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Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Welcome to your Year 5 class page!

This half term we will be learning about 

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Main Features of Earthquakes & Volcanoes (2.1.1) | CIE IGCSE Geography  Revision Notes 2020 | Save My Exams

Looking for some Extra Practice? 

Below are some links directly to some educational sites that children can use to practice their skills. 

Reading Plus

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


Thank you, 


Mrs Sells & Miss Harrison 



In English, we will be writing to entertain by creating our own ‘conquering the monster’ stories based on the impact of natural disasters. We will also be writing to inform by creating non-chronological reports based on earthquakes and volcanoes.


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 Reading Plus to access a wide range of reading books and quizzes.


In math, we will identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations, know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles, draw given angles, and measure them in degrees, identify: angles, use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles, distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and 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:

Science Unit - Properties and Changes in Materials 



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 



 As geographers, we will learn how a volcano is formed, be able to locate volcanoes around the world, understand how earthquakes happens, how natural disasters affect human choices, what the impact the eruption of Mount Vesuvius had and what caused the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.

How you can help your child?

Use your research skills to investigate where volcanoes are located around the world. Why do you think volcanoes are found in these areas and not others?  Explore the impact that volcanic eruptions can have on the surrounding area.


As scientists, we will Learn that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes, explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible.

How you can help your child?

Can you help your child to explore how materials around the house are used for particular jobs based on their properties: electrical conductivity, flexibility, hardness, insulators, magnetism, solubility, thermal conductivity, transparency.

Religious Education


Daniel - Did he make the right choice?


The aim of this unit is to:

  • enable the children to realise that there is more to discover about Daniel than just his escape from the lion’s den!

Christian Values



Key Vocabulary  

Daniel, Old Testament, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Nebuchadnezzar and Darius


Key Questions 

  • How important is your name?
  • What are your gifts and talents?
  • What is wisdom?
  • Do these stories inspire you? Why?
  • What can these stories teach us about God?
  • Do the characters in the story make the right choice? Why? Why not?

Class Text this Term: 

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.

For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas...


The House with Chicken Legs – 9781474940665 – Heath Books

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