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Year 5 - Acer Class

Welcome to Year 5 - Acer Class!



Who are the staff in Acer Class?



Miss Norris - Class Teacher

Mrs Chapman - Teaching Assistant



What does our day look like?

What does our curriculum look like?

What will we learn in Term 2?




Welcome to Mexico!


Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.

Tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or delicious Mexican meal. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices.

Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball games and follow all their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head.


In Maths this term, we will be focusing on statistics, multiplication and division 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. The children no longer have reading records as their use of the accelerated reader quizzes keeps track of how much they read each week. Thank you very much to those parents who do ensure reading happens, it makes a huge difference!


Pupils have been provided with an ideas for homework page. This should provide inspiration for pupils’ homework projects this half term. Ideas include: keeping a lunar diary, find out about visits to space or write a review about a space-themed film you have watched.


P.E. on Mondays 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?




Acer Class have investigated the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; taken a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth and have worked scientifically to investigate gravity and what happens when there is none!


Then it was three, two, one...BLAST OFF.  They planned, designed, constructed and tested a rocket for an important test mission.


In English, we have been reading 'Cosmic', a story about a 12-year-old boy who ends up lost in space. The children have really enjoyed using the story as a focus for their writing and have produced some excellent work.

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. Once children have finished their reading books, they can log into Accelerated Reader to complete quizzes on their book.


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)
Picture 1

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 and have talked about how we can be more 'heartsmart'.

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