Welcome to Oaks

Sally Bryce 

Year Group 6

Curriculum Map

PSHE: Valuing Difference

PE: (Real PE) Fielding and striking and Real PE Unit 1 – Coordination/ball skills

Term 1 Autumn

Languages and the Art

Reading: Whole class text: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Reading lessons will include a wide range of other fiction and non-fiction books and poems.

Writing: Using Beowulf as a stimulus: character descriptions, descriptive writing, invitations, job advert.  Residential recount. Holes by Louis Sachar – range of genres

MFL: French – Greetings, numbers, family members.

Art / Design: Recap and cultural style – Manga

Music: Happy by Pharrell Williams – Sing the song and perform composition(s) within it 

STEM – Science Technology and Maths

Maths: number and place value; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; multiples, factors, primes, squares and cubes

Science: forces (friction, gravity, water resistance, air resistance, managing forces)

Technology: mechanisms: pulleys and gears (design and make a fairground ride with pulleys) 

Knowledge and Understanding of The World

Technology: mechanisms: pulleys and gears (design and make a fairground ride with pulleys)

Computing: Internet safety, computing systems and networks- communication

RE: Are saints encouraging role models?


Download the curriculum for Term 1

Useful Information

Useful websites for the children and parents relevant to your year group

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

A range of English games and activities.

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.


In Oaks class, we recognise the importance of reading a range of text types regularly. This is why daily reading at home is our main focus for homework. As well as fluency in reading, we will work on a range of comprehension skills in class using VIPERS, this could be mirrored at home by questioning and challenging children’s understanding of the texts they have read.

The class also has weekly maths homework that is set each Monday on Ed Shed.

In addition to this, later on in the year, the children may be given additional homework personalised to their learning needs.

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.


As part of our history topic children made a range of Anglo-Saxon shields and swords – there may have been a bit of role play once they were finished!

Black History Month

At the end of Term 1 the whole school completed a topic as part of Black History Month – Year 6 studied famous sports people both current and from the past.  We presented this information on nadal templates attached to a podium.

Eating Fish Eyes

Year 6 went to Bushcraft for their residential in Term 1.  The children took part in a range of activities from emergency first aid (where they had to rescue survivors from an aeroplane!) to trap making, camouflage skills, tent spike making and, as the picture shows, children had the opportunity to try tasty fish eyes from the salmon we ate for lunch – yummy!