Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
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Growing Together in God

Welcome to your Year 5 class page!

Mr Greenhalgh and Mrs Kennedy

Looking for some Extra Practice? 

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

Oxford Owl

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. If you have read, please inform either Mrs Kennedy or myself via class dojo. 

Thank you so much for all your efforts with your learning logs this term, looking forward to having a good look at all your hard work. 

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


Thank you, 

Mr Greenhalgh and Mrs Kennedy


In English this term we will complete two writing cycles. Our first write will be writing to entertain where your child will begin writing a narrative. The second is writing to inform where we will focus on writing a good set of instructions.

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 Oxford Reading Buddy to access a wide range of reading books.



In Maths this term we will be looking at decimals followed by percentages. These will be lengthy topics that will take us all the way through to the Summer term.


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.


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Click and expand to find out more information about our homework days. 

Grammar Hammer Homework will be set on Mondays and children should complete this in their homework books. Please upload an image of this onto Class Dojo.

Due: Wednesdays 

Big Maths Homework will be set on Wednesdays and children should complete this in their homework books. Please upload an image of this onto Class Dojo.

Due: Fridays

Writing Homework will be set on Fridays and children should complete this in their homework books. Please upload an image of this onto Class Dojo.

Due: Mondays


This term our theme is Manchester and It’s Mills. We will be looking more at the history of Manchester as well as the industrial period.

We will also be looking at what life was like for a child during the Victorian Era.

We will be researching the Industrial Ashton-Under-Lyne area during the Victorian Era. If you have any relatives who may know first hand, it would be great for your children to have a discussion about how things have changed. 

Key Questions: 

  • Why did the Saxons invade? Push or pull?
  • Where did the early Anglo-Saxons live and how do we know?
  • How can we investigate a Saxon grave?
  • What religion did the Anglo-Saxons follow?
  • How did the Anglo-Saxons reign end?
    Alfred the Great, how great was he?
     How effective was Anglo-Saxon jus-tice?



This term in science we will be exploring the properties and changes in materials. This topic lends its self to lots of experiential learning with hands-on activities so we will be getting stuck into some really interesting investigations. We will be looking at Solubility, Oxidization and be completing our very own science fair!

Please keep asking your children what they have been up to in their science as discussion at home is very important.


 Information coming soon. 

Class Text this Term: 

The House with Chicken Legs

"Twelve-year-old Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. The only people Marinka meets are dead, and they disappear when her grandmother, Baba Yaga, guides them through The Gate. Marinka wants to change her destiny, but her house has other ideas…."


Book of the Month in Waterstones, The Bookseller and The Guardian. Book of the Week in The Sunday Times.

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