Oak E and Oak A
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 teachers are Mrs Sue Elliott (Oak E) and Miss Chloe Allsop (Oak A).

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.

Class Parent Representatives for Oak A are Mrs Emma Kingscote and Mrs Laura Hanson-Moring.

Class Parent Representatives for Oak E are Mrs Cris Andersson and Mrs Helen Watts-Jones.

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Recent Oak E and Oak A News

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
29/11/2018

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
24/11/2018

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

Lacrosse Day
17/10/2018

Eight Airthrie girls enjoyed an exciting and successful outing to Malvern St James School, yesterday, to participate in a Lacrosse Festival.  Airthrie's team, The Cobras, practised their Lacrosse... Read more

Anthony Horowitz at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
09/10/2018

Last Friday, 5 October, pupils in Oak E, Oak A and Alder were excited to be attending a talk by Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.  We were in... Read more

Reading Buddies
27/09/2018

A very pleasing start for our lunch-time Reading Buddies Club.  We had a huge amount of interest from Year 6 pupils to work alongside Year 2-3 pupils and I am delighted to report that we actually... Read more

Hockey and Rugby Skills Day 2018
20/09/2018

"Being taught hockey for the whole day was a magical experience and it was such a pleasure to meet and make new friends from different schools",  Arabella (Year 6)  "It was a really fun day of... Read more

Reading Buddies
15/07/2018

The first year of our Reading Buddies scheme has been a great experience for the Year 6 pupils who have been responsible, kind and supportive to their younger 'buddy'.  Of course, the Year 2 and 3... Read more

Leavers' BBQ and Rounders
12/07/2018

An earlier start yesterday evening for our annual Staff v Year 6 Pupils' Rounders and Leavers' BBQ due to World Cup semi-final fever.  The children batted first and scored a very credible 6... Read more

Osmington 2018
10/07/2018

The Airthrie Osmington experience has been like no other residential stay throughout our careers.  When we first became involved many summers ago the atmosphere and environment of this lovely PGL... Read more

Retreat Day at Christ Church
06/07/2018

The Year 6 children took part in a new and exciting end of year event exploring faith, belief, gratitude, transitions, mindfulness, Pilates and prayer in the tranquil location of Christ Church.  They... Read more