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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 Miss Hill. 

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- Subhan and Aaisha 

Librarians- Isbah and Lena

SMARTBOTS- Khattab and Norisa

Sports Council - Hussein and Madhia

Eco Warriors Alishbah and Ainni

Class Timetable and Yearly Overview


Author of the Term

Our author for Summer 1 is Ross Mackenzie. During our daily read aloud sessions we will be reading The Nowhere Emporium. 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week was Nature. We went outside into the forest school and took part in lots of different activities. We all had a great time and particularly enjoyed the activities where we were blind folded.

Anglo Saxons Honey Bread

As part of our Anglo Saxon topic, we followed an Anglo Saxon recipe and made 'Honey Bread'. The children helped to weigh out the ingredients and knead their own dough. They all really enjoyed this activity. I have added a picture of the recipe in case you would like to try this at home. 

English- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Our English topic for Summer One is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children have all written character descriptions, setting descriptions, an explanation of how chocolate gets from a bean to a bar and a formal letter. They have really enjoyed this topic and they have completed some excellent pieces of writing. 

Our Anglo Saxon Display

Here is our Anglo Saxon display showing some of the excellent work we have been completing in our Creative Curriculum lessons. 

Anglo Saxons

Our Creative Curriculum topic for Summer One is Anglo Saxons. We are really enjoying learning all about the life of Anglo Saxons, their settlements and the way they were ruled. We had great fun exploring the meanings behind towns and city names- we used the atlases to help us to find different names of towns and cities. 

Materials and Their Properties. 

Our Science topic for Summer One is Materials and their Properties. In the first lesson of this topic we looked at the properties of everyday objects such as; a plastic spoon, wool, a paper clip, a rubber and a can. We explored different scientific vocabulary which could be used to describe the properties of the  objects. We used words like; soluble, permeable, flexible, transparent and opaque. We all really enjoyed exploring the different everyday objects and their properties. 

Science- Planting Potatoes.

As part of our Science learning, we plant and grow potatoes. The children worked in small groups to plant their own potatoes. The children will look after them and when they are ready, they will pick them. We will then enjoy a potato salad during our Health, Fitness and Safety week in July. 

Science Week March 2021

The theme for Science week this year was 'Innovation for the Future'. In Oak 5, we discussed what innovation means and how it is different to invention. The children all had a go at designing and making their own innovation. They also carried out a 'Balloon Rocket' investigation which they really enjoyed. 

Red Nose Day- Friday 19th March 2021

We all came to school dressed in red, sporty clothes for Red Nose Day. We all bought a donation of £1 for the charity. We completed lots of different activities related to Red Nose Day and we all really enjoyed taking part in the Wake up Shake up activity led by Mrs Turner. 

Census Day Maths Activities 

As part of Census Day,  we collated data about our favourite fruit. We worked as a class to collate the data and put it into a tally chart. We then put our data into a bar chart. We discussed the X and Y axis and labelled them, then we decided on a suitable title. Some of us answered questions about our data to show our understanding. We all really enjoyed this lesson. 

World Book Day Thursday 4th March 2021

To celebrate World Book Day, we shared the World Book Day assembly with the children. We discussed the importance of reading and the range of different genres you can find in books. 

The children really enjoyed completing the different activities we had prepared. They all designed their own front cover for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, they completed the 'Scavenger Hunt' and designed their own book marks. 

Mythical Creatures

During Spring 1, we have been looking at myths. The children were asked to design and make their own mythical creatures. They all really enjoyed creating their creatures. Some of the children designed their own and some used ideas from mythical creatures we have met in our topic, for example Medusa.

Pancake Day

We made pancakes in school this week. We discussed what Shrove Tuesday was, what it means and who may celebrate it. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes with either lemon and sugar or jam. We had great fun trying to flip the pancakes too.



Design and Technology

During our D&T lessons we have made our own rockets, linking to our Science and English topic. We accurately measured and cut the wood using a saw. We then joined the wood together to make a structure and decorated the structure using our own design. We had lots of fun doing this activity and learnt how to safely use a saw to cut wood.

Creative Curriculum- Stone Age

Our Creative Curriculum topic for Autumn 2 is Stone Age. We have all created our own Cave Paintings as they did in the Stone Age times. We all found it really interesting investigating Cave Paintings and learning why people created them.

Anti-Bullying Week


Children in Need 2020

On Friday 13th November we all came to school dressed in our sporty clothes. We all bought a £1 to donate to the Children in Need charity. We discussed what Children in Need is and the different families and children it supports. We had a great day, taking part in different sports challenges and Pudsey Bear activities.

Remembrance Day 2020

In year 5 Oak we completed different activities on Remembrance Day. We held a two minute silence at 11am as a year group. We discussed what Remembrance Day is and when and why it takes place. The children completed a reading comprehension about Remembrance Day and they also made their own poppies. Some children also bought in 20p for a colouring sheet to raise money for the poppy appeal.

Creative Curriculum- Natural Disasters.

Our Creative Curriculum topic for Autumn One has been Natural Disasters. We have learnt about lots of different disasters such as; Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts. We have learnt about the Richter Scale and how Seismographs are used. We have also learnt lots of different vocabulary to do with the topic. For homework we have created our own Volcanoes. We have all really enjoyed this topic. Here is our Natural Disasters display.

Poetry Day 2020

In year 5 Oak we really enjoyed Poetry Day. We wrote a selection of poems based on Autumn and Harvest. As a class, we thought of words related to the topic. We wrote a poem as a class using our word bank and we then wrote our own acrostic poems based on Harvest and Autumn. We are looking forward to sharing some of our poems in our year group Harvest Assembly. 

Virtual Challenge One

In PE we have been taking part in virtual challenges. The first challenge involved, Squats, Sit Ups, Press Ups, Lunges and Jumping Jacks. We all really enjoyed taking part in the challenge and setting competitions against other children in the class.