Welcome to Oak Class
Class Teacher: Mr Bullivant
Learning Support Assistant: Ms Hannoway and Mrs King
Class Book: Journey to Jo'burg
Things to remember
Daily: Reading book and dairy, snack and drink bottle.
PE Kit: Tuesdays
Swimming kit: Mondays
Class Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Westminster we are hardworking, conscientious and determined which is evident in our class motto ‘can’t do it yet!’ We strive to be kind, friendly and considerate to each other to ensure that the classroom is a positive and enjoyable environment.
This term we will be working hard to develop our Growth Mindsets and as a result adopt a positive approach to all our endeavours and learning. We will embed this mindset throughout Year 6, our time at Cherry Tree Academy and our lives.
In Maths, we are starting to use Power Maths. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths, well linked to the developing of a positive growth mindset using fun characters.
In Maths, we will be learning to recognise the place value of digit in numbers up to 10 million. Using this knowledge, we will also be learning to read, write, compare and order numbers using different representations. We will also be using these skills to round any given number to the nearest 1000, 10000 100000. Additionally, we will also be applying our knowledge of place value use negative numbers in a variety of different context. Throughout the term, we will also deepen our understanding of place value through learning to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging 'Journey to Jo'burg’. Using this book as a hook, we will write some diary entries and informal letters. Throughout lessons, we will be learning a range of new skills to improve our writing, such as: punctuating speech, expanded noun phrases, planning writing and using a range subordinate conjunction.
In connected curriculum this term, we will continue using our building ‘Learning Powers’ to complete our projects. Specifically, we will embrace the four R’s of Reciprocity, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Resilience. These skills will enable us to work cooperatively to complete our PSHE projects where we will be focussing on diversity and reducing inequalities (Sustainable Development Goals). Throughout this unit, we will be basing our activities on our class book 'Journey to Jo'burg' which will be used to highlight the significance of equality and justice in society. Links will also be made with our whole school 'Superhero' theme.
In Science this term, we will be learning about light. Specifically, we will be learning to recognise that light travels in straight lines. Using our knowledge of this, we will be exploring shadows, reflections and refractions. Using a child-lead approach to lessons, we will be answering our own questions through planning and conducting scientific investigations.
Children have a list of spellings to learn each week. The spellings are a combination of words from their year group list and words that children have chosen themselves from book checks. A weekly test takes place and records are kept to track improvement in spellings.
Children are encouraged to read daily and record comments in their Reading Diary. Pupils who have read at home and have had records signed by and adult will receive raffle tickets to be entered into a draw to win a prize each week. Every child in the class is heard read at least twice a week, with a short discussion about what they have read. The children read individually as well as in guided reading sessions. During these sessions we explore a text in greater detail and practice/apply their reading skills, now known as VIPERS. The children have all drawn the symbols into the back of their reading diaries so have a look and ask them to explain what they mean.
It is really important for the children to know their times tables. Here at Cherry Tree Academy we have found a fun way to learn our times table. Times Table Rockstars! Children can have their own rockstar name, they can listen to rock music as they learn their tables All the children have been given usernames and passwords- if you’re unsure please ask the class teacher. Click the link below to access:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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