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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 

Order! Order! 

Visiting the Houses of Parliament in London - onStandby

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



In English, we will write a persuasive leaflet to give information about waste management. Children will selecti an appropriate audience e.g. for councils to distribute to home and schools)

During our poetry unit, children will write a free verse poem describing the wonder of the world using metaphor.


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 math, we will read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ], 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, recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal


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 understand what the UK parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons is. We will explore the history of the suffragists and how they changed our lives today. In addition to this, we will learn about the Magna Carta and why it is important.


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 explore the impact that significant scientists have had on our lives today. We will research Jane Goodall and the important discoveries she made about chimpanzees. In addition to this, we will research the astronauts, Mae Jemison and Tim Peake and explore their journeys into space.


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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