Welcome to Voyager Class!
This is the Year 5 and 6 Class, though in the mornings it is split - the Year 6 children become Falcons and are taught separately, while the Year 5s are joined by some children from Year 4. In the mornings, Years 4 and 5 are taught by Mrs Rae and Miss Kerr (teachers) and by Miss Kearvell, Mrs Deegen and Mrs Williams (teaching assistants) while Year 6 are taught by Miss Burn (teacher) and by Mrs Bostock and Mrs Deegan (teaching assistants. In the afternoon, Year 5 and 6 are taught by Miss Kerr and Miss Burn.
It has been a pleasure to welcome your child to Voyager Class; they have come back after the summer break, ready and eager to learn. We are very much looking forward to spending the rest of the year with them.
To help you to support your child, we feel it is important that you understand our routine; every morning, we dedicate our time to Spelling, Maths and Literacy, and our afternoon timetable is currently as follows:
Monday - Thursday and Monday afternoons will vary, depending on the weather going into the winter months. Subjects will either be Science or Topic; or PE and PSHE
Tuesday - Music/Computing and RE (Islam/Muhammad)
Wednesday - Swimming (for Y6) and Dance (for Year 5), followed by Art
Thursday - See Monday
Friday - French and DT
If you have any questions and need to talk to us at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best wishes from the Voyager Class Team
So much happening
The children are loving coming out to Forest School. This week, the pond was very popular; we discovered that the the frogspawn had hatched and we now have tadpoles swimming around! Our resident frog caused much excitement with the children spotting it and then being keen to try and catch it...most of the time, it was just too quick - but it caused a lot of fun and laughter!
Many of the children are keen to use tools to make things; we had lots of tree cookies being made and designed using homemade charcoal. Others preferred to whittle - and we did have a Harry Potter-esque wand created!
The children played, created, worked together, persevered (when using a palm drill to create a hole!) and solved problems...phew!
More success for our rugby team!
Our tag rugby team have come fourth in the Witney area finals. This is really impressive as many of the other schools are much larger than us, and our children had little experience with the sport before. Well done everyone, and we are now automatically in the top tier at the Chairman's Cup in Oxford at the end of May.
Year 5's turn!
Year 5 came out to Forest School for their first session this week. Once they'd had a tour and talked about how we need to look after ourselves outdoors, they all went off to different activities. They built dens, put up a rope swing, made mud cakes in the mud kitchen, decorated themselves with 'war paint', went pond dipping (and found a frog) and made charcoal. Many were keen to learn how to use the tools safely, and we had whittling going on to create pegs for dens as well as some tree cookies being made.
At snack, we had the traditional s'mores - which seemed to be rather popular! In the coming weeks they would like to cook burgers and bacon sandwiches!
Two of our boys, Zach and Fin, were chosen for a Gifted and Talented writing workshop at Magdalen College School, Oxford, held over three days. It included working with the author Caroline Lawrence (author of the fantastic Roman Mysteries books) and gaining inspiration from the Oxford Museum of the History of Science.
On Wednesday 16th March, we took a team of Year 5 and 6 children to the partnership tag rugby tournament at Buford School.
The children were brilliant; immediately working as a team and playing to each others strengths. Passing was great - as was tagging - and we had some VERY speedy players that managed to swerve and dodge past the other teams with ease. At the end of the tournament, nearly all of the children on the team had scored at least one try.
We won 5 matches, drew one and lost one in some very tough games. The children were a credit to the school and thoroughly deserved their win; well done!
The next round of the tag rugby will be on Wednesday 20th April at Witney Rugby Club 3.30 - 5pm.