FORT Federation

Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett

Oak

Welcome to Oak Class 

We are a mixed class of Year 5 and Year 6 children taught by Mrs Hulbert; Mrs Gunningham and Miss Lea help us with our learning.  

This term we are learning all about World War Two, focusing on 'A Child's War'.

A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war.

This term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters and cook delicious wartime food harvested from the vegetable patch in our garden. At the end of the project, we’ll reflect on Winston Churchill’s stirring speeches and write our own. We’ll compose and perform wartime songs and create a wartime museum to show what we have learned.

 

Home Learning

Home learning is due in each Monday and set again by Wednesday each week.  It consists of English and Maths learning tasks to support that week's learning, a weekly spelling list which helps to embed a spelling rule and some project work, set half-termly. 

Please also read at least five times a week and record in your reading journal.  It is also important that you know all your tables.  If you do not already know these, please work on these daily to develop your understanding.

Project Home Learning 

Please continue to work on your World War 2 topics.

 

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to know your times tables – multiplication and division. This is a good ( free) app. DK 10 mins a day

 10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 4+

Dorling Kindersley

Here are some useful websites which will help you with your SATs.  

Please be mindful as to how important our trees our – an awful lot of paper will be needed to do everything, not to mention your time and printing costs!  

 Remember to use the internet safely, especially if you access the youtube links.  

 Just ask if you need any more information. We will be looking at different questions in school so do make a note of areas you are finding hard as we can focus on these. 

 MATHS: 

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/ 

This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits. 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lf9nvpW1t4 

This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about. Remember to use methods you are comfortable with. 

http://www.granby.leicester.sch.uk/files/other/KS2-Ultimate-3-in-1-Organiser-2017-Maths-SATs.pdf 

This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

A good selection of maths games on the website above. 

READING – SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR 

 Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking. 

 If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the www.gov.uk website. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-tests-2018-english-reading-test-materials 

You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too! 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar  Click here