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.
We are really looking forward to teaching you during your final term 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 – Shackleton’s Journey written by William Grill.
The writing outcomes will be achieved through writing an endurance narrative and a magazine article.
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 driver Geography with a focus on Coasts.
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. 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 half term we continue to build fluency skills and there will be a focus on Number and Place Value, Number facts and Multiplication and Division.
Our big question this term is focused on Living things and their Habitats.
During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Activities will include: identifying scientific evidence, debate, identifying the advantage/disadvantage of certain habits and choices we make. We will also be using Science throughout the curriculum within our Geography, English and Art activities.
|Curriculum question is ‘What are the key features of coasts?’|
During Summer One, pupils will extend their geographical knowledge by researching coastlines across the world. We will discover features of coastlines, what would you expect to see at the coast, what natural features might you see? This will be achieved through inquiry and interrogating evidence.
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 ‘How Christianity is celebrated locally and globally. During this term pupils will have opportunities to link their learning to themselves, family, school and community.
In Summer One we will continue to use our online platforms and our focus will be Music and Me.
Pupils will begin swimming lessons every Friday afternoon, please ensure your child is organised according to the instructions given. Pupils may arrive at school in their P.E kit on a Thursday, pupils will develop their striking and fielding skills.
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