Class 9


What are we up to?

This half term Year 5 will be investigating “The Romans: Rotten Or Not?” The children will be exploring Roman evidence and artefacts and discovering what it was like to be a Roman soldier and what life was like in Roman Britain. In Science the children will be looking at the life cycles of different plants and animals. The school will be holding a “Science Week” with lots of different science activities and workshops in March.

In English, Year 5 will also be focusing on the Romans creating newspaper reports about Spartacus and historical reports about different aspects of Roman life such as clothing, jewellery, housing, food and drink.

Parent Volunteers:

We are always looking for volunteers to come in to school and hear readers.  Year 5 children still need to be heard reading as often as possible and we love working with our parents and carers to ensure that this happens. Please pop in to speak to one of us if you can help.


We have been learning about E-safety and our 5 Golden Rules in Class 9 are:

  1. Don’t give out your personal details.
  2. If someone is being mean online, delete or block them and tell a grown up.
  3. Never send photos of yourself to people you don’t know.
  4. Never arrange to meet someone you have met online.
  5. When leaving an online game, make sure you sign out.

Home Learning:

All of these tasks will help enable the children to move on to their next class well equipped for their future education. We thank you in advance for your support.


All the children are given spellings every week on a Friday. Their spellings will be stuck or written into their reading diaries and the children will be given their tests once completed so that you can track their scores at home. We will be doing lots of spelling activities in class but any help with learning spellings at home is essential and would be greatly appreciated.


English homework will be given out on a Monday and will be expected to be returned by the following Friday. Teachers will set work which will be in line with the current learning that is happening in school that week.


Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the following Tuesday. Teachers will set work which will be in line with the current learning that is happening in school that week.


The Reading Olympics has started again and we are aiming to get all children up to at least a silver award by October half term. It is a class target and there will be a class reward if all the children achieve it. A clear improvement in reading can be seen from those children who are reading at home on a regular basis. The awards are…

  • Bronze = 15 reads
  • Silver = 25 reads
  • Gold = 40 reads
  • Ruby = 70 reads
  • Diamond = 100 reads

Children are expected to read at home every night. Please sign your child’s reading diary when you have heard them read. The reading diaries are also a great way of communicating; please write any messages for us in these and ask your child to show us the next day.


Class 9 currently do PE on a Monday afternoon with support from Gedling Sports Partnership. It is orienteering and outdoor education until the Easter holidays. Children must have full PE kit; a t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms or shorts, and suitable trainers. Earrings must be removed and long hair needs to be tied back. The children will also need trainers as the lessons are outside on the playground.

What’s Happening And When?

February 2017

27th – Roman artefacts workshops (Year 5)

March 2017

13th – 17th Science Week

13th and 15th – Parents’ Evenings

31st – Break up for Easter holidays


Learning Links:

Meet The Team:

Teacher: Mr Humphreys

Teacher: Mrs Bedford

Teaching Assistant: Mr Beet


Meet Bobbie the Class 9 hamster!