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Year 5 - Acer Class

Welcome to Year 5 - Acer Class!


Who are the staff in Acer Class?:



Miss Norris              Mrs Eley

(Class Teacher)    (Teaching Assistant)




What does our day look like?


Click on the link below for our current timetable:

What does our curriculum look like?

Year 5 Yearly Overview

What will we learn in Term 2?


Frozen Kingdom


Welcome to the planet's coldest lands...Vast wilds and hostile territories - incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or the fall pray to the icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across the treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading in deep snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.


Pupils have been provided with an ideas for homework page.  This should provide inspiration for pupils’ homework projects this half term.  Ideas include: creating a Polar collage using snowy pictures; create a model of their favourite Arctic or Antarctic animal or to create a holiday brochure for the 'unsinkable' Titanic.


In Maths this term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division and statistics - for more details, click on the yearly overview link above.  Pupils are expected to complete the MyMaths and Times Tables Rockstars homeworks to the best of their ability each week.


In Year 5, pupils should be reading for at least 30 mins a night and should record this in their reading journal which is then signed by an adult.  Thank you very much to those parents who do ensure this happens, it makes a huge difference.  


P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please ensure your child has a P.E. kit for those days which is clearly labelled. 


What did we learn in Term 1?


A Child's War


A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson Shelter, learn why nations are fighting and while child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territories.


Acer Class had the opportunity to visit East Kent Railway as evacuees experiencing the sights and sounds of war: taking a trip on a heritage railway – a scenic journey between the pretty villages of Shepherdswell and Eyethorne; hiding out in bunkers and trenches of the Knees Woodland and designing gas masks and evacuee name labels in an on-site classroom.


Through English and Topic, the children learnt a lot about others who were affected by the war particularly the Jews. We used the book Rose Blanche as a focus for our writing, where a young German girl risked her life to help some Jewish children in a concentration camp. We also heard Anne Frank's story though excerpts of her diary. The children learnt to write diaries and empathise with the characters in both stories.



What homework is given in Acer Class?


Homework: Pupils are expected to complete their set MyMaths homework and read for at least 30 mins every evening.  Please complete and sign reading records each night.


Pupils homework projects will be displayed as part of the express section at the end of the unit of work. Pupils can choose whether to present their homework as written work, ICT or something creative.  If pupils decide to choose something creative such as a painting then they should choose either written work or I.C.T. for their next homework project so that they are using different skills throughout the year.

How do we reward children in Acer Class?


We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children.  We always try to follow the “5 B’s” which are:


Be Respectful

Be kind and gentle

Be Careful

Be responsible

Be the best you can be

Picture 1 Blue circle (Mrs Kemp reward)
Picture 2 Yellow circle (Busy bee)
Picture 3 Green circle (Good to go)
Picture 4 Orange circle (Stop and think)
Picture 5 Red circle (Consequence)

In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.

Below are some links to useful websites that will support your child’s learning and development: