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Summer Term 2022

 

Welcome to the Summer term and a huge congratulations to everyone in the class for completing their SATS!

 

This term's main topic unit is called 'Britain at War' and will focus on Britain's input between 1914 and 1945. 

 

In the Britain at War project, your child will learn about the main causes of the First World War and which countries were the major players. They will investigate why so many men volunteered to fight and then sequence the events at the start of the war. Using various sources of evidence, the children will learn about life in the trenches and the consequences of new weaponry. They will listen to first-hand accounts of life on the home front and evaluate the impact of war on everyday life. They will also discover the events that led to the Allied Powers’ victory and the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The children will also learn about the causes and main events of the Second World War. They will find out how Britain prepared itself for war and the war’s impact on civilian life. They will learn about the Battle of Britain and how it proved to be a key turning point for the Allied Powers. They will also hear about Anne Frank and discover what her story tells us about the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi Party. The children will research the causes and consequences of the end of the Second World War and investigate the legacy of the wars in Britain. Closer to home, the children will research the life of a local First World War hero who sacrificed their life fighting for Britain. They will also investigate the legacy of these global conflicts in the post-war period.

 

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 light, including how it travels, 'bends' and creates shadows and spectrums. This will be done through a blend of theoretical and practice exploration. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit called 'Keeping Myself Safe'. In R.E. we will be learning about the Christianity and the significance of Sunday on religious practice. 

 

P.E.
P.E. will take place on Wednesday and 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 Donnelly on a Monday afternoon and 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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