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Welcome to Oak Class

 

Our project for the summer term is “How can we make our mark?” In particular we will be focusing on the arts and exploring different ways of expressing ourselves. The project will be enhanced by working with a visiting music and dance teacher to create quality outcomes. We will be also be exploring other ways that people leave their mark through their work and beliefs. Our use of spreadsheets will be enhanced as we use them to plan a family barbecue event which you will be invited to at the end of the term and our project work will be showcased through a community event in the second half of the summer term.

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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Summer 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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English

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In English, we will be writing independently across a number of genres to demonstrate that we have secured the skills needed to be successful as we move to high school. Using dialogue to move the action on, wil be our focus when writing fiction pieces and we will also be looking at writing a discussion text. We will continue our structured revision programme to ensure that we achieve our very best in the Reading and English Grammar and Punctuation tests in May.

 

Maths

In maths, we will practise past SATs questions daily across the whole maths curriculum and target areas for extra revision on a regular basis. We will keep the focus on excellence in arithmetic and continue to aim for the very highest scores possible in the SATs. After the tests in May, we will begin to focus on transition programmes with the high schools to ensure that key skills are firmly embedded before the children move on.

 

 

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Science

In science, we will be learning about the role of the heart, lungs and blood vessels in the circulatory system and discovering how nutrients are transported in animals. We will have a strong focus on healthy living and will explore the positive impact of a balanced diet and active lifestyle as well as the effects of drugs and alcohol on health. There will be an emphasis on independent investigation this term.

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 Tuesday 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.

Important dates:

  • Week beginning Monday 13th May - KS2 SATs Week
  • Thursday 13th June swimming sessions begin
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