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Oak Class - Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome to Oak Class - Year 5 & 6


Oak Class is taught by Mrs Coopey

Autumn Term 2021

Oak Class perform at Carlisle Cathedral December 2021

On Thursday 9th December Oak Class performed at Carlisle Cathedral with two other schools.  This was a magical evening of Christmas carols and songs. 

Oak Class Design and Technology - Christmas decorations. December 2021

Christmas Lunch December 2021

NTS Indoor Athletics competition Y5/6 Team Autumn 2021- they came second overall and first in the small schools section. 

Year 5/6 annual Netball Tournament at NTS Autumn 2021 - we won the 'Small Schools' Competition. 

Oak Class visit Stockswood Forest School - science learning Autumn 2021

Harvest Festival Autumn 2021

Y6 Leavers presentation by Rev. Bryan and Lunch at Bush Inn. Summer 2021

Oak class potato crop. Thanks to Mr Morris for community support.

Year 6 leavers Assembly Summer 2021

We were very proud of our Year 6 children (with help from their Year 5 friends) who performed their Leavers’ Assembly to a small group of parents. What a fantastic occasion even with the background noise of tractors, birds singing, cows mooing, wagons peeping and a storage container being delivered! They did it and it was fab! Plus then we had our Year 6 Awards where all the children were presented with a Kirkbride pen/ pencil box set and a special certificate. Some children were presented with trophies and awards from Mr Morris for the gardening project!


Year 5 /6 Girls Football Team competed in a the North Cumbria 7-aside Football Tournament at Harraby, Carlisle.  They reached the quarter finals!  

Oak and Elm Classes participated on an Olympic Day at the Sheepmount in Carlisle.  

Summer 2021 - Sports Day

Although a little different the children all participated in all the events and the winning house was 'Great Gable - Yellow' who showed best team spirit! 

Oak class trip to Tullie House and Carlisle Castle - Border Reivers. Summer 2021

 Year 6 Leavers Hoodies presented and purchased for them by the PTA.

Science workshop with Mrs Salkeld, from Watchtree Nature Reserve - learning all about our own school grounds including the creatures living in our pond and woodland habitat. Summer 2021

Oak Class homework projects -  'Space and beyond'!

Community coaches from CUFC - basic First Aid followed by a mental health pilates session. 

Year 5 /6 Football Team competed in a the North Cumbria 7-aside Football Tournament at Harraby, Carlisle. 

They reached the quarter finals!  

Oak Class drumming workshop with Zozo learning all about beat, rhythm, tempo and pulse.

'Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition'... honouring heroes of the coronavirus pandemic on stamps. 


Oak Class have been working with Joe Morris to begin to re-use our School Greenhouse. He worked with them to plant seeds and talked to them about how to grow and nurture them.  Once they have grown into plants and begin flowering they will be sold to parents and the local community.  The children will have to use this as an enterprise venture to calculate how much profit they has made as budding sales people.   At the end of the project Joe will present a 'Gardening Trophy' to the child who has shown great enthusiasm and hard-work throughout the project. 

After the first session he commented that the children are a joy to work with and he had a wonderful morning working with them!

A great day was spent at Stocks Wood Outdoor Centre learning all about mountains.  This involved learning new vocabulary, completing a rivers and mountains circuit training games, creative writing, building an A-frame ridge for a mountain expedition as well as looking at mountaineering equipment.  Of course they all enjoyed all the fun areas and toasting marshmallows!

Oak Class started the term working with two Sports Coaches working on their football and cricket skills.  It was great to begin to use the sports field for PE lessons. They also enjoyed using the outdoors for their lessons.

Spring Term 2021
Oak Class used their orienteering skills to find clues on our Easter Hunt.   They used teamwork and perseverance to find the hidden word.  They also enjoyed a special Easter treat in the glorious sunshine!

Over the last four weeks Oak Class have been working on a Design and Technology unit.  They had to make a racing car.  Once the cars were made they enjoyed testing them on the playground.  Watch out Lewis Hamilton!


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The class had some Easter fun this week. They worked as a team to make Easter Crispy cakes.  Resulting in a lovely snack time treat!

Since returning to school on 8th March, Oak Class have thoroughly enjoyed their PE lessons.  

