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Year 5 - Oak

Welcome to Oak 5

Our class teacher is Miss Martin and our teaching assistants are Mrs Newton and Mrs Stubbs. 

We are all really looking forward to working with you all this year. 


There are 30 children in our class- 17 girls and 13 boys. 

Class Codes 

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself. 
  • Respect everyone and everything. 
  • Be a good listener and try your best. 
  • Show good manners.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team. 

British Values

As part of our British values we have been discussing democracy and how we can influence decision making through the democratic process.  The class took part in a mock election with a ballot paper of nominees to select the Class representatives for School Council, Sports Council and Eco Warriors.  The children were given opportunities to present a speech to their peers to persuade them to vote for them.  We looked at how the democratic system works in Britain and the advantages and disadvantages of this.  

We discussed that the rule of law protects everyone and how we need school and class codes to distinguish right from wrong and also how these may differ from some religious views and opinions.  

Through our PSHE lessons, we have discussed and modelled freedom of speech via pupil participation in circle time and class discussions and debates.  We respect and promote our cultural and religious differences by celebrating multicultural festivals. 


Class Representatives

School Council- Abdul and Inayya 

Librarians- Drake and Keita

Digital Leaders- Yusef and Mia

Sports Council- Qasim and Amina 

Eco Warriors- Ubaid and Simona 

Expectations in Year 5

In Year 5, the children are set homework every half term. We expect this to be completed on time and to a high standard. The children are given spellings weekly and are tested every Friday, the children need to practice them at home. Children need to read daily at home with a parent or responsible adult and their reading journal needs to be signed. 

Class Timetable and Yearly Overview


Knowledge Organisers for Year 5


Author of the Term

Our author for Spring 1 is Rick Riordan. In our daily reading sessions we are reading Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief. 

Christmas Dinner- Friday 10th December 2021

On Friday 10th December, we enjoyed a Christmas Dinner at school. We all made our own party hats and place mats to wear in the hall and decorate the tables. We had lots of fun and it got us all feeling very Christmassy. 

Christmas Jumper Day 

On Friday 17th December, some of the children came to school wearing Christmas Jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day. The children bought £1 to donate towards the NSPCC. 

Tesselation Art Work 

For our calendars we used a type of art called 'Tesselation'. We had to repeat patterns and colours to create effective patterns. We all really enjoyed creating our calendars using this technique. 

Stone Age- Cave Paintings 

As part of our Stone Age topic, we have looked at cave paintings. The children all identified what objects were included in the cave paintings. They then used oil pastels to create their own paintings. The children all really enjoyed creating their own cave paintings. 

Stone Age Workshop

We are learning all about The Stone Age as part of our Creative Curriculum topic this half term. We were lucky enough to take part in a workshop ran by Leeds Discovery Centre, which helped to build on our current knowledge and understanding of The Stone Age. All the children really enjoyed the workshop and made lots of sensible contributions. 

Anti Bullying Week 2021

Anti Bullying week is an annual event held in November. Every year there is a different theme, this years theme was 'One Kind Word'. In Oak, we discussed what bullying is and what it can look like. We completed different activities to show our understanding of bullying. We also raised money for the charity by coming dressed in clothes which make us feel good. 

Forest School

We have been looking at the habitats of different animals during our forest school sessions. In groups, we were set a challenge to make our own houses for the different wildlife which may live in our outdoor area. 

Remembrance Day 2021

On Thursday 11th November, we carried out lots of different activities related to Remembrance Day. We took part in a webinar, ran by Historic Workshops, where we learnt more about the War. We then took part in the two minutes silence at 11am. We all made poppies and completed a wordsearch and crossword. We all really enjoyed learning more about Remembrance Day. 

Cultural Diversity Week October 2021

We all enjoyed Cultural Diversity Week. We based our learning on our class read of  Varjak Paw. We discussed why it is important to treat everybody equally and how everybody is unique. We were also lucky enough to have two workshops, one where we learnt about stereotyping and the other where we learnt about different journeys people take. To finish the week, some of the children came to school in odd socks. 

National Poetry Day 2021

On National Poetry Day, we looked at a poem called Commotion in the Ocean.  The children worked in small groups to learn certain parts of the poem. We then came together as a class to perform the whole poem. The children really enjoyed this activity, and worked well as a class. 

Creative Curriculum- Natural Disasters

As part of our Natural Disasters topic, the children all worked in groups to design and make their own 'Earthquake Proof' building. We looked at the importance of strengthening the building and the importance of the shape. The children had great fun taking part in this activity and worked really well in their teams. 

National Coding Week

As part of National Coding week, we developed our understanding of vocabulary related to coding. We completed a matching activity and a crossword to show our understanding. We then followed a set of instructions to complete a coding game. We all really enjoyed this. 

Andy Warhol Art Work 

We all created our own piece of art in the style of Andy Warhol. We were inspired by his art work based on Mount Vesuvius. We used oil pastels to carefully shade and then added contrasting water paint. We all really enjoyed this activity. 

PE- Apparatus

We have been using the apparatus in PE. We have been carefully practicing our balancing and different ways of travelling, whilst using the apparatus. 

Picking Apples from the Orchard

The children really enjoyed picking their own apples from the orchard. After they had been washed, the children really enjoyed eating them at playtime. 

Shared Reading- Drama

We have been looking at The Highway man in our daily shared reading sessions. The children have really enjoyed learning about the poem and the use of language. The children also worked in small groups to act out the poem. 

Forest School in Oak 5

We have been lucky enough to be offered the chance to take part in Forest Schools, once a week during the Autumn term. We are all really enjoying these sessions so far. We have developed an understanding of ways to stay safe in the forest and woodland area.