Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QU

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Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class. We are a mixed Year 5 and 6 class and we range from 9 to 11 years old. Our class teacher is Mrs Montgomerie. For the first half of term, we will also be joined by Mr. Thorpe, who is a student teacher.  On Wednesday afternoons we are taught by Mrs. Green and our LSAs (Learning Support Assistants) are Mrs. Lavender and Mrs. Busby, who support individuals and small groups.  Sometimes small groups may work with other staff from across the school, too.
We will be learning about the impact of the Ancient Greeks in History this half-term.  We will start by working out where in the world was considered to be Ancient Greece, using maps.  We will then move on to considering the role of women, the development of democracy, and the contrasting approaches of Athens and Sparta.  The children are also keen to find out more about the Gods and Goddesses.  Our work in Art will be based on perspective, but we will also create some artwork based on the styles of antiquities found in Ancient Greece.

In French, we will learn how to name places found in town, how to give simple directions, and how to say 'there was'.  In Science, we will learn about reversible and irreversible changes.  Our Music lessons will be led by a specialist from Hampshire Music Service, where we will learn how to play the violin.  Our English work will be loosely linked to topics covered in the foundation subjects and we will use a range of texts as a stimulus for reading, writing and learning more about grammar. 

Check out our blog every week to see some of our work.

Click here to check out our blog every week to see some of our work.  

Class Information 

All the children have been given a homework book and a reading bookmark.  These should be brought back to school every Monday. This year, there will be no spelling tests as we will be working on developing spelling knowledge as part of our English curriculum lessons.  However, each week there will be a short homework task linked to our spelling work.  Children will need to complete this in their homework book.

Please encourage your child to read daily.  For most children, there is no need to listen to them read aloud, although they will benefit from regularly discussing the vocabulary and content of their book with an adult.  Please remind them to write the title of each book they have finished reading on their reading bookmark.

Times tables should also be practised at home (using the Times Tables Rockstars website) and will be tested in school on Fridays. MyMaths will also be set for children to complete during the week. 

PE is on Thursday and Friday.  On Thursday all children should come to school in their uniform and bring their kit with them.  On Friday, we would like the children to wear their PE kits to school.  They do not need a change of clothes.

Curriculum Overview Spring 2024