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!

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 fill in your child's reading record and return and ensure the reading book/record are 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 term! We have had some cracking work being sent in, from models to detailed line graphs; research on God's and Goddesses and Ancient Warrior Shields. 

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


Thank you, 

Miss Bright 


In English we will be completing two Talk for Writing cycles, we will be writing our own warning tale based on Midas and the Golden Touch. As well as this, we will be focusing on how to write a biography based on Archimedes. 


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 scheme and be concentrating on the numbers and number systems.  We will be learning to read and write numbers up to one million, comparing numbers, ordering and rounding numbers, solving number puzzles and learning about negative numbers.

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 Groovy Greeks

This term our theme is Groovy Greeks. We will be exploring the development of democracy; what life was like in ancient Athens; considering how religion affecting everyday life; hop, skipping and jumping into sport and drama in Ancient Greece and exploring how the Roman's eventually conquered Greece! 


Key Questions:

    • How did democracy develop in Ancient Greece?
    • What was life like for people in Ancient Athens?
    • How did the religion effect their everyday life?
    • How did the Roman Empire conquer Ancient Greece?


In Science, we will be; Comparing and grouping together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. In addition to this we will, give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.


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  How and why do Christians read the Bible? 


The children will see and handle a wide variety of Bibles and talk to an adult about how and why they use/read a Bible. They will compare the teaching of the Bible and Christian behaviour and make connections between Bible passages and Christian values, attitudes or beliefs. 


Key Questions 

  • How and why is the Bible used?
  • Do you need a Bible to be a Christian?
  • Why is the Bible holy?
  • Why is the Bible a best seller?
  • Why are there so many versions of the Bible?


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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