Rowan – Ms Millington (Year 6)
|Ms J Millington
Our home learning is on Google Classroom, please speak to Ms Millington to get access.
Welcome back to our Year Six pupils, parents and carers. I hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for all the amazing learning in Year Six. I am really looking forward to teaching you during your first half term half term at The Oaks Community Primary School. During this half term, we will be continuing to develop our learning skills which will include: building your independence, exploration and inquiry skills to complete learning activities to our expected high standards.
|Over this term we will be using a variety of rich texts across the curriculum in writing and these will be used as a deep dive – linking our reading activities and written work across the curriculum. This will begin with a Read to Write unit titled Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Anne Frank by Josephine Poole. The writing outcomes will be achieved through writing a bravery speech and a diary entry.
Further to this cross curricular learning opportunities will be within our Steps to Read activities. This will give pupils the opportunity to increase vocabulary, learn strategies and skills and exploration and discussion about World War ll.
Alongside our shared read, pupils will have access to two on-line reading platforms – these are Accelerated Reader and MyOn. These new platforms will provide an opportunity to enhance pupils home learning.
Please support your child to ‘Strive for 5’ by listening and encouraging your child to read five times a week.
During our daily Maths lessons, pupils will continue to extend their knowledge of number when working with place value, rounding and negative numbers. This will be alongside daily activities on X Tables. The activities will include problem solving, reasoning and rapid recall through a range of contexts. The approach used will follow the Maths policy CPA – Concrete, Pictoral, Abstract. This will enable the children to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts at a mastery level.
|Curriculum question is ‘I can discuss how World War ll impacted childhoods across Europe.’|
During Autumn 1 we will discover all about World War ll. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the causes and effects of this segment of history within our community, in Britain and across the world. We will learn about childhood, homes, The Blitz and rationing using artefacts including real life testimonials.
In computing we are going to start of the half term by looking at app development. We will also continue to take the time to become familiar with all of the online learning platforms we are lucky to have including Google Classroom.
During this term, pupils will deepen their understanding of the world we live in. Our school aims will be highlighted when we enquire and debate ‘What can we learn about Christian buildings and music?’ During this term pupils will have opportunities to link their learning to themselves, family, school and community.
In Autumn One we will continue to use our online platforms and our focus will be Music and Me.
Pupils will have P.E each week on a Wednesday and Friday. We will begin swimming lessons on Friday 10th September. P.E is a core subject within the curriculum. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPRowan to get frequent updates about what we have been up to in class.
If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email me directly.
Ms J Millington