Oak Class (Year 6)

 

 

Hello to Oak Class and Parents!

 

 

Our main priority this term 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. For the  first three weeks of this half term in maths and English lessons we will be revisiting topics in preparation for the SATs which are the week beginning 9th May, but are also covering all of our other usual curriculum areas. After SATs, maths will be more thematic, with the children covering projects such as ‘The Bakery’ which will require them to use numerous maths skills they have learnt over the year.

Our main history-centred topic this term is World War Two. We will be investigating:

  • What was the cause of WW2?
  • When and where did it take place? 
  • What was life like in WW2?

As well as looking at life in London during the Blitz, we will explore life in Lancaster and Halton during World War Two and look at the experiences of children who were evacuated here. A group of people walking on a street

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Our English work will be cross-curricular and centred around World War Two. We will begin by using the short animated film ‘The Piano’ as writing stimulus and then will be using 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

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As well as our projects in maths, 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 will be identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. 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.

We will be improving our swimming skills this term in PE: children will need their kit each Thursday.

In RE this half term we will be thinking about Ascension and Pentecost and reflecting upon the ways these events and beliefs make Christianity distinctive.

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 café culture and restaurants.

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 are really looking forward to hearing all the personal study presentations! 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

 

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