Welcome to Oak Class – Years 5 & 6

Teacher Mrs K Frost Lewis Teaching Assistants Mrs K Davies and Mrs L Cleal

Oak Class Spring Term 2107

Welcome back everyone! This term our theme is ‘Spirituality and Science’. We shall be exploring the Ancient Mayan Civilisation and investigation Earth and Space in Science. More details may be found in our Termly Booklet.

Autumn 2016

Welcome back! Oak class theme this term is ‘The circle of Life’. We will investigate Life Cycles and Forces in Science and explore British history from the Vikings to 1066. I look forward to sharing your ideas for jewellery in D.T. too!

Designing a room in Maths

Recently in Maths the children were set the challenge of using their proportion and ratio knowledge. The topic was ‘My ideal bedroom’. The children were put into groups of two or three and had to scale down the measurements of different items of furniture and then create and decorate them using squared paper. They all enjoyed this activity and worked very hard in their groups. Please see the gallery to see them at work and their lovely designs!

Examples of work
Y6 Tag rugby

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Homework and Home Learning

For Thursday 30th March 2017: Maths Home Learning   Y6 Long multiplication and long division calculations; Y5 Properties of polygons.   Grammar: Y6 Using formal and informal vocabulary; Y5 Features of play-scripts. Spellings,  Y6 General vocabulary: competition, conscious, conscience, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate; Y5 General vocabulary, Miro group: recommend, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, shoulder, sincerely, soldier, stomach, suggest, symbol; Picasso group: extreme, famous, forward, fruit, guard, guide, height, imagine, island, length.  Homework should be handed in on Thursday 30:3:17.  Home-link books with recorded reading ( at least 3 times per week ) to be handed in on Fridays to be checked as part of our reading reward scheme. 

Reading Rewards

Regular reading improves literacy, communication and social skills. We try to encourage home reading by using our reading rewards system. If pupils read regularly (three times a week) they can earn rewards, such as: stickers, bookmarks, rubbers and lucky dips. Please record reading in the  Reading and Home Link Book and remember to bring it in every Friday for checking. HAPPY READING !!

Year 5 Parent Information

For the Spring term 2017, P.E. will be on Mondays and Fridays, please make sure you have the correct kit in school. Brass band will be on Mondays, instruments should be brought into school on Monday mornings.


 Year 6 Parent Information

  Year 6 P.E. for the Spring term 2017 will be on Mondays and Fridays, please make sure you have the correct kit in school. Brass band will be on Mondays, instruments should be brought to school on Monday mornings.

Senior Pupil Award

Our philosophy is to challenge your children during their final years at primary school, so that they leave Thornford, knowing they have achieved their best, and are ready to access the demands of the secondary curriculum. This philosophy is nurtured through our commitment to personalised learning and systems designed to help your children achieve in a positive learning environment. For the Year 6 children, we have the senior pupil and playground Leader scheme to encourage leadership skills. Areas covered include: Personal Development – Being a member of the school council; taking part in a residential visit and good behaviour. School Commitment – Being a Playground leader and supporting the lunchtime supervisors; participating in clubs; raising money for charity. As a learner – Achieve a Gold Team point certificate; Achieve personal targets in English and Maths; undertake independent research (topic and personal project). Communication Skills – Help to sort out problems in school; Speak in front of an audience (assembly); show fair play and sportsmanship. Personal Presentation – Wear school uniform smartly; always have PE kit and appropriate footwear for lessons and matches; take pride in your environment and encourage others to do the same. Leadership skills – Cooperation with other pupils and adults; be a role model for younger children; reliability; building trust with pupils and adults and helping others. Senior Pupil Certificates will be awarded by a VIP (last year it was Mr.Hillier, Headteacher of The Gryphon School) at the Leavers Service in July 2017. You can do it… Go for it!