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Class 13 News
Miss Barrett 6 Dec 18

Year 5 were very proud to see their illustrations of 'The Adventurous Salmon' (a rhyming book telling the story of the salmon's unusual life cycle) published by Eden Rivers Trust. What amazing artists!

Miss Barrett 26 Nov 18

We had a visit from GIST on Thursday 22nd November, who helped us learn about road safety. Did you know it takes 25 metres for a lorry to come to a complete stop if it is travelling at 30 mph?

Miss Barrett 26 Nov 18

Class 13 enjoyed using multi-link to investigate square and cube numbers in Maths. The children worked out that it takes 64 cubes of multi-link to build a cube that is 4 by 4 by 4.

Mrs Cannon 9 Nov 18

We are very impressed with the improvement in times table fluency in Year 5. The children (and staff) are very enthusiastic about Times Table Rockstars. Here are the very close results from this week's 'battle of the bands.' Well done Class 12!

Miss Barrett 7 Nov 18

Class 13 have been enjoying learning to play a brass instrument every Thursday morning. So far, the children have mastered how to make their baritones, trumpets and trombones make long and short notes in time to music.

Mrs Cannon 6 Nov 18

The scores are very close on Times Table Rockstars between Class 12 and Class 13 this week! Keep up the great multiplication work year 5!

Mrs Cannon 29 Oct 18

Class 12 enjoyed learning how to play wheelchair basketball this afternoon. They said it was 'fun and awesome!'

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.

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