Oak Class (Year 6)
Adults in Oak Class
Monday to Wednesday
Thursday and Friday
Welcome to Year 6 – September 2022
What will your child need?
|Item needed||Mon||Tues||Wed||Thur||Fri||Additional information|
|Reading book||Children need to have their reading book in school every day and reading records will be checked on a Monday morning.|
|PE kit||Children will have sports coaches from Dauntsey’s School on a Monday afternoon and a class teacher session on a Thursday. Please can the children wear their PE kit to school on these days and remember a PE hoody and tracksuit trousers or leggings for colder weather days.|
|Forest School kit||Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing for forest school and outdoor art sessions in terms 1 – 5.|
|CGP Homework books||Children will be set home learning on a Friday from the CGP homework books. These needs to be returned to school on Wednesdays each week for marking in class.|
|Water Bottles||Children should only have water in their bottles – no juice, squash or fizzy. Water bottles should be taken home daily to be washed out and re-filled.|
|Mid-morning snack||Morning snack should be fresh or dried fruit/vegetables only please – no fruit winders etc.|
Reading & Home Learning
Children should be reading five times a week at home to support their reading progression. This will also boost their self-esteem and love of reading. We will be checking off their reading records on a Monday morning, but they need to bring their reading books and home academy books into school every day. Children will earn a sticker in their reading records for completing their five reads.
Home learning set from the CGP homework books will include a reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar task. These tasks should take no more than an hour in total.
Communication & permissions
Please make sure you are signed up to Seesaw. If you are not yet signed up, please contact the school office. We use Seesaw as a communication tool and digital portfolio that allows you to have a personalised window into your child’s time at school. The class teacher and your child can document any learning so that it can be shared, supported and celebrated.
|Permissions||Please ensure you have informed the Admin team if you do not wish your child to appear in photographs on our website or one our school Facebook page.|
Learning in Oak class
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 1
We will start the year with a History topic – ‘Who were the Tudors and what was their impact on today’s society?’ We will look at the life of Henry VIII, as well as life for rich and poor people in Tudor times and British exploration around the world. Later in the term, we will be investigating life in Peru through a Geography focus, comparing physical and human geography with the UK.
The Tudors - Knowledge organiser >>
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 2
This term, we will begin with a Science topic – ‘Why is the circulatory system so important and how can we keep our bodies healthy?’ This will include studying the structure of the mammalian heart and the children will spend a session dissecting a pig’s heart to consolidate their understanding of this structure.
During our outdoor learning sessions this term, we will be looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and creating a variety of pieces using natural resources and materials. The topic will culminate in producing a piece of clay work, inspired by nature and our wonderful local environment.
The Heart and Circulation Knowledge Organiser >>
Andy Goldsworthy – Knowledge organiser >>
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 3
During term 3, we will immerse ourselves in all things electrical. We begin the term with a Science focus, recapping electrical components and exploring the impact of changing the voltage in a circuit. We will then use our knowledge of creating circuits to design and build a 3D model with a moving part.
Electrical Circuits – Knowledge organiser >>
3D model fairgrounds – Knowledge organiser >>
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 4
During term 4, we revisit the history curriculum. We begin our learning by studying World War 2, looking at events leading up to the start of the war, how evacuation and rationing affected the people living in Britain at the time and how the war finally ended.
World War 2 Knowledge Organiser >>
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 5
This term, we become environmental activists, when we learn about climate change and how greenhouse gases are affecting ecosystems around the world. We learn about Greta Thunberg and the part that we can all play in reducing climate change.
Climate and Ecosystems Knowledge Organiser >>
Oak Class Learning Journey - Term 6