Welcome to Oak class.
Key Stage: Two
Teacher: Mr Andrew Steed
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Donna Bell, Mrs Elaine Wykes and Mrs Rebecca Mooney
Year 6, the children’s final year at Northwood, is a particularly exciting and dynamic one. It’s a year during which you really start to see the children develop greater independence in what they do. Year 6 children can also show a real passion and deep interest for their learning, particularly when diving into a new topic. It’s such a privilege seeing the progress they make academically, socially and in their approaches and attitudes to learning. As with any year group, there will be challenges but we face them together as a team.
The main aims of Year 6 are essentially twofold: to help the children continue to grow academically, socially and emotionally, and to prepare them as best we can for their transition to Secondary School. It’s our mission to give the children the best possible end to their time at Northwood, celebrating and being proud of how far they’ve come and equipping them for the next exciting stage in their education. We are passionate about the whole curriculum. Central to what we do in Year 6 is a commitment to giving each child a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that, while placing Maths and English at its heart, still allows the children to experience a full, creative and exciting range of all other subjects.
Our classroom is a busy place that reflects the whole breadth of this curriculum. If you visit the classroom you’ll see guitars, wooden catapults, laptops, historical artefacts and Science equipment as well as the usual resources essential for supporting children with their learning. We’re constantly updating our classroom reading books, matching them to both the children’s abilities and interests, extending and broadening their choices. In Oak, we are committed to creating and maintaining a very positive learning environment where everyone is valued. We solve problems together; we work hard together, we laugh together! Above all, we enjoy learning.