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Year 5 Oak

Welcome to Oak Class


Who are the staff members in Oak Class?

The class is taught by Miss Dack and supported by Miss Nunn. 


What does a day in Oak Class look like?

Being a year 5 comes with a bit more responsibility than in previous years such as locking and unlocking the school gates each day. We are role models to other members of the school and are looked up to by the younger years. In Oak class we concentrate on maths, writing, whole class reading and SPAG in the morning. After lunchtime, we cover foundation subjects including history, geography, RE and PE. We provide knowledge organisers for our topics so that children are aware of key information they will learn as well as key terminology. 

We aim to make our lessons as enjoyable as possible to ensure that children are engaged and find lessons worthwhile and interesting. On Wednesday afternoons the class will have Mr Ward for PE and Mrs Armshaw for French.


What does your child need to bring with them?

Children will have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday which will require them to come to school already dressed in their PE kits. They will require Outdoor learning clothes when it is our term to partake in this, you will be informed when this is. Wellie boots are required to be in school everyday so that children are able to go onto the field at playtimes when the ground is wet. Water bottles will need to be brought in daily and a healthy snack would be beneficial for the children to have at breaktimes. Children do not need to bring additional bags into school.


How can you help your child at home?

Spending time listening to your child read and also reading to them is an invaluable use of time. This can help improve their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and writing. We have a reading padlet where your child can write their own reviews on books they have read.

Times tables are a key component to your child's mathematical understanding and ability to solve further problems. You can practise these in the car, walking to the shop, whilst having dinner, absolutely anywhere! They also have a TT Rockstar account they could use at home. 

AR Quizzing is a way in which your children can check their knowledge and understanding of books they have read. Children have login details so that they are able to access this from home also.




  • Half-termly Project
    Each half-term, children will explore an area of learning linked to our big questions. They can produce their project using any means they wish - the more creative, the better! Teachers can support children with generating ideas, if needed. At the end of each half-term, the entire school will bring their projects into school to showcase them for our whole-school community to share.

  • Weekly Assignment
    Each Friday, a new assignment will be given to each pupil. The content will focus on something covered recently in maths or English. These tasks will be reviewed the following Friday as a whole class. Children who have completed their homework will receive team points for their house! Children who have not completed their homework, will use the time we review as a class to complete the task themselves.


How can I contact you?

I am available to message via Class Dojo. I will aim to respond to you as quickly as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Miss Dack