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Year 6 - Oak Class

Class Teacher and Teaching Assistants

Our teacher is Mrs Sobey, and Miss Yates is the teaching assistant.

What you need to know

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday; pupils should come in in their PE kits.

Year 6 pupils are responsible for ensuring their reading diaries and books are in school every day. They should use these diaries to independently record their daily reading, any interesting vocabulary, facts or parts of a story they have enjoyed and to practice weekly spellings.  We will use them during the school day too.

We encourage pupils to explore books that they enjoy; be it a lengthy chapter book, biography, fact book or magazine.  Those that require some extra support with reading and spelling are given access to Lexia which will give them opportunities to practise their reading skills and comprehension. They can do this as part of their daily reading at home in addition to sessions in school.

Homework will usually be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday; this will either by on Mymaths or a paper exercise that will be sent home in their homework folder. 

Times Tables - regular practise on TT Rockstars is highly recommended. Fluent times tables knowledge is key to tackling the maths demands in year 6 and in secondary school.  

This term we are learning...(Summer 2023)

Titanic: we have been fascinated to learn about the White Star Line's most famous luxury cruise liner and the incredible survival stories that have been documented.  We have examined sources and used this to inspire our diary writing form the perspective of either first-class, second-class, third-class passengers or crew, and newspaper reports showing our ability to switch between formal  and informal in our writing..

Maafa: This project teaches children about Africa past and present, with a particular focus on the ancient civilisation of Benin. It traces the development of the slave trade and explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

Science: topics this term will introduce us to the human circulatory system, and how blood, the heart and lungs circulate oxygen and nutrients around the body, and the affect our lifestyles can have on our bodies.  We will also be exploring adaptation, evolution and the work of Charles Darwin. 


Spring Term 2023

Frozen Kingdoms: in this unit we will be exploring the polar regions of the world, learning about polar day/night, polar landscapes, polar oceans and climate and how lines of latitude and longitude allow us to pinpoint exact locations around the world.

We are also studied the age of Polar Exploration over 100 years ago, comparing the expeditions of Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. 

Have you heard of Matthew Henson?... Although he was the first American to reach the North Pole he was the only man on his expedition not to receive a medal - why?  We'll be finding out.

We will also be comparing human settlement and trade in the polar regions and considering the impact of tourism and climate change on these regions.

Science: building on the knowledge and skills learned in Year 4 we will be exploring and understanding electrical circuits in greater depth this term. 


Useful Links

TT Rockstars