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Welcome To The Oak Class Web Page

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer's rest and you are ready to come back into school full of energy ready for the start of Year 6. I am excited to get to know you all!

 

Please note that as part of the school's on-going measures to guard against Coronavirus and following the Government's advice, we need to keep doors and windows open for ventilation so please consider sending your child to school wearing a vest and/or long-sleeved t-shirt under their uniform and girls might want to wear woolly tights or switch to trousers during the winter months.

 

 

School Day Reminders

* The school day for Oak Class begins at 8:50 am and ends at 3:30 pm.

* PE is on Monday and Wednesday: Your child will get changed at school. Please dress appropriately for the weather, no football kits. 

 

Dates for Your Diary

* Monday 6th September: Autumn 1 half term begins.

* Monday 13th September: Meet the teacher on Zoom- code to follow. 18:00-18:30

* Tuesday 21st September: Individual photos.

* Friday 22nd October: Last day of Autumn 1 half term.

* Monday 1st November: Autumn 2 half term begins.

* Friday 26th November: Class trip to Tatton Park- Wartime Christmas Session.

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

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

 

Below you will find the information regarding the curriculum coverage. 

 

Mr. Beck, Mrs Grundy and Mrs Nuttall. 

 

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

 

Curriculum News

 
English

The whole of Key Stage Two will start the term by investigating 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies which is a tale of transformation and will provide lots of opportunities to reflect on the importance of green spaces and the environment on our mental health and well-being.

 

We will then move on to a breath-taking book linking to the war topic called 'Stay Where You Are Then Leave' by John Boyne. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this over the summer holidays and can't wait to share it with you. The book will be the inspiration for us to write diaries and letters in role, recounts of events, descriptions and explanations.

 

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. Do not panic if you lose the spelling list they are attached below. 

 

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

  • To practise writing and identifying complex sentences.
  • To practise using dashes.
  • To practise using semi colons.
  • To practise using colons.

 

Maths

Our Maths topics for this half term include:

  • place value (whole numbers up to ten million); order of operations;
  • multiplication and division (by one and two digit numbers);
  • identifying prime numbers; and finding common multiples and factors.

 

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

 

Science

Our first Science topic is Electricity and our studies will include:

  • Researching how to use electricity safely.
  • Investigating the work of scientists who have developed the use of electricity over time.
  • Exploring what circuits need to work and using symbols to draw circuit diagrams.
  • Investigating scientific vocabulary, such as the difference between ‘cell’ and ‘battery’ and between ‘current’ and ‘voltage’
  • Undertaking practical investigations to follow lines in enquiry.

 

RE

This half term's topic is 'Life as a Journey'.

The aim of this unit is to: give children an opportunity to ponder on the thought that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian and to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.

 

PSHE

We will be focusing on the topic of 'Me and My Relationships'.

 

Topic 

Our first cross curricular topic is ‘What Was It Like For Children In The Wars? World War I will be studied before half term and World War II in Autumn 2, which dovetails neatly with the texts to be studied during English lessons. To enrich our studies, we have booked a trip to Tatton Park on Friday 26th November; look out for further information which will be sent home soon! Our first set of Home Learning Challenges (which will include Challenges relating to both World Wars) will be sent home by the end of Week one and is due to be returned to school by Friday 3rd December.

 

P.E.

I am delighted that our team of professional coaches will be leading Oak Class's PE lesson every Wednesday morning and the Year 6 teaching team will lead the PE lesson every Monday morning.

 

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

Home Learning Challenge

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Link To Year 6 Whiterose Maths Lessons

Link To Year 6 National Academy Lessons

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