Welcome to Apple Class
We have a fabulous team working in Year Six. Mrs Middlemast is the teacher in Apple Class, Mr Warren is the teacher in Cherry Class and Mrs Rhodes assists both classes. Y6 are also supported by Mrs Brailsford.
In Apple Class we work extremely hard to ensure that children leave Oakhill Primary School having achieved the best they can in all areas. We encourage children to become resilient, independent learners.
So far this year we have focussed on place value of numbers up to 10 million, fractions and arithmetic (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing). These are all core skills that children will need to revise throughout 2019. During Spring term we will be looking at decimals, percentages and measurement.
Classes are mixed for Maths, which enables us to provide a personalised curriculum for all. We use Mastery Maths to ensure full coverage of the national curriculum whilst also providing challenges for children of all abilities. Maths homework will be given each week and is expected to be completed to a high standard and returned to school on time.
We continue to challenge the children to learn their times tables as this is a very important skill and will help greatly with work in class. The children should continue to use Times Table Rock Stars to help them.
This term our writing lessons will be based on Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. There will be a big focus on SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) throughout the year as this is an area that the children will be tested on in May as part of SATS. Please support your child by encouraging them to read daily and practise their spellings on spelling shed.
Alumno Curriculum (Topic)
In Autumn, our science topic was electricity and we explored the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in history and geography.
We still have lots of exciting topics to investigate this year. In Spring term, we will be learning about the Mayan civilization and then explore light. In Summer term, we will explore humans and animals (including the human body and evolution).
We really enjoyed our trip to Tatton Park as part of a Viking and Anglo-Saxon day. This February some children are off on a residential trip to Amsterdam and then we have some post-SATS treats, including a trip to Alton Towers and our annual residential trip to Stanley Head. We are also working with our feeder high schools to provide children with experiences of local high schools.
Things To Remember
P.E. sessions will be on Thursday. All children are expected to take part in this area of the curriculum wearing the correct P.E kit - yellow/white t-shirt, black shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers/pumps. It is vital that children bring the correct kit into school as this counts towards their uniform point.
Water- we encourage the children to bring a water bottle into school daily.
Homework- all children are expected to complete and return homework on time. DoJo points are given to children who complete homework to a high standard. English and Maths homework are given out on a Friday and are due in the following Friday. Spellings are given out on Tuesdays and will be tested the following week.
Reading books and diaries need to be in school daily. Every Friday, Cherry Class hold a reading raffle where children who have had their diaries signed that week have the chance to win books to take home and keep.
Dojo points are given to children who arrive at school on time in the correct uniform following the school rules.
Remember our door is always open.
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