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Welcome To Year 6 Mc

Meet the Year Group Teacher, Mrs McCluskey…

Hello, my names is Clare McCluskey. I left a successful career in Human Resources over two years ago to become a teacher and I absolutely love it!  I joined OPA in September 2017 as a Year 6 teacher, working closely with Mrs Norton.  I have previous experience of teaching in Years 2 and 6 and have a particular passion for life-long learning which I always try to instil in the children I teach.  I have always enjoyed art (specially drawing and painting) and I’m currently the Art and Design Subject Manager at Oxclose.  I love singing and like to spend time with my family and friends.




Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Topic Overview – Autumn

Year 6 Topic Overview – Spring 1

Year 6 Topic Overview – Spring 2

Year 6 – Topic Overview Summer 1

Sikh Visior

Wearable Technology Presentations

Viking Longboat Models

Fun In Science

Children In Need


Anti – Bullying Week

Kidscape came into work with Year 6 during Anti-Bullying Week.  The focus was identifying different types of bullying, staying safe online and thinking about the role of a bystander.


Winter Gardens Visit

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Science Week

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Tackle It – Foundation of Light

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World Book Day

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Year 5 – Christmas Party


Roald Dahl 100 Day









We had a great time at Bede’s World


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World Book Day in Year 5

In Year 5, we enjoyed doing a range of activities to celebrate World Book Day such as re-designing book covers for some of our favourite fiction books and writing book reviews. We also took the time to summarise some of our most loved stories to make a blurb that would encourage others to read the book too. In our class, we wrote some descriptions about characters and chose the ones we found the funniest and most enjoyable in stories. This involved describing some very weird and wonderful characters including Mrs Twit from the Roald Dahl classic ‘The Twits’ and Joey Pigza from Jack Gantos’ series about the wild and funny life of a boy with ADHD.

In the morning, we had the pleasure of hearing Mr Cunningham’s great American accent as he read the story ‘Wonderpants’ to our class! Later on, we completed a picture quiz, which involved naming classic characters from stories, the books they came from and the authors who wrote them. Most of us found this tricky, but Jessica R came out on top with a great score of 17/24 correct answers!

We all had a fantastic day!






Mammal workshop

In Science this half term, Year 5 have been looking at living things and their habitats and have focused on animals including humans. They were lucky enough to have a biologist from Durham University visit them to conduct some wonderful (albeit quite disgusting!) activities based on mammals. They were asked to investigate various samples of poo and identify which mammal they thought it came from! Later on, they took a closer look at a range of animal skulls and predicted which animal it belonged too. They had an excellent time!

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