Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class

Years 5 & 6

Teachers  Mrs K Frost Lewis and Miss S Gibbs, Teaching Assistants  Mrs Z Dycer and Miss Ford 

Termly Information Booklet Oak – Autumn2020


Welcome back everyone!

Our theme for the first half of term is ‘Stargazers’ and for the second half of term it is ‘Hola Mexico’. There are more details in the Termly Booklet.

If parents have any queries and would like to get in touch with me, my school email is on Google Classroom, or I can be reached via the School Office.



Oak Class Information

Y6 Parents please use the link below to access information about Y6 and SATs.

Y6 2020 Autumn powerpoint

Homework and Home Learning

Homework for this term will be set on Google Classroom on a Tuesday, to be completed by the following Monday.

Even if you email your completed work to me, please also ‘turn in’ your work on Google Classroom so that it is recorded that you have completed it.

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

Oak Class Gazette 161219

Week beginning 22.6.20

Remember to check Google Classroom for your Home-Learning activities for this week.

Here is the link to the Library’s Summer Reading Challenge; it only takes 5 minutes to register and you can download books for free!


Week beginning 1.6.20

I hope you all have enjoyed the sunshine! I look forward to seeing some of the Year 6s in school this week; meanwhile, keep checking Google Classroom to access your online Home-Learning.

Best wishes, Mrs Frost Lewis

Week beginning 24.5.20 Half term week!

I shall not be setting Home Learning for Half Term week, as I am preparing for Y6 returning to school in June. I hope you all have a great half term; stay safe and well.

Best wishes Mrs Frost Lewis

Week beginning 11.5.20

Dear Oak Class,

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely sunny weekend. This week’s activities are on Google Classroom; if you have any difficulties accessing work, please let me know. Mr Hagon has created a D.T./Writing task which should be great fun! Stay safe and well.

Best wishes, Mrs Frost Lewis and the Oak Team.

The news magazine “The Week” has provided free online access for  a month: https://magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk/

Week beginning 27.4.20                                                                                                                       Maths Home-Learning: Continuing with White Rose resources for Y5 and Y6,

Click here for Y6 Summer term Week 2, angles in quadrilaterals and problem solving: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Y5 Summer term Week 2, continuing to add and subtract decimals: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

In addition, both years to continue with their Times-table rock stars.

Writing/History home learning:

Following on from last week’s activity, tracing your family tree, this week investigate and record how many different surnames there are in your family. Then interview a family member, using ‘open questions’ (remember they are questions that you can’t just answer with yes or no). Click here to find activity sheets to help you Family Interview Open Questions        The Different Surnames in My Family

Reading Home-Learning: To continue to read at least 3 times a week and record this in your home-link book. If you are running out of books, try the Oxford Owl  site, which has a library of free e-books: Y6  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-10-11-year-6/

Y5: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-9-10-year-5/

Reading Comprehension:

Mr Hagon has set Y5 a Reading Comprehension, don’t forget to send me pictures of how you get on. Y5 guided reading from Mr Hagon      Answers to Y5 Reading Comprehension

Y6 Reading Comprehension: Y6 Reading comprehension 270420

Spelling: Keep learning another 10 of your Word list spellings

Art: Click here to find examples of landscape artists Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy: Land art Can you create some landscape art in your garden, using natural materials? Take a photograph of your finished Artwork.

As well as all these activities, BBC Bite-size has some great resources too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn


Week beginning 20.4.20

Maths Home-Learning: Using White Rose resources, which follow a similar Maths Mastery approach to that taught in class; this website provides a daily film clip, activities and answers.

Click here for Y6 Maths, Summer Term Week 1, revisiting  angles: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Click here for Y5 Maths, Summer Term Week 1, adding and subtracting decimals: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Writing Home-Learning: Write a short descriptive recount of one thing you did over the Easter holidays and one thing you didn’t do, but would have liked to. Try to make them both as realistic as possible, using interesting adverbs and adjectives, a range of sentence structures and Y5/6 vocabulary.

Spelling Home-Learning: Select 10 words from your word list to learn this week, remember to include a couple of past spellings as well in order to help you to retain them. Ask someone to test you on them at the end of the week.

Reading Home-Learning: To continue to read at least 3 times a week and record this in your home-link book. If you are running out of books, try the Oxford Owl  site, which has a library of free e-books: Y6  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-10-11-year-6/

Y5: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-9-10-year-5/

Reading Comprehension: St George’s Day is on 23.4.20; find out more about him here: t2-e-41321-uks2-st-georges-day-differentiated-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-english_ver_2

Science Home-Learning: Many of you will have had some form of Eggs over Easter: 3._EGG-CITING_SCIENCE

Topic Home-Learning: 

History/PHSE focus: Where do we come from? Research your family tree.

Family tree example

Family tree Activity sheet


jeudi le 30 avril 2020  Bonjour la classe,  Ça va? How are you?  I hope you are keeping your French going.  This learning builds on your Family Tree learning with Mrs Frost Lewis.  Attached is a powerpoint all about La Famille.  There are some video clips to watch.  Don’t forget to use cognates, near cognates and false friends to help with your learning.  Bon courage, Madame Ferguson

1_la Famille_members_ages_names_sentence building

FRENCH WEBSITES for home learning


Click on the word doc above for your French learning. Clip 1:RAP 1-20  Clip 2:SONG 1-100

French Learning Resources Y5_Y6_input_systeme solaire

Y5_Y6_Poisson d’avril

If you have time here are some other helpful web-sites:

Easter Activities:   Easter Virtual School KS2

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.

Using your school log-in (email me if you have forgotten it) You can continue with your Expresso coding at home. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espresso

Then search Discovery Education Coding.


Joe Wicks 9:00-9:30am on his You Tube channel.


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

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 we will back-date all your rewards when you come back to school.  HAPPY READING !!

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 2021. You can do it… Go for it!

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