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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Mrs Rogers - Class 5

Welcome to Class 5


This page has useful information about the day to day running of Class 5 and about what we get up to in our busy, exciting classroom. 


Mrs Rogers works alongside Miss Wilkinson, our teaching partner. Miss Wilkinson will be working in class 5 on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. 


Our Spring term topic is 'Sense of Place'. Children will develop their geography and history skills through a study of their locality. They will develop geographical skills by exploring their local environment in a variety of ways and by researching and identifying key features and attractions of the area. They will take an enquiry-led approach and timeline the history of Newark. They will learn that Newark is famous as a place where King Charles I surrendered during the English Civil War. The children will use a range of sources of evidence including field visits to the town (if possible under the current restrictions) to investigate clues from the past. They will meet local residents who can recall historical details from the past. 


Our class book this term is, ‘Bloom: The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield’ by Katherine Rundell. It will aid writing opportunities such as diary writing, narrative writing, newspaper report writing, TV interview script, viewpoint writing, information fact file, instructional writing and author letter writing. It will also make the children think about and appreciate how lucky we are to have so many green spaces near us to explore and to think about the impact of climate change.


This ties in perfectly with our Science topics of 'Living Things and their Habitat' and 'Animals including Humans.'


Useful information:

  • Our PE lessons are on Monday afternoons. Please make sure your child arrives in school in their PE kits. You may wish to layer some warmer clothing for our outdoor sessions, particularly when the weather is colder.

  • Spellings will be tested every Friday. 10 new spellings will be sent home every Friday to be learned for the following Friday. Children should know how to spell the words and be able to use them in a sentence. This is very important and will also be tested. Spelling Frame will be used as a way to practise their weekly spelling rules at home. 

  • Times tables will be tested every Friday. Children will be given 6 minutes to complete the multiplication and division facts up to 12x. This forms part of a tracker as children work through awards. Each week they will focus on a different times table individualised to their learning up to 12x12. If children achieve all times tables up to 12, they will begin mixed. Times Table Rock Stars will be used to assess the children and can be accessed at home for a great way to practise!

  • The Year 5 Reading Challenge challenges children to read at least 3 times or more to an adult outside of school each week. Reading records are collected in every Friday. If children have read enough, they give themselves a tick on our class reading chart. If they have read at least 3 times a week, every week, all term, they will receive a special reward. 

  • Creative Homework should be completed once every term. This will always be themed around our current learning topic. Look out for the creative homework leaflet where you will find a range of ideas for  projects your child could complete! Parents and carers are invited to our classroom to celebrate the children's wonderful homework once every term. The children in Class 5 will begin their Young Leaders projects - these will replace the creative topic homework. 

  • Outdoor Learning: A large part of our recovery curriculum this September will be spent learning outdoors, as we enjoy using the new recovery garden and large grounds we are fortunate to have as a school. Therefore please can you ensure that your child has a suitable waterproof coat every day in school. We would also appreciate it if you can provide your child with a named pair of wellington boots which they can leave in the outdoor shoe box. This will enable us to provide opportunities to take their learning outside. Children can also bring in indoor shoes to wear inside to keep our take-care school looking clean and tidy as well as enjoying some home comforts.

  • The cloakroom noticeboard is full of useful information including the week's spellings, timetables, dinner menus and up-to-date letters. 

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Year 5 Non-Negotiables

Parent/ Carer Reading Comprehension Questions

How to compete the times table homework

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Remember to follow the grid horizontally. Basic multiplication is commutative which means the arrangement doesn't matter - show me this:
5x 4= 20 so 4 x 5 = 20.
We then move to the corresponding division facts. Start with the bigger number otherwise we won't end up with whole numbers as our answers! Division isn't commutative so we can't just swap the numbers.
20 ÷ 5 = 4 therefore 20 ÷ 4 = 5.