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Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5's Class Page! 


During the autumn term, the class teacher will be Mrs Johnson working alongside teaching assistants Mrs Sutton, Mrs Slater and Mrs Barry. 


Now the children have progressed to Upper Key Stage 2, they will be encouraged to become a lot more independent which will help them to

develop skills and resilience that they will need throughout their lives. 


This term we are travelling back to the Middle Ages and will be learning about what life was like in England during that time. The children will also study some of the major battles fought between 1066AD and 1485AD and how these shaped the England we know today. 



Our class novel this term is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will be using this as a basis to write a range of texts including letters (both formal and informal), newspaper reports and a short story.


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 Christians know God and how the creation story and science both conflict and complement each other. Image result for religious education



PE is on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Children will require both an indoor and outdoor kit for PE with suitable trainers and football boots. 



Times Table Rock Stars

Even though the children completed their Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4, it is still vital that they spend time each week playing on Times Table Rock Stars to help them to continue to recall those facts rapidly and accurately. 

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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. 

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.