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Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Welcome to your Year 5 class page!

This half term we will be learning about 

Manchester and its Mills 

Manchester Cotton Mill in 1820 image - Free stock photo - Public Domain ...

Looking for some Extra Practice? 

Below are some links directly to some educational sites that children can use to practice their skills. 

Reading Plus

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


TT rockstars

Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

Purple Mash

ICT Games

Even more games!

Hello and welcome to our Year 5 class page!

Here you can find out what we are doing in English, Maths, Science as well as find out more about our topic this term. 

We also have some links available to use to help you continue your child's learning at home. In addition to this, please read regularly with your child and encourage them to read independently for at least ten minutes, nightly. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries. 


Thank you, 


Mrs Sells & Mrs Anderton 



In English, we will write a formal biography about Chris Hadfield. We will use a variety of verb forms correctly and consistently, commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing, Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials and tense choices, Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis  

How you can help your child?

Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading. Also, please encourage your child to log on to Reading Plus to access a wide range of reading books and quizzes.




In maths, we will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number, multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams, read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 100 71 ], recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents. round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place, read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places. solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.

How you can help your child?   Practice times tables and division facts regularly. Encourage your child to log on to Sumdog and TT Rock Stars to practice their multiplication facts and battle against their friends to become a Rock Star champion.


This terms newsletter...

This topic's Knowledge Organiser:

Science Unit - Materials and their Properties


Monday - We will set either a spelling list or a grammar activity on Class Dojo, to be completed for Wednesday. 


Wednesday - We will set a maths activity on Class Dojo, to be submitted for Friday. 


Half termly learning logs will be set, linking to the next topic. 

Year 5 Common Exception Words 



As historians, we will learn about the purpose of the Manchester Royal Exchange, we will learn about the importance of Richard Arkwright during the industrial revolution,  we will discover if there were any mills in Ashton-under-Lyne, what their purpose was and how have they changed, we will explore what life was like for factory workers in Victorian Manchester and what it was like to be a Victorian child in Manchester.

How you can help your child?

Can children explore the mills that existed in their local area. What were the mills used for? Who would have worked in them and what would their roles have been? Perhaps you can visit the mills or locate them on a map?



As scientists, we will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system, describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth, describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies, use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

How you can help your child?

Can children learn a rhyme or poem to help them name the different planets in the solar system? Can children create a moon diary to show the different phases of the moon over the course of the month?

Class Text this Term: 

 The Unforgotten Coat – Oxford Graded Readers

Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, this magical and compelling story is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos. This title is written by a popular, best-selling and prize-winning author.

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