Welcome to Year 5 and 6 > Oak Class




This term we are very excited to be learning about 'New York.' We will be learning about the life and landscape of New York, we will be learning about famous landmarks, architects, musicians, designers, sportsman and artists. We will be learning about how New York was founded, and how it has changed over time. We will spend time comparing it to our locality and the landmarks we have in the UK. We will also be learning about the geographical differences between the USA and the UK, consolidating our knowledge of continents, countries, counties and states. We are very excited to learn about design, fashion, art, music and landmarks as well as thinking with a STEM mindset towards buildings, bridges and how we can use our knowledge to create our own. 

We will consider and learn if it is posasible to be fully good or fully bad. We will be considering how we can contribute to the global community and how we can support each other across the world. We will be learning the Bible and looking at how stories from the Bible can support our knowledge and learning.

In music we will be using percussion instruments to create music showing different timbre and creating a rhythmic beat. We will be learning how to focus our voices, read music, harmonise and listen to each other when singing. We will be writing lyrics and studying modern music. We will be conducting and composing music as well as focusing on our vocals. We will also be learning short pieces of music on the keyboard to enhance our musical compositions. 

We will be focusing on reading comprehension, evidencing, inference and vocabulary learning in preparation for our exams. We will also be learning our key concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - ensuring that our skills are ready to move on to fractions, percentages, ratio and trickier maths topics.

We will be looking at the prodigal son and how it can help us with forgiveness, respect and acceptance. We will be considering how reasonable it is to believe in God. We will be looking in depth at Christian views and beginning to consider our own personal views. We will be learning yoga and breathing exercises to help relax and concentrate on overcoming any worries or concerns we may have. We will also be learning about healthy body, puberty and changes of emotions and our bodies over time. 

In Oak class, we love Maths, reading and English because we are challenged to try our best and have great times learning in a creative topic based way! We will be focusing on a range of skills and growing our knowledge of reading, grammar and arithmetic throughout the year!

We are getting to grips with our Tackling Tables challenge, with everyone of our class on green level. We now have no children on blue level and we even have a few who have completed all of the tackling tables resources and have moved onto Mrs Taylors challenges which include times tables up to 20 x20 and beyond!

We will be continuing our learning outdoors every Wednesday at Mount Amelia, in our pond area, sensory garden or at the Church.

We work hard in school and out of school, handing in our homework every Friday. Our homework is due in on Wednesday

We also enjoy our rewards in Oak class, with house points being given for excellent work, kindness, Christian values, friendship, politeness, helpfulness and maturity. We also work towards choosing time and winning the house point cup. If we are outstanding in an area we may also be able to choose from the treat box full of stationary useful for our lives in school or at High school when we leave. 

Click below to see our learning;

Autumn Term 2019

Spring Term 2020 

Summer Term 2020

Spring Term 2021

Summer Term 2021

Autumn Term 2021 

Spring Term 2022

Summer Term 2022

Autumn Term 2022

Spring Term 2023


Meet the Teacher Slides

Oak Class meet the teacher information



This terms homework will be revising for statutory examinations in May. All children in Y6 will be sitting there exams, Y5's will also be sitting in house examinations to monitor their progress. 

To revise the children can;

- use any of the resources on this page,

- use old exam papers,

- read each day, 

- practice times tables and quick recall,

- revise grammar facts using revision cards sent home,

- use spelling shed and maths shed, 

-read with adults to answer questions

-practise arithmetic exams and quick mental maths. 

Should you need any support or extra materials and guidance please let me know.

Mrs Taylor

PRACTISE 1 > Grammar Who, who's, whose work 40 KB
PRACTISE 2 > Grammar Reported speech and direct speech 26 KB
PRACTISE 3 > Comprehension Aztecs reading and questions 99 KB
PRACTISE 4 > Reading Small reading and a few questions 28 KB
PRACTISE 5 > Grammar Modal verbs and adverbs 36.5 KB
PRACTISE 6 > Maths Multiplication and division 94 KB
PRACTISE 7 > Maths Word problems including money 105 KB
PRACTISE 8 > Reading Small reading about Florence Nightingale 14.7 KB
PRACTISE 9 > Maths Missing number problems and arithmetic problems 47.8 KB
PRACTISE 10 > Grammar Adding speech marks to sentences 28.5 KB
Maths-problems Multiple arithmetic questions powerpoint 98.5 KB
Arithmetic 15 questions of arithmetic 56.8 KB
Book review template A book review template to use if you wish or create your own. 58.3 KB
Handwriting-lines Need to keep up your handwriting - here are some lines to use. 108 KB
Year 6 SATS words to practise Previously used words from SATs spelling tests 16.4 KB
Grammar revision and questions Great revision before exams (very large file) 37.2 MB
Log on to the spelling shed for practice of the national curriculum and homework spellings!

Log on to the spelling shed for practice of the national curriculum and homework spellings!