Ocean Class

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Year 6

Whilst SATs will not be going ahead this year, it would still be good for year 6 to complete practice papers as if they were preparing for the tests. This will ensure they continue to revise skills taught in KS2 and will be prepared for secondary school.

Ocean Class Term 5:

Following the interests of Ocean Class we will be returning to the topic of WW II.

Project ideas include:

  • Researching rationing, evacuees, inspiring war time people
  • Plan cook and cost a war time meal
  • Make Do and Mend- Link to textiles and create a new garment or quilt from recycled material.
  • Grow your own vegetables

Recommended reading:


Big Write:

Please follow our usual lesson cycle format (above) over a two week period and work through the following activities in order.

  • Write about your experiences as an evacuee
  • Write a newspaper report about a significant event in the war
  • Write a letter home to your parents as an evacuee
  • Write a biography about an inspiring person during the war.

The following link will take you to a document that gives ideas of the expectation for different purposes of writing.


RE: Our topic is ‘Are you Inspired.’ As such, we would like you to research the life and works of John Sentamu, Desmond, Tutu, Frances Domenica and Mother Teresa.

Other online learning ideas:

Times tables: https://ttrockstars.com/

Spelling: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Geography: https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/the-united-kingdom/ We have completed the first four lessons. There are two more lessons to complete. You could do an extended project on a comparison between Blackpool and Birmingham. You could also learn the counties, mountains and rivers of the United Kingdom. If you missed the Taste and Trace- Counties and Produce session you could catch up on this.

Remember to get plenty of exercise. Here are some ideas you can do at home, but get plenty of fresh air too.

Yoga For Kids

Children in Need – Joe Wicks

Wiltshire Healthy Schools


Update 27th March 2020:

Dear Ocean,
We hope you are all settling into a new routine and have managed to complete some home learning activities.  Don’t forget to send examples of your most interesting work/activities through to the Ocean Class email as Mrs Gilsenan and Mrs Fraser would love to see what you have been up to.
Enjoy your Easter holidays and check back on the website after the holidays for an update on home school learning.

Please take a look at this example timetable which a child in Ocean class has shared with us.

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