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Welcome to Class 12 - Year 5/6

Welcome to our Web page.

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Miss McHugh

Classroom Support - Miss Rostron

Class 12 are an extremely hardworking, well-mannered group of children, always striving to be the best they can be.

We hope you enjoy looking through our class page. It will be updated with photographs and news regularly, and you will find all the curriculum information you need on here.

HOMEWORK: Children should read, practise their spelling using the handwriting sheet and learn their tables every night. Handwriting and Tables Sheets should be handed in on a Friday. Literacy and Maths homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by Tuesday.

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 12 to win the trophy and read lots at home.

PE – PE for this half term will take place on Tuesdays (outdoor PE kit required) and Thursdays (indoor PE kit required).

MUSIC – Class 12 are currently learning to play the flute. They are making great progress and are sounding wonderful. Their lesson takes place straight after lunch on a Monday; therefore your child will need to have their Flutes in school every Monday, to allow them to participate fully. Our Composers of the Term are Lennon and McCartney

AUTHOR OF THE TERM – Our current Author of the Term is David Almond. We are enjoying reading Skellig in class.

Visit http://www.walker.co.uk/contributors/David-Almond-5033.aspx to find out more about this amazing author.


Class News

Y5-6 Autumn 2017(2)

European Languages Day.

Tuesday 26th September is the European Languages Day. We will be celebrating this across the school and learning all about the language and culture of three European Countries: France, Spain and Germany. On this day we encourage your children to wear the colours of any of these countries.

Zoo2U Visit

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.

Confirmation Classes

Classes 11 and 12 had their first confirmation class with Reverend Neil on Monday. The topic of the first session was 'Who is Jesus?'

A Visit From King's Academy

On Wednesday, Year 6 children from classes 11 and 12 were visited from the Head of King's Leadership Academy and some ex-ChristChurch pupils who attend the school. They learned all about what to expect in high school and had the chance to ask some burning questions. 

Beeston Castle

In October the year 5 children will be visiting Beeston castle. Class 11 and 12 will be staying overnight from Thursday 5th October to Friday 6th October. We simply can't wait to learn and have fun at such an interesting site.

Meet the Teacher

A big thank you to all parents who attended 'Meet the Teacher' this week. 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!


Class 12 have flute on a Monday afternoon. We are very much enjoying these lessons learning about rhythm, melody and, in the case of the Year 5s, how to play a brand new instrument.

Outdoor PE

Class 12 are simply loving their PE lessons this term. We are developing our agility and our coordination, particularly in relation to ball skills. Here we are stuck into a game of Handball.


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.

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


JCA Year 6 Residential 2016

Our Year 6s loved getting involved at JCA last year. We were complimented on our great behaviour as well as our 'give it a go' attitude. Every single one of our pupils tried every activity including kayaking, archery, aerial trek and many more! Here are just a few moments from that action-packed week.

We're looking forward to next year's adventure.