Welcome to Year 6 - Oak Class!
Greetings Year Six.
On our class page you will find copies of our homework, links to our most used websites and a pack of activities should you find yourself in self isolation.
When you have settled in, please ensure you are reading for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, completing quizzes online, now available at https://ukhosted55.renlearn.co.uk/2240591.
Continue to practise your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/).
We will be following the Spelling Shed scheme for spellings this year, these can be accessed and practised at home at https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
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What we will learn in Terms Five/Six
Topic - Darwin's Delight
Ship Ahoy! We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on board HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean?
Stop at the magical Galapagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Do you know what is so special about a Lava Lizard? Know why the Blue-Footed Booby has blue feet?
See how animals adapt to suit their environment over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists.
Imagine how humans may evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought.
Ready to trace the origin of the species? Let’s set sail.
English - The Last Wild and Wonder
In Terms 5/6 our class books witll be: 'The Last Wild' and 'Wonder'
What we learnt in Term Four
Topic - Pharaohs
Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part. Become an apprentice and work for Ramose, the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?
English - Floodland
In Term 4, our class book will be 'Floodland', which will be used as a writing focus in English.
What we learnt in Term Three
Topic - Blood Heart
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry…blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.
William Harvey (local to Kent) was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground-breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover.
Let’s check the most common blood groups in our class. Why do people give blood?
Find out how to keep your heart happy and healthy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart.
Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell.
What we learnt in Term Two
Topic - Frozen Kingdom
Welcome to the planet's coldest lands...vast wilds and hostile territories - incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to the icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.
The children really enjoyed this topic: learning about how Arctic and Antarctic animals are adapted to suit their environment; how food chains and webs work; who was at fault for the Titanic and they even orchestrated a search and rescue mission for a tourist cruise that got lost on its way to the Antarctic.
English - Shackleton's Journey
In English we based our writing on the beautifully illustrated book 'Shackleton's Journey' - a story about the trials and tribulations of Antarctic exploration. The children each took on a role and wrote in character for most of their writing. As them what they know about Ernest Shackleton and his brave crew.
What we learnt in Term One
Topic - A Child's War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson Shelter, we will learn why nations are fighting and while child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territories.
The children can now share with you how the war started, who was involved and decisions that were made that were important to the survival of all involved, including rationing, evacuation and propaganda.
We also looked at light in science this term and your children can describe how light moves and have investigated the relationship between shadows and how near or far a light source is.
English - Rose Blanche
In English we read Rose Blanche, a book about a young girl, who we believe to be German, who witnesses a strange event in the small town she lives in. Curious, Rose decides to look further into this event, which puts her in terrible danger. Ask your children what happened and what they thought of the book.
Maths - WhiteRose
This term in maths , we worked on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.