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Year 6 - Oak

Spring term 23/24


I am delighted to welcome your children to Oak Class.  Year 6 is a busy, but fun year with lots to do and learn.  Below will give you a flavour of what your children will be learning this term. 




English is based around the WW1 novel Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.  This modern classic follows the life of Thomas Peaceful in the build up, and battles of World War 1 exploring the themes of family, relationships, love and loss. This will result in a persuasive piece of writing encouraging people to join the army and a description of a WW1 battlefield. 


We will also be building on our work on puctuation and grammar and working hard on the dimensions of reading to prepare children for SATs. 




We start this term by looking at Ratio, proportion and scale factors before moving onto revision to prepare for SATs.  Regular assessment data will guide the planning ensuring any learning gaps are filled before moving onto our next step of learning.  


Keep going on Satscompanion!



Children will be making more complicated circuits with increasing numbers of components in electricity and exploring light this term. 



The learners of Oak will be exploring the ancient Greeks and answering the question key questions such as, What made them such a successful empire?  They will also explore the legendary state of Sparta making comparisons between this unique civilisation and the rest of Greece. 



Oak class will be exploring the blues, its roots and origins before returning to composition with increasingly complicated notation usage. 



Building on the complicated vocabulary the children learned in Autumn, our Vikings unit gives children the chance to describe themselves with increasingly specific adjectives and use more complicated connectives. 




Oak will be using the modern art form of Graffiti to create a display of their own names before studying artist Käthe Kollwitz. 



Oak will be identifying how barcodes and QR codes work, exploring infrared and its uses and inputting data into spreadsheets. 




Thursdays - Tag Rugby outdoor
Fridays - Gymnastics indoor


Thank you for your continued support,


Mr Forbes & Mrs Bond