Welcome to Oak Class – Years 5 & 6

Teacher Mrs K Frost Lewis, Teaching Assistants Mrs K Davies, Mrs Z Dycer and Mrs L Cleal

Autumn term 2017

This term we shall be exploring The Groovy Greeks! In addition to finding out about Inheritance and Evolution in Science.

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.

Year 5 Hooke Court pictures

Y6 Tag rugby

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Homework and Home Learning

Y5+Y6:   Please  make sure you continue to record your reading in your Home-link books ( at least 3 times per week ); to be  checked as part of our reading reward scheme.

Spellings: All children to learn their spellings for a test on Friday, books to be handed in on Thursday 30.11.17. Pupils also to choose 5 words from their spellings and to write a sentence for each.

Y6 Amethysts: referring, referred, referral, preferring, preferred, transferring,transferred, reference, referee, preference, transference

Y5+6 Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires: agency, currency, emergency, efficiency, tendency, potency, fluency, frequency, excellence, excellency, urgency

Y5 Topaz: jacket, rocket, ticket, packet, wicket, bucket, magnet, tablet, gadget, droplet

SNIP groups: jumped, tries, brought, night, there, would, half, can’t, don’t  (Revision of tricky words)

Maths: All pupils have a new Active Learn game. Any child that does not have access to the internet at home may use computers at school on Tuesday lunchtimes to complete their homework.

Grammar: Y5 + Y6 to be handed in on Thursday 30th November 2017.

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 first half of the Autumn term 2017, P.E. will be on Mondays and Footie for Dorset on 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 first half of the Autumn  term 2017 will be on Mondays and Footie for Dorset on 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 at the Leavers Service in July 2018. You can do it… Go for it!