To contact staff e-mail: Oakleymaple1@gmail.com
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – range of maths and English games
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – further information on a range of subjects
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers – active videos for a range of subjects
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/sign-in – Twinkl Go, type in the code provided by staff
Class Teacher: Mr Robinson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lowrie
We currently have 21 children in Year 6 and 5 children in Year 5. Every day the children enjoy Maths and English lessons with extra sessions on spellings, handwriting and mental Maths skills. We also enjoy History, Geography, RE, Art, DT, French, PE and ICT lessons during the week and throughout the year.
As part of their work into the local artist, Norman Cornish, the children visited Spennymoor the inspiration for his artwork. They followed the Cornish trail which led them to locations in the town that had inspired some of his most memorable paintings. The children were able to see how the streets and buildings had changed over the decades.
Making Vegetable Couscous
The children designed and made their own vegetable couscous. They selected their ingredients, tasted and selected from a range of dressings and designed their dish. They then worked as a team to create their dish, measuring out ingredients, chopping and cutting, tasting their final creations before evaluating their designs.
Article 24: You have the right to nutritious food
Evacuee Day 2019
For the second year, Maple Class took part in our own Second World War evacuation. Dressed as wartime evacuees, we were taken by bus to Witton le Wear railway station where we boarded a train to Stanhope.
Article 9: You have the right to live with your parents unless it is bad for you. You have the right to live with a family who cares for you.
Article 38: You have the right to protection and freedom from war.
Phoenix Fire Champions
Our Year 6 children became Phoenix Fire Champions as they started a project with Durham Fire Service to raise awareness on the dangers of starting fires. Check out their smart hoodies.
Article 24: You have the right to a safe environment.
ICT at Staindrop
Maple are visiting Staindrop school this month and working with Mr Duffin in the ICT department. Today we began on an evacuee activity using green screening.
Learning about Islam
We recently welcomed Isha into our class to share her experiences of Islam and living as a Muslim in County Durham. The children found it very interesting and were keen to understand more about Islam.
Article 30: You have the right to practise your own culture, language and religion.
Reading in Class
Maple Class love to read.
Our whole class novel is The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier .
Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.
To support our English and History work we are also reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo
Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David’s life . . .
In English we watched the animation, The Lighthouse, which told the story of a lighthouse keeper’s panic and distress when the light in the tower went out leaving a boat drifting dangerously towards the rocks. We froze the story at that point and the children were asked to imagine that they were on a small boat drifting towards the rocks and they were challenged to write an exciting narrative. Here is our class display.
Here is our Class Charter:
What should a Year 5/6 pupil be able to do?
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below: