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 Summer Term our learning will be based around the topic of South America.



Week 1 : Question


Week 2: Question




Weeks 3: Question


Week 4: Question


Week 5: Question


 Week 6: Question


Week 7: Question

         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: 


  • Non Chronological Report writing - Animals of the Rainforest.
  • Newspaper Report Writing - Tribes living in the Rainforest.
  • Stories from another culture - Rite of Passage.
  • Rainforest Poetry.
  • Legends - The Wings of the Butterfly Folktale and The Hero Twins.
  • Journey to the River Sea.
  • Journey to the River Sea 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 - Decimals

Weeks 3 - 4: Fractions

Weeks 5 - 7: Geometry - Properties of Shapes

Week 8 : Position and Direction

Week 9 - 10: Measure - Volume and Converting Units

Week 11 - 12: Problem Solving

Week 13 - 14: Mastery Activities



In Science this term we will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats:

  1. How do plants reproduce?
  2. Who can grow the tallest sunflower?
  3. What is the life cycle of a mammal?
  4. Who is Jane Goodall?
  5. What is Metamorphosis?
  6. What is the life cycle stages of a bird?



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

Word iconAssessment End of year 5 expectations    


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

 My maths -



Diary Dates for this term

 Monday 9th April - Back to school!

Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday!

Tuesday 8th May - Lea Green

Tuesday 15th May - Year 5 Whole class assembly - All parents welcome!

Friday 18th May - Our summer trip to visit the wildlife!

Monday 28th May - Bank Holiday Monday

Monday 4th June - Inset day!

Tuesday 5th June - Back to school