Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class

Years 5 & 6

Teachers  Mrs K Frost Lewis and Mrs Brooking, Teaching Assistants  Mrs Z Dycer, Mrs J Jeffery and Mrs Hughes

Termly Information Booklet – Spring 2020



Spring term 2020: this term we shall be exploring the Ancient Greeks and ‘Seeing the Light’ in Science.


Oak Class Information

Please see the link below for the very first edition of the Oak Class Gazette:

Oak Class Gazette 161219

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.

The day for spelling tests and homework due in has changed: this term homework will be given out on a Tuesday, to be returned the following Monday. Spelling tests will also be on a Monday.

Homework for Monday 13th January 2020

Children to read at least 3 times and to record this in their home-link books.

Spelling: Y6: ought, thought, bought, nought, brought, fought, rough, tough, enough, cough.

Y5: horrible, sensible, edible, flexible, terrible, visible, possible, audible, incredible, responsible.

Maths Y5: multiplying fractions Y6: comparing and ordering decimals

Grammar: Rewriting a myth in the first person.

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 Monday for checking. HAPPY READING !!


Year 5 Parent Information

Please note that in the Autumn Term 2019 P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays; please make sure you have the correct kit in school.

Year 6 Parent Information

Please note that in the Autumn Term 2019  P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays; please make sure you have the correct kit in school.


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 2020. You can do it… Go for it!

Contact Us

For more information or to get in touch:

01935 872706
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