Ms J Millington 


Miss M McGuinness 

Teaching Assistant 


Home Learning

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Thursday 17th September 2020

Year 6 Place Value Lesson 2


Year 6 – Autumn curriculum flyer

Curriculum overview Autumn 1


Welcome back to Rowan class. I am really looking forward to teaching you during your final year at The Oaks Community Primary School. During this first term, over the first week once we are settled into our new classroom we will begin our new learning, which will include building your independence, exploration and inquiry skills to complete learning activities to our expected high standards.


In Autumn One will will be introducing our new shared reading schemes which will ensure that pupils are taught and equipped to respond to the many comprehension and reading activities within each unit of work. This first half term reading material will focus on our History and Geography ‘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.


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.


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.


Our big question this term is focused on ‘Electricity including circuits.’

During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of Electricity through practical activities. In particular, we will be investigating to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


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 e-safety. We will also be taking the time to become familiar with all of the online learning platforms we are luck to have including Google Classroom.

Religious Education

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.


We are very excited to be beginning Year 6 with an opportunity to learn a musical instrument.  Mr Hopper will be joining our class every Thursday during this half term.

Physical Education

Pupils will have P.E each week on a Tuesday and Friday. 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.

Useful websites

Accelerated Reader

MyOn – Reading

TTRockstars – Multiplication


If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email me directly.

Ms J Millington