Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
Tel: 0161 3436070 Email: Twitter: ParochialCofE

Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.

Growing Together in God

Welcome to Year 5!

Mr Greenhalgh,  Mrs Kennedy & Mrs Evans

Welcome back to school! I hope that you had a fantastic summer break. Please have a look below for some information about what is happening this term. 

Our theme this term is:    'Manchester and It's Mills'


In English this term we will be doing two creative writing cycles. Our first one will be writing to entertain, looking at a rags to riches story. Our second one will be writing to inform, this will be one of our newspaper articles this year.

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. 



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

Autumn 1 Newsletter:

 Extra Practice!

It would be fantastic if all children could regularly play educational games online. Here are some great sites to try:

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

ICT Games

TT rockstars

Even more games!




In Maths this term we will be continuing with our number topic, looking more at some worded problems. We will then be looking at some shape work, more specifically the area of a triangle as well as some statistics.


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.

Class Text this Term: 


"Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
 It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption."


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. 

Learning Logs:

Thank you for all you hard work with the Learning Logs over summer – I hope that you enjoyed doing the activities. I certainly enjoyed reading them! They were fantastic!


Key Questions: 

  • What was the purpose of the Manchester Royal Exchange?
  • Who was Richard Arkwright?
  • Why was he important?
    Are there any mills in Ashton-under-Lyne?
  • What was their purpose? How have they changed? What is their purpose now?
  • What was life like for the factory worker in Victorian Manchester?
  • What was it like to be a Victorian child in Manchester?


Knowledge Organizer:


Our Science topic this term is Forces. During this topic we will be looking at Gravity, Air-Resistance, Water-Resistance, Friction and Mechanisms. This is quite an interesting topic where we will be able to do lots of hands-on learning and investigations.

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


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