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Welcome to year 6!  Here you will find information on what we will be studying and useful resources to support learning at home.

Our motto - created by the pupils -  is 'together on a journey'.

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Weekly update - 20th December

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Merry Christmas! And don't the pupils deserve a long, relaxing break for all their effort this term. For that reason, I have not set any homework. Spellings are available on Spelling Shed, but they will not be tested. I hope all pupils have a nice break so they are ready (first-day back) to work hard in 2020.

Children have finished their topic on 'our world' and next half-term will look at the Maya civilisation. Here's an introductory video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTCSTUfRTMA

At the start of next-term, pupils will continue to look at percentages, decimals and fractions in Maths. In English, pupils have finished their unit on script-writing and will look at narratives, non-chronological reports and poetry next half-term.

In Science pupils will investigate sounds, carrying out practical investigations.

Thank you to everyone who gave presents to food banks and the homeless. It really will make someone's Christmas that little bit better.

All the best for the new year.


Class blog - 12th December 2019

Mr Davidson (MrDavidson) on: Oaks Class Blog

As we approach Christmas, Year 6 continue to be kept busy with script-writing, decimal/percentages/fractions, finishing our class book - Floodland - and much more.

In Science, pupils are investigating the growth of mould, as part of learning about microorganisms.

In Geography, students are continuing to research the impact of climate change on biomes and climate zones. Pupils last week used laptops to research two biomes, the impacts of climate change and solutions; creating a poster and presenting it to the class.

As part of our unit on script-writing, pupils are working in groups to write and perform plays while learning about fronted-adverbials, expanded-noun phrases, parenthesis and sentence structure.

Pupils are looking at percentage/fraction/decimal equivalence in Maths including using a range of practical resources.

With Christmas approaching, pupils are looking forward to Panto (on Monday), as well as Christmas dinner on Friday.

I hope you received the letter from myself regarding the foregoing of Christmas presents to the class teacher and choosing something from the list, within the letter, to give to the homeless. This is a choice and please do not feel obligated to do so.


Weekly update - 16.11.2019

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Homework is available here.

This week Oaks have focused on fractions in maths, character development in English, inference and retrieval in guided reading, biomes and climate zones in geography and categorisation of living things in science.

In English, the pupils are focused on detailing the traits of a character while moving the plot along, by showing the reader the trait, rather than telling them. Pupils, using Ipads, role-played characters and then watched back the footage to detail the trait using a variety of descriptive language.

In geography, pupil's researched and created a powerpoint presentation comparing two biomes. They then presented this to the class.

In maths, pupil's were challenged to use number rods to present addition and subtraction equations using different denominators.

Next week pupils will develop an adventure story in English, learn to multiply fractions by whole numbers and will focus on the Amazon Rainforest in Geography.


Weekly update: 8th November 2019

Mr Davidson (MrDavidson) on: Oaks Class Blog

This week's homework is available to download here.
Youtube homework help channel.

This week, year 6 have been working very hard completing several assessments and practice SATS papers. This is to ensure they are receiving the right level of support in the areas they need support with. It also ensures there are no surprises once they reach the 2020 SATS papers.

We began reading Floodland in Guided Reading and started the 'our world' topic by looking at biomes of the world. Pupil's watched an eye-opening segment of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which showed how small Earth is in comparison to the rest of the universe.

In Maths, we began the fractions unit. Pupils will learn how to simply, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. For extra support in the area, please see these videos.
Adding and subtracting:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic#arith-review-add-sub-fractions
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic#arith-review-add-sub-mix-num-w-unlike-den

Multiplying whole numbers by fractions: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic#arith-review-mult-whole-number-frac

In English, we began out unit: writing an adventure/fantasy story. Next week we will focus on character descriptions.


Weekly update (26th Oct 2019)

Mr Davidson (MrDavidson) on: Oaks Class Blog

Oaks had a busy last week of half-term.

It began with a shocking revelation, that a dinosaur had broken into Barby Primary School after escaping a local research facility. Newsround featured the report and pupils interviewed Mr Burrows, the only witness. They then sent a letter to Dr Sarah Barnes, Head of Research at the facility to find out more. On Tuesday, they wrote an online news article in pairs, then on Thursday, they wrote the final newspaper report independently.

In Maths, pupils developed their skills on ratio and correspondence. After half-term, we will be moving onto fractions. There's more on this in our next blog.

We finished our World War Two topic by making Anderson Shelters with some help from parents. The next topic is 'our world', where pupils are looking at a variety of places across Earth, geographical features, climate change and much more.

Over half-term, pupils are expected to complete a page of times-tables per day. This should not take longer than ten minutes. Pupils should also practice their spelling on spellingshed.com. A list of spelling is now live and a new list will be available from Thursday.

Parents should have also received a letter regarding the Year 6 trip at the end of the school year.


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