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!

Miss Bright, Mrs Anderton and Mrs Murray 

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 and encourage them to read independently for at least ten minutes, nightly.

Please share any reading via Class Dojo and ensure the reading book is kept in your child's bag, so staff in school can 1-1 read.  

Thank you so much for all your efforts with your learning logs this half term! We have had some cracking work being sent in, from printing African designs, fact files about the continent of Africa and biographies on Nelson Mandela!

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

 Thank you, 

Miss Bright 


In English, we will be imitating, innovating and inventing a description text called Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat and an African Folk Tale ‘The Awongalema Tree’. We will be following our Talk for Writing cycle to develop our writing, focusing on improving our work by including fronted adverbials, relative clauses and direct speech/dialogue.


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.





During this half term we will be using our Power Maths to complete Addition and Subtraction, then moving onto looking at Graphs and Tables and finishing off by beginning Multiplication and Division.


We will be encouraging the children to achieve as many maths badges as possible, have they gained all of your time badges yet?  Why not make it an aspiration for this half 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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This topic's Knowledge Organiser:


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 


This term our theme is Africa.

In theme, we will be looking at the continent of Africa. By the end of this topic we will be able to answer these key questions;

  • What is the terrain and climate of Africa like? 


  • How and why were djembe drums used in African cultures? 


  • What sort of place was Benin 500 to 1,000 years ago? 


  • What can we tell about the history of Benin from the images of the artefacts that have survived? 


  • Why did the Europeans get involved in Benin and what were the effects on the Benin people? 


At home, you can further you child’s interest by reading tales or using the internet to research ancient Greece. Ask them questions at home about what they have learnt.



In Science we will be exploring living things, their habitats and life cycles. By the end of the unit, we will be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird; describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Key vocabulary you might want to discuss or recap at home—

Amphibian, asexual, eggs, germination, life cycle, planlet, pollen, pollination, reproduction, seed dispersal, seed formation, sexual, stamen and stigma.

 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 : Christmas and The Gospels of Matthew and Luke and Christmas around the world.


The aim of the unit Christmas, the gospels of Matthew and Luke is to give the children a biblical perspective on the nativity story; challenge and deepen their understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. 

The aim of the 'Christmas around the world' unit is to develop the children's perceptions of Christmas beyond their experiences in Britain and increase their understanding of Christianity as a world faith. 


 Key Questions 

  • Where in the Bible is the Christmas story? 
  • How are the stories in Matthew and Luke similar/different? 
  • How do our celebrations reflect the true meaning of Christmas 
  • Where do the ideas of including and donkey and stable in the story come from? 
  • How do Christians in Britian celebrate Christmas? 
  • How is Christmas celebrated around the world? 
  • How do the celebrations reveal Christian beliefs? 
  • Why is the celebration of Christmas different around the world?

Class Text this Term: 

When a shooting star crashes to earth, it lands Eliot smack bang in the path of Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But when the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they've got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.

Who Let the Gods Out 


Who Let the Gods Out?: the first EPIC laugh-out-loud adventure in Maz  Evans's bestselling series: 1: Evans, Maz: 9781910655412:  Books

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