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Courageous Cats

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 18/10/2021:


Tuesday - Pupils from Sir William Robertson Academy are visiting to teach a Literacy lesson.


Wednesday - The children are taking part in a virtual reality experience linked to our topic of space.


Thursday 2:30 - 3:15pm - The classroom is open for you to visit and see all of the hard learning that has been taking place this half term. We look forward to seeing you.


Children will record their spellings in their journals on Monday along with which group they are in. Please also see a copy of the spellings below. Our focus this week is silent letters.































Diary Dates - September 2021

Timetable Autumn 2021


Monday - PE and Spelling Test

Friday - Times Table Test


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

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.