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

FRENCH WEBSITES for home learning

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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.

Week beginning 30.3.20

Your Home Learning packs are for the next two weeks until the Easter holidays. In addition, a list of websites for educational activities will be posted on this page.

Meanwhile, keep reading and take the opportunity to learn new skills at home, e.g. reading scales with units of weight when you are baking, or creating your own ‘wake and shake’ dance/fitness workouts.

Thank you all of you who have been sending me photos of some of your home learning, great work!

It is really important to keep reading, or hearing books being read. David Walliams is reading a story a day: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/



‘Scratch’  You can create your own home account for free and practice skills learnt in class.



Activities which can be done at home, provided by our P.E. specialists.

More web sites to follow.

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 Spring Term 2020 P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays; please make sure you have the correct kit in school.

Remember to return ukuleles as soon as possible.

Year 6 Parent Information

Please note that in the Spring Term 2020  P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays; please make sure you have the correct kit in school.

Remember to return ukuleles as soon as possible .


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
or by Email