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Oaks 2018-19 Year 5 & 6

Summer Term Overview:

Children in Key Stage 2 who read at least three times a week for the past few weeks had Afternoon Tea with Mr Manning!

We welcomed Daxa to our school on Thursday 6th June. Daxa taught Oaks about Hinduism, please see a selction of photographs below.

Welcome back!

2019 is here. We hope you all had a great break. Over the Spring term, we will be learning about space in our unit titled 'We Are Stars'. We will also be visiting Skillzone in Gloucester to help us stay safe.




Here is our topic web for this term:

Spring: Topic Web

Autumn 2018

Welcome back! I hope everybody had a great summer break. As well as PGL, we will be learning about the Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for power in Britain. Here is a snapshot of some of the things we have lined up for this term: 

sports day 2018

'Summer' is here!


The year sixes have been working incredibly hard in preparation for their upcoming SATs (week commencing 14th May). After they have finished, we have a few treats potentially lined up for them....


Also this term, we will be learning about evolution, Ancient Greece and much, much more. It is certainly going to be busy!





Let's Cook Lunch - Oaks

On Monday, 2nd July, Mr Barnes came in to help Oaks cook their own lunch. We had pasta bolognaise - it was delicious! The children had fun preparing and eating the food, and even help clean up after.


I would like to say a massive thank you to Mr Barnes for his support.


Look at some of our pictures below:

2018 is here!


That went quick. Where has 2017 gone? 


We hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year. I wonder what New Year's resolutions have been made (and which ones have already been broken!) There are lots of exciting things to look forward to this coming term, including our trip to 'We the Curious' later on in January. 


Please find this term's topic overview below.



Topic Overview

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drybrook Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Society Writing Competition 2017 - Winning children receiving their certificates and prizes from Mike Wilks.

Welcome back!


I am delighted to welcome all of the children and their families back after the summer break. Mrs Webb and I are very impressed by the way the children have settled back into school life. Already, the children have been busy writing about their summer holiday as well as working as a team to create a small raft using natural materials (and a bit of string) - they all succeeded! The Year 6 children have met with their Reception buddies; I am certain that they will be fantastic role models.


This term, our learning will be based around the history of Britain during the last one thousand years, especially key events and changes in the monarchy; there is quite a lot to get through!


PE lessons this term will happen on Thursday and Friday. On Thursdays, the session will be led by Progressive Sports, whilst on Fridays, the lesson will be led by school staff. Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school on these days. 


If at any time you have questions about your child's time at school, please feel free to come and see me.


Kind regards,


Mr L. McQuire



Autumn Topic Web

Summer is here! (apparently!?!)


The summer term is here and is going to be extremely busy. This term's topic overview is below.


Welcome to 2017!


Welcome back to the new term. 2017 is here - doesn't time fly.


This term our topic will focus on Earth and Space.  Our topic overview for this term is below.



All done - what a lot of fun!

Thursday and Friday were fantastic. We participated in many fun activities, challenging ourselves and developing our collaborative skills. Some of our pictures are below: more will be put onto the windows for our viewing next week.


Thank-you to everyone who came along, children and adults; and thank-you to the adults who paid for the children to come along.


Enjoy the weekend!

Arrived, excited, enjoyed, slept:  Here we go again!


After a very short journey we arrived at the centre. The children had time to settle into their surroundings before we had lunch. Then it was time for the first activities, either: crate stacking and climbing wall or low ropes and archery.


For tea we had fish fingers/ vegetable fingers with chips and peas, followed by sticky toffee pudding and custard - it was delicious!!


We then set off on our Night Hike through the forest before returning back to the centre for some well earned rest.


We hope everyone back at home and school is well, see you tomorrow!






How can you help your child at home?

3 things; 3 times (at least) weekly

Parents are a vital part on their children's education and can offer them so much. We also understand that lives are very busy. Therefore, rather than send home projects (which can be very time consuming) we believe that is best if you could help consolidate reading , spellings and maths: basic skills which will enable your child/ren to become successful learners. Of course any other homework (not set by the school) which they complete, I would be delighted to see it!!!!


*Read regularly with your child - please listen to them read aloud; share read a book; discuss the book; ask them questions. Many children by this age are able to read independently, however it is vital that they have regular opportunities to read aloud otherwise bad habits can occur such as skipping words. Even the most confident readers, when they do not regularly read aloud, can lose fluency.


*Help them to learn their spellings. Spellings will be regularly checked in school. The children will select words specifically for themselves. It is vital that they work on these at home as well as in school.


*Practise the skills in their ‘Maths Passport'. The Maths Passport is individually select depending on your child's current mental recall knowledge. To attain their passport certificate they must confidently (and rapidly) answer questions on their current targets


Thank you for your continued support.



Explanation of terminology from the National Curriculum