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. The first is an information text based around our topic work - Volcanoes and Earthquakes. The second one is a letter. Children will be using prior knowledge and understanding of these types of text, along with new subject knowledge to produce some really interesting texts. 

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 Angles. Children will be able to draw angles to 180 degrees, investigate angles on a straight line as well as investigate vertically opposite angles. 


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 Volcanoes & Earthquakes. 

 Throughout this topic, children will be putting their geography skills to the test. There will be lost of fun investigations into how the Earth works including research about tectonic plates and the structure of a volcano. 

Key Questions:

  • How is a volcano formed?
  • Where, in the world, can volcanoes be found?
  • Why do earthquakes happen?
  • How do natural disasters impact upon humans choices?
  • What was the impact of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius?
  • What caused the boxing day tsunami in 2004?


This term in science we will be exploring Earth and Space. 

This is such an exciting topic where we will be able to do lots of hands on learning. We will be investigating the solar system, how day & night works (including investigating shadows) as well as an investigation into timezones. 

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: 

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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