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Welcome to Class 11 - Year 5/6

Welcome to Class 11’s Page

Our Class Team:

Class Teachers - Mrs Haury & Mrs Rowlinson

Classroom Support - Mrs Johnstone

Class 11 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.

Children should read, practise their spelling using the handwriting sheet and learn their times tables every night.  Handwriting sheets should be handed in on Fridays.

In addition to this weekly homework, in the run up to Year 6 SATs, additional homework may be set.

P.E. P.E usually takes place twice a week on Mondays and Fridays so P.E kits must be in school on these days.

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 11 to win the trophy by reading at home.

MUSIC LESSONS Class 11 are currently learning to play the flute. Lessons take place on Monday mornings, and so flutes need to be in school for this. Our Composers of the Term are Lennon and McCartney 

Author of the Term Our new Author of the Term is Louis Sachar. We will be reading his book Holes in class.

Visit http://www.louissachar.com to learn more about this amazing author

Class News

Playground Leaders. 

Both the infants and juniors would like to say a big thank you to our playgrounds leaders for all the activities they have put on this term. You have made our lunchtimes more enjoyable and exciting. Thank you making our lunchtime play happier.

 

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SATS Information

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 letters for year 5 and 6 are attached below.

E-Safety Talk

Our Year 6 children had a visitor to school to give them some specialist Internet Safety Advise. Rachel Greenwood told the children all about sharing personal information online and how to keep. Some of our children were surprised to learn that once something like a picture has been shared online it is there forever. The children were given activity books after the session and we encourage them to talk to you at home and to teachers if they have any further questions or concerns.  

Visit from a Magistrate

Our Year 6s had a visit from a local magistrate. They learned all about the role of a magistrate and the difference between Crown Court and a Magistrates Court as well as the age of criminal age of responsibility (which is 10 years old). The children also had the chance to ask any questions.

World Book Day

This year's theme for World Book Day in Years 5 and 6 was Legends. Class 11 (with the help of adults at home) went to great efforts to find and create costumes . We also enjoyed reading Beowulf, a legend including the hero Beowulf, a battle with the monster Grendel and a fearsome dragon.

Here we are enjoying a day that celebrates our love of reading.

Science Fun

This term Class 11 have really enjoyed getting stuck in to some practical Science. One of our favourite experiments has been investigating which material will keep a yoghurt cooler for longer (or which is the best thermal insulator).

Here were are designing and carrying out our own series of experiments.

Internet Safety Week

The week beginning 5th February was internet safety week and during our Poetry Recital we touched upon living with technology at home and how to keep safe online. Below is a powerpoint with key information on internet safety. We hope you find this useful.

Christmas Tree Extravaganza

Class 11's theme for our Christmas tree was 'I saw three ships...' based on the tradition carol. We made 3D paper ships including their sales. The trees from all classes were displayed in Christchurch from 4th December to 11th December.

Here's Class 11 visiting the Church to see all of the trees on display.

Orienteering

Nick Stafford, of Ortelius, has been in school teaching our Year 5 and 6 children the basic skills of orienteering alongside some practical maths and geography skills. He was joined by our very own Mr Hughes who enjoyed returning to school, particularly as he was sharing a particular passion of his. The children thoroughly enjoyed these sessions, spread out across 4 days.

Here's Class 11 and 12 demonstrating their skills.

Year 5/6 Football Tournament

Children from our Year 5 and 6 classes took part in the Under 11s Mixed Football Tournament for Warrington at the Orford Jubilee Hub. Despite the cold weather conditions, the children were fantastic and some even surprised themselves with their enthusiasm to get stuck in. The children involved did themselves, and our school, extremely proud with their determination and excellent sportsmanship.

Well Done team!

Football tournament 7th Dec class 10, 11, 12

C'est fantastique

Class 11 have been thoroughly enjoying their French lessons with Mrs Johnstone and have been covering 'All About Me'. They also wrote letters to a school in France. Here is there wonderful work.

Jack and the Beanstalk

What better way to start our second 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...

Confirmation

Several children from our Year 6 classes were recently Confirmed. They all looked lovely and presented themselves beautifully. We are very proud of them for attending this service and choosing to be Confirmed.

Confirmation

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.

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Zoo2U

In September 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 scorpion 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.

Reading Plus

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/

Mathletics.

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

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student 

Meet the Teacher - Thank You!

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!

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