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Class 5- Spring Term 2022

Welcome to our Class 5 page!

Key days:

Monday- Times tables test.

Thursday- Spelling test.

If you have any questions, please ask! You can send us messages via the school office, or pop in and see us after school.

Thank you!

Mrs Sutcliffe and Mrs Ellis

Ed Shed

All children have an individual log on for EdShed so that they can access Maths Shed to practise their mental maths skills and Spelling Shed which is updated each week with new spellings to be learnt. 

If you need another copy of these details, please ask. 


In Literacy, we will analyse explanation texts before  writing our own. We will be using adverbials to create cohesion in our writing, as well investigating how parenthesis can be used to add extra details. Later in the term, we will move to our poetry unit which explores an anthology called, ‘I Love this Poem’.


Science- Properties and Changes of Materials

As part of our unit, we will be carrying out lots of experiments to investigate properties of materials, discussing the suitability of materials for specific tasks. We will learn about different techniques to separate materials.


DT Project

This term we will be designing and constructing automata animals . We will learn about different endangered species, focusing on their appearance, movements and habitats. Then will investigate different types of cams and the different movements which they make. This will enable us to select the most suitable shape to replicate the movement of our endangered animal in our automata model. 


Maths lessons will initially focus on subtraction strategies, before moving on to decimals and fractions– converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions, simplifying fractions and adding and subtracting them


Our current unit is Special Places. We have discussed our special places and now we are investigating sites which are significant to different religions. 




Spring 2020

Welcome to Class 5!


Click the links above to find French homework.

Our temporary home

As you probably know, we are now in our temporary accomodation on Moderna Industrial estate. But class 5 continue to work hard and make excellent progress! Our literacy text, Pax has stimulated a lot of discussion and brought up a number of philosophical and ethical issues.

Our current topic is Rainforests and children have learned about the diffferent layers from the forest floor to the emergent layer.

We have also continued our work on forces in science including gravity and Sir Isaac Newton. This week we have looked at the effect of friction in the world around us and what life would be like without friction.


This PAX inspired artwork was created for homework! 


What happened next?


Our rainforest display, featuring lots of facts, diagrams and illustrations.


Class 5's extensive research on red foxes prior to reading Pax.

Don't forget our year 5 website Mr Brown's Class. There are loads of links to useful websites - useful and fun!

Autumn 2019

Shackleton's Journey

In literacy we have started reading the text Shackleton's Journey and over the coming weeks we will be learning about this epic Antarctic expedition. We will discover more about his crew and apply for a position onboard ourselves. 


Forest School

Forest school sessions will continue this half term and we will let you know dates and days shortly.

Science / topic

This half term in science we will be learning about the earth, the planets and space.

Topic lessons will focus on the history of the local area. We will look at changes over time and investigate the railways and the Cragg Coiners.


This term we will have swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings until the Christmas holidays. Children need to wear swim shorts or one piece costumes.

Long hair needs to be tied up and jewellery removed for sessions. 

Useful Sites

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