Welcome to Year 6
Your class teachers are Mrs Bryant and Miss Howard in Badger class and Miss Dell in Foxes class. Please check Class Dojo for our most recent updates.
Your class assistants are Terri and Mrs Staines.
You can contact us through Class Dojo or if you prefer, email us using these addresses:
Mrs Bryant: s.bryant@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Miss Howard: k.howard@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Miss Dell: m.dell@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk
Useful information
School times - 8:40am - 3:10pm
Our class entrance is the door closest to Taplow Avenue. Please enter through the school carpark. When collecting your child, please wait in the carpark and your child will meet you.
Please inform your child's class teacher if they have permission to walk home alone or changes have been made to who will be collecting them.
Communication will mostly be done through Class Dojo, If you have any urgent messages, please phone the school office on 01793 521903.
Children should read a minimum of three times a week and this must be recorded in their reading record. These will be handed in on a Monday but should be brought to school everyday along with a reading book.
Spellings will be given out weekly with a test on a Friday. The weekly spelling list will also be available on Class Dojo.
Children must practise their times tables at home. In Term 3, we are focusing on the 7, 8 and 9 times tables.
Year 6's Enquiry this term is
'How do we all live together?' 

We are being historians:

We will develop skills to note connections, contrasts and trends over time; to develop the appropriate use of historical terms; to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources; to understand changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

We will develop our knowledge of Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world


We are being philosophers:

We will explore: what is a good life? What are my rights & responsibilities?

What does it mean to have power? What is philosophy?

British Values: Monarchy and the Government



We will work with decimals up to 3 places and will learn to order, compare, add, subtract, multiply and divide them.


We learn how to use ratio and proportion, including using scale factors to change the size of shapes and scaling recipes.


We will convert between units of length; mass and capacity  and read and interpret different scales.



We will be reading the story of Weslandia, by Paul Flesichman and using this as a basis to develop detailed description, diaries, speech punctuation and news reports. We will then use the book to create our own ‘country’

We will study persuasion and create travel brochures including for our invented countries. We will hold a debate about types of government to develop our speaking and listening skills.



A range of persuasive texts

We will develop the skills to:

skim and scan texts to retrieve information quickly;

make inferences when reading a text independently;

find and explain the meaning of vocabulary in texts;

make links with other texts that have similar themes.

We follow Discovery RE. In Term 3, the children are learning to explain the qualities needed in different people because of the important jobs they do and to be respectful when considering our own and others’ beliefs.
We follow Jigsaw PSHE. In Term 3, the children are learning to show empathy with people in different situations and to appreciate people for who they are; to understand how our actions can affect how others feel about themselves.
During this term, the children will revisit fruits and vegetables. They will then explore language of going to the market to buy fruits and vegetables, take part in told play and become reading detectives to find out some interesting facts about fruit and vegetables. The children will then follow a story and follow instructions in a recipe.
The children are learning to identify examples of information that is variable; to explain how a variable is used in a game; to design a game including at least two variables; to create algorithms to create a game with different variables and to evaluate my project offering improvements.
Miss Dell's class - Monday and Wednesday
Mrs Bryant and Miss Howard's class - Wednesday and Friday
Please ensure children come to school wearing appropriate PE kit on these days

* Black or dark grey shorts or jogging bottoms (whichever is most suitable for the weather or an indoor/outdoor lesson)
* White or red T-shirt
* Red sweatshirt for outdoor PE sessions when needed
* Trainers or daps
Any children with long hair must have this tied up for safety and any jewellery must be 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.