Year 6 2019-2020
Welcome to Owl Class!
This year, all classes are named after woodland creatures. Being the wisest in the school, we are named after the majestic, mysterious and magnificent owl!
Welcome to Term 2!
This term our topic continues to be focused on World War I and World War II. We will be looking at various aspects of the war and we will be exploring our topic in History, Geography, Art and D.T. lessons.
In English we are basing our learning on ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’. There are also a wide variety of other WWI and WWII texts available for children to borrow from the library including the stunning read, ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo’. We are also writing emotive pieces based on the short animation ‘The Piano’. Please see the clip below.
Check out our new Knowledge Organisers! For each Connected Curriculum topic, we will be creating a Knowledge Organiser. It is a one page document which will enable children to refer to key points throughout our learning. Feel free to keep a copy at home to discuss which elements we have covered so far.
In Maths, we are learning all about fractions, decimals and percentages. I hope to upload examples of our learning so you can see the methods we are using in order to support your child at home.
We will continue to apply mastery learning of Maths using White Rose.
Whole Class Guided Reading
We have started to use our Guided Reading sessions in a different way this year. We are now embarking upon whole class reading sessions and the children are really enjoying it. Our first book is ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl. Each child has their own copy of this brilliant book and we are using reading ‘VIPERS’ to analyse it as we go.
Find out more about Cogheart here: http://www.peterbunzl.com/cogheart/
LOVEREADING VIEW ON COGHEART
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 | September 2016 Debut of the Month
In a nutshell: tick-tocking frequently airborne adventure From its opening scene aboard an airship harpooned in mid-air, Cogheart is filled with fabulous visual images and a tangible sense of adventure. It follows the story of Lily, whose inventor father is missing, presumed dead after the airship crash. What secrets was he keeping and why are others so determined to find them out? Lily is a great character but readers’ hearts are likely to be won by her companion Malkin, a clockwork fox, one of many automatons created by her father. The story proceeds at speed reaching its climax – where else – but on the face of Big Ben, the world’s most famous clock!
The Branford Boase Award Judges’ Comments – ‘what he does with the ideas is really good and the world-building is excellent’; ‘children reading this will feel inspired’; ‘imaginative and fun, would make a great film’.
Please find important documents relating to Owl Class in the tabs on the right of the page. Here you will find information regarding spellings, home learning, our class timetable and much more.
Also make sure you check back to our class page regularly as we will be adding in photos of our wonderful learning.