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Class 13 News
Mrs Cannon 12 Mar 18

In science today, Year 5 investigated the effect of air resistance and wind on their sailing boats.

Mrs Cannon 10 Mar 18

A lovely sunny day exploring the Beamish open air museum.

Mrs Cannon 10 Mar 18

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Beamish this week. They ventured underground to experience working in a driftmine.

Mrs Cannon 23 Jan 18

Typical lessons in a Victorian school included the three Rs - Reading, WRiting and ARithmetic. The children enjoyed using chalkboards to write out times tables.

Mrs Cannon 23 Jan 18

A Victorian drill lesson in the yard. A little bit different to our usual PE lessons!

Mrs Cannon 23 Jan 18

'Children should be seen and not heard!' Year 5 travelled back to 1985 today to experience a Victorian School day.

Mrs Cannon 18 Jan 18

Year 5 are learning how to make their own computer program using their coding skills on Purplemash.

Mrs Cannon 7 Dec 17

Well done Year 5! A very Victorian Christmas performance. We are very impressed with all of your singing, choral speaking, acting and costumes! Thank you children and parents for all of your effort.

Mrs Cannon 7 Dec 17

Well done Year 5! A very Victorian Christmas!

Mrs Cannon 7 Dec 17

Well done Year 5! A very Victorian Christmas performance.

This Term's Topics

  • Rivers
  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  • PE - Dance and Invasion Games
  • Music - Brass Instruments
  • Welcome back! This term Miss Barrett's class will be investigating rivers. Children will be finding out about various rivers around the world, as well as our local rivers, their inhabitants and what affects their ecosystems. There will be lots of practical learning opportunities to investigate rivers and we will follow the children's lines of enquiry to explore the topic. Some highlights of this term include visits from Eden Rivers Trust, a morning spent at the Caldew, as well as our residential to Hawse End.

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

    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 linked to our topic. 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.

    Each week in the autumn term, children will be given a times table to learn. They can use their homework book to practise these if they wish and learning will be checked on Friday mornings. We are aiming for instant recall of all times tables up to 12, as well as knowledge of division facts.

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

    We have already seen some fantastic rainmakers and information leaflets in Class 13 which the children have enjoyed sharing with the class. You can find more homework activity ideas in the grid in their homework book.

    Class 13 Downloads

    Year 5 Spring Homework grid

    Class 13 Weblinks

    Times table practice
    Spelling, grammar and punctuation