Oak is our Year 6 class and Mrs Berber is our teacher. Mrs Wood, our senior teaching assistant, supports our class at various points throughout the week.
On Tuesday afternoons we have a PE session with Mr Robinson and French with Miss Barnes.
We have daily Maths lessons using the Mastery of Maths approach. This means that we are developing the use of resources and vocabulary to support us as we solve mathematical problems and explain our thinking. We are becoming more fluent and confident mathematicians, willing to apply our knowledge and skills to problem solving situations.
In our daily Reading lessons, quality texts are used to teach a variety of reading skills and to develop our vocabulary. A wide range of authors and text types are used to develop a love of reading in the class. We regularly listen to our class story and independent reading also takes place on a daily basis.
Writing is often based around a quality text, which is topic related, and a wide range of writing styles are taught. We learn to plan, draft, revise, edit and present our work, before evaluating the success of our writing. Mrs Berber is the English lead for the school.
In our class, we follow the Y6 National Curriculum, in addition to the Nottinghamshire syllabus for RE and the Nottinghamshire Computing Framework.
It is very important to us that we keep up excellent communication with parents and we use ClassDojo to send messages and pictures home to parents, sharing amazing work and proud moments from school. This also allows parents to contact the class teacher directly with any questions they may have and also share their proud moments from home.
We are working hard throughout the year to prepare for secondary school and life beyond.
What we are learning in Oak class
Topic and English – World War II (Battle of Britain)
Science – Animals including Humans followed by Evolution and Inheritance.
Topic and English – China and The Shang Dynasty
Science – Electricity and Light
Topic and English – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
Science – Classification of Plants and Animals.
The children will also be preparing for their move to secondary school by completing lots of transition activities, giving them opportunities to discuss how they feel about moving on to new schools in September.