Welcome to Oak Class - Year 5 & 6
Oak Class is taught by Mrs Minns
Summer Term 2021
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.