They worked well as a team when learning some new hockey skills and then playing some games. Well done Oak Class.

Autumn 2020
Oak Class produced some amazing project at home this half term; Mrs Maxwell chose the winners and presented them with a special 50p coin from the Royal Mint!
We had a really big surprise when Santa and his Elf made a special visit.  Santa read out his 'good' list and he left us presents, we found them in a special sack in our classroom! 
What a wonderful Festive time in school....class parties, a Polar Express Day, PTA Activity Afternoon, outdoor Carol singing and a Christmas jumper day! Wow!
Christmas lunch is always a highlight of the year - yummy food, pulling crackers, wearing party hats and listening to festive music. Merry Christmas everyone!
The class enjoyed a day making Christmas Wreaths with professional florist, Klare Hodgson.  They learned lots of new skills and were proud to take home their finished product. They even went on to sell some to community members!  
In science this term Oak class have been learning all about the body, digestive system and in particular the heart.  They enjoyed a science lesson where they investigated how exercise affects the body?  This took careful measuring, team work and lots of timed exercises!  They took their own pulses to see what happened after exercise. Phew!
Oak class created their own models as part of their art project 'bodies', in the style of Albert Giacometti.

On Tuesday 10th November Oak Class walked to St. Bride's Church and laid their Poppy pebbles at the Village War Memorial.  This was part of a nationwide campaign called 'Past and Present Poppy Pebbles Project' with the Novaproject. Then on Wednesday 11th November, Oak Class read their poems at a special outdoor Remembrance Service with the whole school.

"We will remember them"

Oak Class enjoyed their second visit to Stockswood Forest School this term. In their active games session they learnt about the heart pumping oxygenated blood around the body. They progressed from tiny fires to constructing and managing 'fist-sizes' fires and toasting marshmallows.  They also learnt about the gestation period for some woodland animals and made a 3D map of part of the woodland. In the afternoon they enjoyed flowtime - a great opportunity for the children to develop their well-being!

Oak Class have enjoyed improving their drawing and sketching skills.

They also produced some excellent WW1 projects at home.  Then ended the half-term with a celebration and made some cup cakes! 

In science the children have been learning all about electricity.

An early Year 6 Leavers' Photograph March 2020

Spring Term 2020

Oak Class have been time travelling this term, learning more about pre-history. They visited Tullie House to learn about the stone, iron and bronze ages. They compared artefacts from the time and have learned more about what historical sources tell us about how stone age people lived as ‘Hunter Gatherers’ and then developed to become farmers. This has inspired them writing time travel stories with effective setting descriptions. 

Long Multiplication

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Short Division

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Long Division

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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

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Adding and subtracting mixed number fractions

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multiplying Fractions by fractions

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Multiplying Fractions by a whole number

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Dividing Fractions by whole numbers

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Dividing Fractions by fractions

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Finding a fraction of an amount

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Autumn term 2019

Oak Class (Year 5 and 6) had an amazing day out to Chester Zoo! They took part in a workshop with the zookeepers to learn about how animals are adapted to survive in their specific habitats, getting hands on with real skeletons, bones, furs and skins! They saw lot of rare creatures up close with the jaguars, orang-utans and penguins being real highlights. It was a long bus ride home, but we broke this up with a lovely supper at Tebay Services. This visit has inspired the children to research their favourite animals and write their own information texts about these to create a ‘Zoo Keeper’s Guide’.

As part of their learning in Remembrance week, the children watched the ‘Christmas Truce’ Sainsbury’s advert, choosing their own writing genre to respond to the events. They learned about emotive language and edited their writing to create a second ‘better’ draft on the computers. They studied the work of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and created their own poppy painting in her style, focussing on colour mixing and blending to create light and shade.

They were shocked to discover the negative effects of deforestation upon the world’s rainforest. This has encouraged them to plan ways in which we can make a difference- through paper recycling and choosing beauty products that are palm oil free. They have taken a pledge to support their families and our school community with this change.

Remembrance Day 2019

Chester Zoo 2019

Glasgow Science Museum

A warm welcome to Kirkbride Primary School, a happy, caring, small rural school near Wigton, Cumbria.