Oak Class (Year 5/6)
Welcome to our Key Stage Two home learning page; below you will find links to websites which children can access during lockdown.
Teachers will communicate via Class Dojo and work will be set on Google Classroom or Purple Mash. It is expected that completed work will be uploaded to Google Classroom or Purple Mash and photographs shared on Class Dojo. Paper packs are available on request and these should be returned to school once completed.
Children have been given passwords for the platforms the school uses (https://www.purplemash.com & https://classroom.google.com/). If you are experiencing any difficulties with logging on, please contact school on 0151 256 4065. Oak Class Google Classroom code: wkwedjo
These are the websites regularly accessed during the school day and your child should be familiar with the content:
Epic Books - https://www.getepic.com
Mathletics - https://student.mathletics.com
Oak Academy - https://www.thenational.academy
Active Learn - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning
Times Table Rock Stars - https://ttrockstars.com
Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztqbn9q
Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com
Spelling Frame - https://spellingframe.co.uk/
J2E - https://www.j2e.com/
Cross-curricula tasks (recommended site) - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-pack
P.E. (join in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00am) -
Remember to check out BBC2 and CBBC as they are providing 5 hours of educational programming each weekday to support learning; they are on Youtube too! In addition, BBC Teach has a vast range of lessons to watch, and join in with, which support every subject.
We understand that it is difficult for children to adapt to learning at home, therefore we have created a timetable which you may wish to follow.
8.30 – 9am
Joe Wicks's Workout – Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:00am
TT Rockstars - Tuesday & Thursday
Oak Academy – reading & grammar daily lessons
Maths – including Oak Academy daily lesson
Epic Books/Oak Academy Virtual Library – reading for pleasure
Select from the range of other subject assignments e.g. history/geography/science/ art/ Spanish/computing
Staff in Key Stage Two are here to support you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo or telephone the school and we will endeavour to help.
Summer Curriculum Map
Special Events e.g. theme weeks, days and live lessons.
RSPB Annual Garden Bird Watch, live lesson Thursday, 28th January, 11:00am
Children's Mental Health Week (1st - 7th February) Express Yourself!
Listen to the Duchess of Cambridge explaining the importance of well being to the whole family
Children’s Mental Health Week - live assembly Monday 1st February, 9:00am
Download these free apps to express yourself through music, animation and game creation:
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:
- Every Mind Matters
- Public Health England
- Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network
- Youth Sport Trust and Sport England
- Young Minds
- Think Ninja
- Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub
Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:
- texting SHOUT to 85258
- calling Childline on 0800 1111
- calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994
Check out Google Classroom (wkwedjo) for a collection of recommended apps which are aids to relaxation.
Karl Nova live author workshop, Tuesday 2nd February, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Do listen to some of Karl’s poetry before the workshop.
Liverpool Schools Live Workout, Friday 5th February 1:40 - 2:30pm.
Take part at home as we are at school. The workout will be raising money for local food banks:
Oak Class live assembly via Zoom, Monday 8th February, 2:30pm
Join us if you can, link will be sent via Dojo. It’s an opportunity to see you, and for you to meet Mrs Roberts.
Safer Internet Day Tuesday 9th February - An internet we trust; exploring reliability.
Top tips for parents:
BBC Teach, live lesson Tuesday 9th February, 11:00 am:
Find films, quizzes and activities on Google Classroom; all of which support the objectives of helping our children to navigate the online world safely, and to assist them in identifying whether information is reliable, or not.
Safer Internet Day live lesson from LFC! 1:30 -2:30 Tuesday, 9th February:
Check out Purple Mash for a writing task to try on the day.
Writing live lesson: Frank Cottrell Boyce Wednesday 10th February at 1:30 pm
Music Mondays: live lessons starting 1st March at 2:00pm.
Register by 25th February to join in by completing the link below -
World Book Day 4th March:
Assembly to watch as an introduction -
Suggestions for reading together -
BBC live lesson, 11:30 (accompanying activity on Google Classroom) -
Karl Nova's Poetry Workshop
Christ is the light: Advent Christingles.
