Clarksfield Primary School

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Angela Sweeting (Executive Principal)

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Welcome to Year 5


Teachers:  Mr Prendergast (5NP) and Mr Ajmal (5NA)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Yates, Mrs Shah, Miss Fitzpatrick & Mrs 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 Tuesday for both classes, so please remember to send your children in with their PE Kits.

Swimming: Swimming is  every Friday morning for 5NP, at Chadderton Wellbeing Centre.  This will change to 5NA halfway through the school year.  Children must bring their swimming kit each week.

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 


  • count forwards and backwards in 10's, 100's and 1000's starting with different numbers
  • help children practice their times tables, and encourage them to use Times Tables Rockstars.
  • talk about large numbers in your environment e.g., computer game scores, distances
  • When shopping, ask children to work out the total cost of the shopping and the change you will receive
  • talk about graphs and tables that are in your local newspapers.

Here's a tip - being positive about maths is really important for your child’s learning – even if you didn’t enjoy it or do well at it yourself at school.

Science: encourage exercise, healthy eating, brushing their teeth and taking care of 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, can you identify the rhythm?


What will we be learning about in this half term?

English:  this half term, we will be basing all of our work on our current novel: 'Beowolf'.  Through this text the children will be producing formal letters and Biographies.

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: Place value, rounding numbers, formal written methods of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Statistics (Line graphs and Timetables)

Science:  Animals including Humans

We will be learning about the human life cycle.  We will learn how Humans develop from the Prenatal stage through to old age.

Humanities:  this half term our topic has a history theme and is based on the Anglo-Saxons.

RE: How can we discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

PE:  this half term, the children will be learning key skills and in Athletics.  Children in 5NP will also be developing their swimming techniques.