Tresillian Class 
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Class Teacher: Mrs.Simons
Teaching assistant:  Mrs. Williams
Welcome to the Tresillian Year 5 class page. Our class is made up of 23 amazing, hardworking and caring children. We are really looking forward to an exciting year of learning with your children. We also have a student teacher in our class this Term, Mr Ninnis who we are looking forward to working with.
Please find below the children's spellings and details of our current learning. If you would have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me before or after school each day, or you can arrange an appointment to meet with me through the office. 
Kindest regards,
Mrs Simons
Areas of learning
This half term we will be focusing on
Maths: movement and symmetry, decimals and calculations
English ; Warning story and poetry
Science: life and living things
ICT: Research and persuasive elements of media
PSHE: life skills
Topic: Wild and Wooly Cornwall
P.E: Athletics, ball games and tennis
MFL : French
R.E : Salvation
Science Focus -life and living things
This half term we are studying the life and times of flowering plants.
It will include planting and growing plus designing new weird and wonderful plants. 
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We are also growing our own STICK INSECTS and BUTTERFLIES. We will upload photos as they develop.
 Here is a good video that shows the lifecyls process.
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Here are the spellings for this Half term.
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Wild and Wooly Cornwall 
Our great topic all about farming and wildlife in Cornwall. We will have a trip, carry out experiments, grow things, use art, music and design to really understand such an important part of our Cornish heritage.
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Here is our next MATHS CHALLENGE, why don't you have a go.
Help your child at home
Homework for year 5 is on a grid for the children to choose an activity. We ask that the children complete one a week but are free to do more. I love seeing homework that the children are proud of and encourage them to try something off the grid that they wouldn't usually try. I regularly pick pieces to display on the wall. Homework books are given out on Friday and collected in the next Friday.See below for this half terms grid.
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This half term we shall also be sending out times tables along with the TIMES TABLE ROCKSTAR login to help your child in their mathematics.
We will also add a maths homework to the homework books if your child can try this it will be really helpful.
Spellings and Times Tables
There are new spellings this half term that are quite challenging. Please persevere and try to help your child as these are useful word families to be able to recognise and spell. Everyone should try to learn the first 6 spellings, this is a BRONZE award. If you learn 12, this is a SILVER and if you manage all 18, this is a GOLD. The children choose which to aim for be we always encourage them to push themselves and try the next step. These are tested on Friday morning along with a regular tables test. The spellings for this half term are attached below.