Class 5 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Class 5


Teacher: Miss Palmer                                   

Our Learning                               


In Class 5, we have been really busy during our Maths lessons! We are working hard trying to master Fractions. We started by investigating equivalent fractions and are no exploring adding and subtracting fractions, whose denominators are multiples of the same number. We are looking forward to moving onto calculating fractions of amounts and discovering ways to multiply fractions.

We now start every day with a '10 in Ten' and a Times Tables Grid test that the children self-mark to assess their own progress!



During Spring Term, the children will be travelling back in time to around 700 AD. They will be investigating the Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England.



In English, we are reading The Darkest Dark, a biography-type book written by Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Our Guided Reading text, Cosmic, links really well with The Darkest Dark. Cosmic is a book about 13-year old Liam, who gets himself stuck in Space!

In Science, we will be 'Earth and Space'. The children have been really excited to start this topic and are looking forward to having lots of their questions answered!                                                                   

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Our Way, the Truth and the Life topic for this half term is Inspirational People. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions about loving God and my neighbour. Within this topic, the children will also learn about the challenges of living like a true disciple. 


The children will bring a list of new spellings home each Friday to practice for the following Friday. There are many different strategies that the children could use to help them remember their spellings and a list of these can be downloaded below. Test books will be brought home each Friday afternoon, so that results and progress can be shared with parents/carers. These books should be returned to school on a Friday morning.

Times Tables

Mixed multiplication tests will also take place every other week. In addition to this, we will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars, an online multipication resource that the children can access at home. 

In Class we are using 'Hit The Button' to improve our recall of the times tables up to 12 x 12.

This is something that can be done at home too:



Maths and English homework will be set each Thursday and should be completed by Monday morning. The homework will often be linked to what we have studied in these subjects during the week. 

Daily reading is a key priority in primary school and I ask that the children read for at least 10 minutes each evening to develop their fluency and comprehension skills. It is important that you take the time to talk to your child about what they have read. 



We are extremely lucky this year to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with Wider Opportunities. Our music lesson takes place on a Monday morning. Your child will have brought home either their Cello or Violin. Please ensure these are well looked after at home and are returned to school every Monday morning ready for our lesson. 


As well as taking part in the Daily Mile each afternoon, on our new track, our main P.E. lesson will take place on different days each week. Full P.E. kits, which are clearly labelled, must be in school on a Monday, including appropriate footwear. Jewellery, including earrings, must not be worn during PE lessons. 


Important Dates:  

18th - 20th March - Y5 Residential (Robinwood, Dobroyd Castle)




I am always happy to discuss any worries, concerns or general queries you may have.  Please make an appointment through the school office should you want to arrange a meeting.


Miss C. Palmer

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The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

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