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Bassingham Primary School

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Courageous Cats

Welcome to the Courageous Cats Class 5 2023-24 Page!


The Courageous Cats are taught by Mrs Pegg (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs McClymont (Thursday - Friday) and supported by Miss de Moiij.


This page will show some some of the wonderful work the Courageous Cats will complete over the year. It will also have useful information about events, routines and homework.



Here are our routines:



- P.E. lesson with Synergy Sport - Please can your child come to school dressed in their P.E. kit

- Spelling test 

- Hand in homework



- New spellings 

- New homework set

- Times table test



- Enrichment will take place in Autumn 1 during Friday afternoons from 15th September.




Reading: Your child will bring a reading book home from the School Library to read regularly (at least 5 times a week) at home. Please encourage your child to complete their reading diary to show when they have read.


On a Tuesday, your child will bring home a 60-second reading comprehension sheet to complete for the following Monday.


Spelling: On a Tuesday, your child will receive a Look Say Cover Write Check sheet to complete at home with 10 spellings. The spellings will also appear on this class page on the school website each week. These spellings are based on the National Curriculum and linked to the words, patterns or rules we will cover in class.


The children will be tested on these words on the following Monday.


Maths: The children will receive a sheet, with questions to complete at home, based on their learning in class during that week. This will be sent home on a Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday.


The children can continue to practise times tables using Times Tables Rockstars at home. They will have a times tables test every Tuesday revisiting previously learnt times tables which will involve both multiplications and divisions.

Our Topics


Spring 1 & 2: Sow, Grow & Farm 

In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, you will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. You will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. You will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. You will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. You will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. You will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.






Spellings: Introduced Monday 8th January - tested Monday 15th January 

Pattern: -able 

dependable comfortable understandable reasonable enjoyable reliable excitable preferable adorable believable


Spellings: Introduced Monday 15th January - tested Monday 22nd January 

Pattern: Statutory words 

especially neighbour determined accommodate interfere committee apparent harass aggressive communicate 


Spellings: Introduced Monday 22nd January - tested Monday 29th January 

Pattern: Homophones - words that are confused 

ascent assent bridal bridle cereal serial compliment complement precede proceed


Spellings: Introduced Monday 29th January - tested Monday 5th February

Pattern: cious/tious

ambitious cautious fictitious infectious nutritious repetitious superstitious gracious precious vicious


Spellings: Introduced Monday 5th February - tested Monday 15th February (after half term holiday) 

Pattern: -ancy 

hesitancy truancy accountancy discrepancy infancy vacancy buoyancy tenancy compliancy occupancy