Welcome to Class 5, where we are enthusiastic about learning! 

Teacher: Miss Thorpe

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hunter 


Autumn 1

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction



Stomrbreaker by Anthony Horowitz 


Rio de Janeiro - Geography


Forces and Magnets


God - What does it mean if God is holy and loving?


Carnival Art - making masks, posters inspired by Brazilian artist Romero Britto

Making a Brazilian dish


Trumpets every Thursday


Monday and Friday afternoons

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days


Times Tables Rockstars

In Year 5, children should already be able to recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. To help them to be able to recall them instantly and in any order, we are now using Times Tables Rockstars in school.This is a safe, online way for children to learn their times tables and the more they play, the more virtual coins they earn to buy things for their rock star character! Children can access the website from home and logins are stuck into their homework diaries. 


Bug Club

Bug Club is a fantastic website where each child has been allocated a variety of online books and maths activities, relevant to their stage of learning, which they can enjoy at home.

Visit https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 and type in your school username and password. The school code, if needed, should be in their homework diaries.




We had a fantastic morning tree planting in the local area. This is part of a project ran by Treeresponsibility, who make positive changes to our local environment. We learnt that trees help reduce flooding, help prevent climate change, make our landscape look beautiful and provide a home for many animals. We managed to plant 113 trees in less than two hours!


In Class 5, the Maths and English homework will include revision of some key areas of the curriculum to reinforce topics that we are covering in class. Research Homework provides the opportunity for pupils to choose what type of work they want (an information poster, powerpoint, baking, a piece of art, poetry etc) linked to a title. The aim for this homework is that children do independent research to produce a well-presented piece of homework. We have a display in class for wonderful investigations!


As well as this, Class 5 have spellings taken from the statutory spelling lists for key stage two. These are given on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Reading at home is just as important in key stage two as in the early years in school. Children are expected to read at home twice a week. A balance of reading aloud and reading independently but then discussing what they have read with an adult, is fantastic. Each time a child reads at home, they will receive a sticker on their bookmark. A total of 20 stickers = a dip into the very exciting prize box!  








Samba Workshop

As part of our Geography topic 'Rio de Janeiro', we have been learning all about the famous carnival. Because Samba is the most popular form of music in Brazil, we had a special visitor from Calderdale Music Trust who helped us create some amazing Samba rhythms. The children loved playing on all of the different instruments! 



Pop Art Silk Painting

Inspired by Brazilian Pop artist Romero Britto, the children have created some fantastic art work. They all worked together to create a silk painting master piece and used felt tips to create their own designs.