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Church of England Primary School

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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 - Class LSA

** Welcome to Year 5 **


Welcome back to the new academic year! Mrs Chapman and I are really looking forward to teaching you this year and eager to see what you can do in this first term. 2020 has been a strange year, but we hope to get to as much normality as possible whilst being mindful of keeping ourselves and everyone around us safe. Please see the 'Transition into Year 5' PowerPoint for how things will be slightly different in school.


Parents, due to the current climate, if you have any concerns, please email me on


In addition to the amazing work you are doing in class, please ensure you are reading for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, completing quizzes online, now available at and continuing to practise your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars ( We will be following the Spelling Shed scheme for spellings this year, these can be accessed and practised at home at


What does our day look like?

What does our curriculum look like?

What are we learning in Term 1?

Topic - 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, we will learn why nations are fighting and while child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territories. 


English - Rose Blanche

In English we are going to be reading Rose Blanche. A story about a young German girl, Rose, who observes all the changes going on around her which others choose to ignore. She watches as the streets of her small German town fill with soldiers. 

What will happen? How will she be involved?



This term in maths , we will be working on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.



P.E this term will be on a Monday and a Thursday - please wear your PE kit to school on these days.


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'.

What homework is given in Acer Class?

Pupils are expected to complete their set MyMaths and Spelling Shed homework once a week 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 when they are following the 5 B's.


Blue circle (Mrs Kemp reward)
Yellow circle (Busy bee)
Green circle (Good to go)
Orange circle  (Stop and think)
Red circle  (Consequence)