Oak Class – Years 5 & 6
The children of Oak Class embody the values of the school, work incredibly hard to succeed, and achieve great things. They are a delightful bunch of young people, and it is clear to all who pop in to my classroom, that they are destined for great things and bright futures. The classroom currently has a mixture of locations: some from home; others still in the classroom, but one thing is certain: as a team we are all still pushing forward and producing some fantastic artefacts of learning. No matter where you are learning from I welcome you warmly to the Oak Class Webpage.
This is the web page for Oak Class, the oldest class at Dundry CE Primary. We have very recently moved from a Y4/5/6 mixed class to a Y5/6 class due to continuing growth at our wonderful village school, and they are currently taught by myself, Mr. Wyatt.
In Oak Class, alongside Mr. Wyatt (who is teaching in-class Monday-Thursday) there are other members of staff working with the children. We have the services of Mrs Perrett our expert High Level Teaching Assistant on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Fridays, she will take on teaching duties for the class. Furthermore, Mrs. Chaplain will be the Teaching Assistant based in Oak Class on Monday and Tuesday. In addition to that, we also have the services or Mr Lucy at our disposal on Fridays where he will be coaching high quality PE sessions.
In Oak Class the children are learning new, exciting and complex things in order to satisfy the requirements of the Upper Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, and eventually the culmination of their Primary Education. There is an expectation that the children are independent, organised and dedicated to their learning. These key skills will ensure that their transition towards the top end of the school and then Secondary School is smooth, easy and manageable.
I must admit that during this unique year, the children have continued to give their all, follow COVID-safe rules and continue improving themselves as young learners and young people – I am beaming with pride while writing this website blurb! They have battled through all adversity, nerves and anxieties to attend school smiling, and have taken all of the new, different routines in their stride. They continue to show excellent behaviour: wonderful manners, a commitment to trying new things and a fabulous attitude towards learning and safe collaboration. I intend to ensure that this will continue throughout the year!
How to help your child with reading at home
Even though our children in Oak class are older and can mostly read fluently, there are still ways in which we as adults can help them to improve their reading skills. In this video I share some of the strategies we use in school that will hopefully help you too at home.
Useful Links to Independent Home Learning
These are recommended, high quality learning resources which we will use in school, but will also be very useful at home -particularly if Seesaw has failed and you need immediate access to further learning. (Do get in touch for a quick fix though if SeeSaw has failed. Often a new code reset will fix any issue.)
- The Department for Education’s Oak Academy Website
- Youtube for Live Lessons with Jane Considine
- Purple Mash
- TT Rockstars
- BBC Bitesize
Year 6 Adventure Trip
Our incredible group of Year 6 children recently went on a day trip to Mendip Activity Centre to complete a day of outdoor pursuits. They went on this trip with Mr. Wyatt and Mrs. Perrett and were an absolute credit to themselves and the school. All instructors regularly commented on how well behaved and supportive of each other they were. It was an incredibly proud, fun and adventurous day for everyone concerned in Year 6 – Oak Class.
Please see below for a random selection of photos from the day made into a short photo story:
School Production of Peter Pan
Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys and Girls,
Come one and all to watch the production of the year!
It has been edited on an iPad so I would advise that someone has the volume control handy to turn it up and down when required. It has been filmed in three parts so you’ve got time in between to go and get a glass of water in this heat.
It is inspirational to see how the Dundry Community have rallied together to produce something so amazing!
Well done to everyone involved!