Year 5/6 Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods

Welcome to Year 5/6 Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods!




Miss Harris teaches Resilient Redwoods

Miss Bailey teaches Awesome Oaks

Miss Brown and Miss Bayley are the teaching assistant for both classes!



Both of  the classrooms are bright and encourage children to be independent and find their own resources to support them in their learning.


Awesome Oaks


Resilient Redwoods



Golden Book

Each week pupils from each class are chosen to go in the ‘Golden Book’ and receive a certificate and a sticker in assembly.


AO  Deniels & Mehrun RR Samanta & Charlie S

AO Grace & Liam RR Martina & Charlie H

AO Declan & Dontae RR Alex Kasjan

AO Isabella & Tomass RR Johnathan & Atharav

AO Mehrun & Kamal RR Shaniar & Dorian

AO Tianna & Qiana RR Weronika & Angelika

AO Rabia & Kinga RR Fern & Muhammad

AO Alisha & Kamal RR Connor &  Kieran

AO Silvia & Flora RR Tomas L & Charlota

AO Tayla & Bartosz RR Jonathan & Claudia

AO Aziz & Keira RR Jan & Harry

AO Tia-Rose & Evie RR Charlota & Patryk

AO Deniels & Vincent RR Dominika & Charlie H

AO Farhan & Declan RR Asawar & Lana



This year we will be doing lots of exciting topics as we cover all the different foundation subjects. Our topic for Spring 2 is ‘Pharaohs.’ In English we shall be looking at when Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb and writing a description on the environment and his feelings. We will then we writing a biography on Howard Carter. For geography we will be using a map to locate key places in Egypt and looking at the landscape. For history we will be looking at famous pharaohs and learning about what happened to them when they die.



For Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods homework will be given to the children on a Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. Children will be asked to stay in at lunch time if they do not complete their homework. Children will get both maths and SPaG homework that relates to their learning that week therefore all children should be able to complete it.

Children will also receive spellings every Monday to practise for a spelling test every Friday.



P.E for Awesome Oaks and Resilient Redwoods is on a Monday and a Tuesday.



Year 5 and 6 will be going on a number of trips throughout the year to help enhance their learning experience:


Friday 10th November

Some year 6 children went to Toyota to carry out Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.


Friday 17th November

All of year 5 and 6 went to the National Space Center for our ‘Stargazers’ topic.


Wednesday 23rd May or Thursday 24th May

Eyam, the plague village for our ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’ topic.


Year 6 only – Wednesday 4th July or Friday 6th July

Pizza Express, to develop children’s knowledge of food technology. This trip comes at no cost!


Year 6

This is a very important year for all children in Oaks and Redwoods but especially children in year 6! As we get closer to May children will be working even harder to prepare them for their SATs in reading, SPaG and maths. The dates for this year’s tests are week commencing Monday 14th May 2018. If we are selected to do Science sampling tests these will happen weeks commencing Monday 4th June and Monday 11th June 2018.


Date Activity
Monday 14 May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 15 May English reading
Wednesday 16 May Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 17 May Mathematics paper 3


Science sampling tests

If our school is selected to sample the science tests, these will be administered within a 2 week period from Monday 4 June 2018.



Below are a number of websites that are useful for children in year 5 and 6.



Primary Homework Help

Timestable Rockstars – All children should have a log in.

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