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Class 11

Welcome to Class 11!

Teacher: Mrs O'Brien

Teaching Assistant: Miss Adams

Happy new Year to you all. We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for a fantastic 2020.






It is really important that children read every week. Reading is fun!! Immerse yourself into a good book and imagine what it might be like to be a character in the book! Get family and friends involved to share the experience and bring your imagination to life!


We collect reading records in every Monday to check that reading is taking place at home at least 5 times a week. Please make sure these are signed. Children will also need to complete their Book Blog based on their home BB book (at least once a week).


We will be reading non-fiction texts 'Everything Mythology' and 'Mythologica' for the first and last weeks of term and then our class book will be 'Wolf Brother'. It links to one of our History topics and is a really fantastic read. In our Talk for Reading lessons, we investigate and learn new, ambitious vocabulary, retrieve information, infer meaning and summarise information from the text. These are all skills that help us comprehend the story and deepen our understanding. 

The children will need to use these skills to help them complete their Book Blog at home. (see top for the link)

There has been some fantastic Book Blogs completed recently. Well done Freya, Lilly-Jade, Sebastian and Evie who complete regularly and their great scores reflect this. Also some brilliant progress and effort by Aalia. Well done.



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Children have 3 spelling lessons per week and it is revisited in literacy lessons, daily. Children complete their log books where they store any tricky words and bring these home on a Friday to be returned on the Monday. They will also write down the 'jumping orange words' which are tested fortnightly and then new ones are given out.

Please use the website below to revisit any spelling rules and practise just like it is set out in class. There is also some extra resources for maths and reading. Take a look!

Username: St Gs 11 (Don't forget the spaces!)

Password: StGeorges




Homework is handed out every Monday and is collected in every Friday to be marked. House points are always up for grabs to reward children for their effort and standard. Mrs O'Brien and Miss Adams are on hand every day to help children if they need a little help completing their homework and there is also a homework club on Thursday lunchtime too. Thank you for taking the time to work with your children to complete it at home.

Please ensure that Book Blog and Times Tables Rockstars is completed weekly too. 




By Year 5, children should be secure at all of their times tables up to 12. They are an essential part of their maths knowledge as they link to many different areas within maths


Are you super speedy at your times tables?

If you need a little support in becoming super speedy, why not try 'Hit the Button'?


In maths we are using the column methods for the four operations. Here are some examples:



Always line the digits up using place value

Don't forget to add the carry overs

Always write the addition symbol so that you don't forget your calculation




Always line the digits up using place value

Always write the subtraction symbol

If you cannot take one number from the other, borrow one from the next column.





Always line the digits up using place value

Always ADD the carried numbers

When you are multiplying by 2d number, always put the place holder '0' to help you multiply by the tens digit.

If you are multiplying by 3d number , always put two place holder '0's to help you multiply by 100.





If there is a remainder, carry it over to the next column

Use your times table facts to help you divide each digit



Long Division:

Long division works by dealing with the largest column 1st - in the case below the 8 (800).

How many times does 4 go into 8? ... from the 4 times table ..2 x 4 = 8. Write the 2 above the 8 and the result, 8, is written below the 8.



Work out the remainder by subtracting 8 from 8, 8-8=0 Now bring the 5 down to make 05 the next number to divide into.


How many times does 4 go into 5? ... from the 4 times table ..1 x 4 = 4. Write the 1 above the 5 and the result, 4, is written below the 5.




Work out the remainder by subtracting 4 from 5, 5-4=1 Now bring the 6 down to make 16 the next number to divide into.


How many times does 4 go into 16? ... from the 4 times table ..4 x 4 = 16. Write the 4 above the 6 and the result, 16, is written below the 16.

Finally, subtract 16 from 16, 16-16=0, which means that there is no remainder.

The answer is 214 with no remainder.




























In our History lessons this term, we will be continuing to focus on Victorians, Tudors, Greeks and Mayans. Through the rotating timetable, we will be able to interleave and revisit topics to ensure that the children are retaining the knowledge to be able to show a deep understanding and make links to different times in history.


All year we will be looking at the relevant topic through the:

Main events, cultures and past times, artefacts, society, travel and exploration, settlements, beliefs and conflicts.


This is so the children will be able to:

Investigate and interpret the past, build an overview of world history, understand chronology and communicate historically.



During Lent term we will be continuing to focus on Water and biomes. This will include:

Fresh water, tundra, tropical rainforests and marine.



Children will be studying Evolution, Forces, The Circulatory System, Light, Life cycles and material and their properties.