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
Year 6 are currently investigating 'How do we all live together?'
We are being Historians and Philosophers to help us answer our enquiry this term.
We will be finding out about different societies and how they are governed, with a particular focus on the Ancient Greeks. We will develop understanding of how this links to our society and communities today, for example through democracy and decision making.
We will be using 'Weslandia' by Paul Fleischmann.
 
 
 
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 'Weslandia' by Paul Fleischmann and we will also be looking at persuasive and explanatory texts such as leaflets and brochures.
 
We will look at word classes, punctuating speech and using cohesive devices to make our work flow and link together. We will be developing greater use of adjectives and adverbial phrases to add more detail. We will also be looking at using punctuation to mark clauses.
 
Later in the term, we will invent our own new communities and make decisions about how they are run successfully. This will enable us to find out more about British values in society.
 
 
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
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).
 
 
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