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Welcome to Class 10S - Year 5

Our Class Team:

Class Teachers - Mrs Shaw & Miss McHugh

Classroom Support - Mrs Clare

A Very Warm Welcome to Class Ten S!

We are a Y5 class who always strive to be the best we can be. We are proud of the progress we make in lessons, and as we grow and learn, we are proud to be becoming good people.


Here are some clues as to how we do it:

Equipment: we always have our planners, reading books and homework books in school every day; our PE kits are in school on Tuesday and our games kits are in school on Fridays. PE kits are an essential part of the school uniform. We bring money in a named envelope. Class 10S have flute lessons on Wednesday afternoons and we ensure we are prepared by having our flutes in school.


Homework: we do spelling and handwriting homework every weekday. 

Half term homework - we have introduced half-termly homework activities. These are to be completed across the whole half term and can be done in any way as long as they are based on our knowledge organisers. These are to be completed to a high standard and will be checked at regular intervals.


Friendship: we always respect each others’ points of view; we listen to each other and respond politely; we treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. Prayer times, charity work and worship help us to feel close friends with God.


READING AWARDS: Reading awards assemblies are held at the end of each half term. To earn a bronze certificate children need to read a minimum of five times each week. Platinums are awarded to children who go above and beyond and even read in the holidays! Help class 10S to win the trophy and read lots at home.

This half term we noticed a huge improvement in our reads! Thank you to those at home who helped us to achieve this.

Author of the Term Our new Author of the Term is Berlie Doherty and we are looking forward to reading her book 'Street Child', which will fit in nicely with our new Victorians theme for the half term.

Visit her website to discover more about this great author http://www.berliedoherty.com/novels/street-child.html

Knowledge Organisers

Below you can see our Year 5 knowledge organisers. Here you can find out about what we'll be learning in our lessons this half term. These will be updated regularly.


Years 5 and 6 are taking part in an Orbiton with Chip Kendall at the Parr Hall on Friday 8th March.

Parent's Evenings will be held on the 5th March and the 7th March.

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This Term in School...

In Science we will be looking at planning, conducting, evaluating and improving our own investigations to answer our own questions. We've started with conducting a heartrate investigation. We had such a wide range of questions across the whole class and we've loved taking charge of our learning.

We've sampled some supermarket pizza and have written in English.  We have also written an emotive first-person narrative of the story of Peter's Denial. Next we'll be writing a letter of complaint. Best pieces of work will be published on here.

In Maths we've built upon our brilliant fractions knowledge and are now using it to understand decimals and percentages. Soon we'll be converting between the three!

For our computing unit we have been programming using 'Hour of Code'.

P.E lessons have been developing our striking and fielding skills and we have enjoyed our first class game of rounders.

We have been delving into the past and looking at our Victorian history. The school itself was built in the Victorian era which provides us with lots of primary resources to study. The half-termly homework also focuses on this topic. Our geography ties in nicely to our history, where we'll be comparing modern and Victorian maps of the local area.

Learning about a different faith.

Our school had a visitor from Bolton, Imran, to share what life is like as a British Muslim. The children learned a lot about the similarities and differences Christianity and Islam. Year 5 and 6 children then enjoyed a workshop session where we were able to ask questions, learn about mosques and test our general knowledge about the Muslim communities and the Islamic religion.

Walk through the Bible.

Class 10S visited Class 11 to share our learning on the Old Testament. The Year 5s has summarised a story or two each from the Old Testament and our recent Walk Through the Bible sessions to share with the Year 6s. 

We presented our  stories to the whole class and the children in Year 6 used the Bible to find out more information on a story that interested them the most.

Number Day

For our Number Day messy maths, we decided to explore how much juice would have been in Violet Beauregard in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children measured the weight and circumference of a range of mini-Voilets (or blue water balloons) before juicing them into a measuring jug to find out the capacity. As you can see, we absolutely loved this investigation.

Multiplying Madness

We have found our wonderful new maths resources funded by the PTA really useful to help us to understand long multiplication. Here you can see how these concrete resources aid our abstract understanding

Keeping Safe at Safety Central.

Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic opportunity to visit Safety Central in Lymm, a service run by Cheshire Fire and Rescue service. During this activity-packed day the children found out about how to stay safe across all areas of life including water and fire safety; road and train safety; being healthy; internet safety and wellbeing and first aid.

The staff at the centre were impressed with the existing knowledge our children had as well as their excellent attitudes and behaviour throughout the day.

Parliament Workshop.

A member of parliament visited our school to tell us all about what our government does. We learned about our local MP, the different Houses and their roles in making laws, as well as the Queen's role in allowing these laws to pass.

Year 5 then had a workshop after the assembly where we delved a little further into what it takes to make a law. We held a debate on whether electronic devices should be banned for children under 10. The children had stand to demonstrate their wish to talk, thank the 'Speaker' and take turns presenting their arguments and counter-arguments.

Here are some photos from the morning.

Birchwood High School Performance

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a morning trip to Birchwood High School to watch their performance of Beauty and the Beast. The high school students did a superb job and had our classes enraptured with their act. Our pupils made notes on the performance to enable them to write a review next week.

Meet the Teacher

A huge 'Thank You' to all parents who attended 'Meet the Teacher' For those of you who couldn't attend, or would just like a recap of the information shared with you, the powerpoint from the afternoon will soon be attached.

Reading Plus Online

Do continue to encourage the use of this at home. It is designed to improve reading fluency and comprehension as well as developing inference skills (which are vital skills for the SATs). Children can access this at home using their own log-in and it will contribute towards a reading award as long as it is signed by an adult in school planners.

Here is a link



Mathletics is a great programme to use in school and at home. It is designed to develop and improve all areas of mathematics from arithmetic to problem solving. It will be targeted to your child's particular year group and ability. Children can access this at home using their own log-in and can earn certificates each week. The maths class with the most points in a week also recieves the Mathletics Trophy.

Here is a link



In addition to weekly spellings it is important for your child to practise the common exception words for their year group. We distribute these over each half term. Letters have been sent home with the spellings for this half term. A copy of the letter for Year 5 is attached below.

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