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Year 5 Oak

Welcome to Oak Class


Who are the staff members in Oak Class?

The class is taught by myself, Miss Dack and supported by Miss Davey. We are also fortunate to have Mrs Symon as an additional assistant when she is not covering HLTA duties. The class will be covered by Mrs Symon on a Wednesday whilst I have my PPA time. 


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. 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 Mrs King for Outdoor Learning, Mr Ward for PE and Mrs Symon for French. On Thursday mornings Mr Marsden will teach the class keyboards.


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. 

Homework is sent home on a weekly basis and you can therefore assist your child with this. As well as weekly homework, there will also be a homework ‘menu’ each half term. This provides your child with the opportunity to present their learning in a creative and unique way.


How can I contact you?

I am available to message via Class Dojo and also via email on 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


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