Oak 2023 - 2024

Mrs Carroll-Hall


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Welcome to Oak Class

Year 5 and Year 6

We hope you enjoy visiting our webpage which shares with you the exciting learning that takes place in our Y5/Y6 classroom.

This year is a significant year for our children and their learning opportunities. We encourage them to take part in all aspects of learning, including homework. For Y6, in particular, this will enable them to maximise their full potential in preparation for their transition to high school. Please follow us on Twitter @Class5_StDavids for daily updates and reminders.

Click on the links below to access a range of  learning platforms.


This term's project is:

Groundbreaking Greeks

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Oak Class are learning about Ancient Greek periods which includes: Minoan & Mycenaean civilisations; Dark Age; Archaic, Classical & Hellenistic periods; chronology & timelines; primary & secondary sources; city states; democracy; the role of men & women; social hierarchy; Great Athenians; the Acropolis; Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics; Olympic Games; Alexander the Great; End of the Greek Empire and legacy. This project is primarily a history project, however, it provides cross-curricular opportunities in areas of English, PSHE, Art and Design Technology.  We are excited to be undertaking this amazing project and will keep you posted with our progress on twitter. 

The children will enjoy reading 'Prometheus and Pandora' and writing their own Greek Myth.


In the Properties & Changes of Materials project, children will learn about the wider properties of materials and their uses. They learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. They study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes. They will compare and group everyday materials by their properties, including hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and magnetism. They will learn:

  • Materials can be grouped according to their basic physical properties.

  • Properties of materials include: hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and magnetism.

  • Thermal conductors, such as metals, are materials that allow the transfer of heat.

  • Thermal conductors are useful for quickly heating things up.

  • Thermal insulators, such as wood, glass and plastic, are materials that do not transfer heat effectively.

  • Thermal insulators are useful for keeping things at the same temperature.

Your child will be able to explain, following observation, that some substances (solutes) will dissolve in liquid (solvents) to form a solution and the solute can be recovered by evaporating off the solvent. They will learn that dissolving is when a solute (material) becomes incorporated into a solvent (liquid) and can no longer be seen and solubility is a measure of a material's ability to dissolve in a solvent.

Home Learning:

  • Read/Share a book at home for 10 minutes every day (this includes a school reading book and other books at home).
  • Practise weekly spellings.
  • Practise times tables on TT Rockstars. 
  • Complete Topic homework each half term.
  • Complete weekly grammar homework. 

Useful information

Reading books are changed on a Friday.

Library books are changed on a Monday.

PE day is Wednesday - please send children to school in full PE kit.

New home learning is set every Friday, you can access via your child's Purple Mash account. 


Useful Links:

BBC Bitesize KS2


Times Tables Rockstars


Topmarks - Free Games and activities 7-11 Years

Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.



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