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Oak Class

A big hello and welcome to Oak Class!

Mrs Byfield and Mrs Stygall are our teachers and Miss Pratley and Mrs Cobb are our Teaching Assistants. We have an exciting year ahead of us in Year Five with lots of new topics and literature to explore.


We will be kicking off our autumn term in English by exploring texts by author Michael Morpurgo. Starting with ‘The Butterfly Lion’, children will be writing diary entries, letters, descriptions and writing a non-fiction report.


Our Area of Study this term is the Anglo-Saxons, the children will be learning about their way of life and will identify reasons for their coming to Britain. They will recognise and understand differences between invaders and settlers as well as the impact settlers had on where we live today.


In Science, we are exploring different types of materials and their properties. Children will be learning to work scientifically with the aim of developing their investigative skills - recognising and controlling variables where possible.


PE takes place every Friday and swimming will take place every Monday morning up until Christmas – please remember your swimming cap!


Reading continues to be a huge focus here at Buckingham and the children across the year group have access to our wide array of ‘Bucket Books’. It is important that children are encouraged to read daily with adult support. Reading diaries will be signed and checked every Monday and Thursday by the class teacher.