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We will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Could you please ensure that the children have correct PE kit in school at all times to enable them to take part in every session. This includes appropriate footwear, which is especially important as we will be playing tag rugby this half term, as well as warmer clothes as the weather cools down. Girls will not be allowed to wear tights to do PE, so please ensure they have some socks in their PE bag. Earrings should be removed and long hair tied back.

Home Learning

Hello Oaklets not at school!

Please try to keep going with some work when you can: it will make coming back to school much easier.

Also, read, READ and READ!!! 

So, try to do maths and English every day.  Grammar, spelling and a bar model would be amazing too. And, if you can, another subject in the afternoon.  Bring in your work to show me so I can whoop for joy and give you house-points (particularly if you are Foresters...Elsa!!!) Seriously, I will be reward you all.

Am looking forward to seeing you on Monday, Elsa. We all miss you!

English 26.11.21

For English, we will be doing our final research and notes before writing our biography.

Think about the different headings:

  • Early Life;
  • Influences and Inspiration;
  • Style and Technique;
  • One of their famous paintings in detail;
  • What makes your chosen artist a 'Gallery Rebel';
  • Legacy

It doesn't have to be those headings, but possibly use those as guidelines.

Elsa: I will help you next week. Use the powerpoints earlier in the week to help you too.

English 23.11.21

English 24th November



This half term our topic is the rebels of the art world – a study of those artists who rebelled against the accepted norms of their day to create a new movement.  We will study Impressionists such as Monet and Seurat, and Post-Impressionists such as Van Gogh. Expressionist artist Edvard Munch is followed by the Cubism of Picasso, then the Surrealism of Salvador Dali. We will finish with the beautiful flowers of Post-Modernist Georgia O’Keefe. The children will produce art in a variety of media including paint and oil pastel.

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Gallery Rebels Knowledge Organisers

Our Class Book

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks 

When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity.

As the stakes continue to rise, the boy must piece together the disjointed clues of his origins while using his limited knowledge to stop one of the greatest art frauds ever attempted. Digitally interactive, this breath-taking museum mystery offers QR codes woven throughout the book that bring renowned paintings to the children's fingertips.


Year 6 Librarians

We have asked the librarians to come up with at least 1 book review or recommendation to put in our reading area.

I have uploaded a template which they children can use, or they can create their own. Please ask them to then email it to the school who will then forward it to Miss Dowson.

A Few Reminders

The children should arrive in the classroom from 8.45am and they will be set quiet activities while before school begins at 8.50am with the register. Please ensure your child is in by this time. They will also need a water bottle in school, particularly on PE days.

Every day the children will need their reading record; (which will also contain their times tables or mental arithmetic) and their reading book.  These should be signed by you on a weekly basis. (As the children are older and we are trying to encourage their independence, reading records do not need to be signed daily.  We would expect the children to sign it and write how much they have read.) We would be very grateful if you could support us in this way.

Mobile phones are a potential safeguarding risk and therefore children may not bring mobile phones to school. If there is a specific reason for a Year 6 child to bring a phone to school, the phone must then be taken to the office in the morning and collected at the end of the school day. Phones may not be used on school premises.

Year 6 children can walk home unaccompanied ONLY if we have received written confirmation.  Please inform the school office to give your consent.  Thank you.