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Welcome to Courageous Cats Class 2022-2023!

 

A warm welcome to the Courageous Cats Class page.

 

Our Courageous Cats Year 5 class are taught by Mrs McClymont and Mr Betts and supported by Miss De Mooij.

 

This page will showcase the amazing work that has been taking place in class and also have important information.

 

Autumn 1 2022

 

Monday - Spelling Test & PE

Thursday – PE

Friday - Times Table Test & Reading Journal check

 

Please make sure you bring your reading journal, reading book and water bottle to school every day.

 

This half term’s class book: The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge.

 

 

If you enjoy this book, why not try….

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boye

 

 

Or another book by the same author – Escape Room by Christopher Edge

 

 

Topics for the year:

We have some exciting topics this year!

 

Autumn 1: Stargazers

Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the planets, take a look at the Moon. Investigate gravity and compare the times of day at different places on the Earth. Exploring space is the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?

 

Autumn 2: Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Help prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?

 

Spring 1: Alchemy Island

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. Can you find the gold hidden deep within the island’s mysterious landscape? Be creative and try to impress the island’s team of ace alchemists. You’ve got your map, coordinates and everything else you need. Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin.

 

Spring 2: Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge. The dreaded and deadly Great Pestilence is here. Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country. Discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body. And if you smell a rat, my friend, get out of there.

 

Summer 1: Sow, Grow & Farm

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

 

Summer 2: Off With Her Head!

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff, if you want to survive at Tudor court.

Tuesday 20th September - Test Monday 26th September 

 

Some great scores today! Well done Class 5!

 

Pattern: Recap of Year 4 Spellings 

illuminate

admiration

foundation

forgotten

gardening

great

grate

fascinate

expression

possession

Tuesday 13th September - Tested Tuesday 20th September (School closed on Monday) 

 

Pattern: Recap of Year 4 spellings 

optician

pyramid

trouble

country

incomplete

peace

piece

vein

weigh

parachute

Welcome to Courageous Cats Class!

 

A warm welcome to the Courageous Cats Class page.

 

Our Courageous Cats Year 5 class are taught by Miss Wiltshire and supported by Mrs Symonds.

 

This page will showcase the amazing work that has been taking place in class and also have important information.

Important information week beginning 18/7/2022:

 

Thursday 21st July - KS2 Sports Day starting at 10.30am. Please see previous letter sent by TxtRound.

 

Thursday 21st July - Kingswood assembly starting at approximately 2.15pm.

 

Friday 22nd July - Last day of the summer term.

 

 

 

I would just like to say a big thank you to the support received throughout this year. It has been lovely to see the children flourish throughout the year and extend their knowledge further. I look forward to teaching the children next year as we all continue our journey into Class 6 together. Have a wonderful summer and I will see you all in September.

Miss Wiltshire.

 

 

 

 

Diary Dates - September 2021

Timetable from Summer 2021

 

Monday - PE and Spelling Test

Thursday - Swimming

Friday - Times Table Test

 

Please make sure you bring your journal, reading book and water bottle to school every day.

Summer 2 - Off With Her Head

 

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads. Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff, if you want to survive at Tudor court. Flex your detective muscles and become a criminal investigator. Will you find out the facts or will the evidence from the past bemuse you? How will you find the accused, innocent or guilty? It’s your turn to take part in one of the most famous trials that the world has ever known.

Photos from our wow day.

Summer 1 - Sow, Grow, Farm.

 

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

Wow Day - Walk to the local allotments

Spring 2 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence (The Black Death)

 

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge. The dreaded and deadly Great Pestilence is here. Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country. Discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body. And if you smell a rat, my friend, get out of there.

Spring 1 - Alchemy Island

 

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. Can you find the gold hidden deep within the island’s mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure. On the way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the island’s team of ace alchemists. Will they praise your scientific expertise? You’ve got your map, coordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination. Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin.

Autumn 2 - Pharaoh

 

Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part. Become an apprentice and work for Ramose, the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?

