Offwell Primary School
Be well; Learn well; Live well; Offwell

Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class

In our class we have children from Year 5 (ages 9 to 10) and Year 6 (ages 10 to 11). This makes us the oldest children in the school and we try to set a good example for everybody else. Miss Phillips is our teacher and Mrs Holohan helps in our class as a teaching assistant. Sometimes Mrs Bryant also works in our class helping to support us.

Our classroom is the oldest room in the school dating back to 1840 when the school was founded. We have big windows, a wonderful high ceiling and some beautifully shaped arched doors. Our cloakroom is attached to the classroom and we also have a little room which we use for many different activities – chatting about things that may be bothering us or doing a special piece of work.

One of the best areas in our class is our library. We have many books, fiction and non-fiction, and our class librarians help reserve books we want from the Honiton Mobile Library. Our teaching team also make sure we get lots of interesting books from the School Library Service. We have two comfortable chairs in the library where we can sit and enjoy reading.

We have an Interactive Whiteboard which is easy to see and we are lucky enough to have one each.

The school day is busy but we have two breaks every day. The first one is 15 minutes and that gives us time for a snack and a run around outside. The second one is an hour and we play outside for 30 minutes and then eat our lunch for 30 minutes. We enjoy playing outside and are proud of the area outside our classroom where we have been busy arranging plant pots, creating a water feature and generally trying to make our environment friendly for wildlife and us! Sometimes we go up and play in our Meadow at the back of the school – we  can have a great game of football or practise turning somersaults on the bars of the trim trail.

In Year 6 we work towards the Torbay and Devon Civic Award. The Award aims to encourage Citizenship amongst 10 and 11 year olds.

For more details and see to examples of our work in previous years, see – https://www.torbayanddevoncivicaward.co.uk/category/schools/offwell/

Once a year we go on a residential trip. This year we are going to Beam House in Torrington to take part in a variety of activities. In 2023 and 2022, we went to Wildside, Near Hemyock and learnt lots of new skills. The residential trips are great for building our self esteem and being together in a more social environment.

Like all the staff at Offwell School, the Teaching Team in Oak Class are friendly and supportive. They like us to work hard and always encourage us to do our individual best. The lessons are usually interesting and can be really good fun. It is also particularly enjoyable when we go for an action packed and adventurous welly walk down to Offwell Woods (we don’t always have to wear wellies)!

Topic

Spring Term – Frozen Kingdoms

Glossary

Home-learning

Knowledge-organiser

Word-mat

Autumn Term – Britain at War

Knowledge Organiser

Home Learning

Useful Topic Words

 

Newsletters

Oak Newsletter Summer 2024

Oak newsletter spring 24

Oak Autumn term timetable 2023

Oak Newsletter September 2023

Oak Newsletter – Sow, Grow and Farm – Summer 2023

Dynamic Dynasties spring term 2023

Gallery Rebels Autumn Term 2022

Useful Information

Year 5 – Autumn 2023 – First Half Term spellings

Year 5  – Autumn 2023 – Second Half Term spellings

Year 6 – Autumn 2023 – First Half Term spellings

Year 6 – Autumn 2023 – Second Half Term spellings

Statutory-spellings

High-Frequency-Words – First 100

High-Frequency-Words-next-200

Planning

Oak Long Term Plan B