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Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class.

This is a combined class of year 5 and 6 pupils - the last two years of the school!

The class is taught jointly by Mrs Penniall and Mrs Ruggiero.

The children work extremely hard in order to prepare themselves fully for the transition to secondary school. Our timetable is varied and exciting, not just with English and Maths but with art and DT projects, many sporting competitions such as A1 sports, a residential to Hilltop and even the building and racing of a sports car at Rockingham race track!

Being the oldest in school, the children have many responsibilities. These include Ambassador roles such as PE, first aid and ICT, lunchtime leaders and house captains.

Please spare a moment to have a look at the rest of our page to see some of the exciting recent learning experiences for Oak Class. 

Roald Dahl Day

September 13th is Roald Dahl's birthday! This year our school celebrated with a dahlicious dress up day and the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a day of activities linked to many of his wonderful books whilst raising money for his Marvellous Children's charity. 

In Oak class we created new crazy characters based on the BFG, tackled a range of marvellous maths challenges before baking Violet Beauregarde blueberry muffins and creating visual pictures of our dreams in BFG dream jars.

Much fun was had by all and both pupils and staff looked amazing in their costumes!

Well done to Grandma from George's Marvellous Medicine who won 'best dressed' in class. You'll never guess which member of Oak class it was?!

Roald Dahl day 2019


Our science topic this Autumn term 2019 is Evolution and Inheritance. So far the class have been thinking about what Evolution means and the past history of different plants and animals. In class they were set the task of plotting a geological timeline. They first had to discuss when each of the different events happened and then having decided the order had to place them on a 'timeline' thinking carefully about the timescale. A very tricky task!

See some of their results below.

Geological timelines

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Year 6 Leavers Trip To Wicksteed Park

Year 6 Leavers Trip To Wicksteed Park 1

Testing our parachute designs for a forces experiment.

Testing our parachute designs for a forces experiment. 1
Testing our parachute designs for a forces experiment. 2
Testing our parachute designs for a forces experiment. 3

Netball Tournament 2019

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We were delighted to win both the A and B team netball tournaments this Summer and secure our place at the county finals. For a small class group this was a great achievement as many much larger schools competed. Yeah! Well done Oak Class we are so proud of you!