Year 6 – Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class.

Oak Class is our fantastic Year 6 class, taught by Mrs Collins, and supported by Miss Fowell, Mrs Norris and Mrs Todd.

In our class, we learn with enthusiasm and resilience and love working together to create amazing outcomes!

During the Spring Term, we will be learning about rivers in our geography lessons, with a focus on South America and the Amazon! This area of the world is full of interesting and unusual creatures, which will act as a stimulus for some informative writing in our English lessons. We will also use the rainforest to inspire some art pieces and poetry.

In Science we are going to study electricity and cannot wait to take part in some science workshops, which we know will be a fun way to deepen our learning.

In Maths, we are about to get our teeth into exploring fractions, decimals and percentages. We are looking forward to investigating these concepts and solving a variety of problems – the more challenging the better!

PE takes place on Mondays and Fridays. We are kicking off the year with rugby, and will keep our fitness levels up with the Daily Mile.

Our class novel this term will be Mrs Collins’ favourite – Holes, by Louis Sachar! This story tells the tale of Stanley Yelnats, who has been sent to Camp Green Lake to ‘learn how to be good’. We will use the story as a basis for writing letters, instructions and our own narratives – as well as exploring themes of race and friendship.

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

Later this year, we will be completing the End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments, so we are already taking time to consolidate our learning and practise test questions in creative and fun ways. We are doing brilliantly and our positive attitudes will take us far! Reading at home is the BEST preparation for these tests, so it is 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 are a friendly bunch.