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

Teacher: Miss Thorpe

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hunter 

What are we doing this term?



Multiplication and Division

Perimeter and Area



The Christmas Carol

Science Earth in Space
Topic The Vikings
RE Is Jesus the Messiah?

Viking costumes and longboats

Christmas craft


Monday and Friday

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!

Earth in Space

This term, we are learning all about Earth in Space. Although it was a very wet afternoon, we really enjoyed putting all of the planets in the solar system in order and taking it in turns to model each planet orbiting the sun. 



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

Last term, we learnt about Rio de Janeiro and its 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. 



Viking Workshop

This term, we are learning about The Vikings. We had a special Viking visitor on Monday 19th November and we were taken back to 1018. We dressed up in our hand-made costumes and we learnt about why the Vikings moved from Scandinavia and settled in parts of Britain. We experienced being Viking slaves by churning butter, making bread, dyeing clothes and stamping coins. We loved travelling in a Viking boat and preparing ourselves for invasion. It was a fantastic day and a great start to our topic.