Old Sodbury Church Of England Primary "Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16

Oak Class

Welcome to Oak's class page. Here, you can find out what we've been up to and what's coming up. We are very excited about the year ahead and we hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work! Please visit again soon to follow our learning journey across the year.

Useful information



This term, PE will be on Monday and Thursday. Please come to school in your PE kit on these days. 


Home learning

Reading - Please read to an adult at home at least three times each week. You can find comprehension questions to use at home here.

Spelling - Complete the weekly spelling assignment set every Wednesday on Spelling Shed. You can find further spelling resources here.

Maths - Complete the weekly maths homework set every Wednesday on ClassDojo.

Times tables - Practise your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars at least three times each week.

Mission jigsaw - Choose one or more of the mission-linked activities to complete at home. Please submit photos of your work on ClassDojo to share with the class!


Items to bring in daily

  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch
  • Reading book
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing 

Items to leave in school

  • Pencil case
  • Wellies

Term 5

Our whole-school theme: Our Diverse Planet

Our class mission question: Why do giraffes have long necks?

 Mission overview Y56 Why do giraffes have long necks.pdfDownload
 Mission jigsaw Y56 Why do giraffes have long necks.pdfDownload
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Blast off!

To launch this term's mission, 'Why do giraffes have long necks?', we competed in a house quiz that tested our knowledge of life on Planet Earth. We also brushed up on our atlas skills, revisited climate zones, enjoyed reading 'The Story of Life' and loved sharing what we already know about evolution. We now have lots of questions that we're desperate to answer!

Darwin's Dragons

We’re reading the action-packed Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin to enhance our mission and inspire some sensational writing. It tells the thrilling story of Syms Covington, cabin boy and fiddler aboard Charles Darwin's Beagle. When Syms becomes separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn... We've read Part One and we're already hooked!

Brilliant biomes

We worked in groups to research the five major types of biomes: aquatic, grassland, forest, desert and tundra. We collated all of our research into giant posters which we'll be presenting next week before creating our own biome booklets.

Forest fun!

We spent a sunny afternoon in our wonderful woods learning how to use a bow saw safely and efficiently in teams of three. Next week, we'll be using palm drills to bore holes through our log slices ready to decorate and hang.

Fire day in the forest

We had a marvellous morning building fires, baking bread and making sticky s'mores. Yum! We were in our element - no pun intended... Thank you to our Forest Leader, Miss James, for organising such a super session!