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Welcome to Oak Class

PROJECT

Our project for the spring term is “Does Adversity Always Make Us Stronger?”, in particular we will be learning about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and what it is like to live in these challenging places in the world. The project has a strong focus on geography which will be enhanced by our learning in art, computing and design and technology to help us to understand how the challenges of these environments affects people’s lives. We will be also be exploring other situations in which people are affected by adversity both in this country and around the world. In computing, we will be exploring spreadsheets and using them to plan a fundraising event which you will be invited to at the end of the project to support people facing adversity in their lives.

 

To get a headstart on your learning, click on the images below to find out more information about our new project.

 

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Spring Term Class Author

ANTHONY HOROWITZ

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many different media. Anthony juggles writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.

Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The Alex Rider series is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels. The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and the sequel, Moriarty, was published in October 2014 both with huge success. Most recently he was commissioned to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, which was published on 8th September 2015.

Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most successful television series, producing the first seven episodes of Midsomer Murders. He is also the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War.

Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education and currently has a travel column in The Telegraph. He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008.

Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

 

 

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English

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In English, we will be exploring journalistic writing, in particular newspaper reports and writing our own versions for real and imagined events relating to natural disasters. We will have a very strong focus on embedding all of our learning from autumn term while extending our sentence types and vocabulary to include more formal language and the passive voice. Throughout all our writing tasks, the importance of editing and improving our work will remain a key feature of our learning. 

 

Maths

In maths, we will keep our strong focus on reasoning and problem solving as we extend our learning to include percentages and algebra. We have been practising our arithmetic skills regularly since October and will now challenge ourselves to score as highly as possible in weekly tests. 

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Science

In science, we will be learning about electricity and light over the term. The focus in electricity will be on the effect of varying power sources and components in circuits and on drawing circuit diagrams using recognised symbols. We will have lots of opportunities for practical work and investigation. In our light topic, we will be exploring how light travels and how we see objects as a result of this. We will investigate the formation of shadows and how changing the distances between light source and object affect the size of the shadow. The famous scientists that we will learn about this term are Michael Faraday and Isaac Newton.

Click on the pictures to find out more:

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Things to remember:

Important things to remember:

     PE 

  • PE lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Children need a full kit and a change of suitable footwear which they should keep in school every day

    Homework

  • On Monday we will set a piece of English homework.
  • On Thursday we will set a piece of maths homework.
  • In Year 6 we are keen to develop good habits for high school so homework is always due in the day after it is set. Year 6 children have special study and workbooks for homework tasks. Children are expected to look after these books and bring them to school every day. Work in these books should be completed in pencil or pen and should be neatly presented.

  • In addition to this homework, we are also expected to practise our reading and number skills daily. Just like in every other year group, we need to have our reading records and Mad-About–Maths books signed every day.

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