Welcome

Welcome to our Year 6 page.
 
Your class teachers are Mrs Rogers and Miss Howard in Badger class and Mr Ireland in Foxes class.
 
Your class assistants are Terri and Mrs Francis. We are also supported by Miss Darling and Mrs Bryant.
 
You can contact us through Class Dojo or if you prefer, email us using these addresses:
Mrs Rogers: j.rogers@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Miss Howard: k.howard@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Mr Ireland: t.ireland@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Key Stage 2 SATs
 
Children in Year 6 will complete their Key Stage 2 SATs (Standard Assessment Tests).
 
These will take place Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May 2022.
 
SATs are National Tests that all Year 6 children in England have to complete. 
 
The children are tested in Reading, Grammar Spelling and Punctuation and Maths (Arithmetic and Reasoning).
 
 
Year 6's Enquiry this term is 'Darwin versus Linnaeus' how are they connected? 
We are being Scientist and Geographers to help us answer our enquiry this term. We will be finding out about inheritance, adaptation and evolution and how both Linnaeus and Darwin contributed to findings on this. We will study classification and use a variety of keys to organise plants and creatures found in the school grounds and around the community. 
 
Maths
In maths this term, we are particularly focusing on fractions including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing these. It continues to be vital that children continue to practise and learn times tables, basic number facts and other mathematical knowledge such as telling the time and working with money. 
 
 
English
We are reading 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. It is a moving and poignant wordless picture book that touches on immigration and refugees. We will write in role as the main character including diary entries and letters home. 
 
Other Information
 
PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. Children will need to wear their PE Kit to school, including trainers or footwear suitable for doing sports and exercise. Please ensure that this is suitable for the weather. We would ask that any children with long hair have this tied up for safety. We would also ask that any jewellery is removed for the PE session, again for safety.
 
 
Useful Websites
 
To help children with learning at home, we would suggest these websites to provide activities and information.
 
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary 
 
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2
Secondary Schools

For children transferring to secondary schools for Year 7, please use the following links to stay updated with transfer arrangements..

Lawn Manor Academy: lawnmanor.org then click on School Information and then Year 6 to Year 7 Transfer
Dorcan Academy: dorcan.co.uk then click on New Parents and then 2020 Year 7 Intake