Rowan – Ms Millington (Year 6)
|Ms J Millington
|Miss A. Smith
Our homework will be announced on Google Classroom every Friday and is to be completed and returned on the following Wednesday, 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 our last half term together at The Oaks Community Primary School. Our pupils have returned to school ready to learn and are ready to continue to work incredibly hard over the Summer Term in Year Six. I am really looking forward to teaching and learning with you during our final 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 and deepening our class philosophy of ‘I am, I have, I can’.
|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 – Hansel and Gretel written and illustrated by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti.
The writing outcomes will be achieved through writing a duel narrative and persuasive letters.
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 within the curriculum, this half term we will focus on traditional tales and poetry.
Our Literacy and Language programme will support all areas of the English, Reading curriculum. This will give pupils the opportunity to increase vocabulary, learn strategies and skills and exploration, discussion and enhance their use of reading strategies.
Alongside our shared read, pupils will have access to a selection of reading opportunities provided daily in our ‘Strive for Five’, this will include our class book, weekly guided reading sessions and Accelerated Reader.
Please support your child to ‘Strive for 5’ by listening and encouraging your child to read five times a week.
Your support is appreciated to enhance and deepen your child’s learning across the curriculum.
During our final half term, we will be consolidating our Maths knowledge – this will included daily arithmetic activities alongside deepening our understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Following this we will look at reasoning within a multitude of mathematical concepts including: 3D shapes and nets, multiples, factors and prime numbers.. All of our learning will be through the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract mathematical approaches.
|Curriculum question ‘Is the work of Shakespeare still relative today?’
During Summer Two, pupils will have the opportunity to explore the work of Shakespeare through different learning activities across the curriculum. This will include historical enquiry and drama. This will be achieved through inquiry and interrogating evidence.
We will also be learning about Benin and its Kingdom and will be connecting our curriculum through Geography, English and The Arts.
In computing, we are going to continue our knowledge and capabilities using digital devices. This will include collecting information and media from a range of sources, use online tools to create and share presentations and films and the effectiveness of their own work and others.
During this half term, pupils will deepen their understanding of the world we live in. The learning themes will be based upon our big question ‘What are the similarities and differences within Christianity locally and globally?’ Learning will be based around our shared school community values of respect and responsibility.
Over the course of Summer Two, our topics will include the topic of changes. This will include transitional activities, mental health and consent. Our learning will be based around activities from the PSHE association called Yasmin and Tom.
Activities will include: debate, information sharing and developing supportive strategies.
In Summer Term, we will begin our Bass Guitar music lessons alongside this we will continue to use our online platforms and our focus will be Relax, Rewind and Replay.
Pupils will have P.E each week on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child arrives to school in their P.E kit.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPRowan to get frequent updates about what we have been up to in class.
Doodle Maths and English
If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email me directly.
Ms J Millington