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 6 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!


Monday's homework will be a SPaG Activity. This is due on a Wednesday. All homework will be given out via Dojo. 

Monday's homework will be a Maths Activity. This is due on a Friday. All homework will be given out via Dojo. 

This terms newsletter...

This topic's Knowledge Organiser...

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, we are 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, we will start the term by focusing on developing tone and atmosphere in our writing through a range of techniques, such as describing sounds, weather and movements. We will then move back into our T4W writing cycle, starting with a Historical Narrative.

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, we will be continuing our work on the Four Operations which include looking at: Prime Numbers, Squares and Cubes, Mental Calculations, and the Order of Operations. Towards the end of this half term we will also be moving onto our first Fractions topic.

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 term our theme is WW2 (from a child's perspective). 

This term our theme is World War 2 from a Child’s perspective. We will start by focusing on the Blitz and Evacuation during our Wow Day. Throughout this topic we will explore—the steps to WW2 and what caused it,  why evacuation was necessary as well as the Allied and Axis powers.

How you can help your child? 
Please keep asking your children what they have been learning in their theme lessons as discussion at home is very important.

 Key Questions:

  • Why did Britain go to war in 1939?
  • Why was it necessary for children to be evacuated and what was evacuation really like? 
  • Was evacuation the right answer? 
  • Who were the world leaders during the time of WW2? 


In Science, our topic is Animals and their habitats. We will look at and design an example of Carl Linnaeus’ classification trees to help us classify animals. We will also explore vertebrates and invertebrates and why they are so different.

How you can help your child? 
Please keep asking your children what they have been learning in their science lessons as discussion at home is very important.

Religious Education

This half-term in RE, we will be exploring Advent. We will look at the story behind Advent and why Christian's celebrate it. 

Class Text this Term: 

The Nowhere Emporium

Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award 2016 and the Scottish Children's Book Award 2016, and the North East Book Award 2015.

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When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident.

Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.

Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever?

Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman.