Ms J Millington 

Teacher 

Miss A. Smith

Teaching Assistant

 

Mr J Evans 

Teaching Assistant 

 

 

 

 

Homework

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.

Curriculum-overview-Spring One

 

 

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. Our pupils have returned to school ready to learn and are ready to continue to work incredibly hard over the Spring Term in Year Six. I am really looking forward to teaching and learning with you during our third 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’.

English

Over this half 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. Pupils will be introduced to the discoveries of Charles Darwin within The Origin of the Species by Sabrina Radeva and Darwin: An exceptional voyage by Fabien Grolleau and Jermaine Royer. The writing outcomes will be a discovery narrative and an 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 Darwin’s discoveries.

 

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.

 

Maths

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.  

History/Geography

Curriculum question is ‘Who first lived in Britain?’

During Spring One, we will discover all about the three eras of the Stone Age. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of changes within a period of history and make comparisons and contrasts between an historical period.

Computing

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.

Religious Education/PSHE

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 do Sikh’s worship?’ We will learn about different features of Sikhism, find connections between communities and the importance of equality. During this term, pupils will have opportunities to link their learning to themselves, family, school and community.

Music

In Spring One,   we will continue to use our online platforms and our focus will be A New Year Carol
Genre: Classical or Urban Gospel. Skills: Benjamin Britten’s music and cover versions

Physical Education

Pupils will have P.E each week on a Monday and Thursday.  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.

Useful websites

Accelerated Reader

TTRockstars – Multiplication

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

Ms J Millington

jo.millington@theoaks.cheshire.sch.uk