Welcome to Oak Class!
There are 31 children in Oak Class and we are taught in the Lee Building.
Mrs Sofflet teaches us everyday except Thursday afternoons when we are taught Spanish by Mrs Barcz-Morgan and RE and spellings by Mrs Millard. Mrs Millard also supports us in some maths and English lessons.
We are going to learn about some very exciting topics this year. Each will have a geography, history or science focus. Please see the Y6 topic plan below for more details.
This half term's main theme is a science one: 'The human body'. In geography, our topic will be about Brazil. For more information about learning in all areas of the curriculum this half term please see the Spring 1 topic overview below.
Life in Oak Class
In Oak Class we are keen to learn and make progress. We aim to be well prepared for the move to Secondary School in September. We work hard but also know how to have fun! We enjoy all the curriculum subjects and are a very creative bunch! We love to read and be read to. We can work independently but there are many opportunities for us to work collaboratively too. We support each other and the children and staff in our classroom make a great team!
Homework is sent home on a Friday and is due back in by the following Wednesday. Sometimes Mrs Barcz-Morgan, the Spanish teacher, may give us some Spanish vocabulary to practise too.
Spellings are sent home on a Thursday and we will be tested on the words the following Thursday. It will really help us if we practise our spellings and times tables every week!
We are expected to practise our reading everyday by reading at least 10 pages. It helps us if parents talk to us about what we are reading. For fiction texts, we could discuss the genre, plot, characters, endings, language used etc. For non-fiction texts, examples of things we could talk about include the type of text, its purpose, audience and structure.
PE Kit is needed on Tuesdays and Fridays. However, it is best if we have a kit available on our pegs all week in case the timetable needs to change.
Song writing competition
We have written a song for the 'Song for your school' competition. It is called 'Beautiful Nature'. You can listen to it on the Cambridge News website.
You can also vote for it. If we get enough votes we will be invited to perform our song at the Cambridge Corn Exchange in March!
Well done Connie, Rufus, Emily and Noe for winning first place in the local heat of the Cambridgeshire Y6 English Challenge! What an achievement.
Well done for a super effort in the final at Ely Cathedral on the 5th December. We are all very proud of you!
We had fun visiting the Scott Polar Museum and the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge on Wednesday 7th November. We learnt all about how plants and animals need to adapt to be able to survive in extreme environments. We saw some amazing artefacts and heard about an incredible expedition to the Antarctic.
Rights and Responsibilities Workshop
We enjoyed taking part in an interesting workshop delivered by two law students - Ben and Richard. We learnt all about 'Rights and Responsibilities' and had opportunities to debate which ages we should have the right to do things.