Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
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Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.

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. The first will be focused on poetry. We will be using Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” as our model text and we will be exploring Similes and Metaphors in more detail. We will also complete another writing cycle around a Newspaper.

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 finishing our Y5 units by looking at Properties of Triangles, Measurements as well as Volume of Cubes and Cuboids. We will continue to practice our fluency skills in school and complete daily revision of previous topics through our Flashback4.

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:


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 Black History. 

This term our theme is Black History. We will be exploring more around black history including some significant individuals, the slave trade and more. We will look at why this is an important part of history as well as how the BLM movement impacts us today.

Key Questions:

  • What is the Black Lives Matter campaign and why now?
  • Why did Britain want an Empire?
  • How did the British Empire be-come involved in slavery
  • Who were the courageous advocates for anti-racism?
  • What caused the decline of the British Empire?
  • Who were the Wind rush generation?
  • What is the Commonwealth of Nations?


This term in science we will be exploring Animals Including Humans. 

This term in science we will be exploring Animals including Humans. This topic will take us through more biology including of the human body. We will also be covering puberty as part of the national RSE Curriculum alongside our Science Lessons.


How you can help your child? 

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

Religious Education

This half-term in RE, we will be exploring Significant Women in the Bible.  We will read the stories of the women in the Old and New Testament.   We will consider their decisions and get inspired by their achievements.  


Class Text this Term: 

Can you see me? 

A coming-of-age story about learning to celebrate yourself -- and teaching the world to recognize you, too -- perfect for fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder!

"This glimpse into the world of a young autistic girl is astonishingly insightful and honest. Tally's struggles to 'fit in' are heart-wrenching, and her victories are glorious." -- Ann M. Martin, Newbery Honor and New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign

Things Tally is dreading about year 7:

-- Being in classes without her best friends

-- New (scratchy) uniforms

-- Hiding her autism

Tally isn't ashamed of being autistic -- even if it complicates life sometimes, it's part of who she is. But this is her first year at Kingswood Academy, and her best friend, Layla, is the only one who knows. And while a lot of other people are uncomfortable around Tally, Layla has never been one of them . . . until now.

Something is different about sixth grade, and Tally now feels like she has to act "normal." But as Tally hides her true self, she starts to wonder what "normal" means after all and whether fitting in is really what matters most.

Inspired by young coauthor Libby Scott's own experiences with autism, this is an honest and moving middle-school story of friends, family, and finding one's place.

Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: 9781407195674: Books

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