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Oak Class - Year 5 and Year 6

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Oak Class is taught by Mrs Coopey

Autumn Term 2021

On the 1st December we started our school Christmas festivities with our delicious Christmas Lunch.

A team of Year 5 /6 children took part in the NTS Indoor Athletics competition - they came second overall and first in the small schools section.  Well done Team Kirkbride!

Two teams from Oak Class took part in the annual Netball Tournament at NTS. The teams played brilliantly and won the 'Small Schools' Competition'. 

Oak Class enjoyed their visit to Stocks Wood to learn more about their science topic all about animals and habitats.  They also enjoyed all of the Forest School activities. 

We had a special Harvest Festival Assembly with Rev. Bryan outdoors.

Summer Term 2021

Year 6 Leavers' - presentation by Rev Rothwell and lunch at the Bush Inn.

Oak class dug up their home-grown potatoes.  They were so excited to see first hand their bumper crop. The children then enjoyed chips cooked by Mrs Neaves.  Thank you to Mr Morris for all his help their year. 

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.

An excellent morning! Well done everyone!

Plus some awards from Mr Morris for the gardening project!


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

Oak and Elm Classes participated on an Olympic Day at the Sheepmount in Carlisle.  They tried lots of different sports including the long jump and running on the track. We have some budding athletes in our school!

Our annual Sports Day was great fun!  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! 

The class enjoyed an informative trip to Tullie House and Carlisle Castle to learn all about the Border Reivers. 

Year 6 were delighted with their Year 6 Leavers Hoodies presented and purchased for them by the PTA.

The class had a very enjoyable 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.

Oak Class worked very hard on their homework projects all about about 'Space and beyond'!

Oak Class had an excellent morning with the community coaches from CUFC learning about basic First Aid followed by a mental health pilates session. 

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

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

The class decided to enter the 'Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition'... honouring heroes of the coronavirus pandemic on stamps. 

These are some of their entries which we think are fabulous!

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!