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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 1?




Journey through space, the final frontier...

Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System.


Investigate the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestail body that orbits Earth.


Programme a 'rover' to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity and what happens when there is none! Compare the time of day at different places on Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure! Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.


Then it's three, two, one...BLAST OFF. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.


Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?


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.


In Maths this term, we will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction 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 Mondays and Thursdays, please ensure your child has a P.E. kit for those days which is clearly labelled.

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.

Acer Class Letters


Please find any correspondence relating to Year 5 here:

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: