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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), Mr Betts (Thursday - Friday) and Miss Wiltshire (Maths on Thursday and Friday) 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.



Term 6 Dates

Tuesday 4th June - Road Safety Workshop

Wednesday 5th June - Puberty Workshop - information sent via Parent Hub

Monday to Wednesday 10-12th June - Year 5 residential Trip

Friday 21st June -Transition Morning

Wednesday 26th June - Transition Afternoon

Friday 28th June - FOBs Colour Run

Thursday 4th July - FOBs Summer Disco

Thursday 4th July - Transition Afternoon

Friday 5th July - Sports Day (morning)

Wednesday 10th July - Open Classroom at 2:30pm

Thursday 11th July (Morning) - Rocksteady Assembly

Friday 19th July - Last Day of Term

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


No enrichment during Term 6.




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 Monday, 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


Summer 1 & 2 Groundbreaking Greeks

In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, you will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. You will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. You will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. You will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. You will explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, you will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today.


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 July - tested Monday 15th July

Children's own spellings taken from their work in books.


Spellings: Introduced Monday 1st July - tested Monday 8th July

physical, variety, system, rhyme, ancient, category, develop, occupy, muscle, suggest


Spellings: Introduced Monday 24th June - tested Monday 1st July

Pattern - Year 5/6 words

excellent, familiar, identity, privilege, recognise, yacht, sufficient, rhythm, leisure, soldier


Spellings: Introduced Monday 17th June - tested Monday 24th June

Pattern - Year 5/6 words

occur, forty, according, lightning, stomach, pronunciation, signature, criticise, immediately, attached


Spellings: Introduced Monday 3rd June - tested Monday 10th June

Pattern - Year 5/6 words

accompany, amateur, bargain, bruise, community, competition, explanation, guarantee, individual, prejudice


Spellings: Introduced Monday 20th May - tested Monday 3rd June

Pattern - silent b

tomb, numb, subtle, doubt, thumb, crumb, limb, climb, plumber, debt


Spellings: Introduced Monday 13th May - tested Monday 20th May

Pattern - ly

immediately frequently suddenly sincerely multiply anomaly imply gravelly abrasively atrociously


Spellings: Introduced Tuesday 7th May - tested Monday 13th May

Pattern - silent w

wrangle, wrath, wreak, wrinkle, wriggle, wrist, answer, wren, wrong, writhe


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