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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


*Please note on Wednesdays and Thursdays children should come to school in PE kits. Thank you *

Hello and welcome to Year 5's class page. I hope you all had a restful holiday and are ready to come back to school after such a strange time. We are obviously putting new protocols in place to ensure the safety of all members of our class as well as the whole school community so please look out for updates and letters from the office.

In the Autumn term we will be learning about disasters, volcanoes and extreme weather, see below for the Autumn Curriculum map which has a little more information. 




Monday 21st September


The children look forward to their VR session in school today where they will experience volcanoes close-up!

Star of the week

Our first star of the week for Year 5 was Charley for her amazing enthusiasm in class. Very impressed, Keep it up Charley!


Class Dojo Winner

James - Well done!



Week Beginning 21st September 2020


English - Our class reader is Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret. This week we will be continue to read the book and begin to investigate the descriptive language the author has used. We will be re writing our own versions of the events using thesaurus' and dictionaries to up-level our vocabulary. 


Maths - In maths we will  continue extending our knowledge of numbers and place value moving onto numbers within  1, 000 000. We will order numbers, identify the value of each digit , partition numbers and round them to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000. We will also investigate negative numbers. A good understanding of place value is essential as it enables children to make decisions when calculating and working with measurements. Knowledge of the number line and identifying or estimating points on it are key to work on scales in measurement and statistics.


Reading  - In reading this week the children will answers questions about the class reader. These questions will support and extend skills learned so far. They will generally be retrieval, inferring and commenting on the author's use of language and punctuation. We will also spend time using dictionaries to find meanings for some of the words also getting used to using a thesaurus to find alternative words and up level their vocabulary.


Science - For the next two weeks the children will cover Science in the afternoons. We will start with forces. The children will conduct simple experiments which will look at friction and the effect it has on moving objects. We will use Newton Meters and weights. They will be making predictions and write scientific reports to explain their findings. 




Homework is set on a Monday and is due back in the following week on Friday. Homework will generally be Maths and Reading tasks. 

Spellings go out each Monday and are tested on the Friday of each week (Spelling list is below in case children are absent or lists get lost). Please ensure homework books come in each Friday so the children can complete the test in this book, along with times tables tests. Children all have a login for the spelling frame website, this can be found in their partnership diaries. This week's spelling rule is number 39, words ending in ant/ance/ancy, ent/ence/ency

Also found in the diary are logins for TTRockstars (We are currently looking at renewing our subscription). Children will sit a baseline assessment this Friday for all times tables. Then fortnightly thereafter.


Please note the current homework is due back in Friday 2nd October.

Autumn Project Homework

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Year 5 Welcome Power point

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We will be doing PE on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please note that some sessions will be outside and as the weather is now cooling please ensure your child wears some warm clothing e.g. joggers and jumpers. Also a suitable pair of trainers is essential. As well as their school shoes getting ruined,  it can be quite dangerous for children to do PE in their school shoes. A gentle reminder that PE is part of the National Curriculum and schools have a statutory requirement to teach it. It is therefore essential that children have the correct kit needed. A reminder that children should come to school in their PE kits on Wednesdays and Thursdays until further notice.

SPAG Help sheet

Below is a sheet explaining some of the SPAG rules we use in Year 5. The list explains everything taught from Year 1 upto and including Year 6 with easy to understand definitions. You can also check out The School Run website which helps parents and children with all sorts of questions.