Clarksfield Primary School

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Jane Ashley (Acting Head)

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Welcome to Year 5


Teachers:  Mr McGhee, Mrs Shaukat (on maternity) & Mr Ajmal (covering in 5NS)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nelson, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Akhtar & Miss Eastmond

Homework: Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school the following Wednesday

PE:  PE is on a Thursday (for 5NS) and Friday (for 5DM) so please remember to send your children in with their PE Kits

What can you do to improve your learning at home?

English: Practice a variety of sentence types e.g. BOYS, de:de, use of a subordinate clause at the start of a sentence. This will help to improve your sentence structure. Reading good quality books will also help to improve your vocabulary and imagination. Finally, practise spellings.

Reading: listen to your child read (daily), explain unfamiliar words, use a dictionary/thesaurus, read to your child 


Science: exercise, eat healthy, healthy snacks, brush their teach and personal hygiene

Humanities: Any extra research of interesting facts will make sure that you make excellent progress in Humanities.

Music: When listening to music on the radio, in the car or at home think about what instruments are being used

What exciting things have we been up to? 

SEN Sports Event

NSPCC - Speak out. Stay safe. programme

MIND workshops

What will we be learning about in this half term?

English:  this half term, we are looking at writing our own instructions based on the characters from The Iron Man.  Throughout all our writing, we will continue to use our great grammar skills to enhance our writing.

Reading:  to retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction, exploring the meaning of words in context, drawing inferences and justifying inferences with evidence, predict what might happen from details stated and implied, summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph.

Maths:  this half term we will be covering the following topics: Area; Geometry, reflections and translations & polygons.

Science:  Topic:  Separating Mixtures

In this unit children will learn about the separation techniques of filtering, sieving and evaporation.  Working scientifically, children will formulate their own question about dissolving before planning how they will answer it, predicting possible outcomes and carrying out a fair test.

Humanities:  this half term, the Learning Challenge Curriculum question is: What’s so special about the USA?



RE: this half term, the children will be been thinking about beliefs and moral values as part of their RE topic linked to Sikhism.

PE:  this half term, the children will be learning key skills and tactics by taking part in net, court and wall games.