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Class 6 - Miss Barlow

All about Class 6

Class 6 is made up of children in Year 4 and 5.

Within our class we cover a range of exciting topics.  These include studying the author William Shakespeare, the Ancient Greeks and Romans in History and the Earth and Space in Science.

Like the rest of the school, we get the chance to go on lots of wonderful trips that vary each year.  These have included; Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Cuerden Park, Rossendale Ski Slope, The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and a range of different theatres across Lancashire.

If you wish to know more about the Year 4 and Year 5 curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Within Class 6, the chidlren will cover a range of topics across the curriculum.  Due to the amount of history and geography topics that the chidlren are required to study in Key Stage Two and the mixed aged classes that we have at St Oswald's, we run a four year cycle.


2021 - 22    Cycle AA

2022 - 23    Cycle BB

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Reading in Class 6

Curriculum Reading

Within Class 6 we use the Collins Big Cat reading scheme which caters for children from Reception to Year 6.  The reading books are broken into bands; each band contains a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books.  The children will read a book as part of their literacy unit, closely matched to their ability.  Within some of the Literacy units, there is also the opportunity to read a whole class novel, which the children can spend time studying.


Reading for Pleasure 

Through out the day, the children are given the opportunity to read a book that they have selected.  Within class, there is a class library filled with age appropriate books that the children can select from. As well as this, there will be a book that the children have a s their class read.  This book will have been voted for by the children.

The children will be taught all of the spelling rules that are taken from the Year 4 and 5 curriculum.  They will be taught the rule within school and then, in the following weeks homework, they will be given words based on these rules to learn.  The children will then be tested on either Thursday or Friday, dependent upon when the homework has gone home.  

To supplement the spelling rules taken from the KLIPs assessment grids, we use a scheme called No Nonsense Spelling.  

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In Class 6, the children will receive homework every Monday.  As part of their homework, the children will receive a piece of maths work, a piece of literacy work (either a book and some questions or a sheet based on GPS or Spelling objectives) and their spellings to practice.  

The children will be expected to complete their homework in pencil and hand it in on a Thursday.  If for any reason your child is stuck on their homework, they must bring it back in on Tuesday or Wednesday and an adult in class will help them with it. 

If the children have brought their homework in, on time and complete each week, they will be entered into a homework prize competition.  

If you have any concerns about your child's homework, please do not hesitate to contact school.