Hello to Oak Class and Parents!
Welcome to Year 6! After our lovely, sunny summer we are raring to go! We can’t wait for our Robinwood trip on 12th September! 🙂
Our main, history-centred, topic this term is Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.
Our English work will be cross-curricular and will initially centre around a retelling of ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ by Hugh Lupton. We will also be listening to ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan. We will be recapping the grammar studied in Year 5 and building on our knowledge.
For spellings, we will work most days on a sound for the week to practise at home and then have a test on a Friday. New spellings for the following week will be given on Fridays. There will be an English task set for homework each week, usually on Google Classroom.
In maths, we will practise and improve our arithmetic skills as well as looking at the topics of place value and the four operations. Children will be encouraged to practise times tables at home using resources such as the Times Tables Rockstars website and there will be a weekly times tables task each week. There will be a maths task set for homework each week, usually on Google Classroom.
Our science topic is Light.
In art we will be looking at how to bring movement into our drawings, paintings and pastel work.
We are lucky enough to be working with Ludus Dance for the first half term on a new public health arts project funded by Lancaster City Council called ’The Alien Needs Our Help’. This will include elements of music, PEand PHSE. This will take place on Tuesday mornings. After half term we will be doing PE Tuesday afternoons.
In RE this half term we will be thinking of Life as a Journey
In French we will be recapping talking about ourselves and our daily routines as well as learning to tell the time.
Homework will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday, to be handed in by the following Friday morning. It will usually be a piece of maths and a piece of English. This may be a work sheet or an online activity. We would always encourage children to at least glance at it when it is first handed in so they can ask for extra support if they are not sure about something. We would like to see the children reading at least 5 pages of their reading book a night, as well as practising spellings and times table If you need any help with Google Classroom you can download our handy guide
To keep up with what we’re doing in class, please do keep checking our class page on https://www.classdojo.com
We look forward to seeing you!
Mrs Jackman and Miss Brown
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