Year 6 - Oak Class 2020 - 2021
Can we change the world?
This half term, we will primarily be using the book ‘Manfish’ by Jennifer Berne as our stimulus text, as well as drawing upon ‘Great Adventures’ by Alastair Humphreys. From this, we will look at significant figures throughout history and consider inspirational people in our own lives.
‘Every dream begins with a dreamer.’
What do we mean by a ‘good life’?
In RE lessons, we will explore the concept of a good life through considering what Buddhism teaches makes someone truly happy. We will find out about the life experiences that started Prince Siddhartha’s journey to becoming the Buddha and will reflect on how the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path influenced the spiritual journeys and daily lives of Buddhists.
Extract from ‘Manfish’ by Jennifer Berne
Once upon a time in France, a baby was born under the summer sun. His parents named him Jacques. As her grew, Jacques fell in love with the sea. He dreamed of breathing beneath the waves and swimming as gracefully as a fish. In fact, he longed to become a manfish.
To keep up to date with what we are learning about in the classroom, follow our class twitter account!
Twitter handle: @wfpoak
Our Oak Class Family
We are really lucky to have lots of people that help us in Oak Class.
Here are our key adults:
- Mrs Davies – Class Teacher
- Mrs Berry – Teaching Assistant
- Miss Evans – PPA Teacher
- Mr Green – Midday assistant
- Mrs Jones - Volunteer
Our PE day is Friday. Due to our current provision in school, please ensure that your child comes into school dressed in their PE kit. We encourage children to dress appropriately for the weather.
At Westfield, we expect all children to complete five reading sessions a week. These should be recorded in each child’s individual reading diary. Pupils' diaries are checked every morning by the class teacher.
Every Monday, ten spellings will be given to the children to learn. These spellings will be introduced to the children through a discreetly taught spelling session. Children will be tested on these spellings on a Friday. Children can use our online resource ‘Spelling Shed’ to practise their spellings throughout the week.
Online Learning Resources
Our children have access to a range of online resources to aid their learning. Here are the links to some useful websites that children can use whilst not in school. All children are familiar with how to use these.
Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/westfieldwa7
Covid-19 Bubble Closure
In the event of our bubble having to close, Mrs Davies will provide remote learning through Google Classroom. Every child has been given their own Gmail address. They are able to log onto our online classroom using these details.
It is a requirement that children access our remote learning platform on the days that they would usually attend school. It is important that good communication between school and parents/carers maintains during a bubble closure. We ask that all children respond to the daily task briefing on their Google Classroom homepage. This is so that Mrs Davies can record who has been able to engage with the learning tasks.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Davies directly via her school email -email@example.com