Years 5 and 6 work together under the direction of the class teacher Mrs Marchington, with the support and help of Mrs Herbert. Together they make sure that we have access to a rich and varied curriculum with support and encouragement where necessary.
The children in our care will each have had unique experiences of and responses to the events of 2020. This has been a year of significant world events, disrupting and changing the ways of life of people across the globe.
Our recovery curriculum will support the children in our school community to re-connect with each other and re-engage with school life. It has been devised for a whole school to work together using a single text to support them as they return to school.
We will be using ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. It builds a personalised sequence of work providing a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
Every morning we talk, think, investigate and practise our maths skills and understanding. We read both independently and as a class. In Oak Class we also have opportunities to sing in the school choir, learn to play musical instruments and partake in out-of-school activities. We take on roles of responsibility as House and Sports Captains and as members of the School Council. We continue to develop as independent learners and thinkers. We make links across the curriculum and ground our learning in real life situations so that it makes sense to us and is relevant to the way we live now as well as preparing us for the future.