Year 6 – Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class.

Oak Class is our fantastic Year 6 Class, taught by Mrs Collins, and supported by Mr Thomas, Miss Darby, Mrs Talbot and Mr Smith!

In our class, we learn with enthusiasm and work together to create amazing outcomes!

During the Autumn Term, we will be learning about contrasting localities in Geography, using Arthog (a Welsh coastal village) as a comparison to Market Drayton (an English market town).  We will use this learning as a basis for some writing; creating tourism leaflets and brochures.

In Science we are going to study light: carrying out lots of investigations to explore and test ideas. We will use our knowledge to write informatively and to record our findings and conclusions.

In Maths, we will start by deepening our understanding of place value and number, before getting our teeth into calculation, using all 4 operations. We’ll be doing lots of problem solving and working hard to develop our reasoning skills.

PE takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. PE kits need to be worn all day on Monday, but it’s swimming on Thursdays, so swimming kits are needed!

Our class novel this term will be ‘Boy in the Tower’. This story was really popular with last year’s class, as the exciting storyline ties in with our recent experiences of lockdown, telling the gripping tale of a young boy called Adi who becomes trapped in his tower-block in London. Will he escape before the deadly ‘blutchers’ reach his flat?

Homework is set every Friday, and collected in on a Wednesday. Children are given time in class to review and discuss answers, so it’s important that they have had the opportunity to attempt the work set, as it is designed to support the learning we’re doing in class.

Later this year, we will be completing the End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments, so we will gradually begin to practise some test questions in creative and fun ways. Reading at home is the BEST preparation for these tests, so it’s important that we share and read books at home to improve our stamina and comprehension.

Thanks for reading about us! If you ever want to come and visit, please do! We’re a friendly bunch.

Oak Class autumn curriculum letter 2021