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Welcome to Oak Class (Year 6)

Our question in History for the summer term is “How did the Victorians Change the World?”, in particular we will be learning about the industrial revolution and its impact on Warrington and the wider world. They will also focus on Victorian children and what life was like for them depending on whether they were rich or poor.

Our focus in Geography for the summer term is “A fieldwork study about the local area”. The children will learn the 8 points of a compass as well as using Ordnance Survey maps. The children will then be thinking about a line of enquiry that they want to investigate before going out into the local area and gathering evidence on their chosen issue.

We would like to encourage you to explore these areas of learning at home with your child. Some example activities that you could do at home to support them with their learning are:

  • Watch a video about the Victorian era.
  • Research what life was like in Britain in 1750 and find out what Warrington was like at the same time. Can you produce a PowerPoint of images to show what life was like?
  • Visit the local library and find some non-fiction books about the Industrial Revolution and The Victorians. Can you prepare a short presentation to share with the class?
  • Find news clips about issues in the local area or in other areas in Warrington.

Don’t forget to send in or tell us about anything that your child does at home.

 To get a headstart on your learning, click on the images below to find out more information. 

victoriansos map

Class Book- Street Child 

Class Author- Berlie Doherty 

Berlie Doherty is the author of the best-selling novel, Street Child, and over 60 more books for children, teenagers and adults, and has written many plays for radio, theatre and television. She has been translated into over twenty languages and has won many awards, including the Carnegie medal for both Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody, and the Writers’ Guild Award for both Daughter of the Sea and the theatre version of Dear Nobody. She has three children and seven grandchildren, and lives in the Derbyshire Peak District with Alan James Brown


street child

Things to remember:

Important things to remember:


  • PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children need a full kit and a change of suitable footwear which they should keep in school every day.


  • On Monday we will set a piece of English homework.
  • On Wednesday we will set a piece of maths homework.
  • In Year 6 we are keen to develop good habits for high school so homework is always due in the day after it is set. Year 6 children have special study and workbooks for homework tasks. Children are expected to look after these books and bring them to school every day. Work in these books should be completed in pencil or pen and should be neatly presented.

  • In addition to this homework, we are also expected to practise our reading and number skills daily. Just like in every other year group, we need to have our reading records  books signed every day.

Important dates:


  • Key Stage Two SATS 13th May-19th May 2024

This is an extremely important year as we prepare for the SATs tests in May. Please ensure that your child is in school and on time every day. Missing school during this term could affect how well they do in their tests.

  • ChillFactore Trip Friday 12th July 2024 


In English, we will be writing a different genre each week based on a short film called ‘Little Freak’. Here is the link so the children can watch it at home too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INHVxA-rM48&t=1s. Once the children have watched the video we will we writing narratives, descriptions of the setting and characters, poetry, a diary entry and a persuasive letter. The children will apply a range of grammar skills they have been taught to these independent pieces.



In maths, we will keep our strong focus on reasoning and problem solving as we extend our learning to include angles, shape and statistics. We have been practising our arithmetic skills regularly since September and will now challenge ourselves to score as highly as possible in weekly tests to ensure the children have the skills they need to prepare them for their next stage of education.



  In science, In science, we will be learning about animals including humans over the term. The focus will be on the human circulatory system. The children will research how the heart works and will actually make blood during their lessons. As well as this the children will look at the importance of diet and exercise on the human body and how some choices impact the way our body functions. The famous scientist that we will learn about this term is William Harvey.  

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