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!

We’re currently learning all about Charles Darwin and his fascinating theories, and, following our visit to Shrewsbury, (Darwin’s birthplace) we are now ready to write diary entries from aboard the HMS Beagle. We will then use our knowledge and ideas to create some artwork: observational drawings, models and paintings. We’re excited to share these with parents in our gallery, later this half term!

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

Spanish with Mr Thomas happens every Monday morning and PE takes place on Thursdays and Fridays. We’re thoroughly enjoying the responsibility of coaching pupils in the younger classes and supporting the teachers in delivering different sports! We have music (including ukulele practice and singing club) on a Tuesday, where we are always in fine voice and have even had opportunities to compose our own pieces.

Homework is set every Friday, which is ‘spelling test’ day too. We challenge ourselves to score as highly as we can and move through our ‘Superhero’ spelling booklets. There are so many creative ways we like to practise our spellings- our favourite is writing with our ‘other’ hand (non-dominant hand) and closing our eyes. You should try it!

Later this year, we will be completing the End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments, so we’re already taking time to consolidate our learning and practise test questions in creative and fun ways. We’re doing brilliantly and our positive attitudes will take us far! 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. Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. and NNS programmes to support their phonics and SPAG development.

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

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