Adel St John The Baptist

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Year 5 Essential Information

 Below are some brief details about our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school and any last minute information or changes on the school app.  

English: In class we will continue to follow the Jane Considine scheme which proved successful last year. The children will  finish reading the Explorer and write of their time at Ingleborough for the first few weeks. From mid-May the children will embark on their Egyptian based topic and write a diary based on their new class reader - The Sun King ; a biography of Hatsheput and finally some food based cooking instructions. 

Reading: Children are still expected to be reading at home and should all have their own book to take home or one of their own choice, that is at the expected standard for their age . We ask that the children read at home at least 3 x per week. They have been issued with their own Planner in which a parent/guardian should sign to say your child has completed the required reading. The children are also expected to write down 5 new words they encounter during their reading each week and define them in the planner. The planners will need to be checked in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In class we have whole class guided reading on a range of fiction and non fiction texts, 3 x per week as well as daily story time. Some children requiring extra assistance will be heard regularly in class. You can help your child’s progress by hearing them read for at least 5 minutes every day or questioning them on what they have read. It really is the key to all their future success.

Maths: We will continue to follow the White Rose Maths programme of study and will revisit  and extend multiplication of fractions and decimals to thousandths. Children are also set 3 mathletics tasks each week which should be completed at home. Please email me if you require their login details. We also recommend they keep practising their multiplication tables on TT Rockstars at least 3 times a week, at home, as this will benefit their division and fraction work immensely. They will also continue to use TTRS in school on a regular basis. This term the children will tackle angles inshapes ; position & direction ; more fun with decimals ; negative numbers and converting units of measurement.


HISTORY: Learning about the ancient Egyptian civilisation.

GEOGRAPHY: Map and fieldwork based around their residential to Ingleborough.

Science oo There will be a stand alone unit on Living things and their habitats in the Amazon rainforest..

RE: In R.E. the children will be learning about Islam


Computing: We will be looking at selection in quizzes using Scratch



ART: This term the children will make waistcoats in D&T. In art children will be studying artistic facets of architecture. 

MUSIC: We have started using a specialist music site called Charanga and are fortunate to have Mr Gleeson the music lead taking the lessons. 


PSHE – As part of their SRE children will be looking at managing risk ; first aid ; and handling money.

P.E. – This half term in P.E. we will focus on badminton and  athletics in readiness for sportsday. PE days have changed and it is now on a  Tuesday and Wednesday so please send your child to school already dressed in their P.E. kit.


 Things to remember:


  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.


Please read with your child for 5 minutes every day or questioning them on what they have read. It really is the key to all their future success.


  • PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday for this half term. Children should come dressed in their P.E. kit and will stay in it for the rest of the day. A change of clothing is not necessary. Children need to come to school in a white t-shirt and black shorts or black tracksuit plus trainers.
  • Planners should be brought into school on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday, signed by a guardian to say they have heard their child read and with 5 spellings + definitions each week.
  • Spellings are sent home on a Friday evening. The subsequent spelling practice of the words is the following Thursday. Spelling practice will take the form of dictated sentences. The children will receive a score out of 10 for the practiced words and another score out of 10 for the correct punctuation in their sentences and correct spellings of common words they should already know.
  • Mathletics homework will usually consist of 3 tasks I have set the children. Please ensure the children attempt these before playing on other areas of Mathletics as their scores are fed through to me and allow me to target any areas the children might be struggling with. If you have lost your login, please contact Mr Routledge
  • Children access TTRockstars 3 times a week in school, However, it is recommended that they spend 5 minutes on it every day to get super secure and quicker.
  • Children should not bring anything to school other than book bag, school book, planner, packed lunch and a water bottle.

 May I remind parents and carers to ensure that all of your child’s clothing is named as it makes finding the right owner so much



. Thank you for your continued support.

Should you need to get in touch, please contact the school office or my email address


                Mr Routledge     


Year 5 Class Blog

Happy New Year

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello, happy new year and welcome back to school! Was NYE only 6 days ago? I hope you've just about recovered. First off, may I say thank you for your generous cards and gifts over the Christmas period. It really was appreciated and was very kind of you.

This term is a short one and so I have thrust the children straight back into action this week. They have been telling me all about their Christmas holidays in their writing. In maths we have started multiplication of bigger numbers by 2 digit numbers using the traditional method that I'm sure you're all familiar with. As I keep telling the children, the maths itself is relatively easy, it's nailing the process that is proving a bit of a challenge for some. The solution is to practice, practice, practice. So if your child is struggling, encourage them to go on TTRS and to access the weekly homework on Mathletics. Our topic this term is the Industrial Revolution and its impact on Leeds. The children have found it a bit of a challenge to get to grips with what a seismic shift it was in our country's, and the world's, history and what changes it brought. So if you can offer anything in the way of information or help please speak to your child to help them understand as they struggle to imagine a life before screens let alone life 270 years ago!

This term we will also have a student in classroom observing and eventually teaching some of the lessons. I will also be in class throughout. Her name is Ms R.Mogg and I'm sure you will join me in welcoming her into the ASJ family.

This week's spellings for next Thursday 12th











week ended 9th December

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Hello again, what a week we've had! This week the children completed an independent write and continued getting to grips with fractions. Watching the Nativity on Monday got us in the Christmas spirit just in time to celebrate Christingle on Tuesday (forgive me if I get the days wrong but right now Tuesday seems a million years ago!). The children then completed their double page spreads on the USA and spent R.E. looking in depth at the Incarnation part of the Big Story, before embarking on a pretty tough 3 days on end of term tests! Today has been pretty full on, just how we like it. We've had a Christmas celebration assembly with added wrapping paper! ; the santa/Christmas jumper dash ; and the school Christmas dinner. We even managed to squeeze some coding of microbits in this afternoon before we were defeated by our tech.

Because of all the tests I didn't have the heart to give them a spelling test as well, so we'll attempt that next week instead. Also spare time is at a premium at this time of year so hopefully that's one less task to squeeze in.

Next week is the xmas party on Tuesday afternoon. Children come to school as normal but can bring party clothes to change into after lunch. I have also said to bring in their own 'party pack' of food to eat mid afternoon. No sweets or nuts please. I will provide lemonade at school but if they don't want that then they can bring their own carton of fruit juice or water.

I think that's everything. If I don't get the chance to write another one next Friday I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and will see you in the new year.

Mr Routledge

week ending 2nd December

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

As we approach the end of the calendar year the children are still learning lots. This week they have learnt more about filming techniques using the ipads and have even recorded their written transmissions from Venus onto film which took a looooooonng time. As soon as I work out how to get them onto seesaw I will let you know. In geography the children began their research into the USA ; in PE they continued dancing and multi sports ; in French they learnt pet animal names and in maths we continued to look at fractions and finding common denominators.

Spellings for next Thursday 8th Dexcember











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week ending 25th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

Alongside the usual reading, writing and maths learning, this week the children have looked at how INCARNATION fits in within the Bible's Big Picture ; completed their double page spreads on Russia ; written on the cost in lives of the Space Race ; and investigated gravity.

The spellings for practising on Thursday 1st December (yikes!)











week ending 18th November

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 5 Class Blog

This week the children wrote their own transmission reports from Venus ; got to grips with equivalent fractions ; Read about child geniuses in Africa; completed their double page spreads on Russia; played street hockey; and learnt about the phases of the moon in science. Thursday was interfaith day where the children spent the day in mixed age groups experiencing the 6 main religions of the world. We really enjoyed the meditation in Buddhism.

This week's spellings are with the suffix -ment :











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