Penguins Class (Years 5&6) is taught by Mrs Richards with Teaching Assistant support from Mrs Eltham and Ms Winterbourne.
This term we will be exploring the big question ' What have we learned from our exploration of the oceans on our planet?' We will be seating off by looking at different marine habitats around the UK, and considering which coastal features people enjoy visiting in the UK and why. As 'Ocean Explorers' we will then venture around the world finding out about how the oceans support countries economies, the problem with plastics in our oceans and learning about how marine life has adapted to suit their habitat. We will also be investigating forces through experiments with boats and submarines, and light by designing our own periscopes.
Homework continues to be given out weekly on Fridays, to be returned the following Friday and as always Mrs Richards is on hand through Classdojo to help your child if they are stuck.
We share class news through Classdojo. Parents should all have logins but if you have lost yours please contact Mrs Richards.
Towards the end of Year 6 the children undertake the End of Key Stage Assessment tests (SATS) and the results are reported to parents and the local authority. Our Year 6 children will then transfer to their secondary school. As part of the Didcot Partnership of schools we are involved in a number of activities to ensure that the transition to the next stage of their educational pathway is as smooth and exciting as possible.