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Oak Class (Year 6)


Welcome to Oak Class 2021 - 2022

Mr Thackway, Mrs Pickering




Here you will find the Long-Term Plan for Year 6 for 2021-22.  This gives a broad overview of the themes and topics covered in year and relate back to the National Curriculum.

For more details about each subject being taught -  click on the Curriculum page within the Parents Section.

Summer 1



KS2 SATs Week

Monday 9 May 2022English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 10 May 2022English reading
Wednesday 11 May 2022Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 12 May 2022Mathematics paper 3



This half term our theme is the Amazon rainforest. Our English units will tie in with our topic and class novel 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling. In science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance. Rounders and badminton are the two sports we will be focussing our skills on this half term.


PE is on a Friday only again this half term. 

Spring 2

We have got another packed timetable this half-term! 


In English, we will be studying works by William Shakespeare. We will be reading MacBeth and imaging writing our own sequel. We have a Shakespeare Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company on the 7th March. Following this we will be writing our own instructions text along with the other KS2 classes. In maths we will be covering a range of topics from Algebra, Statistics and Geometry. 


In science we will be studying Astronomy and will be visiting Alston Observatory on Monday 14th March. In P.E we will be getting creative in Gymnastics and there is much more to look forward too! 


P.E will be on Friday only again this half-term.

Spring 2 Class Novel

Spring 1

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a happy and safe Christmas and you are now (like me) ready to go for Spring term. 


In maths this term we will be learning about converting measurements, word problems and percentages. In English we will be reading a story from a different culture and an exciting joint unit with KS2 about Antartica.


In our topic lessons we will be learning about the Ancient Mayans. If you like chocolate then you will love this unit! As we discussed before the holidays, Mrs Mashiter will be teaching Science and R.E. In science we will be learning all about electricity and in R.E we will be learning about Humanism. It is going to be fantastic!


PE will be on a Friday only this half term. 

Spring 1 Class Novel

Our PE day is on a Monday & Friday - please come to school wearing your PE kit. Our first unit is OAA. This is an outdoor PE session. Please check the weather forecast and send your child with appropriate clothing e.g. Raincoat and spare pair of shoes if it is raining.


Please make sure that you are reading at home every day and recording this information on Showbie.  


When you have finished your book, please return it to school and put it into the 'finished' box, where it will be quarantined until the following Monday.


Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is POP - Pop Art. 


We have some amazing topics to be covered this half term but our main focus will be our Art unit. We will look back at how Pop Art began in the 60s with artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol and study modern day Pop artists such as Coco Davez and Sumit Mehndiratta. We will also visit the Manchester Art Gallery to explore different styles and make comparisons to our own research and work. To find out what else we are covering this half term check out the long term plan which is attached at the top of this page. 


English - In English we will be studying warning stories as part of our joint Talk 4 Writing unit with KS2. We will be exploring different techniques to build tension in our writing. Following this, we will be writing. our own diary entries. In this unit we will explore formal and informal tone in writing. 


Maths - We have completed our work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Go to Showbie if you want practice materials to consolidate your learning. This half term we will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. 



Autumn 2 Class Novel

Louis Sachar talks about "Holes" with interviewer Tim Podell

Here is a link to a fantastic interview with Louis Sachar. Wait until we have read a little bit in class to avoid a spoiler!

Holes chapters 1-3

This is an audiobook of chapters 1-3 of Holes, a novel by Louis Sachar. Chapter 2 begins at 2:12, and chapters 3 begins at 2:48.

Click this link to hear the first 3 chapters of our new class novel.

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is World War 1.


In English we will writing a biography about a local soldier who fought in World War 1. Private James Towers was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery and recently the new Broughton A road was named after him. We will also be studying the poem - Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen.


In Maths we will be focussing on place value and securing our understanding of reading and writing, comparing and ordering and rounding numbers to 10,000,000.


In History we will be researching a wide variety of events from World War 1. We will look at the impact of the war both on the front line and at home. 



Autumn 1 Class Novel

War Horse - Chapter 1 by Michael Morpurgo

Warhorse is a popular book that is studied frequently by Year 6. It is dissected, discussed and written about in many forms and is an essential text. Here is a taster of Chapter 1.

Welcome to Year 6 Mr Thackway

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