Welcome to Oak Class
Oak Class (Year 6) is taught by Mr Nicholson and supported daily by Miss Smith, who teaches our class on Wednesdays.
During the Summer Term of Year 6, pupils take part in the government's Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessments (SATS) which assesses their of understanding of maths, reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling and writing.
Pupils in Oak Class continue to enjoy weekly Forest School sessions linked to the wider curriculum every Monday. We're very lucky to have our own school wood; the changing natural environment provides a wonderful space for your child to learn, explore and challenge themselves in a safe and familiar setting.
Pupils get the chance to visit Edinburgh during our summer residential. More information about this is available from Miss Robson.
Homework: Your child will have a homework task set on Sumdog each Monday. This is to be completed by the following Monday. The task follows on from what they have learned in class, and will be personalised to your child. As we get closer to the SATs, practice papers will be issued to complete at home. We expect all children to read to an adult four times per week to improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension. Children who read more than this are rewarded with a prize in our Star of the Week assembly.
Spellings: Five spellings will be given fortnightly on a Monday and tested the following Friday along with five other words using the same spelling pattern.
Forest School: Our Forest School session is on a Monday afternoon of Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1 half terms. Children need to come to school dressed in warm/waterproof clothes including hats, gloves, warm coat and wellies in winter, and suitable layers in summer. Please ensure that the children have a spare pair of shoes to walk comfortably around school in.
PE: Our P.E lesson is on a Friday. Children need to come dressed in their PE kit comprising of white t-shirt, black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms, trainers, Stakesby hoody or Stakesby jumper/cardigan. Hair should be tied back and any earrings should be removed before the lesson.