot of you cannot wait to find out about the ending! (I hope you have not been reading the remaining chapters in half term- spoiler alert).

Then we will be studying a fabulous book called ‘Friend Or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo. The novel is about two boys, David and Tucky, who are evacuated from blitzed London to the countryside during World War II. They settle down to their new lives but when they are the only witnesses to a damaged German bomber flying low over the moors, they are drawn into an adventure and face a moral dilemma. The book will be the inspiration for us to debate the issues the boys face and also to write balanced arguments, diaries and letters in role.

Spellings

Children will be given a new spelling list every Monday. Children will be expected to practise the spellings both in school and at home ready for the test every Friday. 

In our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons, we will:

To practice using semi colons;
To understand the active and passive voice;
To change direct speech to reported speech;
To use modal verbs.
 

Maths

Our Maths topics for this half term include:

Fractions

Converting to common denominators before comparing and ordering;
Adding, subtracting;
Multiplying and dividing.
Decimals

Multiplying and dividing.
During each topic, there will be opportunities to apply learning to problem solving.

Science

Our Science topic is Light and our studies will include:

The main sources and reflectors of light, and why the Moon is confusing;
How light helps us to see things;
How shadows are made and how both their size and intensity can be changed;
To investigate how light is both reflected and refracted.

RE

This half term's topic is 'Celebrating the Eucharist'. The aim of this unit is to develop a greater understanding of the Eucharist and the deeper meaning of the symbolism and reason for the celebration. 

PSHE

We will be focusing on the topic of 'Valuing Difference' and our studies will include:

OK to be different;
We have more in common than not;
Respecting differences;
Tolerance and respect for others;
Advertising friendships;
Boys will be boys? - challenging gender stereotypes.
 

Topic 

Our first cross curricular topic is still ‘What Was It Like For Children In The Wars?’. Once we have finished World War 1, we will then turn our attention to World War II and investigate:


• What happened at the end of World War I and why is Remembrance Sunday so important?
• Why did World War II begin?
• What was The Blitz and how did people try to protect themselves?
• Why was rationing required and what was the Dig For Victory campaign?
• Who were Sir Winston Churchill and Anne Frank?
• What happened at the end of World War II?

P.E.

I am delighted that our team of professional coaches will be leading Oak Class's PE lesson every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Children will get changed for PE at school, no football kits allowed. For safety reasons, long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings either removed or taped over for safety (tape is supplied by school). Take into account the weather conditions.

Do not forget to check out the school's Twitter page for regular updates and information.

@ccwalshaw.

Mr. Beck, Mrs Grundy and Mrs Chester.