Year 5/6 Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods

Staff

Mrs Hunt teaches Resilient Redwoods with Mr Richardson

Miss Bailey teaches Awesome Oaks with Miss Brown

Classrooms

Both of the classrooms are bright and encourage children to be independent: they can find their own resources to support them in their learning.

School Council

Every class has at least one school councillor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school.

Awesome Oaks School Councillor

Nicola

Resilient Redwoods School Councillors

Cristian

Class Dojo Masters

Every class has at least 1 dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.

Awesome Oaks Dojo Masters

Louisa-Mai

Kassiah

Resilient Redwoods Dojo Master

Finnley

                                                                   Marina

Our Curriculum

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks!

The children will learn about World War 2 including developing their geographical knowledge of countries involved in the war including their leaders and whether they were part of the axis or allies. They will also learn about daily life in the war including rationing, air raids and propaganda. In science the children will be learning all about the different forces and how they act on objects.

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For this half term we will be writing a portal story, influenced by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Pie Corbett’s Elf Road. 

The children will also use ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ to write a diary as Lenny.

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Experiences

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We shall be learning all the Victorian era including the industrial revolution. The children will also be learning about a local landmark of ‘Cromford Mill’ and how it played a part in the industrial revolution.

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As part of Frozen Kingdom, the children will be learning about how animals adapt to their environment, particularly in colder climates. They will also learn to locate and explain the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic.

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The children will be learning all about the circulatory system and the role of the heart within the body. Children will also learn how to find and count their pulse and explain what this tells you about the heart.

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We will be learning all about Charles Darwin and his role in developing our understanding of evolution, selective breeding and adaptation. We will also begin to explain the changes through animals over time by comparing their skeletons/fossils. We will also begin to look at the work of Mary Anning.

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The children will be learning all about the Ancient Maya and how they used to live. They will also begin to understand how what the Maya invented has impacted our lives today.

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Description of the topic and where it links to different subjects.

Quality Text

Information on the key text to go here, along with what genre of writing you will be doing. Upload an image to image gallery below.

Hook

Information on your hooks here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Experiences

Information on any memorable experiences here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Our Experiences and Opportunities

We do lots of exciting things throughout the year, this may be part of our topic or additional experiences, click on the tabs below to have a look.

Thing You Need To Know

It is essential that all children continue to practise their learning at home to remember and embed what they have learnt in school that week. For Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods home learning will be given to the children on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday. Children will be asked to attend home learning club during their lunchtime if they do not complete their home learning. Children will get both maths and English home learning that relates to their learning that week therefore all children should be able too complete it. If children are struggling they can also choose to attend home learning club for extra support.

If children are struggling or you are unsure how to support your child, please message your child’s class teacher on Class Dojo.

Children will also have the option of completing topic related homework, which can be chosen off of the grid on the topic page.

Due to the current circumstances, children are expected to come to school in their P.E kit on P.E days. Please make sure this is appropriate for school and the weather. Children may also choose to bring deodorant but it must be a roll on, not an aerosol can.

P.E Day for Resilient Redwoods and Awesome Oaks is Thursday.

Spring 1

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January: ‘Prime VR’ will be coming in to school to run workshops with the children and take them on a journey to the Arctic and Antarctic. There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit will can ahead. 

Spring 2

The children will have the opportunity to dissect a sheep heart to explore further into their topic of ‘Blood Heart’ and the circulatory system.

Summer 1

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April: ‘Portals to the Past’ will be running workshops in school for children to learn more about evolution and fossils.  There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit can go ahead.

 

W/C 10th May: Year 6 SATs Week

SATs

The dates for Year 6 SATs 2020 are:

Monday 10 May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 11 May English reading
Wednesday 12 May Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 13 May Mathematics paper 3

It is essential that all year 6 children have 100% attendance and are punctual throughout SATs week. Click here for more information.

Summer 2

Wednesday 9th June: Year 6 children will be going to Lea Green for Orienteering. This is part of the P.E curriculum and comes at no cost to parents.

Wednesday 9th June: Some of the year 5s will have the opportunity to go to Derby University as part of their ‘Primary Explorers’ Day.

Thursday 17th June: ‘The Drama Hut’ will be coming in to school and run workshops for children to explore more about the Mayans through drama. There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit can go ahead.

Below are a number of websites that are useful for children in year 5 and 6. Click on the image to be taken to the website.

 

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Derby
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