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Summer 2019

Welcome to Oak Class

Summer Term 2019


This term we are focusing on revision work for SATS.  From the last parent evening, each child was given Maths and English checklist to work on over the Easter holiday.  As a class we will revisit certain areas, so we can remember formulas and strategies to work out calculations:

Key Stage Two - Year 6 SATs Test Dates 2019

National KS2 SATs will take place from Monday 13th May 2019 to Thursday 16th May 2019.

  • Monday May 13th 2019: SPaG Test - Grammar/Punctuation - 45 minutes
  • Monday May 13th 2019: SPaG Test - Spelling - 20 minutes
  • Tuesday May 14th 2019: Reading Test- 60 minutes
  • Wednesday May 15th 2019: Maths Paper (Arithmetic) - 30 minutes
  • Wednesday May 15th 2019: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes
  • Thursday May 16th 2019: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes

Our class reader is The Golden Compass and we will be using The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to support our written work.

Building on from Year 5, children will further explore the use of personification in other poets' work and then use this experience as a basis for shared and independent writing of their own personification poems. During this process, a way of working, involving playing with language and then forming and shaping ideas, is modelled and practised.  We will be using Talk for Writing, so these same learning processes are repeated and varied, this time focusing on the use of powerful images in poetry.

The topic for Science is Evolution and Inheritance.  Knowledge and understanding will be:

•  Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

•  Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

• Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

In Geography, pupils will look at Europe focusing on social, cultural and economic factors. 

In Graffiti Art, Year 6 are finding out all about the many varied forms of art in public spaces and develop their own ideas for quick, colourful, eye catching, humorous pieces of street art through sketching and annotating.  Pupils can discuss how street art polarises opinions, when and where it is acceptable and how it can improve or damage public spaces.

In PSHE, pupils are focusing on rights and responsibilities and the law.

Every pupil in year 6 has demonstrated hard work and enthusiasm to do well in their studies and have great support from parents!

Miss Ahmad