Welcome to Oak Class
We hope you had a wonderful Easter and are all fully rested but full of energy ready for the summer term ahead. It is going to be a busy term with SATs, Derbyshire residential, transition days at high school as well as preparing ourselves for our end of year performance, which will be held at the Atrium. We also finish the last day with an awards assembly which is always an emotional event.
This term we are learning about ‘Rivers and Coasts’. We will be launching our learning theme with the children working in groups across the phase creating their own river using found resources. We will be using maps and atlases to locate and plot places around the UK as well as finding out where some of the world’s major rivers are. We will be linking this learning to the environmental issues and the impact these are having on our coasts and oceans; in particular global warming and plastics in the ocean. The children we will use a range of primary and secondary sources to help them and will be using persuasive writing to promote ways to protect our fragile earth.
Art – we use the oceans to inspire us and we will study the art work of Hokusai.
P.E – We will be focusing on traditional summer games – rounders and cricket – as well as developing skills in the various athletics events. Please ensure your child's P.E kit is in school every day. To also help with the children's fitness levels we are completing a 5 minute run on most mornings.
Science and D.T- Our science this term is ‘Electricity’. We will use this knowledge to design our own windmills using electricity to power them.
Homework - In Year 6 the children will be issued with English and maths homework on a Monday. Both sets of homework will need to be completed by the Friday and handed in so they can be marked. If you need any further help or explanation please come and discuss this with us.
Year 6 SATs – a letter came home with the week’s SATs timetable as well as some helpful hints for the actual week.
- Write the tests on your calendar.
- Be positive! Turn negative language into positive, children will pick up on how you feel and what your feelings are.
- Encourage your child to do their best
- Anxiety – acknowledge that this is something we all feel at some point but it’s how we deal with it, you know your child best.
- Good hearty breakfast
- Set the alarm 10 minutes earlier so you’re not rushing – bag packed night before etc
- Celebrate each day – your child has done exceptionally well to get here – quality time / fun / chill out
- Reduce use of phones and electronics to aid a good night’s sleep.
We are available on the playground in the morning and after school for you to come and talk to us, if you wish to discuss something of a more confidential matter or you need a longer length to discuss matters then please make an appointment through the school office.
Mrs Ashby & Miss Barrett