Year 6 Tolkien Class
Hello parents, carers and children,
At Oaklands, we cannot wait to welcome your children back to school on the 8th March. Over the next 7 weeks, year 6 will be engaging in an exciting, science-based unit called 'Mission to Mars'. With the current ongoing space missions, this will be an especially pertinent learning sequence, which the children will hopefully enjoy. This page contains useful information about year 6, with some useful resources to support your/your child's learning.
During our topic, we will be building our knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:
In Science, we’ll be finding out:
In Geography, we’ll be finding out:
In Technology, we’ll be finding out:
In History, we’ll be finding out:
In Society, we’ll be finding out:
In International, we’ll be finding out:
We would be delighted if any parents could contribute to this learning sequence. If you, or anyone you know, has skills that could support, please get in contact with us via the school office.
PE will continue to be held on Friday afternoons. Please send children to school wearing their PE kit, consisting of a sky blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue cotton shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. Hair must be tied back and any jewellery must be removed.
Alongside our IPC unit, we will continue to use the Herts for Learning back on track planning for both Literacy and Maths. This will focus on key skills that may require extra input since the national lockdowns. Elsewhere, we will have regular lessons in RSHE, Music, French, and Computing.
Homework is a valuable opportunity for enrichment and consolidation of learning. Homework will be set on Google Classroom:
Every night: Reading for at least 15 minutes and Doodle Maths
Wednesday: Literacy or Maths and a Curriculum task (usually due Monday)
Friday: Spellings and tables (usually due Wednesday)
Thank you for all that you are doing and here's to making remote learning as fun and useful as possible! If you have any queries or concerns, please email the school office.
Mr M. Pilsworth & Mrs A. Thompson
Tolkien Class Teacher / Key Stage Two Leader
Alan Pete Sentence Types
Alan Pete's different sentence types can help the your child to open sentences in different ways. Please have a look at the file when your child is completing any writing based homework to ensure high standard are achieved at home as well as at school.
I have used these before with varying ages of children and seen great outcomes. It allows the children to experiment with variety and fresh ways to write sentences. They go hand in hand with all the other skills and techniques that they have been exposed to throughout their journey through education.