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Class 13 News
Miss Barrett 9 Jan 20

This afternoon, Class 13 enjoyed using split pins and elastic bands (representing Earth's gravitational pull) to show that wherever we are on Earth, we won't fall off!

Mrs OFarrell 9 Jan 20

In RE, Year 5 have been exploring the concept of unity. We worked as part of a team to build the strongest bridge we could, which inspired us to create our own definitions of what unity means to us.

Miss Barrett 12 Dec 19

Amazing Christmas cards, year 5! We love your individual watercolour designs.

Miss Barrett 4 Dec 19

Class 13 had a fun-filled morning of learning and exercise at Brunton Park. They played some very fast paced invasion games, had a tour of the stadium and a PSHE lesson about inclusion. Thank you to the Carlisle United coaches!

Miss Barrett 3 Dec 19

Class 13 enjoyed investigating which type of sugar dissolves fastest. They worked scientifically by controlling variables and using good observation skills to draw a conclusion. Great teamwork everyone!

Miss Barrett 3 Dec 19

We enjoyed looking at a german war helmet last week whilst learning about the 'Christmas Truce'. Thank you to the child who brought this in to show!

Miss Barrett 3 Dec 19

Thank you to our Mini Police for making us aware of 'county lines' and what we can do if we encounter a dangerous situation.

Miss Barrett 18 Nov 19

Fantastic DT skills to showcase your knowledge of the water cycle, Class 13! Well done!

Miss Barrett 17 Nov 19

Year 5 enjoyed dancing on Children in Need day in PE

Miss Barrett 15 Oct 19

As part of the European Day of Memory and Welcome, yesterday we took part in a migration workshop. Children in years 4 and 5 were thinking about how we make people feel welcome in our school and in the United Kingdom.

This Term's Topics

  • The Victorians
  • Science - Forces
  • PE - Gymnastics and Swimming/Circuits
  • Music - Guitar
  • In the Spring term, our topic is Victorians.

    Our class read is Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

    The children will have guitar lessons on Monday mornings.

    The children will need to bring their PE kits on Mondays and Fridays and swimming kits on Wednesdays.

    Class 13 Home Learning

    Children will be given spelling and Maths homework on Fridays. Homework books should be returned to school by Thursday, ready for learning to be checked on Friday.

    Children are also expected to read regularly at home. Please continue to support your child's progress in reading by hearing them read as much as possible and asking questions about what they have read. Reading to your child also continues to be important in year 5 as it can play a huge role in developing understanding and building on vocabulary by enabling children to access more sophisticated texts.


    The children continue to have access to Timestable Rockstars and it's great to see their enthusiasm for this has carried on into the Spring term. We are aiming for instant recall of all times tables up to 12, as well as knowledge of division facts.

    'Hit the Button' is another useful online game to help children learn their times tables. Please see the link below.

    You can find extra homework activity ideas in the grid in their homework book.

    Class 13 Weblinks

    Times table practice
    Spelling, grammar and punctuation