Hello to Oak Class and Parents!
It is so lovely to be back in class and looking forward to a full term in school! 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
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.
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 maths, we will continue to practise and improve our arithmetic skills as well as looking at topics including algebra, shape and measurement. 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 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 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 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 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
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