Autumn 1 - Stargazers

 

Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?

Training to be an astronaut - Wow Day!

 

'I enjoyed drawing the astronaut in the space suit.'

'I liked the memory game.'

'I liked trying to tie a shoe lace in the dark.'

'I liked the dark one – tying the shoe lace.'

'I enjoyed wearing the gloves to put the puzzle together.'

'I liked making the mission badges.'

Useful links for online learning:

 

Class 5 2020 - 2021:

Summer 2 - The Black Death

 

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge. The dreaded and deadly Great Pestilence is here. Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country. Discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body. And if you smell a rat, my friend, get out of there.

The Black Death - Wow Day

 

'I enjoyed making a Drs death mask.'

'Today was a bit like being a plague doctor.'

'The whole day was really amazing. This was the best day.'

'When I made the mask, I felt like I was making a real mask for a real Black Death doctor.'

'When I was making the mask, I felt like I was a real doctor.'

'My favourite part of the day was making the masks.'

'When I was making my mask, I felt like I was in the age of the Black Death.'

'I enjoyed the whole day. My favourite bit was that I knew a lot about the Black Death already.'

'I enjoyed most of the day, My favourite bit was looking at Pestilence.'

'I enjoyed all the day.'

'The part of the day I most enjoyed was filling in the KWL grid.'

 

 

Summer 1 - Sow, Grow, Farm

 

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

 

Sow, Grow, Farm Wow Day

 

'Seeing the chickens was fun.'

'Seeing all the allotments being organised made me feel happy.'

'I loved learning about the allotments and how things grow.'

'I thought it was fun to see what people were growing in the allotments.'

'I would recommend getting an allotment.'

'I enjoyed looking at all of the things that help keep the plants alive e.g. water containers and different nets.'

'I didn't know that the water buckets held 500 bottles of 2l fizzy pop.'

'I enjoyed learning about the new plants.'

'Knowing that a water tank can hold 1000l was astonishing.'

'If you wanted to fill up a water tank you would need 500 bottles of fizzy pop.'

'It was really fun. I hope to go again sometimes soon.'

'I never knew there were 2 different types of cages.'

'I enjoyed learning how they kept the rabbits out of the allotments.'

'Seeing all the food made me hungry.'

'Seeing a rabbit hole was amazing.'

 

Teacher quotes:

'It was really enjoyable to see the children so engaged and asking questions.'

 

 

Sow, Grow, Farm wow day - walk to the local allotments.

Some pictures to show off our brilliant effort and dedication to our work during Summer 1 focussing on Sow, Grow, Farm as our topic.

Spring 2 - Tudors

 

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads. Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff, if you want to survive at Tudor court.

Tudor Wow Day

 

Some quotes from the children about our Tudor wow day:

'I didn't know Henry VIII was so big.'

'The cookies were tempting to eat! It was funny when my friend spilt the flour on me.'

'I didn't know the dancing was so slow.'

'I enjoyed having fun with the flour and having a laugh with my friends.'

'I didn't know you could put lavender into a biscuit.'

'I enjoyed writing my name using calligraphy.'

'I loved making the cookies because they have friendship in them.'

'I was surprised about how wide and tall Henry VIII was.'

'My favourite part of the day was learning the Tudor dance.'

'I didn't know calligraphy was so difficult.'

'My favourite part of the day was baking.'

'I didn't know a king could be so obese.'

'I liked making the cookies.'

 

Teacher quotes:

'I enjoyed helping the children convert measurements to work out the size of Henry VIII in cm.'

'I enjoyed baking Tudor biscuits with the children.'

Pictures from our Tudor Wow Day.

Spring 1 - Alchemy Island

 

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. Can you find the gold hidden deep within the island’s mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map and begin your adventure. On the way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the island’s team of ace alchemists. Will they praise your scientific expertise? You’ve got your map, coordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination. Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin.

Some amazing work from our Alchemy Island topic.

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