Coppice Primary

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Hello and welcome to the Woodpeckers class page!

We are a fabulous class of Year 5 children

 Meet the team!

Class Teacher


 Mrs S Ellis


 Teaching assistants



                                Mrs Fowkes                          Mrs Munton


In the Spring Term our learning will be based around the topic of 'Much ado about nothing' alongside the Tudors.


Week 1 : Question

 What did the Tudor Houses look like?

Week 2: Question

How do I design and make my own Tudor House?



Weeks 3: Question

What is the importance of Tudor Artefacts?

Week 4: Question

Who fought in the Battle of Bosworth?

Week 5: Question

How many wives did Henry IIIV have?

 Week 6: Question

How were the laws different in the Tudor Times to modern day?

         Our trip to Cromford Mill!

Look at the photos to see what fun we had learning about the Industrial Revolution at Cromford Mill in November.


In Literacy this term we will be covering a range of genres, these are as follows: 


  • Older literature 'Shakespeare's classic fiction - A Mid-Summer Night's Dream.'
  • Information booklet with text types based on The Tudors.
  • Classic poetry - The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes.
  • Magazine articles and newspapers based on The Tudors.
  • Shaun Tan stories.
  • War Horse comprehension story.





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In Maths this term we will be covering a range of concepts and themes, these are as follows: 

Weeks 1 - 2: Number - Multiplication and Division

Weeks 3 - 4: Measure - Perimeter and area

Weeks 5 - 7: Fractions

Week 8 - 10: Number – decimals and percentages



In Science this term we will be learning about Earth and Space:

  1. Is the Earth a sphere?
  2. How do planets move within the solar system?
  3. What is the difference between Geocentric and Heliocentric?
  4. How does the Earth’s rotation effect day and night?
  5. How is night and day affected around the world?



Here are the end of Year 5 expectations we will be working towards throughout the year! 

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Have a look at our Year 5 non negotiables for Maths and Literacy. This is what we expect Year 5 children to be able to do! 


Ambassador Awards 2017-2018

This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Year 5 children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

Information leaflet


Help at Home

You can help your child at home by:

  • Supporting your child with their Learning log tasks. These are set at the beginning of a topic and  the children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks. There is a wide range of tasks for the children to select from!  
  • Practising spellings sent home ready for the weekly test.
  • Talk about what they are learning in class that week.
  • Encourage your child to read out any writing they complete at home to check it makes sense and talk about the punctuation they have used.
  • We would ask parents to encourage their children to practise all of their times tables. 

Maths at home

Useful information and games

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Diary Dates for this term


Monday 8th January 2018 - First day back!

Wednesday 17th January 2018- Young Voices concert at Sheffield!

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Ambassador assembly

Friday 26th January 2018 - Tudor Workshop

Friday 16th February 2018 - Last day of half term!