Staff in our phase
Mrs Thomas (Eagles Class), Mrs Coumbe (Toucans Class), Mrs Davies and Mrs Binnian (Peacocks Class) are the teachers in our three classes. We also have a team of teaching assistants who help us with our learning: Mrs McGary, Mrs Shepherd, Ms Barker and Mrs Strongman.
How we learn
In Year 5 and 6, we enjoy learning throughout the school day, which is based upon our topic. We take part in different types of activities within and outside the classroom. During the school year we particularly like visitors in our classrooms and going on school trips. Year 6 children will be looking forward to their residential trip at Yenworthy Lodge. We also take part in a variety of sporting tournaments, with other local schools, where we always display our outstanding sportsmanship.
Our school day includes guided reading, maths and English lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we learn the foundation subjects and finish with a class story. During the day we like times table rockstars, which enables us to learn our times tables and listen to music at the same time.
Our learning is successful because we learn together as a team and we have a positive attitude. We revisit our learning and make links, so we can remember our new knowledge and skills.
What we are learning this term
Topic 1 - Where are my roots?
During this topic, we will be getting to know each other and learning about our own family history. We will also be learning about evolution in our English and science lessons. Our texts for this term are: Moth by Isabel Thomas and Danial Egneus, and Boy by Roald Dahl.
Topic 2 - What is happening to the Amazon Rainforest?
During this term, we will be learning about the rainforest habitats and how we can look after them. We will be finding out about rainforests in different subjects and making links between the different lessons.
Topic 3 - What is in space?
During this topic we will be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon. We will also be finding out about other parts of our galaxy and the history of space exploration. In English, we will be watching a space film and reading George's secret key to the universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. Our other topic learning will include, Star Wars computer coding and making moving moon buggies.
Topic 4 - Why is Oxford famous?
During this topic, we will be learning about Oxford to link with our school theme ‘We are citizens’. In our history lessons, we will be looking at primary and secondary historical sources to produce our ‘Living Museum’. We will also be learning about J.M.W.Turner, Philip Pullman and C. S. Lewis, who have connections with Oxford, in art and English lessons.