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Welcome to Oak Class

Our project for the autumn term is based on the question “Should secrets of the past ever be uncovered?” and centres around a study of Mesopotamia, in particular the ancient city state of Sumer. The project has a strong focus on history which will be enhanced by projects in art, computing and design and technology to help us to understand what everyday life was like. We will be exploring the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence and strengthening our understanding of chronology. In computing, we are going to produce our own short animation using coding about ancient Mesopotamian life. At the end of our project we will be holding an open morning when the children will share their learning with others.


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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Autumn Term Class Author

Phillip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the author of The Golden Compass, the Hollywood smash hit film starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Before conquering Hollywood, the book – originally published as Northern Lights – sold several million copies and won just about every major children’s book prize going.

Philip travelled all round the world as a boy, devouring comic books and idolising his heroes Batman and Superman. When he grew up he became a teacher in Oxford and started to write books in a shed at the bottom of his garden. He says that if it suddenly became against the law to write stories, he would break the law without a second’s hesitation. He says, “Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.”

When Philip isn’t writing, he likes to play the piano, draw and make things out of wood.



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In English, we will be exploring narrative writing through a novel by our class author: Phillip Pullman. This fantasy, adventure story charts the perilous journey of Lila on her quest to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! We will have a very strong focus on using a wide range of conjunctions to extend sentences in a variety of ways. We will also concentrate on the vocabulary we are using to ensure that sentences include appropriate and adventurous nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and pronouns. Throughout all our writing tasks, the importance of editing and improving our work will be a key feature of our learning



In maths, we will be revising and extending our addition, subtraction and multiplication skills to include more complex decimals. In division we will be extending our skills to include long division. By Christmas, we will have developed our understanding of fractions to enable us to add, subtract, multiply and divide mixed numbers and improper fractions. There will be a strong emphasis on reasoning and problem solving through all maths work.





In science, we will be learning about how living things are classfied. Carl  Linnaeus is the key scientist we will research and find out about his classification system. We will also be undertaking a project on evolution and inheritance.

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Things to remember:

Important things to remember:


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


  • 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.

Important dates:

  • Boreatton Park parents’ meeting – 2.50pm Monday 16th September 2019
  • Boreatton Park residential – Friday 27th September – Sunday 29th September
  • Parent open morning in Y6 – 9.15am-10:00am – Wednesday 18th September
  • Closing date for secondary school admissions – Thursday 31st October 2018 at midnight
  • Parents invited to share project work – Tuesday 10th December 2019
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