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Spring 2022

 

Welcome to the Spring term, 

 

In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth's temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery.

 

In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RHSE and R.E. In English, we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and grammar. In Maths, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency, calculations and reasoning skills. We will also be exploring fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape). In Science, we will be exploring electricity. This will involve the building and troubleshooting of electrical circuits, including how to control electrical flow and the link between bulb brightness and cell power; this will be done through a blend of theoretical and practice exploration. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit called 'Being Myself'. In R.E. we will be learning about the Sikh celebration of Bandi Chhor Divas. 

 

P.E.
P.E. will take place on Friday afternoons. Please send children to school wearing their P.E. 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. 

 

Homework

Reading:                                    

Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record).Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read every day.

Work from an area of the curriculum:           

This will be given out on a Wednesday and to be returned the following Monday in homework books. It will also be displayed on the Google classroom page.

Friday times tables work:       

There will be a times tables/division facts activity set each Friday, to be returned on Wednesday.

Doodle Maths:                           

Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is continual progression.

 

In addition to myself the class will be taught by Mrs Morgan on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Donnelly on a Thursday morning. Additionally, if you, or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons. 

 

If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office (admin@oaklands.herts.sch.uk) to arrange a meeting. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr Pilsworth 

 

Tolkien Class Teacher / Key stage Two leader

Year 6 In Action!

Useful information to support your child in the project 'Frozen Kingdoms'

 

Below are two PDF documents.

- The first is a topic information sheet showing you the main areas of learning that we will be covering in the classroom. 

-  The second is a range of vocabulary that we will be using throughout the project. 

 

 Please discuss these with your child, as it will enhance their overall understanding of the project.

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