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PE days

Your child will need to bring their PE kit into school on their PE day and change into their kit (black tracksuit bottoms /leggings/school shorts, Oaky t-shirt, Oaky sweatshirt and pumps/trainers) on PE days. Please note that Oaky hoodies are now no longer part of the Oaky PE uniform. 

All of Y5 will have PE on Wednesdays

Forest School

Our Forest School day is on Mondays.  Children will need to come into school in uniform and bring a suitable chamge of clothing if desired. They will definitely need suitable footwear (wellies, old trainers).  


Parents can provide a healthy snack from home. Alternatively, toast can be bought from the canteen at a cost of 25p and drinks at a coast of 30p.  An amount of £2.75 must be loaded onto your Parent Pay account by 9am on Monday at the beginning of each week. 




Your child will be given a reading book suited to their level of reading within the first couple of weeks back as well as a reading record. We ask that all reading records be placed in a basket outside your child’s classroom every Friday morning so that the teachers can check their home reading. We encourage the children to try to read every night, however we also realise that family life is busy so ask that they read at least 3 times per week and make a comment each time. One of these comments must be written or signed by an adult. Reading books and records need to be brought in daily as the children do a lot of 1:1 and group reading with adults.


Spelling lists will be handed out each Friday, they relate to the word level work that has taken place in your child’s English class and need to be learnt over the week.


This is times tables practise which can be writing them out and playing games but must include TT Rockstars x3 a week. Other tasks may be sent home sometimes too, these may be paper based or online.

Home Learning Projects

There will only be one piece of Topic homework per term i.e. 3 in the year. Each term Oaky will ask the children to complete a project linked to their topic learning. Letters will be sent out informing you of this and the children will have a few weeks to complete the task. There will always be a choice to make learning as personalised as possible for your child.

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The Oaky Way – Staying Connected

At Oakwood, we very much have an open door policy where we welcome open communication. Since adapting some of our practice during Covid restrictions, we are continuing to make sure that at least one member of staff from the year group is on the playground at the beginning of the day. If parents/carers need a quick chat or need to pass on any information, then please feel free to do so. 

If you require a more lengthy conversation, then please email or ring for an appointment with the class teacher, as you can appreciate that teachers need to be back up in class to maximise learning time. We are encouraging parents to allow their children to come up to their Year 5 classrooms independently. Staff will bring the children down onto the playground at the end of the day, which is another opportunity to speak with the class teacher is needed. 

For safeguarding and welfare concerns, please continue to use Option 4 on the school phone line and ask to speak to Mrs Frank

As has been the case throughout the last 18 months, members of the senior leadership team will be visible at drop off and pick up times. Please only use the SLT email for urgent enquiries, as senior leaders do not have the capacity to check the emails on a daily basis now school is returning to 'normal' and we would not want messages to class teachers to get lost. 


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