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Class Read


It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.

Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.

Funny, engaging and in the end rather moving. -- Charlie Higson * Guardian *
A writer of comic genius - he has something of Roald Dahl's magic, but more heart. -- Sunday Telegraph 
An exciting, funny story that you don't want to put down. -- Jemima Simm, aged 11 * First News *
Five-laughs-a-page, fall-off-the-chair funny. -- Mail on Sunday 


The following is a really useful list of reading books that are recommended for children in Year 5. The children were challenged earlier in the year to read as many books as they can on the list and to write a short review on any that they do read for the class. Many of these can be found in our fantastic school library. We look forward to hearing your recommendations!


This is the Year 5 and 6 Statutory word list. This children are working hard on learning these in class in order to learn them ready for the end of year 6. We recommend the children regularly work on these at home using the spelling techniques taught in class.



Bar Modelling:

An area in maths that is a particular focus is the application of knowledge and skill in word problems and to be able to explain their thinking. A really good way to do this is through diagrams and pictures to help the children represent the maths and the use of bar modelling is a really flexible approach to this which can be used in lots of different areas of maths and is a really effective way to show working and explain answers.

I have attached a document which explains the approach- it goes through all the areas of maths where the approach can be used. I have also attached some video clips which show the method in action and a school website which gives some nice examples to.





In the summer term we will be studying the Middle East as part of our topic. You can find the knowledge organiser for this below

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