Welcome to Oberon Class. We are a class of 25 Year 6 pupils. The teaching team in Oberon Class consists of our class teacher Miss Betteridge as well as Mrs Roast and Mrs Parton our experienced and talented Learning Support Assistants (LSA's). You can find out more about what to expect now you are in year 6 by taking a look at our welcome letter below.
Year 6 is a very important year and there will be many challenges and exciting learning opportunities ahead. Take a look at our curriculum overview below to find out more about what we will be learning each term.
This term our topic is 'What's your favourite flavour?' You can find more information about this in our topic letter at the bottom of the page.
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Finally, don't forget to check out the children's page; there are plenty of games and activities to try out which will support and extend your learning while you have fun!
A quick homework reminder
|Reading Homework||Each week the children are expected to take responsibility for reading regularly outside of the classroom. They should be reading as often and as widely as possible. We suggest they should spend 10 minutes reading daily and keep a record of this reading in their reading record. To support the development of comprehension skills, the children should use the activities in their home reading journal to explore the texts they have read and show an understanding of their reading.|
|Spelling Homework||The children have spent a number of spelling sessions revising the statutory word lists for year 3 and 4. As a result, we have identified which words they need to revisit and consolidate. These words can be found in their individual spelling books. These words should be practised regularly over the term as we will be re-assessing them in the last week of term 1.|
|Mathematics Homework||Each week, the children will be set online tasks to complete linked to their classroom learning using Mathletics. You can find a link to the Mathletics website at the bottom of the page. Children can also access the computer room at school during lunchtimes to complete these tasks.|
Residential Day 5
Our final morning here at Liddington and today we faced the vertical challenge and took part in aeroball.
Residential Day 4
Today's activities included the trapeze, quad biking, Jacob's ladder and archery.
Residential Day 3
Today's activities included the tunnel trail, zip wire, crate challenge and survival skills.
During the tunnel trail we had to try and get through a load of underground mazes. Each one was very wet and muddy and the only way through was to crawl on your knees. Needless to say we all had muddy legs and shoes. We played several games in the tunnels including hunt the zombies and survivor. The hardest part of the challenge was dealing with the darkness.
Our second morning activity was the zip wire - the zip wire tower was 11 metres tall and when you went on it went really fast and everyone who had a go really enjoyed it! Once strapped in you had to take a leap of faith and then enjoy the ride.
The afternoon session started with the crate challenge - which was even more fun! For this you would be on a harness and rope and other children would be supporting you to pull you up if your rope was too loose. We had to work as a team as people would pass you crates and you would have to stack them up really high until you were on the 10th level, however the crate stack was incredibly wobbly and standing on it was a real test of our nerve! To finish it off we got to kick the stack down.
Last but not least this afternoon, we had a survival skills session. This was awesome because first of all you were allowed to build a den of your own with your team mates. After the den building we were given a small piece of cotton and with the help of our instructor we used some flint tools to make a small fire. It was awesome. The instructor was really careful and used water to make sure the fire was out at the end of our activity.
In the evening we had a campfire where we sang songs and told stories - it was a good job there was a fire because it was really cold. This evening we also had time to go to the shop to buy some PGL souvenirs.
Residential Day 2
Today has been our first action packed day. We did 4 different activities throughout the day starting with the giants swing. We all wanted to go to the top but when when we actually up there everyone said stop! We had to pull a black rope so we could swing. When it was Miss Betteridge's go she was screaming and closing her eyes but it didn't help. We also did canoeing - all the boats were wobbly. Charlie Sweet wanted Miss Betterige to fall in! But he would've fallen in because they were in the same boat! After lunch we did abseiling from 11 metres. From the bottom it looked like great fun, but it wasn't from the top! Some of us went down it twice and even the teachers had a go. After abseiling we went fencing. We learned how to perform a salute, be on guard and the best part was catching the teachers with a touchè! Some people didn't like fencing as much as the other activities.
The food today has been good. At breakfast we had lots of choices and it was all tasty - but it didn't taste as nice as you would have at home. For lunch most people had jacket pototato or beef chill and there was a salad bar as well. Again at dinner there was a salad bar. Ewww. There was fish fingers, chips, pasta and fruit.
Residential day 1
We set off for residential after lunch and arrived following an hour coach ride. When we arrived we met our lead instructor Adam and then hauled our suitcases to our rooms. We then got shown the fire drill procedure and then we got shown around the campus. When we got back to our rooms we had some time to unpack before heading to the canteen for dinner. On the menu was butternut squash and sage tartlet, beef and vegetable curry, toad in the hole and then jelly for desert. After dinner we got changed ready for evening activity which was capture the flag. We also played some other running games. Once we finished activity we returned to our rooms where some of us showered and we got ready for bed.
by Ruby and Lemarnie