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Learning in Oak Class

About our class


Welcome to Oak Class!  Mrs Lancaster is the class teacher Tuesday to Friday and Mr Lewis teaches the class on a Monday.  Our TAs are Mrs Davis and Miss Green.  


We are encouraged to always be kind and to respect each other, as well as to always have a positive approach to our learning and do our very best.


Homework is given out on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday.  It consists of Reading, Spelling, Times Tables and Maths, linking in to our learning in class.


We follow the Twinkl Spelling scheme and learn a different rule each week.  Our spelling tests are on a Thursday.


A few Forest School sessions for Oak Class will be led by Mr Lewis on a Monday afternoon during the Summer Term.


PE is on a Thursday afternoon and is taught by Mr Bufton.  


Information for Summer Term 2024




Our first class text for this term is Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo and we will also be finishing Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson.  Much of our writing will be linked to our topics for the term.  We will be covering several genres including writing a newspaper report about a volcanic eruption, a balanced argument, descriptions of bridges, precis writing and recount writing about our trip to Blists Hill Victorian village which we will be visiting later in the term. 


Children are regularly taught punctuation and grammar skills and are encouraged to use these skills accurately in their written work.


Reading is so important.  Children are given the opportunity to read at school daily, both individually and with reading buddies.  In addition, Mrs Lancaster reads to the children every day.  


Comprehension work is completed every week with Mr Lewis.  Children read and analyse a range of texts and answer questions, further developing their deduction and inferential skills.




We follow the Hamilton Trust scheme of work for Maths.  


This term we will be focussing on revising all that we have learnt so far this year as well as challenging ourselves as we carry out several maths investigations and enjoying some practical maths sessions outside.  


Quick recall of times tables facts is so important and children are encouraged to practise regularly at home.


Year 6 will be taught separately for a morning a week to prepare them for their SATs in May.




Our topics for this term are Keeping Healthy and Light.  We will begin the term by considering what a healthy lifetstyle is, exploring a balanced diet, the importance of exercise and effects of drugs and alcohol on the body.  We will be linking some of our learning to Food Technology when we research healthy eating.  




In Humanities, we will be studying Earthquakes and Volcanoes and the Maya civilization.  We will also be studying Bridges from around the world.  Much of our Art and DT work will link to these topics.  We will also be visiting Blists Hill Victorian Village in June to consolidate our learning about the Victorians.  


Included in our PSHE lessons is our Values Education.  The Values for this term are:

April   -  Generosity 

May    -  Truthfulness

June   - Commitment

July    -  Friendliness


Please see below for the topic plans for Oak Class for the whole academic year.  



Expectations in Mathematics for year 5

Expectations in Mathematics for year 6