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Welcome to Class 10 - Year 5

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Mrs Shaw

Classroom Support - Mrs Tickle

A Very Warm Welcome to Class Ten!

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.

WE ARE LEARNING TO LEARN, LEARNING TO LIVE AND LEARNING TO LOVE.

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 Wednesdays; we bring money in a named envelope. Class 10 have flute lessons on Monday afternoons and we ensure we are prepared by having our flutes in school.

HAVING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT HELPS US LEARN TO LIVE

Homework: we do spelling and handwriting homework and “Maths Monkeys” every weekday; at weekends we do other English and Maths tasks-these can be great fun, especially when we have to find things out for ourselves.

DOING HOMEWORK HELPS US LEARN TO LEARN

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.

BEING FRIENDLY HELPS US LEARN TO LOVE

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 10 to win the trophy and read lots at home.

 

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Class News

Panto in School

On our first day back in school we will be enjoying a visit from a Pantomime company who will put on a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are very much looking forward to this. What a fun way to start our new term!

First Rugby Match of the Season

Our first match against Oakwood Avenue Primary School resulted in a draw of 6-6. Tries were scored by Jackson, and three of our boys - Jake, Bailey, and Ethan. Well done team.

European Languages Day.

Tuesday 26th September was European Languages Day. We celebrated this across the school and learned all about the language, culture and cuisine of three European Countries: France, Spain and Germany.

Spellings

We will spend two weeks on the same spelling rule. Spelling sheets, explaining the rule and containing example words for the children to practise, will be sent home usually on a Monday, to be handed in on the Friday that week. Please ensure your child practises their spellings each night. Visit www.spellingcity.com for fun activities to learn spellings (ensure spellings are typed in accurately).

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 letters for year 5 is attached below.

Jack and the Beanstalk

What better way to start a new half term than with an energetic, modern pantomime show.  The children (and the teachers) thoroughly enjoyed the interactive performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. As well as being entertained, we were inspired and children across the school are writing their very own version of the tale. Here are some photos from the wonderful morning. See if you can spot two of our teachers putting on a show with the performers...

Beeston Castle

In October the Year 5 children visited Beeston castle. We went on a night walk, scaled the castle and visited the farm. The children had a great time and were even complemented on their behaviour.

Visit from an Author

On Monday 16th October, our school was visited by author Simon Adepetun. He led a very inspiring assembly and worked with some of our children on their writing. We were also able to purchase his book Bee Hive at a discounted price of £5.

Zoo2U

On Tuesday we had an exciting visit from Charlotte at Zoo2U. The children learned all about the different ways to classify animals and determine whether they were fish, reptile, bird, mammal, amphibian or insect. They also had the chance to see a scorpian up close, touch a Western hognosed snake, stroke a lesser tenrec or Guinea pig and some children even held an African White Faced Owl or the Kookaburra. It was an exciting and educational day during which the children were far better behaved than a certain, rather noisy, Kookaburra.

Meet the Teacher

A big 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 is attached.

Thanks again!

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

https://login.readingplus.com/