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6 Oak

Welcome to 6 Oak

  Welcome to the class page for 6 Oak.

Here, you can find all of the important information you might need and discover everything we are currently learning about.

In 6 Oak we are ready, respectful and safe. We are aspirational with our learning and understand the importance of being brave and taking risks.



 6 Oak's Class Teacher is Mr Wakefield.

Important Information

 We follow a weekly timetable until the last week of each half term where we spend afternoons learning Art/DT, Computing and MFL. 


6 Oak have PE on Fridays.  All children must wear an appropriate PE kit, consisting of: 

  • a white t-shirt
  • black/dark blue short/joggers
  • trainers
  • a black/dark blue jacket/hoodie top

Key Dates

  • 8.4.24 School reopens after Easter

    6.5.24 School closed for Bank Holiday Monday

    20.5.24 Year 6 class assembly 

    24.5.24 Children break up for May half-term

This half term we will be learning...


As part of our English, we take part in daily Guided Reading and Writing lessons. This half-term in Guided Reading, we are reading our class novel 'Fly Me Home' by Polly Ho-Yen. The text is about a young girl (known as Leelu) who has had to move to a different country with her mother and brother. They had to leave their father and home and Leelu misses him dearly. Leelu is downhearted, however, a mysterious stranger is leaving her small gifts... but who?

Fly Me Home


In Writing, we are looking at The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  We are beginning by using the opening chapter as inspiration for our own story introductions.  We are focussing on description, atmosphere, appropriate verbs, speech punctuation, setting descriptions and use of language.

The Graveyard Book: Amazon.co.uk: Gaiman, Neil, Riddell, Chris:  9780747594802: Books



In Maths this half term we will be working on ratio, proportion, converting units of measure and reading time and timetables.

We are continuing to work hard towards our upcoming SATs, revising previously learnt topics too.



In Science this half term our topic is 'Electricity'. In this topic, we are learning about circuits, circuit diagrams, Benjamin Franklin; all working towards making our own dimmer switch.

What is a Circuit for Kids | Simple Circuit Board Info | Twinkl



Our Geography topic for Summer 1 is: "Our World in the Future". Within this topic, we will be focusing on the impact humans are having on our planet, what amenities we have in our local area and what we can do to improve the local services where we live.

Chickenley photos, maps, books, memories - Francis Frith



Our PSHE lessons will teach us about 'Relationships'. We will talk about how we perceive ourselves and the relationships we form with others.

PSHE – Jigsaw | Howden Junior School



 In Year 6 we are very lucky to be having Viola lessons every Tuesday afternoon! Which is a string instrument, very similar to a violin.

Author Focus 

Our Author Focus is: Emma Carroll

Neil Gaiman Reanimates the Norse Myths—and Loki, Once Again, Is the Most  Alluring Character | The New Yorker

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio books and films.  His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels StardustAnansi BoysAmerican GodsCoraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the HugoNebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book.

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