Oak
Year 6

Oak - The Final Year

Our Year 6 pupils have the luxury of extremely small teaching groups and the pupils enjoy individual tailored instruction.  Oak pupils are the eldest in the school aged 10 and 11 years.  The Class teacher is Miss Chloe Allsop.

During this final year at Airthrie we actively prepare these students for their future move to senior education.  Part of this preparation is to familiarise pupils with the prospect of having different teachers for each curriculum subject, so they are frequently taught in smaller groups by additional teachers who have a subject specialism, as well as by their Class Teachers.

During the early part of the academic year there is appropriate focus on examination technique and practice until all entrance tests are completed.  Pupils continue to be encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities as well as being given school responsibilities and monitor duties.  These maturing pupils positively look forward to taking the leading roles in both the Carol Service (held at Christ Church) and the Summer Concert (performed at The Parabola Arts' Centre).

The climax of this final year is, without doubt, the four day off-site activity break held at Osmington Bay in Dorset during the Summer Term.

Oak pupils conclude their days at Airthrie with a Leavers' BBQ and a highly competitive Staff v Pupils Rounders match.

Parent Class Representatives are Mrs Emily Startup, Mrs Louise Denley and Mrs Tana Wood.

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Recent Oak News

The 2019 Millward Project - Hydraulic Crane
26/06/2019

For the 3rd year running Airthrie School were delighted to welcome back Mr Millward to present and participate in the annual DT Millward Project with the Year 6 children.  This took place over 2... Read more

The Egg-drop Challenge
02/05/2019

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Swimming Gala
26/03/2019

Results from the Key Stage 2 Swimming Gala held 22 March 2019.Year 3 - 1 Width Individual Freestyle 1st - Millie2nd - Harris3rd - AlexaYear 4 - 1 Length Individual Freestyle1st - Sophie2nd - Ben3rd -... Read more

Saturday's Science and Engineering Competition
19/03/2019

Written by Sophie, Oscar, Dylan and Lara  (Year 6 pupils)Last Saturday, Oscar, Dylan, Lara and I went to the King's Science and Engineering competition.  When everyone arrived in a big assembly hall... Read more

Netball and Hockey Skills Day
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We walked to Dean Close at 9 o'clock for a talk about what we would be doing throughout the day and then we went to the astro and the girls went to the netball court.  We started off with a physical... Read more

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Music Day
21/01/2019

Josie, Arabella, Annabel and I went to the St Edward's Music Day on Friday 11 January.  Josie played on her saxophone, Arabella on her trombone, Annabel on her clarinet and I played the piano.  The... Read more

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Written by Grace and Florence, Year 6 pupils  On Wednesday 21 November, Year 6 pupils went to The Bacon Theatre to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  We found it to be an excellent... Read more

Greek Workshop
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A mixture of activities and role play made learning about the Ancient Greeks a fun and memorable experience for Year 6 pupils on Tuesday.  The children embraced the day, coming to School in... Read more