North Close, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 6BQ

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Year 5

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Allow me to introduce you to this year’s dream team; Mrs Tunningley and Mrs Sutton – who are all ready and willing to educate your child and increase their independence in Year 5.


This term we are travelling back in time to the Shang Dynasty to look at what life was like and how the Shang Dynasty rose and fell.



Our class novel this term is The Firework Maker's Daughter. We will be using this to write our own adventure stories as well as writing newspaper reports and wanted posters.


In science we are looking at Earth and Space, including how the Earth rotates and different phases of the moon.  We will also look at animals including humans and how humans age.    


In RE we looking at how following God can bring freedom and justice as well as the Easter story and what sacrifice Jesus did to save human beings.Image result for religious education



PE is on a Tuesday and alternate Fridays (Forest School will be on the alternate Friday) . Children will require an indoor and outdoor kit for PE and wellies and a warm coat alternate Fridays for our Forest School adventures.



Spellings will be given out on a Friday for a test on the following Friday.

Maths homework will be given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Tuesday. Also having a quick recall of times tables is very important so any opportunity for your child to practise times tables at home will be much appreciated. All children have a log-on for both Timetable Rockstars and Spelling Shed. There is an expectation that the children access these sites on a regular basis top develop their timetable knowledge and spelling skills.

Times Table Rockstar

Spelling Shed


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The children should bring a reading book home every day. It is essential that your child reads frequently so we would be grateful if you could find 5 to 10 minutes each day to listen to them read.

We are fortunate enough to have access to Ackworth Library Services who come into school every other Thursday. Please ensure your child has their book in school on this day to bring back or have renewed.