Tapestry: which colour shall I choose next?
Programming languages: coding using visual and scripting languages.
Making facsimile blood using cereals and food dye to replicate cells and plasma.
Hockey: skills practise and tactical, team play.
Finding the beat, and the tune, with Charanga Music
Poetry: drafting verse in the Haiku style, and preparing to perform.
Architectural legacy of Ancient Greece: creating facsimile temple facades.
Using the chrome books to support reading for understanding.
Having learnt more about the Opart artist, Bridget Riley, here we are creating our own
An excellent example!
A warm welcome to Oak Class from:
Miss Edis (a very keen Everton supporter);
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all return in September, after such a look time away.
This will be a very important year for us all, as we work hard to compensate for the inevitable gaps. so attendance will be critical for all of us, nobody can afford to miss a day! Don't forget the initiative which means that the class with the best attendance each week is rewarded with toast. It is so important, and not just for the tasty snack!
To support them further, we believe that listening to children read is vital. Children are expected to read from their school library book every night: parents/guardians can record their child’s progress in their reading record books. Together, we need to challenge every child to read widely, and often. How many can earn Bronze or Silver reading awards this term, or move up to the next colour in the reading scheme?
Everyone has personal log-ins for software programmes we use regularly (which will be put in Homework Diary): Purple mash; Epic Books; Owl Books . Do ask them to show you how each works, and how they can earn rewards for success. If they are ever at a loose end, could they be encouraged to choose to read at home in this way?
English: over the course of the term the children will be looking at various writing genre including;
* persuasive, including in letter format * narrative, sometimes showing shifts in formality plus using language and techniques taken from our reading of a classic author * explanations * poetry.
Before beginning to write their own pieces in the style, the children will analyse texts of each genre to become familiar with the standard features. Much of the writing will be taught in a cross-curricula way and relate to our history, Geography and Science learning. We will be reading a novel by Michael Morpurgo. Look out for other works written by him, or any film adaptations of his work.
Grammar, spelling and handwriting feature throughout. For this group, clear well organised presentation will have a strong focus.
You can help your child by practising their spelling words at home. Do focus on the Yr 5/6 list of words, which is in their Homework Diary and in the curriculum block below, as previous spelling assessments show this is an area for development. Thank you for encouraging them to read as much as possible: it all helps!
Mathematics: new learning will include: recognising equivalence; ratio and proportion; place value to 3 decimal places; number, and sequence, of steps to aid problem solving; geometry - properties of 2D/3D shape including the circle.
* addition and subtraction * multiplication and division *reasoning to solve multi-step problems *statistics *fractions, decimals & percentages * re-application of taught skills for arithmetic and reasoning.
As well as learning specific skills, your child will re-apply them to reasoning and open-ended investigations. This means that they can develop ways to approach problem solving using extended, standard methods of recording. We will continue to rehearse and re-visit multiplication and division facts this term: it is important that the children are confident and have rapid recall of multiples and factors. Watch them on software programmes we use at school - TT Rockstars and Mathletics! Everyone knows their personal log-ins, so they can access the programme at homes. Ask them to show you, and perhaps you could test yourself too!
You can help your child by making sure they rehearse all their multiplication and division facts up to 12 squared! Find them in their Homework Diary, together with other useful reminders to help learning 'stick'.
Also, do try to access the daily lessons on the link below. It’ll remain live for several months and is highly recommended by Ofsted.
Please remember that I am always available after school to discuss any concerns, or questions, that you may have.
Reminders – cut me out and stick me on the fridge:
- class homework (out on Friday, return Tuesday);
- reading (every night if possible as this is so important);
- games kit on Thursday ( suitable footwear and school P.E. kit, rather than football strips please);
- swimming may resume w/c 5th October and should be Friday morning.
Miss A Edis