Rowan – Ms Millington (Year 6)
|Ms J Millington
|Miss M McGuinness
Our home learning is on Google Classroom, please speak to Ms Millington to get access.
Here is our link to our home learning:
Year 6 – Autumn curriculum flyer
Year 6 Spring curriculum flyer
Curriculum overview Spring 1
Welcome back to Rowan class and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of our school community a happy, healthy and safe 2021.
I am really looking forward to teaching you during your final year at The Oaks Community Primary School. During this 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 On the Origin of the Species by Sabina Radeva and Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage by Fabien Grolleau. The writing outcomes will be achieved through writing a discovery narrative and explanation text.
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 the concept of Evolution.
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 fractions, decimals and percentages. 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. Over this term we continue to build fluency skills. This will include rapid recall of x tables and the use of the four operations.
Our big question this term is focused on ‘Evolution and Inheritance’.
During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of Evolution and Inheritance through practical activities. In particular, we will be focusing on our big question ‘How do fossils provide information about living things which inhabited the Earth millions of years ago? Activities will include: identifying scientific evidence, debate, identifying the advantage/disadvantage of certain characteristics and learning about plant and animal adaptions
We will also be using Science throughout the curriculum within our Geography, English, History and Art activities.
Curriculum question is ‘Who first lived in Great Britain?’
During Spring 1, pupils will deepen their knowledge of prehistory. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to extend their understanding of this part of history. We will learn about the first people to live in Great Britain through inquiry and interrogating evidence, celebrate the paleontologist Mary Anning and learn about geographical regions of Great Britain.
In computing we are going to start of the half term by looking at safety online. 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 ‘How is community shown within Sikhism and other faiths?’ During this term pupils will have opportunities to link their learning to themselves, family, school and community.
In Spring 1, we will using our online platforms to learn about ‘A New Year Carol’.
Pupils will have P.E each Friday. P.E is a core subject within the curriculum. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school. This term we will focus on Basketball.
Due to Tier 4 restrictions Year 6 will not be swimming this half term.
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