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Oak Class 2018 - 2019

Miss Darlington

Welcome to Oak’s class page.

Our class is made up of 25 rather intelligent and spectacular children (even if we do say so our selves!).  Our teacher is Miss Darlington and our teaching assistant is Mrs Stoker. We are also extremely lucky as Mrs Massen supports us in our learning lots too. 

Year 5 and 6 can be both be very tricky years, we all have to work hard and pay attention; however we’re very good at doing both of these things and Miss Darlington likes to make sure we have as much fun as we can while we're learning. Being in Oak Class also means we have lots of other responsibiilities to undertake, such as Recycling Officers, Assembly Monitors, Junior Energy Monitors, Rose Queen and Attendants. We're all run off our feet! Keep a look out on the website for updates on how these monitors are getting on throughout the year.

Life in Oak Class

A typical day in Oak class looks a bit like this:

Children come straight into class and test each other on their individual spellings before hitting the ground running with our spelling session. We then have English, followed by Maths.

We have recently started Times Table Rockstars, which we do at the start or end of our maths lesson.

We also have assembly every day, some are at the start of the day and some are straight after break-

Monday – Rev Atkinson

Tuesday – Mrs Massen

Wednesday – Celebration Assembly

Thursday – Mrs Winterton

Friday – Singing or class assemblies.

PE day is a Tuesday. Please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school.

Spanish takes place with Madame Clowes every Friday afternoon. We have three focused sessions on reading and SPaG throughout the week. We also explore other areas of the curriculum such as art and design technology, science, history, geography and RE each week. We also have Drama every Friday with Ms Warrilow and we are learning all about Shakespeare this term.

The Curriculum

This term our topic is 'The Romans'. We are really looking forward to learning about the Roman way of life and how Britain changed when the Romans invavded.

In English, our writing theme is 'Winter Magic'. We are going to be focussing on our class novel 'Sky Song' by Abi Elphinstone to inspire us to write in different genres. We will also be using extracts different wintery novels to support us.

In science, our topic is life-cycles. We will be learning about the life-cycles of plants, insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. Then we will be comparing them to distinguish how they are similar and different.

How can I help and support my child at school?

There are so many ways in which you can help support your child's learning at home.

* Reading - please listen to your child read as often as you can and talk about what they have read. Children will most likely have a school reading book and we do ask them to read this regularly. However, there is also nothing to stop you and your child finding other interesting texts to read together e.g. articles in the local paper, non-fiction books about a hobby or another story they enjoy from home.

* Maths - tables tables tables! Chant them, test each other in the car, do them backwards, find the corresponding division facts, make up games with thousands of points for the winner! Please help your child to know their times tables inside out - this will help them so much in all other areas of maths.

 

Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children will be give  homework to complete on Mathletics and Spellodrome, as well as written activities. These will vary.

Children also have log in details for Times Table Rockstars, which can be played online or by downloading the app to a smart phone or tablet.

Class Blog

Our class blog is updated regularly, please take a look as often as you can as we love to let you all know what we have been doing, with videos and photos too!

Oak Class: Blog items

Oak Class Botanists, by Miss Darlington

Oak Class: Calendar items

Rose Queen Spellathon, by Mrs Timmis

Parents evening 2, by Mrs Timmis

Harvest Service, by Mrs Timmis

Get In Touch

Address

Church Street, Mow Cop

Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3NQ


Telephone

01782 512323

Email