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 writing our own Biographies. We will be using a Queen Victoria biography as our model text. We will also be looking at persuasive writing and using Queen Elizabeth’s birthday speech as our model text. 

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 focusing on Place Value, more specifically, numbers to 1,000,000 all the way to numbers up to 10,000,000.  We will then move onto recapping the four operations and how we use them in our work.

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 Monarchy. 

This term our theme is Monarchy. We will be looking at some specific monarchs, including Henry VIII, King John and Queen Anne. We will also be exploring the Norman Invasion and how the Normans came to rule England. As well as this, we will be recapping the British Empire and the impact it had on the world.

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:

  • How did the Normans come to rule Great Britain?
  • Why is King John an important part of English history?
  • Why did King Henry VIII want an heir?
  • How did Queen Anne create Great Britain as a country?
  • What was the British Empire and what did it mean to people?


In Science, our topic is Evolution and Inheritance. We will be looking at how animals have evolved and how they have changed their characteristics in order to survive. We will also be researching the theories and the minds behind them.

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 Journeys. We will look at the different journeys we take in life, both physical and metaphorical. We will also look at pilgrimage and the importance of this in different cultures and religions. 

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.