Hello to Oak Class and Parents!
What a busy final half term we have planned! Our main priority is ensuring Oak class feel fully prepared and confident for the move to high school, as well as celebrating and marking their time at St Wilfrid’s. We will be doing some transition activities to help with the practicalities of organising bags, using a bus timetable etc! We will also be spending time practising our leavers’ play – and of course there is the school sleepover to look forward to!
Our main history-centred topic of World War Two continues this half term. We will be investigating
- What was life like in WW2?
- How did people manage rationing?
- What happened on D-Day and what part did it play in ending WW2?
- What happened at the end of WW2?
Our English work will be cross-curricular and centred around the excellent book by Emma Carroll, ‘Letters from the Lighthouse.’ World War 2 as seen through the eyes of twelve year old Olive when she is evacuated from London to Cornwall.
In DT we will follow the WW2 motto ‘Make Do and Mend’ – refashioning old clothes and bedding into pencil cases which we will design and make ourselves.
In maths, we will continue to practise and improve our arithmetic skills as well as looking at topics including geometry. We will also use our mathematical skills in science creating pie charts and in history when calculating food rations for our families!
Our science topic is Animals, Including Humans. We’ll be exploring the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and understand the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. The children will also be taking part in Relationships and Sex Education and health education lessons – more details to follow.
We will be improving our skills in athletics this term in PE, including discus, shot putt and long jump amongst others.
In RE this half term we will be thinking about People of Faith.
We are looking forward to practising our composition skills in music: developing soundscapes using instruments as well as the iPad app Garage Band.
In French we will be learning about buildings in towns and villages and how to give directions.
Homework will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday, to be handed in by the following Friday morning. If you need any help with Google Classroom you can download our handy guide
To keep up with what we’re doing in class, keep checking our class page on https://www.classdojo.com
We have listened to some outstanding personal study presentations and look forward to hearing the rest of the children’s talks this half term.The list of chosen topics for study is varied and so interesting!
We can’t wait to see them all!
Mrs Jackman and Miss Brown
Online Safety Message
Some of our learning tasks in Oak Class involve finding out information online. If researching at home, please remember to include ‘child’, ‘children’ or ‘kids’ in your search. This will help to filter out any adult/unsuitable content.
Check out the key message:
Always remember what KS says: If you have ‘yukky feelings’, then Say NO, Walk Away and Tell a Trusted Adult. The same rules apply online as in real life. Ask an adult if you are unsure about ANYTHING online. Make good, sensible choices and ask for help if something goes wrong.
Would extra support be helpful to you?
Year 6 Leavers 2020