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Class 13 News
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.

Miss Barrett 23 Sep 19

Well done to all of the children at Hawse End last week for showing fantastic teamwork, perseverance and positive attitudes throughout your activities. You should be very proud of your achievements!

Miss Barrett 12 Jul 19

New friendships blossomed today as children from years 2 and 5 made bracelets with residents from a local care home and were surprised to discover how much they had in common!

Miss Barrett 2 Jul 19

Thank you to Carlisle Sea Cadets for talking to us about the kinds of things you do and teaching us how to make the most delicious knots!

Miss Barrett 2 Jul 19

Year 5 are enjoying learning how to ride their bikes safely on the roads this week.

Miss Barrett 5 Jun 19

Eat like an Egyptian! Class 13 loved tasting healthy Egyptian snacks this afternoon.

Miss Barrett 5 Jun 19

Class 13 embraced health and fitness week by practising some yoga poses this afternoon. Amazing balance and concentration everyone!

This Term's Topics

  • Rivers and the Amazon Rainforest
  • Science - life cycles and habitats
  • PE - ball skills
  • 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 and Fridays.

    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 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