Oaks (Y5/6)

Miss Smith

Welcome to Oaks

Hello. We are the Oaks. In our class we believe in working our hardest to reach our full potential and to thrive at school. We also have a lot of fun along the way too!

Our teacher is Miss Smith







Important information:

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned the following Thursday (Maths, Grammar and Reading Comprehension – there is also online homework too, which includes Conquer Maths and Reading Plus).

Spellings are expected to be practised regularly over the week.

P.E. is on a Thursday – children are expected to have their kit to participate (P.E. kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

Swimming is on a Friday morning for the Year 6 children (Year 5 will commence in January 2020) –  children are expected to have their kit to participate (Swimming kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

If your child is having a school lunch please ensure that payment is now done through our online payment service.




As part of the Year 6 WWI project, a special visitor came to Windy Nook Primary this week. Sergeant Chapman taught the group about conscription, trench warfare, battle tactics, conditions on the Western Front and much more. He even put the children through their paces...

Attenshun! Sergeant Chapman drills The Windy Nook Pals

Lots to learn this morning under the beady eye of Sgt. Chapman. First off, Sgt Chapman explained what life in the British Army was like in 1914 and he showed the children the advantages of the Lee Enfield rifle. Whilst most of the children said they would volunteer to...

Western Front Revisited

Not exactly the Western Front but as close to it as you can get in North-East England. We spent a most stimulating day today at the Heugh Battery Museum at Hartlepool where there is a superb display of both First and Second War artefacts. Our year six was split into...

Researching the Fallen – CWGC Website

Following on from our investigations at St Alban’s, Y6 researched the story of Windy Nook hero, Royal Marine, John Brown King. Famously, he was one of the first men to fire a shot in anger in the First World War, engaging the German mine layer Konigin Luise....

WW1 History Detectives at St Alban’s Church

Our two groups arrived at St. Alban's and were faced with a tricky detective task. They were asked to find the grave or memorial plaque of a named local soldier fallen during WW1. Then, they had to complete a record form detailing, name, rank, regiment, ID number and...

More from Kingswood: Day 2

The children had an action-packed second day at Kingswood! As well as enduring very high winds, they embarked on a challenging obstacle course and then faced the nerve-jangling 3G Swing. Well done all for your fantastic approach to these activities. They were lots of...

Last Day at Kingswood

On Friday, the group woke up refreshed and ready for their final activities at Kingswood. After another hearty breakfast, we set about building shelters, problem solving and Jacob's Ladder! This was followed by dinner and departure. It was lovely to see the children...

How good is Kingswood?!

More good times were had on Day 2 at Kingswood. In the woods, Year 6 took part in Laser Quest and later tackled a climbing challenge on Jacob's Ladder. Watch this space for more dispatches!

Year 5 Football Final

Last night was the final of the Year 5 football tournament, which saw Windy Nook face the three other qualifying teams: St Albans, Whitemere, Glynwood Primary.  After their two opening games the team had won one and drawn one, bringing it down to the final game to...

Upper Key Stage 2 Football

This week, children from Years 5/6 have competed in girls and boys football tournaments.  On Tuesday, the girls played at Fell Dyke against 4 other teams.  The standard was incredible high and the players showed great leadership and team spirit throughout.  The girls...

Final Night at Kingswood

After a day of activities and the outdoors, the campers enjoyed singing songs around the campfire. I'm sure they'll all sleep well tonight. We all have the right to rest and play.

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