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 Monday – 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.



Basketball Final Beckons

Two teams represented the school in the year 5/6 cluster basketball qualifier.  Both teams playing exceptionally well, showing skill, determination and team work. The teams finished 1st and 2nd in their groups respectively, which meant an all Nook semi-final.  Windy...

Year 5 Film Stars

Children from Mr Murray's English group became film starts this morning as part of their War Horse unit.  Over the past week we have been looking at persuasive speech writing and developing our own battle cry.  There were some incredibly passionate and patriotic...

Upper Key Stage 2 Basketball

As part of our PE, all children in Upper Key Stage 2 developed their basketball skills through shooting, dribbling and keeping possession.  Children worked in mixed groups and pitted themselves against one another in an intra tournament. Article 29 - the right to...

A Bit of Bhangra!

In recognition of World Religion Day, the Elms, Oaks and Beeches were treated to a Bhangra dance workshop, courtesy of our visitor, Suzi. The children picked up the dance moves superbly; Suzi was very impressed! We learned moves such as 'pulse,' 'bumble bee' and...

World Religion Day

World Religion Day is held on the third Sunday in January every year (which means the day takes place on Sunday 17th this year). Today in UKS2 we looked at the 6 main religions. Children worked in small groups and chose a religion to research in detail. this...

Workout is a HIIT

On Tuesday morning, children from years 1-6 took part in a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session led by Ant from Hiit2oh.  A variety of cardio exercises were delivered through the use green screen videos.  All those who took part were pushed in terms of...

Dedicated as a Dodo!

This week, as part of our new topic about evolution, Oaks did online research on extinction. We used Ipads and made detailed notes. We learned about animals such as the passenger pigeon, dodo, squirrel, polar bear, wild elk and timber wolf. The session also prompted...

Tyne and Wear Athletics Final

This morning our year 5/6 athletics team competed against 9 other schools from across Tyne and Wear in the regional finals.  This is the first time one of our teams have been to this level of the competition.  Throughout the morning the children competed in a series...

UKS2 Xmas Party!

It's that time of year again! This Thursday afternoon, the children of Oaks, Elms and Beeches all took to the dance floor and enjoyed a well-earned party. We had food, a live DJ and a dancing competition. Everybody had a great time and looked fab in their party...

Carol Service Key Stage Two

Today, Key Stage Two headed to St. Alban's Church to perform their annual Carol Service. The children in Lower Key Stage Two narrated and acted out the story of the birth of Jesus. They were accompanied by singing and signing from Upper Key Stage Two. Our fantastic...

Key Stage Two Panto Fun!

Well, what a fantastic afternoon Key Stage Two children have had at the Gateshead Stadium Panto. They certainly weren't Sleeping Beauties as they were all overflowing with excitement from beginning to end! As always, they represented Windy Nook superbly and their...

Panto was fantastic! Oh no it wasn’t! Oh yes it was!

Another year, another panto over and done with. And what a panto it was! The children really pulled it out of the bag and entertained everyone with their performances. The audience were in fits of laughter from start to finish, especially when the male teachers made...

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