Oak Y5&Y6

Oak Class Home Learning Zone

Welcome to Oak class home learning page.  On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home. We will also be sending home packs of activities for the children to complete.

I have sent home a range of work for you child to complete including maths, writing, grammar and punctuation and reading activities.  As well as this, daily activities such as reading and practising times tables will be hugely beneficial for your child.  When writing, can you please encourage your child to think carefully about using a wide range of punctuation and uplevelling their vocabulary – this has been a big focus in school this term, and they have made fantastic progress with this.  I have listed below a range of websites which will help your child with their learning – they are full of good resources and will help to recap concepts.


BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Top Marks – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

The School Run.com  – A range of teaching and learning task can be found here – free for 14 days – https://www.theschoolrun.com/ks2 

NRich – This website has a range of maths challenges – https://nrich.maths.org/14536

Classroom Secrets – a range of maths games – https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-6404e1c253-191299087

Snappy Maths – Free worksheets and interactive games – http://www.snappymaths.com

Transum Maths – Lots of interactive games and daily activities – http://www.transum.org

Maths Sphere -Problem solving tasks/Interactive games – http://www.mathsphere.co.uk

Garyhall.org – activities for almost all maths objectives – https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php


BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

Pobble365 – Photographic writing prompts, together with great ideas for story starters, sentence challenges, and comprehension questions – http://www.pobble365.com/

Classroom Secrets – Grammar and Punctuation – parents can sign up for free – https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Online reading books from Oxford Owl – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

https://writingprompts.tumblr.com/ – Lots of challenging writing prompts

Literacy WAGOLL – Great examples of ‘What a Good One Looks Likes’, as well as fab resources for SPaG, vocabulary mats and ideas for a range of fiction topics – https://www.literacywagoll.com/


Please click on the link at the top of the page ‘Class letters and Homework’ for the current spellings.  We are currently on the second week of Spring Term 2B.

Additional resources and ideas

PE – Starting on Monday 23rd, Joe Wicks will be doing a live 30 mins workout session everyday at 9am aimed at children on his YouTube channel – https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Virtual museum and gallery tours –https://artsandculture.google.com/

National Geographic for Kids – http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Keep up to date with the news! – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

We know that this is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.

With very best wishes,

Mrs Millar

Welcome to Oak Class – Year 5/6

In Oak Class we promote an ethos of wanting to achieve and developing  an ownership over their learning.  We ensure your child reaches their full potential so they can move on to secondary school confident in their abilities, independent, responsible and ready for the next stage in their education.

Welcome back to school, all ready for the Spring Term!  This term we will be learning about all things Italian!  Our topic is called ‘Let’s Explore Italy’.  Please click on the link below for more details.

Topic Web Spring Term 2020 Let’s Explore Italy

Topic Web Autumn Term 2019 World War II

Oak Class Evacuation!

On Thursday 31st October, Oak class went on an “Evacuee” themed trip to Buckfastleigh railway with Lady Modifords Y5/6. We looked at the wartime garden with its replica of an Anderson shelter. We also visited the war museum with old trains. Eventually, it was time to be evacuated. There were mixed emotions as we were waiting for the train. Finally, it was time to board the train on our journey to Totnes. On the train we ate our sandwiches and we played word games. When we arrived at Totnes, we had to wait for 15 minutes and we had a look at model trains on the platform. We then got back on the train ready for our return journey back to Buckfastleigh. We all had an amazing day and understood what it felt like to be real evacuees.

By Oak Class













Please scroll the page to see what we were up to last year!

Our Victorian Experience!

Last Wednesday 9th October, Oak Class and Sheepstor Class went on a trip to the world famous copper mine, Morwellham Quay. This mine was one of the most important mines in the Victorian era, and for that reason it has been kept in the same condition as it was over a century ago. We got to experience four of the many amazing different activities, such as: The Victorian mine train, going into a Victorian school room, rock breaking and comparing domestic life in the Victorian era.

First we went on the mine train, and actually went into the mine that was used in the Victorian era by so many miners that risked their lives everyday. Then we had the chance to compare the rich house owned by the person that was in charge of most of the things that went on at Morwellham Quay and a simple miners house where we learnt that many of the mining families had to share the one cottage. After that we took a lesson in an old Victorian classroom and had to chant the words ‘Good, better, best, never let it rest, until my good is better, and my better best.’ Finally, we had a go at rock breaking where the adult miners would break up massive chunks of rock and would then give them to the children to break into smaller bits to find the golden copper that was inside.

Both classes enjoyed our time at Morwellham Quay and we learnt lots about the Victorian era.

By RC – Oak Class















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