Class 5 2019 - 2020


Welcome to Class 5


Teacher: Miss Palmer                                   


Our Learning


This term we will begin by looking at Place Value, in particular numbers up to 1,000,000. A main focus of this topic will be rounding. After this, we will focus on Addition and Subtraction. 



During Autumn Term, the children will be focusing on the continent of North America. They will locate and identify the countries of North America, exploring the various time zones and how they compare with the rest of the world. They will also investigate and compare climates in North America, understanding the equator and lines of longitude and latitude, before exploring the geographical features of North America. This will link to the book we are currently reading in our English lessons- Queen of the Falls. As part of our work, we will plan the route Annie Edson Taylor took through USA on her tour following her trip down Niagara Falls in a barrel. 

In Science, we will be looking at the topic 'Animals including Humans'. The main focus of this topic will be life cycles, both of humans and other animals. 

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Our Way, the Truth and the Life topic for this half term is Creation. We will be looking at the different beliefs that exist regarding the creation of the world. Children will have the opportunities during our lessons to ask any questions they may have regarding this topic. 


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. 


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, asking a variety of questions as part of your discussion. 

A list of recommended texts can be downloaded below. We encourage the children to read a variety of genres, including newspapers for children eg. First News. The children may also access the online comprehension resource Read Theory . 


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 soon be bringing home either a Cello or Violin, this must be brought back to school every week in time for their 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 a Thursday afternoon. Full P.E. kits, which are clearly labelled, must be in school on this day, including appropriate footwear.

Important Dates: 

Week commencing 7th October - Space Week

10th October - Tag Rugby 

Tuesday 19th November - Y5 Class Assembly 

Wednesday 20th November Y5 Lantern making Art Day

Saturday 30th November - Frodsham Festival 

Monday 16th December - Music concert (9.40am)

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


It is important that any worries or concerns that you have are brought to my attention straight away. An email can be sent via for the attention of myself or a telephone call can be made to school. Alternatively, an appointment can be made at the school office for a mutually convenient time.


Miss C. Palmer

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The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

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