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Class 13 News
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.

Miss Barrett 15 Oct 19

Do I have more than one pair of legs? Do I have a long beak? Am I a heron? Am I an otter? Class 13 enjoyed playing 'Who am I?' to investigate river animals.

Miss Barrett 15 Oct 19

Lots of exciting hands on learning took place on Thursday when the children ventured to the Caldew to do some river dipping. They managed to catch and identify an eel as well as bullheads and lots of other creatures!

Miss Barrett 8 Oct 19

Class 13 are very excited about learning to play guitar this year! They had to really concentrate to master the E minor chord yesterday.

This Term's Topics

  • Rivers and the Amazon Rainforest
  • Science - changing states of materials
  • PE - ball skills and swimming/circuits
  • This term we are learning about rivers, starting off with a focus on the river Amazon and the Amazon Rainforest.

    Our class read is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

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

    Class 13 Home Learning

    Spellings ~
    Children will be given a new list of spellings in their homework book every Friday, along with some word meanings to find out. Homework books should be returned to school by Wednesday, 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