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WELCOME TO CLASS 10W - YEAR 5

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Miss Walters

Classroom Support - Miss Payne

A Very Warm Welcome to Class Ten W!

Class 10W strive to best the ‘best class in the school’ with their hard-working attitude and exemplary behaviour which sets the standard for the younger children in the school.

We hope you enjoy looking through our class page.  We will keep updating it with photographs and news, and you will find all the curriculum information you need on here. 

HOMEWORK Maths and English homework is set on Fridays and should be returned the following Tuesday.

Tables and Spellings are given weekly on Mondays. Children should read, practise their spelling using the handwriting sheet and learn their times tables every night.  Spelling and tables sheets should be handed in on Fridays

P.E. P.E usually takes place twice a week on Tuesdays (outdoor) and Wednesdays (indoor). The correct kits will be needed in school on these days. P.E. kits are an essential part of school uniform.

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 10W to win the trophy by reading at home.

MUSIC LESSONS Class 10W are learning to play the flute. Lessons take place on Wednesday afternoons, so flutes need to be in school for this. 

Composer of the Term - Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninov.


Author of the Term Our new Author of the Term is Gill Lewis. She primarily writes stories about children and animals and was actually a vet in her past!

Visit her website to discover more about this great author http://www.gilllewis.com/web/

Reminders 

- Our class is visiting Fiddler's Ferry across all three dates, 14th Jan, 24th Jan and 4th Feb. If you are unsure which date your child is on this trip, don't hesitate to ask Miss Walters, write a note in their planner or speak to the office.

- We are also visiting Safety Central on Tuesday 15th January. We are looking forward to learning all about how to stay safe.

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This Term in School...

In Science we will be looking at electricity, evolution and fossils.

We're reading 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne in English and have written an emotional email to Dad and a short note to persuade the Boy to follow his mother's instructions and take the long way, or to take the short cut through the forest.

In maths we have been finding the perimeter and area of composite rectilinear shapes.

We have two very interesting trips to look forward to this term - Fiddler's Ferry where we will learn all about how electricity is generated and Safety Central where we will find out how to keeo safe in several aspects of life.

Turner Watercolour Calendars

The children have researched J.M.W. Turner in their art lessons and have learned all about his techniques and his use of light in his watercolour paintings. This week we created our own Turner-style paintings for our calendars. The children loved working with watercolours, blending to create the right shades and were amazed at how they were able to blend colours to build realistic sky colours.

Here are the finished products.

Festive Fun - Pop-up Christmas Cards

It's our final week of term and we've been getting festive in Clas 10W. We have made pop-up Christmas cards, designed and decorated by the children themselves. Here they are proudly displaying their work (as I'm sure you'll do at home too).

Walk with Wolfie.

On Thursday 6th December, our school had a visit from a local furry friend - Wolfie. The mascot was joined by members of the Warrington Wolves Foundation and was in school to walk the Daily Mile with us. These visitors were impressed with our knowledge of how to keep healthy through exercise and a balanced diet and were pleased to hear that we already get moving for our Daily Mile in school. Class 10W was joined on the track with Classes 4, 5 and 8. 

Christ Church Christmas Tree Extravaganza.

We have been working hard in Class 10W to craft decorations for our Christmas tree to display in the Extravaganza. Our verse from the Bible was Matthew Chapter 2 Verse 10 '...when they saw the star they rejoiced..'. The children made and decorated their own 3D stars for our tree. They then added silhouettes of figures rejoicing.

Here you can see some of our stars as well as the other marvellous trees on display at the Church. 

Siege Engine Construction.

In keeping with our theme of storming the castle, we have been designing and making siege engines in class. The children had to consider how the weapon would fling missiles at the castle, whether it would use gravity or tension and how to get an accurate shot.

Here we are, working in pairs or groups to construct our catapults or trebuchets. (Finished products to come).

Going Green - Herbs and Spices.

Every fortnight, we work with Mr Mullan and our current theme is learning all about different herbs and spices. Firstly we had a quiz to test our knowledge of some herbs and spices. We looked at, smelled and even tasted a variety of herbs and spices. Our next lesson was all about vegetative propagation - which we than carried out on some mint plants. If all goes well over winter, these mint plants should be available to purchase in the summer.

Here we are getting to grips with some samples. Can you identify any of these herbs and spices?

Birchwood High School

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 very big 'Thank You' to all who attended 'Meet the Teacher'. It was great to meet so many of you. Attached is the presentation shown on the evening for any who couldn't attend or would like a recap.

Spellings

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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