Class 9

Welcome to Class 9

We are a class of Year 4 and 5 children. Our teacher is Miss Dowson and our teaching assistant is Miss Oliver.

In our class we love learning new things! We like to impress our teachers by trying our best and by being independent learners. Our teachers encourage us to grow in confidence by completing tasks independently and take more responsibility for our work.

We have lots of wonderful things planned this year so please keep checking our website and newsletters to find out more.

God Bless.
Thank you for visiting our Class page!


Miss Dowson – Teacher



Miss Oliver



Children in Class 9 have enjoyed learning about the Titanic that they decided to do extra work at home. One child found out some very interesting facts about the Titanic including that 3 dogs survived and one child created a fantastic Titanic out of Lego. Another child made their own model of the Titanic, well done!


KS2 Award

Well done to Kacie, who received the KS2 award today.

She received this award because she is a hard working, polite, caring and very thoughtful young lady who often helps to look after her younger brother in her own time and at school.

Everyone agreed a well-deserved award!


Fire Safety Training

A lady called Angela form Cleveland Fire Brigade came in this wee4k to teach us all how to keep ourselves and others safe in our home4s and in our community.

We could see on a map where exactly our Local Fire Brigade’s covered.

Did you know that Thornaby’s Fire Brigade only has 2 working fire engines but also has a boat at the station in case anyone gets into trouble on the River Tees.

We watch a safety dvd part 1 – what not to do and part 2 of what should have been done to keep safe. We all enjoyed watching the antics of the fire hydrants.

Next we had to sort out and place a fire on the pictures that we thought were a fire hazard.

The Year 5 children were taught about not overloading plug sockets and what in 2017-2018 caused the most fires in our area.

Did you know that this changes from year to year!

We looked at bedroom dangers – there are 11 in total on this picture, could you spot them all?

We looked at bedroom dangers – there are 11 in total on this picture, could you spot them all?

Next we watched a video, showing how a family’s fire escape plan helped to save their lives.

We then talked about Anti-Social Behaviour and we did mind maps to show what we already knew about this and we were very surprised when it covered a lot of things we hadn’t thought about.

We thanked Miss Angela for coming into our class and giving us a lot to think about and to talk to our parents about keeping us all safe at home and in our community.


KS2 Award

Well done to Daud Naseer who received The KS2 award this week for always been caring, polite and helpful and just been a great role model for others in the Class 9 and around the school.


We are Scientists

Class 9 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a science experiment where they looked at the effects of water and whether some changes were reversible or irreversible.

Song Writing

Joe Hammill from Cattle and Cane came in to class 9 to help us create a song about following in Jesus’ footsteps. The children helped create the lyrics and then recorded the song. This song is used in masses and assemblies.
The children also sang footprints in the sand for their family at our class liturgy.


European Languages Day

The children in class 9 became Greek for the day! Class 9 discovered how lots of words we use in the English language have come from Greek words. They also tried some Greek food including feta cheese and tzatziki. The children really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to learning about the Ancient Greeks in our history topic.


Danelaw Viking Museum

Our Year 4&5 pupils visited the Danelaw Living history museum in York. Arriving as new settlers, the children were given simple period costume and taken to their new homes on the dark-age settlement where they experienced first-hand the daily life of a Viking family. This brought to life our history topic on the Vikings in Britain. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning a range of skills ranging from clay pottery making, storytelling and training to become a Viking guard.

Danelaw Visit


Stay and Pray

Class 9 children invited their family and friends to join them in a special liturgy. The children created their own bidding prayers and led the liturgy.




The RSPB ( Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), represenatives came in to show Class 9 how to help to feed the birds and wildlife in winter.

We used lard, muesli and seeds mixed it altogether in a large bowl,

Then, we placed a hole very carefully in an empty washed yogurt pot and threaded some string through, tying a knot at the end so the string was secure.

Next, we put the mixture into the yogurt pot and waited overnight for the mixture to set.

Finally, the next day the mixture was set and we were able to take them home to hang from trees to help the wildlife and birds in our local community.

Although we did get a bit sticky and our hands were quite waxy (even after we washed them), we had a fantastic time and learnt a lot.


Scrooge with Chris Cannaughton

Chris Cannaughton (author and actor) came in to do his own adaptation of the Christmas story Scrooge. We listened, cheered and some of us even got a little scared and jumped out of our seats with all the amazing expression and voices Chris could do! We all enjoyed his story telling and look forward to him coming in again with a different story to tell.


World Book Day

Classes 9 and 4 worked with each other for World Book Day. We looked at The Twits by Roald Dahl. The children created their own Twits by using spaghetti, biscuits and lots of sticky glue! The children then created their own description of the Twits with some fantastic children in class 4 using similes and alliteration! Class 9 helped class 4 with any spellings or description they needed. On the afternoon, the children shared their descriptions and then created a trap to catch the Twits! Both classes had an excellent day and worked really well together! Well done classes 4 and 9.

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Year 5 French Scheme of Work Overview January 2017

Curriculum Overview Class 10

Writing objectives for Year 5

What Maths a child should learn in Year 5

Science objectives for Year 5

Reading objectives for Year 5

Homework Information