Welcome to Eagles!
We are one of two Year 6 classes this year. At this upper end of Key Stage 2 the ethos is very much about developing the sense of independence and responsibility: we have high expectations of our children, particularly as role models for the rest of the school, but we also have high amounts of fun along the way! Year 6 is an important year as their last year in primary school and we aim to help the children prepare for the changes they will face as they move on to secondary schools and the next steps in their education.
On this page you will find lots of useful information about what we are up to each week, as well as how children's learning can be supported at home, both from a parent's perspective, as well as how children can learn independently at home in their spare time. We hope you find it useful.
Mrs Higgins and I are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school in September! Please do let us know if you need any support with anything related to your child or the curriculum - we will be happy to help!
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| Termly Topic:
|| PE this half term:
Sieges, Settlements and Solutions
Our PE days remain the same - Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tuesday - Dodgeball
Friday - Volleyball
Please come into school wearing suitable PE kit according to our school prospectus on these days.
|19/03 Dress up day for comic relief - super hero theme!
Miss Lyndsey Connell
Year 6 Class Teacher
Mrs Paula Higgins
Hello and welcome back to Eagles class. It has been a strange couple of weeks in lockdown. We have been really impressed with your attitude to learning whilst you have been learning remotely. But... we are very glad to see you all back safe and well today! We are looking forward to settling back into school routines and enjoying the rest of your last year at Oakmeadow.
We have already made a start on our new topic this term which is called 'Sieges, Settlements and Solutions'. We will be learning about the Vikings and discovering why they settled in Britain and exploring over population issues in the world today! An interesting topic to get hooked into the Spring term!
Please note the slight change to the PE timetable - we will now be doing PE on Tuesday and Friday.
We are now half way through Autumn 2 (time is flying by!) We have started learning about New York within our topic lessons - focusing on geography and key events. The class book we are reading (Eleven by Tom Rogers) gives us some insights into some of the key events surrounding September 11th - an event which is beyond the children's living memories but which many of them have heard about.
Homework will continue to be set via Teams and Diagnostic questions for maths. Please ensure that you have logged in and turned your work in once completed. Let me know if you have any problems before the due date.
Messages for the children are put on to Seesaw and Teams- there will be some updates soon regarding Christmas costumes. The children have been given different roles today and we have started to talk about possible costumes. All will be confirmed!
From September, our topic will be 'Forces of Nature' which will focus on forces around us (gravity, air resistance, water resistance etc) and within nature. However, from the outset we will be prioritising the children's emotional well-being and mental health through our Response and Recovery programme. We understand that the past several months may have disrupted and affected many lives due to the Covid pandemic. Some lives may have been more affected than others. In response to the needs of our community, the staff at Oakmeadow have written and developed a bespoke programme to support our children in light of these changes. This will be in place from when your child returns to school and reviewed on a regular basis.