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Oak Class- Year 5/6

Welcome to Oak Class!

Teacher: Miss Stanley

Summer Term

This half term, our core topic will focus on Celebrating World Religions. We will be looking at Judaism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. We will be celebrating the diversity that exists within the religions. After half term, our core topic will be History based and will focus on the Groovy Greeks. Oak Class will explore Greek democracy and how this influenced everyday life in Greece.

In English we will be reading The Way of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Hall and The Wolf in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. The final writing outcome for this unit will be an information text all about Wolves. After half term, our writing outcome will be a magazine article. We will achieve this through using Shackleton's Journey by William Grill as our vehicle text.

During our maths lessons we will be focusing on statistics and measure. We will then move on to geometry and converting units. Both Year 5 and Year 6 will then build their skills at solving word problems. Pupils will also be continuing to embed their times table knowledge through the use of Times Table Rockstars both in school and at home.

Please see our Knowledge Organiser and Topic Webs for further information about our studies this term.

Year 6 SATs
Year 6 pupils will sit the end of Key Stage 2 assessments in May. These will take place between the 9th-12th of May 2022. The timetable for these is as follows:

  • Monday 9th May- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 1 and Paper 2 (Spelling)
  • Tuesday. 10th May- English Reading
  • Wednesday 11th May- Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Thursday 12th May- Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)


It is important to remember that these are nothing for the children to worry about. Please continue to support your child by reading regularly at home and asking comprehension questions about the text. There is a helpful document on this page with comprehension questions.

Useful learning resources:

English
Top Marks SPAG
Accelerated Reader
Spelling Frame

Maths
TT Rockstars
T op Marks Maths

Other
Purple Mash

Important Notices:

  • Please encourage your child to read at home regularly and write what they have read in their diaries. If they are unsure what to read, come and speak to us and we will recommend something! Reading at home makes an enormous difference to their comprehension and writing work in school.
  • If you have a non-urgent notice to give the class teacher please write this in your child's diary.
  • Weekly homework will be: One writing task given on a Friday to be handed in on Wednesday; a maths question a day from Monday to Thursday; SATS questions for Year 6 given on a Monday to be in on a Friday and a weekly spelling test.
  • PE is every Monday and Friday.
  • Swimming is every Tuesday.
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